"It is my hope and intention that the jewelry I make be worn and enjoyed, that it lend itself to the expression of personal style, that it make a statement, and that whoever wears it will feel beautiful and special, too. "
Ashley Vick remembers piling on her mother's jewelry with a more-is-better approach, and how beautiful it made her feel to wear it. As a child she had no concept of how much it cost. Inevitably, she would get caught and, fearing loss or ruin, be forced to put it back. She thinks about how much jewelry went unworn and how it was locked away for safekeeping. The memory of this has shaped her relationship to jewelry. Vick believes it should be worn, and that the value of how good it feels to wear it is, in fact, more valuable than the object itself.
Utilizing the techniques of lost wax casting and various methods of fabrication, Vick creates sculptural jewelry that is inspired by forms and colors found in nature, with minimal, bold, clean lines. Each piece is hand crafted using sterling silver and the highest-quality natural gemstones.
Ashley Vick earned her B.F.A. in metals from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. After completing her degree in 2006, she became a studio assistant to Ananda Khalsa of Ananda Khalsa Jewelry. In 2009 Vick designed and created her own line of jewelry, Filomena Demarco Jewelry. She is currently an artist-in-residence at AS220 in Providence, RI, where she continues to work on her own jewelry line.