Catherine Grisez

"My jewelry was born from a desire to translate my larger work into a more accessible scale, where pieces can be handled, worn, and treasured."

Inspired by mountain and beach walks in the Pacific Northwest, Catherine Grisez hopes to share the calm she finds in nature through her use of organic forms and materials. Necklaces, earrings, and bracelets often reference organic seed and pod shapes, contrasted with the geometry of faceted and raw gemstones. Her designs draw from the beauty of both the invented and the natural.

Grisez's limited edition jewelry pieces are handmade one at a time in her Seattle studio. Techniques include hand forging, electroforming, casting, and fabrication. Pieces are created with precious and semi-precious materials, recycled metals, and gemstones.

Grisez earned a B.F.A. in jewelry and light metals from the Rhode Island School of Design. She also studied marble carving, printmaking, and art history in Cortona, Italy via the Lamar Dodd School of Art, and steel fabrication at South Seattle Community College and Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle, Washington.

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Gem and Chain Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Catherine Grisez
$ 68
$ 57.80
Asymmetrical Curve Necklace
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 160
$ 136
Large Curve Hoop Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Catherine Grisez
$ 144
$ 122.40
Silver and Blue Siren Necklace
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 332
$ 282.20
Semi Siren Post Earring
Silver Earrings

by Catherine Grisez
$ 132
$ 112.20
Siren Necklace with Gemstones
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 332
$ 282.20
Siren Clover Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Catherine Grisez
$ 88
$ 74.80
Siren Pearl Collar
Silver Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 242
$ 205.70
3 Sirens Necklace
Silver Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 248
$ 210.80
Siren Starfish Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Catherine Grisez
$ 98
$ 83.30
5 Sirens Cluster Necklace
Silver Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 342
$ 290.70
Siren Scallop Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Catherine Grisez
$ 88
$ 74.80
Cool-Toned Gradient Gem Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Catherine Grisez
$ 132
$ 112.20
Warm-Toned Gradient Gem Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Catherine Grisez
$ 98
$ 83.30
Medium Drop Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Catherine Grisez
$ 150
$ 127.50
Split Pod Necklace
Gold, Silver, & Pearl Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 308
$ 261.80
Labradorite Drop Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Catherine Grisez
$ 128
$ 108.80
Labradorite Drop Necklace
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 218
$ 185.30
Pearl Drop Earrings
Silver & Pearl Earrings

by Catherine Grisez
$ 132
$ 112.20
Curve Necklace
Silver Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 220 - $ 264
$ 187 - $ 224.40
Pod Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Catherine Grisez
$ 198 - $ 274
$ 168.30 - $ 232.90
Medium Pod with Gemstone Cluster
Gold & Stone Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 418
$ 355.30
Medium Pod with Gemstone Drop
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 286 - $ 330
$ 243.10 - $ 280.50
Escape
Metal Music Box

by Catherine Grisez
$ 1,000
$ 850
Large Angled Drop with Pearls
Silver & Pearl Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 296
$ 251.60
Indulge
Metal Music Box

by Catherine Grisez
$ 1,000
$ 850
Large Pod with Gemstone Cluster
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Catherine Grisez
$ 420
$ 357
Broken
Metal Music Box

by Catherine Grisez
$ 1,000
$ 850
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Jeweled Prosthetics, Santa Clara, CA, De Saisseet Museum, 2012
Making Mends, Bellevue, WA, Bellevue Art Museum, 2010
Lick, Seattle, WA, Traver Gallery, 2010
Gap Grant, Seattle, WA, Artist Trust, 2009
Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Seattle, WA, Artist Trust, 2003
Collections
Bowl No Twelve, Portable Works Collection, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA, 2002
Love Affair with Cruelty, Etta's Restaurant, Seattle, WA, 2005