I had a great time at my first Fall Tennessee Craft Fair and was honored to receive best emerging maker . Read about my experience in this beautifully written article. If anyone is looking to belong to a group, I would highly recommend joining Tennessee Craft. They provide many different ways of support for up and coming and established artists. The monthly meetings with guest lecturers, are a great opportunity to network and learn from other artisans.
In between the January snowfall and moving my home studio was a flutter with two weekends of photo shoots led by Jacob and Haley Pesci.Read More
Walker Jewelry is on the move! Quite literally on the move to a new space located in a historic factory town, Old Hickory. Still in Nashville, just North of the city and East of Madison. I was drawn to the area a year ago while driving through it on my way to North Carolina, I saw lamp post lighting on a quaint Main Street and I thought "that would be a great place to be!" My new home will feature a gallery space and plenty of room for studio production as well as a large, covered side porch for endless hours of sand casting. Stay tuned for updates on opening hours and, most importantly, a Spring Opening Party!
I really enjoy the opportunity to make custom wedding bands for people; especially when they have some family jewelry to use in the process. Gold is a great material, it lasts literally for centuries and can be melted down and made new over and over again.
This ring belonged to Adam Stater's grandmother and he wanted to use her ring as an homage to her life and to his future with his fiancé.
After carefully taking out the diamond for future use, I cleaned the ring and melted it in a crucible and poured it into a sand mold. The style of the ring is organic, slightly rounded and bevelled on the inside for a comfortable fit.