Stacey Lee Webber

Stacey Lee Webber

"As a contemporary metalsmith, I cherish working with found materials whose history is physically evident. My work is often described as meticulous, pushing the boundaries of everyday, recognizable objects to the point that they are unidentifiable. Through material, I strive to make artwork that interests a broad range of viewers and challenges their preconceived notions of the objects that surround them."

Webber values physical labor and is proud to follow in her ancestors' footsteps by using her hands to make a living. As an artist in the twenty-first century, Webber is able to make art that exists as a declaration of the importance of the handmade while challenging these systems. Webber's artwork manipulates materials and forms that evoke pride in the American working-class.

Webber's sculpture is often painstakingly laborious, which is a continuous theme throughout her work. The pieces make the viewer question the value of her labor and the work ethic of blue collar America. Her practice incorporates a wide range of techniques, including coin cutting, embroidery, metal fabrication, weaving, and resin pouring.

Stacey Lee Webber received her BFA from Ball State University in 2005. She went on to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning an MFA in 2008. In 2011, she moved to Philadelphia to pursue her dream of being a full-time artist. Since 2015, Webber has been self-employed, exhibiting in tradeshows, making commissions, and supplying stores across the country with unique jewelry.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Eric Berg Award of Excellence, Philadelphia PA USA, Phila Musuem of Art Craft Show (juried show), 2016
Award of Innovation in Craft, Baltimore MD USA, American Craft Council Baltimore Show (juried show), 2015
Collections
Collection, Smithsonians Renwick Gallery, Washington DC USA, 2014
Collection, Fuller Craft Musuem, Brockton MA USA, 2016