Erica Freestone's Profile
In 2006, I found myself in a metal arts class as a break from academic courses in college, and from the moment I held a torch and watched the magic of solder flow on hot metal, I knew I was hooked.
I fell in love with the process of forming metal into something both beautiful and wearable. I adore the feeling of a file against an edge, the tendrils of metal coming out of a sharp drill bit, the light of a diamond held in place by delicate prongs.
I find myself ever-exploring themes that pair me sometimes imperceptibly to my Idaho roots--flowers, mountains, weather, and the organic forms of nature. Simultaneously, my work has undoubtedly been influenced by the great Mexican silversmiths and the refined art deco style I have come to know and love in my time here in California.
My love for this art…
- Joined July 23, 2008