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My art jewelry is graphically inspired, and has a unique blend of design influences from the present and the Art Deco and Arts and Crafts eras. I love to create with shapes, especially geometric shapes, and line and texture. My work is known for its simplicity, a clean and uncluttered look, and an intriguing mixture of elegance with industrial.

Another interesting aspect of my work is the methods that I incorporate. I work with metal clay, a relatively new technology in the metals world—combined with long-standing traditional metalsmithing techniques.

In my latest work I have been enjoying developing a series of hand carved pieces inspired by vintage architectural elements, geometric designs, and mid-century modern minimalism.

Jewelry designer Evelyn Pelati discovered metalsmithing in 2006. She found her great joy in handcrafting her own brand of jewelry. Evelyn makes artisan jewelry that is influenced by her graphic design background—and known for its mix of design styles from the present and the Art Deco and Arts and Crafts eras. Her jewelry is uniquely handmade from silver, copper, bronze and gold. She has won several awards and her work has been published in many magazines and books. She is a graduate of Paier School of Art.

She lives in Windsor, Connecticut, with her husband, Wayne, and their Border Terrier, Sparkle.

Evelyn Pelati
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JURIED AND INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITS
2014 Wee Faerie Village in a Steampunk’d Wonderland; The Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
2014 The Bracelet: 6th Annual Collective Show; Kathleen Sommers, San Antonio, TX
2013 Links in the Chain: 11 Artists Make the World a Better Place; Metal Clay Artist Magazine,
Vol. 4, Issue 4; Brysella Publishing
2013 The Bracelet: 5th Annual Collective Show; Kathleen Sommers, San Antonio, TX
2012 The Bracelet: 4th Annual Collective Show; Kathleen Sommers, San Antonio, TX
MEMBERSHIP, PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Roycroft Renaissance Artisan (jewelry)
Society of North American Goldsmiths
The Metal Clay Artisan Guild in Connecticut (treasurer)
SELECTED JURIED FAIRS
Roycroft Summer Festival
The Bruce Museum Outdoor Crafts Festival
Celebrate! West Hartford
Glastonbury On the Green Fine Art and Craft Festival
AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS
2019 The Metal Clay Masters Registry; Level One
2012 Glastonbury On the Green Fine Art and Craft Festival; 1st Place Ribbon, Jewelry
2011 Glastonbury On the Green Fine Art and Craft Festival; !st Place Ribbon, Jewelry
2010 Glastonbury On the Green Fine Art and Craft Festival; 2nd Place Ribbon, Jewelry
COMMISSIONS
2013 Moen Faucet television commercial campaign
PUBLICATIONS: PERIODICALS
2016 Professional Artist Magazine; Vol. 30, Issue 4; Turnstile Media Group
2015 Arts and Crafts Homes Magazine; Vol. 10, Issue 4; Active Interest Media Company
2014 Art Jewelry Magazine; Vol. 10, Issue 5; Kalmbach Publishing
2013 Metal Clay Artist Magazine; Vol. 4, Issue 4; Brysella Publishing
2013 Metal Clay Artist Magazine (cover); Vol. 4, Issue 1; Brysella Publishing
2013 Art and Design of Metal Clay Jewelry and More (calendar); Gage Designs
2012 Art Jewelry Magazine; Vol. 8, Issue 6; Kalmbach Publishing
2011 Art Jewelry Magazine; Vol. 8, Issue 1; Kalmbach Publishing
PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS
2014 Behind the Brooch: A Closer Look at Backs, Catches and Pin Stems
Lorena Angulo; Schiffer Publishing
2014 The Upcyclers USA: 21 Eco Folks Who Made It
Julie Rawding; CreateSpace Independent Publishing
2011 PMC Guild Annual #5, Exceptional Work in Metal Clay; PMC Guild
2011 New Directions: Powder Metallurgy (Metal Clay) in a Sheet Metal World
Susan Breen Silvy and Christine Norton; Blurb.com
2010 PMC Guild Annual #4, Exceptional Work in Metal Clay: PMC Guild
EDUCATION
1981 Paier School of Art, Hamden, CT
The Bead House Metals Studio, Warren, RI
Wesleyan Potters Metals Studio, Middletown, CT
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA
2009 Rio Grande Precious Metal Clay Certification

Where to Buy

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