Sher Novak

"I am inspired by the natural world and influenced by manmade environments. Whether I examine a plant through the lens of a microscope, or look out at a city through the windows of a skyscraper, I notice structural relationships: rhythm, repetition, gradation, proportion, and line. "

Sher Novak uses the properties of metal to visually interpret structural complexities, both natural and industrial. She is fascinated with pattern, playing with shape to make interesting components that are configured in beautiful ways.

Novak uses forming techniques to make jewelry that shows the marks of her hammer. Three-dimensional shapes are coaxed out of sterling silver and bimetal with specialized hammers, stakes, and anvils. Metal sheet is folded, hammered, and unfolded to reveal new form.

After a career as a pattern maker in the fashion industry, Novak earned a BFA in Jewelry/Metal from the California College of the Arts in 2015. She enjoys every moment she spends in the studio.

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Sprig Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Sher Novak
$ 220
Tiny Tiles Necklace
Silver Necklace

by Sher Novak
$ 550
Hoop and Leaf Post Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Sher Novak
$ 240 - $ 320
Openwork Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Sher Novak
$ 320 - $ 580
Openwork Y Necklace
Gold & SIlver Necklace

by Sher Novak
$ 550 - $ 750
Little Sprig Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Sher Novak
$ 190 - $ 290
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, MD, Baltimore, 2018
Metalsmith of the Month, San Francisco, Metal Arts Guild, 2017
Jurors Choice Award, Center for Metal Arts, Johnstown, PA, Charles Lewton-Brain Foldforming Competition, 2017
American Craft Council Show, MD, Baltimore, 2017
"Finding A Voice," slide presentation, Oakland, CA, Metal Arts Guild Metalsmithing Day, 2016
Smithsonian Craft2 Wear, Washington, DC, National Building Museum, 2016
Jurors Choice Award, Center for Metal Arts, Johnstown, PA, Charles Lewton-Brain Foldforming Competition, 2015
Flash, in Conjunction with the Art Jewelry Forum Symposium, Oakland, CA, A21 Gallery, CCA, 2018
Metal, It's Only Natural, MAG Member Exhibition, Berkeley, CA, ACCI Gallery, 2016
Jurors Choice Award, Center for Metal Arts, Johnstown, PA, Charles Lewton-Brain Foldforming Competition, 2014