Erica Stankwytch Bailey

"The malleable nature of metal combined with the intimacy inherent in wearable art forges an immediate connection for me as the maker."

Erica Stankwytch Bailey creates work inspired by the significance of the smallest things. She inspects the world in great detail and has always collected shells, seed pods, and interesting organic elements. Her studio resembles a laboratory, with trays of specimens lined in rows. From the minuscule piece of reef collected on the shore to the vast expanse of Grand Canyon, Bailey is constantly inspired.

Bailey's work involves a variety of technical applications that allow her to create conceptual and aesthetic works. Lamination, chasing, fabrication, forging, raising, forming, and marriage of metals are combined in her work in an effort to create pieces that are tactile and invoke in the wearer a sense of personal attachment. All work is conceived, designed, and created by Bailey.

The artist attended East Carolina University, where she received her B.F.A. in metal design and had the privilege of learning under several masters of the craft, including Linda Darty, Robert Ebendorf, John Satterfield, Mi Sook Hur, Joe Muench, among many others. She has been teaching metalsmithing since her graduation in 2001, and selling her work nationally for the last five years.

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Mixed Ruby Necklace
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 420
$ 357
Triangle Geode Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 200
$ 170
Triangle Geode Pendant
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 200
$ 170
Woman-Made Geode Necklace
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 350
$ 297.50
Burst Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 200
$ 170
Ombre Oval Bracelet
Silver & Stone Bracelet

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 300
$ 255
Six Geodes Necklace
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 1,050
$ 892.50
Fragments Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 300
$ 255
Ruby Geode Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 250
$ 212.50
Garnet Crystal Study
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 450
$ 382.50
Medium Geode Pendant
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 190
$ 161.50
Oval Drop Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 100
$ 85
Circular Necklace
Silver Necklace

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 350
$ 297.50
Long Climb Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 90
$ 76.50
Burst Pendant
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 400
$ 340
Striations Earring 1
Silver Earrings

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 170
$ 144.50
Louise Bracelet
Silver & Stone Bracelet

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 350
$ 297.50
5 Geode Necklace
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 350
$ 297.50
Air Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 120
$ 102
Bar Bracelet
Silver Bracelet

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 90
$ 76.50
Bridle Bracelet
Silver Bracelet

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 200
$ 170
Knot Necklace
Silver Necklace

by Erica Stankwytch Bailey
$ 250 - $ 500
$ 212.50 - $ 425
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Materials: Hard and Soft, Denton, TX, Greater Denton Arts Council, 2010
Exhibition in Motion, Houston, TX, Houston Museum of Art, 2010