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Inspired by personal narratives, fragmented memories, and ephemera, I combine enameled imagery and original verse to create expressive jewelry objects that call us to consider the fragility and brevity of our existence.

Teresa Kiplinger is a studio jeweler, a poet, and a noted graphic designer. She combines precious metals, humble alloys, enameled images, and original verse to create haunting and expressive art jewelry. Inspired by personal narratives, fragmented memory, and ephemera, her modern memento mori jewelry calls us to consider the fragility of our existence.

Her evocative work has been selected for the Society of North American Goldsmiths As Good as Gold exhibition (2020), the Enamel Guild North East Under Fire 3 exhibition (2020), and has appeared in Belle Armoire Jewelry (2018, 2019, 2020). She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Kent State University (1992) and served on the inaugural advisory board for Kent's Visual Communication Design program. In 2004 she co-founded a creative services firm for arts & cultural nonprofits where she continues to serve as partner and creative director. She sells her one-of-a-kind jewelry through her website with select pieces on offer at the Metal Museum. She works out of her studio near Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Where to Buy

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