Collection: M. Matteson Smith

M.  MATTESON  SMITH 

There’s this fascination I have with texture, depth, and detail. 

I grew up at the edge of the woods, and spent much of my childhood in, under, and around trees. I waded through streams and napped on the forest floor, and stuffed my pockets with bits and pieces of leaves, mosses, acorns, wildflowers, bark, pebbles, and feathers, to turn into artwork or save as treasure. I went to school when I had to. 

Metals. Metals. My love affair with metals has held true and strong for decades. Now I work mostly in silver, with bits and pieces of other stuff like gemstones, pebbles, leaves, and shells to create personal adornment, jewelry, sculpture, and... stuff. Small metal sculpture, often forged of copper, is nearly always narrative, holding little secrets. 

Practicing traditional metal smithing techniques, I work with saws, hammers, and fire, to alter and manipulate metal in the creation of new stuff, often inspired by random pocket stuff, and always focusing on texture, depth, and detail. All of my work is original, occasionally born of concepts I've patterned from paper. Of course, gemstones, pearls, and found objects are often incorporated. There may sometimes be themes, collections, replicas, but never duplicates. New work is always in progress. 

I thoroughly enjoy making stuff... always have, and always will. 

I now live near the sea, in coastal casual Wilmington, North Carolina, and my pocket stuff now includes beach treasures and sea shells.

 

MMSMITH@EC.RR.COM

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  • Sterling Silver Earrings purple beads, 1-1/2
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings rose pink pearls, 1-1/2
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings turquoise, 1-3/4
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings turquoise howlite,1-1/2
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings ivory pearls, 1-1/2
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings carnelian, 1-3/4
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings carnelian, 3
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings peacock pearls, 2
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings quartz, blue glass, 3
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings Jellyfish w/copper2-3/4
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings Jellyfish w/copper2-3/4
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings Jellyfish w/copper2-1/2
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings Jellyfish! 2-1/2
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings garnets & pearls, 1-3/4
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  • Silver Olympia Earrings garnets & pearls, 3-1/8
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  • Sterling Silver Earrings peacock pearls, 1-1/2
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