Tavia Brown

Taviametal

"Inspired by the dichotomies in life, I juxtapose textures, colors, and layers, balancing edgy and sweet, industrial and elegant, to create the signature look of taviametal."

Using life experiences—nature, family, memories—as her main inspirations, Tavia Brown creates work that tells stories through touch, sight, and sentiment. Combining tactile surfaces and impressions of nature with emotions of family, memory, and reverence, Brown grasps a subtle and soft atmosphere among industrial shapes and rigid metal. Balancing the gritty and the enchanting, Brown creates a signature look that is unmistakable: elegance with an edge.

Working in sterling silver, gold, and titanium, Tavia Brown designs and creates each piece of jewelry herself using lost wax casting, cold and hot fabrication, die-forming, etching, raising, and stone-setting. Currently, one of Brown's favorite processes is roller-printing. She creates her own embossed textures by first creating the design on a copper plate, then transferring the design onto sterling silver or gold by passing the two pieces of metal together through the rolling mill.

Since the age of six, Tavia Brown knew she wanted to be an artist. With this determination, she graduated with a BFA in metals from Appalachian State University. Her journey included a summer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a week at Touchstone Center for Crafts, and a month-long trip to Europe studying art history and painting. After college, Brown worked for a high-end jewelry designer—an invaluable experience to her growth as a skilled metalsmith and business owner.

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Architectural Stacking Ring
Silver Ring

by Tavia Brown
$ 82 - $ 410
$ 69.70 - $ 348.50
Silhouettes I
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 110
$ 93.50
Silhouettes IV
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 100
$ 85
Silhouettes II
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 100
$ 85
Silhouettes VI
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 114
$ 96.90
Silhouettes III
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 100
$ 85
Echoes Small Square Pendant
Silver Necklace

by Tavia Brown
$ 84
$ 71.40
Fortress Ring with Topaz
Silver & Stone Ring

by Tavia Brown
$ 204
$ 173.40
Stone Stack Rose
Gold & Stone Ring

by Tavia Brown
$ 884
$ 751.40
Titanium Hammered Band
Titanium Ring

by Tavia Brown
$ 336
$ 285.60
Fortress Ring with Green Amethyst
Silver & Stone Ring

by Tavia Brown
$ 176
$ 149.60
Stone Stack Yellow
Gold & Stone Ring

by Tavia Brown
$ 930
$ 790.50
Intrepid Long Dangles
Gold, Titanium & Stone Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 430
$ 365.50
Large Velocity Teardrops
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 118
$ 100.30
Fortress Ring with Garnet
Silver & Stone Ring

by Tavia Brown
$ 332
$ 282.20
All Pinned Up Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 282
$ 239.70
Fortress Necklace with Topaz
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Tavia Brown
$ 238
$ 202.30
Velocity Hoops
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 72
$ 61.20
Velocity Dusters
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 154
$ 130.90
Titanium Woodgrain Band
Silver & Titanium Wedding Band

by Tavia Brown
$ 280 - $ 300
$ 238 - $ 255
Vine
Gold & Titanium Wedding Band

by Tavia Brown
$ 1,130
$ 960.50
Grooves
Silver & Titanium Wedding Band

by Tavia Brown
$ 350
$ 297.50
Sprinkle of Rivets
Gold, Silver & Titanium Wedding Band

by Tavia Brown
$ 212
$ 180.20
Gray and Pink
Gold, Stone & Titanium Wedding Band

by Tavia Brown
$ 750
$ 637.50
Stacking Rings
Silver Ring

by Tavia Brown
$ 46 - $ 200
$ 39.10 - $ 170
Echoes Square Ring
Silver Ring

by Tavia Brown
$ 88
$ 74.80
Echoes Circle Dangles
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 72
$ 61.20
Echoes Large Circle Pendant
Silver Necklace

by Tavia Brown
$ 88
$ 74.80
Echoes Circle Studs
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 54
$ 45.90
Echoes Square Studs
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 60
$ 51
Echoes Rectangle Ring
Silver Ring

by Tavia Brown
$ 88
$ 74.80
Echoes Rectangle Dangle
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 78
$ 66.30
Echoes Large Square Pendant
Silver Necklace

by Tavia Brown
$ 88
$ 74.80
Echoes Circle Ring
Silver Ring

by Tavia Brown
$ 78
$ 66.30
Encircled Necklace
Silver Necklace

by Tavia Brown
$ 290
$ 246.50
Echoes Square Dangles
Silver Earrings

by Tavia Brown
$ 76
$ 64.60
Echoes Small Circle Pendant
Silver Pendant

by Tavia Brown
$ 84
$ 71.40
Echoes Rectangular Pendant
Silver Pendant

by Tavia Brown
$ 90
$ 76.50
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Niche Awards Finalist - Silver - 2009, PA, USA, Philadlphia, 2009
One of a Kind Show and Sale, IL, USA, Chicago, 2008
Putting the Band Back Together, Savannah, GA, USA, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2008