Carly Wright

"I create jewelry inspired by ancient strata of exposed rock as seen in the gorges that I love and live by."

Jewelry designer Carly Wright has worked with stone, both as inspiration for her organic, contemporary jewelry, and also as a stone mason. The ancient layers and crevasses of sedimentary rock provide endless inspiration and impart serenity to her work, as does the laying of stone upon stone to form an architecture in the landscape.

Wright uses the enameling technique of champleve, firing fine granules of glass into recessed areas that are created with layers of sterling silver. Each piece is fired from 3 to 30 times in a kiln and ground smooth. The sterling silver is oxidized and steel brushed. Her enamel surfaces are etched to a soft matte finish.

She received a B.F.A. degree from Empire State College and continued with additional studies focused on the art of enameling at the Penland School of Crafts.

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Far Horizon Pendant No.495
Silver & Enamel Necklace

$ 180
Bookshelf Pendant No.494
Silver & Enamel Necklace

$ 158
Aran Pendant No 277
Silver & Enamel Necklace

$ 175
Aran Island No.489
Silver & Enamel Necklace

$ 175
Windmill Pendant No. 485
Silver & Enamel Necklace

$ 158
Fossil Pendant No. 488
Silver & Enamel Necklace

$ 170
Stacked Stones Earrings
Silver & Enamel Earrings

$ 180
Upstairs Window Pendant #468
Silver & Enamel Necklace

$ 140
Stone Wave Pendant
Silver & Enamel Necklace

$ 156
Rising Waters Pendant
Silver & Enamel Necklace

$ 160
Labyrinth Pendant
Silver & Enamel Necklace

$ 250
Stone Key
Enameled Necklace

$ 160
Crossroads Earrings
Enameled Earrings

$ 180
Window Pendant No. 248
Silver & Enamel Pendant

$ 165
Edges Pin No. 160
Enameled Brooch

$ 160
Old Stone Window Pin
Silver & Enamel Brooch

$ 165
Tile Earrings No.213
Silver & Enamel Earrings

$ 145
Crevasse Pendant No. 203
Silver & Enamel Necklace

$ 135
Mission Window Earrings
Silver & Enamel Earrings

$ 140
Leaf Earrings No. 195
Silver & Enamel Earrings

$ 140
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, MD, Baltimore, 1987-2010
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC, National Building Museum, 2000
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia PA, Philadelphia Convention Center, 1990,94
Craft at the Castle, Boston MA, Park Plaza Castle, 1998-2005
CraftBoston, Boston MA, World Trade Center, 2003-2010