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Patricia McCleery

"When I study the art and artifacts of ancient cultures, I see timeless design elements that I want to bring into my work. I am inspired to retell an ancient message in modern terms. "

Long-time jeweler and metalsmith Patricia McCleery describes her work as "sculptural with an organic twist." Working in her studio on thirty acres in Michigan, she takes inspiration from natural forms and archaeology. Motifs from museum artifacts, sculptural lines of tree bark, and humankind's earliest writing all contribute to these timeless, contemporary pieces.

Patricia McCleery works in silver and 22k gold, sometimes making her own metal alloys. She begins with a sketch that suggests a mood or feeling, then works directly with silver and gold sheet and wire to bring the idea to life. Hammered textures, imprints of handmade paper, and hand-carved stamps all come together in the finished piece.

McCleery studied with famed jeweler Charles Loloma, whose use of primitive surfaces and bold colors helped shape her work. Largely self-taught, she has gone on to take classes with Mary Lee Hu, Ann Havel, and other contemporary metalsmiths.

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Gold and Silver Confetti Cuff
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 660
Boulder Opal Wrap Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 350
Open Wrapped Band
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 356
Helix Ring
Gold & Silver Ring

$ 196
Nova Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 328
Terra Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 224
Glyph Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 110
Flair Cuff with Labradorite
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 328
Naga Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 185
Silver Pebble Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 130
Royal Blue Labradorite Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 370
Elemental Drusy Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 348
Sculpted Labradorite Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 390
Mesa Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 348
Criss Cross Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 180 - $ 194
Zen Wrap Ring II
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 365
Zen Black Druzy Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 348
Mesa Cuff with Topaz
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 438
Wrap Cuff
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 548
Luminance Ring
Gold & Silver Ring

$ 224
Zen Cuff with Topaz
Gold, Silver & Stone

$ 344
Basic Cuff with Topaz
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 390
Wedge Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 180
Wrapped Ring with Gemstone
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 395
Inca Wrap Earring
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 390
Wrapped Bangle
Gold & Silver Bracelet

$ 284
Zen Layer Ring
Gold & Silver Ring

$ 380
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Art Fair on the Square, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI USA, 2017
Saint Louis Art Fair, Saint Louis , Saint Louis MO USA, 2015