Artist Statement

Water is essential for all life and improves our quality of living simply by being in, on, or around it. This is the inspiration for my art. I want to share my love and appreciation for the oceans, lakes, and rivers I grew up around with everyone through my jewelry.

Recycled gold and silver are formed and textured by hand, tools, and torch. Each precious sanctuary is then infused with responsibly sourced gemstones and sustainable sea glass into contemporary coastal designs that capture the elements of water, whether it is a cascading waterfall, a rippling pond, a rushing river, or a crashing wave.

~ Shannon Maureen Russell