Alice Scott

Symbology by Alice Scott

"The emphasis on the personal and intimate relationships in Victorian jewelry is just what I want to highlight in my own work. I really like making jewelry because we so rarely get to interact with handmade objects these days. It's important to me to celebrate humans and what makes us special—our connections to each other. It may sound overly sentimental, but that's just how I like it!"

Alice Scott is inspired to make work that celebrates traditions and history. She creates jewelry reminiscent of the Victorian era but updated for contemporary wear. She borrows symbols from a variety of spiritual and cultural practices to give each piece meaning, stories, and personal significance.

Alice Scott creates her original designs using traditional silversmithing techniques with a tiny propane torch and delicate silver wire. She solders the wires together at 1700 degrees, then cleans and polishes the forms she creates. To finish, she'll often hammer each piece for texture.

Alice Scott received a BFA in jewelry and metalsmithing in 2009 from Rhode Island School of Design. She then worked as a bench jeweler for a large company in New Orleans before launching her own studio in 2011. She regularly takes classes at Penland School of Crafts to continue her education and refine her techniques.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Week Rising Star Award, USA, Across the Country, 2016
Niche Award Finalist, USA, Washington DC, 2014
2nd Place , Louisville KY, St. James Court Art Fair, 2016