Seth Carlson

Seth Michael Studio

"Jewelry provides a medium to challenge expectations and inspire change. I am primarily motivated by an impulse to create jewelry that celebrates the movements of live beings. I pay attention to my emotional and physical experiences as I interact with the world around me and attempt to convey those moments through my work."

Seth Carlson has always believed that being a craftsperson and being altruistic are synonymous. Therefore, he considers contributing to and creating awareness of the natural world to be essential parts of mastering a craft. He is passionate about wildlife conservation, a theme that is consistently featured in his work alongside related themes of movement, biomimicry, and symbiosis.

Carlson finds the most satisfaction through hand-fabrication techniques. Each piece is crafted using heritage goldsmithing skills that he has developed over decades of being a craftsperson. He strategically uses fold forming, precision cutting, soldering, and filing to create his organically geometric patterns and compositions. He exclusively uses recycled silver and 18k gold in his work.

Carlson began his career as a studio artist in his father's stained glass studio, followed by metalsmithing classes at age 14. He earned a BFA in metals and jewelry from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007, then worked as a studio goldsmith for Barbara Heinrich and Aaron Macsai. In addition, he has been a studio resident at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Loupe in Hong Kong.

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Cicada Brooch
Gold & Stone Brooch

$ 6,800
Luna Moth Brooch
Gold & Silver Brooch

$ 1,340
Shield Bug Brooch
Gold & Silver Brooch

$ 640
Firefly Brooch
Gold, Silver & Stone Brooch

$ 2,400
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Niche Awards, Philadelphia, PA USA, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 2010
The Guiding Hand, New York, New York, The Emanu El Streiker Center, 2018
Un/Fold - Fabric Lab X Loupe Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PMQ, Central, 2019
Highlight Exhibition, Hong Kong, PMQ, Central, 2019
American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Convention Center, 2016, 2017, 2018