“I don’t even feel like I had any say in the matter,” says Ashlee Meadows of Raleigh, North Carolina on her path to becoming a designer. “I feel like designing is quite often not a learned skill, but something that comes very naturally to many artists.” Of course, this porcelain jewelry maker is glad she earned her BFA; in addition to learning more about design and composition, she gained the technical knowledge needed to work with clay, from glazing to firing delicate works of art. For her collection—under the moniker ASH—she meticulously shapes every piece of porcelain, dips it in glaze, and paints it with a brilliant gold luster before firing it three times. “The final product is not complete until I string the pendant on a 14k gold-fill chain,” she says.
TINY ORB STUD EARRINGS
Tiny orb stud earrings, created from wet porcelain clay, are made by hand. They are kiln fired three times to become more refined, coming a step closer to perfection. Lastly, 14k gold filled earring components are added. The resulting minimalist stud earrings are ultra-fine, geometric, and boldly modern.
The simplicity of these small circle earrings makes them endlessly versatile. The orb earrings effortlessly transitions from day to night.
- earrings measure 3/8 of an inch in diameter
- 14k gold-filled post and back