“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.
MEDIUM CIRCLE NECKLACE (MORE COLORS)
Each one of ASH"s pretty porcelain Medium Circle Necklaces is shaped, glazed, gilded and fired in the kiln three times before it"s packaged up in a pretty boxed and sent to its new owner. With just a hint of color and a shiny gold glaze, it"s a piece that"s sure to be worn again and again (and again). Choose from Pink, Gray, Green or Blue. Pendant measures 0.75 height, chain 16 long.Porcelain and 14k gold filled chain