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Art Available - Gallery 1

Hope by Ron Warford, 40' x 30 " Graphite on Black Board, Framed 
Mr. Warford's work was selected by the Smithsonian Institution for a national traveling exhibition in 1973. He was one of the initial founding and teaching members at the Folk Art Gallery in Syracuse. His work spings from his imagination and is masterfully executed. Tel (315) 391-5115 for more info or to purchase. One of the presidents of a local art guild referred to Ron's work as  "master works" for their power and quality.

Strength , by Ron Warford. 20 " X 30"  

Home is Where the Hearth Is by Jaws. This piece took 600 hours. Amazingly, to produce this the artist had to put the snowflakes  in first on a white fine piece of paper and then build everything around it. Think about it - this amazing work, and other pieces of the artists work can be seen at CNY Artists Gallery, which purchased this piece in 2013.

Dream Horse by M. Smart

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Allow me to introduce myself

I am an industrial designer by day and a jewelry artist by night. Creating jewelry is a way for me to explore forms, materials, colors and inspirations from nature in a way that designing for mass production cannot. The industrial design training seeps into the jewelry however, in the simplification of the forms, the minimal decoration, and the mechanical solutions for assembly.


I think of jewelry as a kind of a talisman, something that means something to the wearer. The meaning may be represented in the actual stones or components, in the forms and images, or more hidden in the way they hold a memory of a person or a place or event. This is what I think about when I make a piece, and I want it to mean something to the person who wears it, even if it not the same meaning that it has for me.


I have always disliked commercial jewelry and for a long time made my own stuff from beads I found. My jewelry venture began in earnest when I made a few necklaces from remelted shards of art glass I got from Snake Oil Glassworks in Mottville. I started working with precious metal clay in 2004 after a friend gave me a cast-off laboratory kiln. After a little work to get it running the floodgates opened. All the stones and shells, bits of glass, old buttons and interesting hardware I’ve collected over the years began finding its way into the pieces, either directly or as borrowed forms. It was soon apparent to me I need to learn traditional silversmithing techniques to add to the clay pieces I was making. I taught myself how to crocheted beaded ropes for pendants and bracelets. I confess to be a learning curve junkie, and am now taking a lapidary class to be able to shape some of those stones I have found.


Today my jewelry is a mixture of techniques and materials, choosing the best method to find sculptural and functional solutions for the design challenges I create for myself. My art is a work in progress and I am enjoying the adventure.

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More Flash drive pendants

I made a whole batch of flash drive pendants last week. They would make a great gift. They come with adjustable length chains so they can be worn with a variety of outfits. I just need to photograph them. I will be posting them soon. Stay tuned!

Posted on December 7, 2010 at 11:52am

Featured in an Etsy Treasury

My Octavius flash drive pendant was featured in a treasury on Etsy! See it at

Posted on November 27, 2010 at 11:41am

An introduction

Jewelry design is my outlet for developing my own ideas and a chance to work with my hands. I am an Industrial Designer by profession and jewelry has been a natural outgrowth of my passion for form and color, nature and natural materials, and my desire to create objects that are unique as well as useful. I look for stones and other items that are unusual and build the silver around them to accentuate the forms or express an idea. The silver is either sterling, created using traditional silver… Continue

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:01am


My family is not really saturated with presents. But I am making more than is needed for birthdays, Christmas and Mother's Day. Sometimes they think I make things a little too wacky for them. Besides, if you make it and people buy it, that is a vindication of my efforts. I am an industrial designer by day (more on that later) so sales as a measure of success is in my blood. But sometimes I just do something because I want to. This is called Empty Oceans, created in response to the recent… Continue

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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