Carolyn Zakarija

"My body of work has an elegant simplicity of form with a tactile twist. I wish for my creative expression to be a part of your personal expression. "

Originally from London, a place with all the stimuli of a major capital city, Zakarija is inspired by her past. She feels that one never forgets one's background; it's the treasure within. As the granddaughter of a silversmith and engineer and the daughter of a true English gardener, Zakarija finds that her love of fauna, flora, and metals comes naturally.

In this body of work, Zakarija explores all the different ways to mill, stamp, forge, fold, and hand fabricate silver and gold without the use of heat. She uses contrasting yet harmonious textures to add warmth to the silver and complement the gold. The forms may repeat, but they also give an abstract interpretation of their origins, whether flora, architecture, or the human form.

Carolyn Zakarija received a BA honors degree in metalwork from Middlesex University in London. She apprenticed with goldsmith John Donald in London before coming to the US. She has been inspired by various workshops as well as places she has traveled, especially Indonesia, Japan, and Central America. She now works and designs out of her studio in Pennsylvania.

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Flying Triangle Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Carolyn Zakarija
$ 116
$ 98.60
Flutterby Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Carolyn Zakarija
$ 116
$ 98.60
Pagoda Drop Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Carolyn Zakarija
$ 136
$ 115.60
Falling Leaves
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Carolyn Zakarija
$ 320
$ 272
Morning Waves
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Carolyn Zakarija
$ 530
$ 450.50
Skytites Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Carolyn Zakarija
$ 150
$ 127.50
High Wire Pods Necklace
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by Carolyn Zakarija
$ 510
$ 433.50
Floating Wing
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Carolyn Zakarija
$ 114
$ 96.90
Kissing Disk
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Carolyn Zakarija
$ 120
$ 102
Pearl Piper
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

by Carolyn Zakarija
$ 146
$ 124.10
Saturn Ships
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

by Carolyn Zakarija
$ 160
$ 136
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Best of Show,Frederick Festival to the Arts, Maryland, Frederick, 2004
Award of Excellence,Frederick Festival of the Arts, Maryland, Frederick, 2005.2006
Award of Distinction.Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Pennsylvania, State College, 2008
Paradise City Arts Festival, Massachussetts, Northampton and Marlborough, 2009,2010,2011,2012
Artfair Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Jackson Hole, 2010.2011
Art in the High Desert, Oregon, Bend, 2011
Pennsylvania Guild of Fine Craft Fairs, Pennsylvania, Lancaster, 2012