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LYRIC CREATIONS

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Victoria Epstein studied metals at the 92nd Street Y in New York City from 2002-2012, taking classes with Jiwon Han, Sayumi Yokouchi, and Klaus Burgel as well as guest artist Suzan Rezec. Victoria has also studied at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and The Mendocino Arts Center in California. She grew up in a small town in South Central Michigan and lived in New York City for just over 20 years. In late 2012 she relocated to the Northwest and now lives in Portland, Oregon. In addition to being a jewelry artist, Victoria is a professional Stage Manager for dance, theater and special events. She worked on The Lion King on Broadway for eight years and has traveled the world with numerous dance companies. She is currently the stage manager for Oregon Ballet Theater and resides in SE…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 27
  • Joined March 30, 2009

Favorite materials

STERLING SILVER, BRONZE, SHAKUDO, SHIBUICHI

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About

LYRIC CREATIONS

BIO:

Victoria Epstein studied metals at the 92nd Street Y in New York City from 2002-2012, taking classes with Jiwon Han, Sayumi Yokouchi, and Klaus Burgel as well as guest artist Suzan Rezec. Victoria has also studied at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and The Mendocino Arts Center in California. She grew up in a small town in South Central Michigan and lived in New York City for just over 20 years. In late 2012 she relocated to the Northwest and now lives in Portland, Oregon. In addition to being a jewelry artist, Victoria is a professional Stage Manager for dance, theater and special events. She worked on The Lion King on Broadway for eight years and has traveled the world with numerous dance companies. She is currently the stage manager for Oregon Ballet Theater and resides in SE Portland, with her husband, composer Matt Wilcox.

ABOUT THE WORK:

Metal captivates me. All of the jewelry is handmade solely by me. I use sterling silver, copper, shakudo, gold, bronze and semi-precious stones in my work. Techniques include: Mokume Gane, Inlay, Marriage of Metals, Piercing, Reticulation and Keum Boo. I make my own closures and jump rings. My jewelry directly represents my own personal and very unusual approach to style. I get inspiration from urban surroundings– lamp posts, street grates, metal gates, & subway stations. I find much beauty in the gritty and the industrial. I have a fascination with all things round (circles, dots, domes) and this is greatly reflected in my work. As I continue to learn new techniques, study with new teachers, and work solo in my studio, my work continues to evolve and grow.

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