Brigitte Wilson's Profile

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Thank you for your interest in my creations. My name is Brigitte Gabriele Wilson and I grew up in southern Ohio and southern Germany before moving to the southwest in the early 80's. I studied Biology at the University of New Mexico and worked for a turquoise jeweler there in Albuquerque, all the while creating my own art in my "spare" time. While still a college student, I discovered the tiny mountain towns of Rico and Telluride. I moved to Colorado and began enjoying a "mountain mama" lifestyle (I have many stories about river-running, avalanches, back country skiing, "brown" outs, chainsaws, living with no electricity, chasing the elusive wapiti, hot springs and hermits)! Through many of those experiences, I gained skills that built my confidence in myself...and I learned that the artist in me needs to connect, create and work with my hands! Not long ago, I learned about "shibumi", a Japanese aesthetic of unobtrusive beauty…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 22
  • Joined February 1, 2012

Favorite materials

Sterling Silver, Gold, Turquoise, Carnelian, Chalcedony

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About

Thank you for your interest in my creations. My name is Brigitte Gabriele Wilson and I grew up in southern Ohio and southern Germany before moving to the southwest in the early 80's. I studied Biology at the University of New Mexico and worked for a turquoise jeweler there in Albuquerque, all the while creating my own art in my "spare" time. While still a college student, I discovered the tiny mountain towns of Rico and Telluride. I moved to Colorado and began enjoying a "mountain mama" lifestyle (I have many stories about river-running, avalanches, back country skiing, "brown" outs, chainsaws, living with no electricity, chasing the elusive wapiti, hot springs and hermits)! Through many of those experiences, I gained skills that built my confidence in myself...and I learned that the artist in me needs to connect, create and work with my hands! Not long ago, I learned about "shibumi", a Japanese aesthetic of unobtrusive beauty that resonated with me so strongly that I have re-named my business to reflect how important its elements are to myself and my work. The seven elements of shibumi are simplicity, implicity, modesty, silence, naturalness, everyday-ness, and imperfection. I like that shibumi represents paradoxical characteristics in which something may be described as beautifully imperfect or elegantly simple because, for me, these are the characteristics of the people, places, and objects that I love most.

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