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The stories I am drawn to are about the relationships that we have to each other, our cultures and our shared histories. I make vessels, reliquaries and jewelry because I want my work to be handled. I treasure the preciousness of ordinary things, the way objects patina with use and evolve to fit their owners.  The things we own help to define us and we do the same for them. I want my work to honor how objects and structures become imprinted with the marks of human life.


Abigail is an Assistant Professor of Art at Valdosta State University, where she teaches Foundations and Metalsmithing courses. She holds an M.F.A. from East Carolina University and a B.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Abigail makes domestic and wearable objects with an unapologetically sentimental focus on narrative. Her work is based in the tradition of metalsmithing, but is largely multi-media.

Where to Buy

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