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I am a studio jeweler inspired by lovelorn letters, forgotten hoards, and treasured reliquaries. My expressive jewelry is designed to evoke a memory and tell a story. In my work, I often construct and portray imagined memories, elegies, and eulogies based on found photos and stream-of-consciousness drawings, then allow them to emerge in my work as micro-stories and poems. I allude to my rural Ohio childhood through themes of legacy, isolation, erosion, and loss. I enjoy mixing modern with classical design sensibilities so the observer is not sure from whence the pieces came.

Teresa Kiplinger is a studio jeweler and a noted graphic designer. She works in sterling silver, enamel and bronze to create wearable stories. She combines traditional craftsmanship with original poetry and illustration as well as graphic design, calligraphy, and photography in her narrative jewelry. Working out of her studio near Cleveland, Ohio, she often explores themes of legacy, erosion, and loss through the portrayal of imagined memories and elegies. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design degree at Kent State University and is an active member of SNAG, AIGA and MJSA.

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Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.