Jewelry artist Carol Salisbury loves the technical challenges of metal. The elements in her jewelry are considered and intentional. She works daily in her studio located in a peaceful setting of trees, flowering plants, and small animals.
Salisbury casts each unique flower, leaf, and branch from her carefully handcrafted wax forms. She uses Argentium sterling silver because it is tarnish-resistant and brighter than regular sterling. Prior to plating each piece with gold vermeil, she meticulously prepares the surface to create a delicate interplay of gold and silver within the finished work.
Salisbury earned her MFA from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and her BFA from the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. Prior to this formal training, she studied for several years in Southern California with an exceptional jewelry master who taught her, above all things, to love the material and to be confident in her approach to it.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
Refined VII, Inspiration, Nacogdoches, Texas, SFA Gallery, 2012
Topeka Competition 30, Topeka, Kansas, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, 2011
Electoral College, Portland, Oregon, Hoffman Gallery, OCAC, 2008
Refined Abundance Internatonal JewelryCompetition, Nacogdoches, Texas, SFA Gallery, 2008
The Art of Jewelry, Bainbridge Island, Washnigton, A is for Artist Gallery, 2008
New West Coast Design: Jewelry and Metalwork, San Francisco, California, Velvet da Vinci, 2008
BAAA Regional Juried Exhibition, Coos Bay, Oregon, Coos Art Museum, 2007
Metal Art Exhibition, St. Charles, Missouri, Foundry Art Center, 2007
International Miniature Art Exhibition , Millburn, New Jersey, State Theatre of New Jersey, 2005
Wearable Art Show, Palos Verdes, California, Palos Verdes Art Center, 2002