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I explore themes of legacy, memory, isolation, and loss in my poetic, wearable stories. Often inspired by imagined elegies and ephemera left behind after death, I combine enameled imagery and original verse to create expressive works and modern memento mori that call us to consider the delicacy of our existence.

Teresa Kiplinger is a studio jeweler, a poet, and a noted graphic designer. She explores themes of legacy, memory, isolation, and loss in her evocative wearable stories. Often inspired by imagined elegies and the ephemeral objects left behind after death, her work is reminiscent of humble reliquaries dedicated to unknowable souls.

Her distinctive work has appeared in exhibitions and Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine. She is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), the Enamelist Society, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design at Kent State University, and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Kent State University Visual Communication Design program. She works out of her studio near Cleveland, Ohio.

Where to Buy

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