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With a passion for both scientific research of botanical and organic structures and metalsmithing, I create designs that have a unique balance of scientific thought and nature-based aesthetic. By combining traditional jewelry techniques and modern technology, I fabricate functional jewelry designs that allow the wearer an intimate relationship with the piece and natural found objects.

In my work, I explore the relationship between manufactured forms and found natural objects. I use microscopic patterns found in organic structures, such as lichen, algae and fungi, and natural architectural forms made by wasps and bees. Working with electron and fluorescent microscopes and Georgia Southern’s Biology department has aided in my increased understanding of the natural forms I use. By creating forms that contain and hold found natural objects, I invite the wearer to analyze the unique connection between man-made structures and the objects’ temporal nature.

My name is Madeline Shelor and I am a metalsmith artist located in Southeastern Georgia. I am a current MFA candidate of Georgia Southern University and work as a Metals design and Ceramic instructor. My body of work primarily focuses on the melding of traditional metalsmithing with CAD/CAM processes to experiment and explore non traditional materials.

Where to Buy

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