Gabrielle Lessard's Profile
The East Bay Express described me as a "public interest lawyer and mega-traveler." I like that.
I also make jewelry. My favorite material is sterling silver, which I obtain recycled whenever I can. It's fun to work with - I love the immediacy of the metal's response to the hammer and flame, and the way it takes a patina. I also work with precious metal clay made from recycled silver and organic material. It's like magic - it can be worked like clay, and everything but the silver burns away when its fired in a kiln.
My designs incorporate asymmetry, botanical elements and textured surfaces. I'm currently excited about using a rolling mill to imprint patterns and textures onto sterling silver and adding color to my work with stones. I want to make pieces my clients will love, and really wear, for years to come…
- Born on November 21
- Joined March 9, 2009