red and blue blend ring red and gold brooch Metal round pendant necklace with green accent Metal red and blue circular brooch Square blue earrings

Amarette Gregor

Amarette
Portland
OR
About this Exhibitor / Bio: 

My work uses textiles and metals to explore relationships between materials as I push the boundaries of their traditional uses. I was inspired by my grandmother's old thread collection; I began to experiment with how I could engage the repurposed thread's materiality and beautiful color. In each piece I explore tension and balance between hard and soft, stark metal and brightly colored thread, to create a visual conversation between disparate elements. I utilize traditional metalsmithing techniques with a focus on fabrication to create metal settings I then fill with thread. In my finished work I hope to share my love of material exploration, my passion for color, and my excitement about the possibilities of wearable art.

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