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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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Intrepid Long Dangles
Gold, Titanium & Stone...
by Tavia Brown
$ 432
Intrepid Simple Pendant
Silver, Titanium & Stone...
by Tavia Brown
$ 196
Intrepid Simple Blue...
Silver, Titanium & Stone...
by Tavia Brown
$ 240
Stone Stack Yellow
Gold & Stone Ring
by Tavia Brown
$ 740
Stone Stack Rose
Gold & Stone Ring
by Tavia Brown
$ 680
Velocity Dusters
Silver Earrings
by Tavia Brown
$ 160
Velocity Hoops
Silver Earrings
by Tavia Brown
$ 90
All Pinned Up Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Tavia Brown
$ 300
Fortress Necklace with...
Silver & Stone Necklace
by Tavia Brown
$ 190
Line Up
Silver & Titanium Wedding Band
by Tavia Brown
$ 260
Sprinkle of Rivets
Gold, Silver & Titanium...
by Tavia Brown
$ 230
Grooves
Silver & Titanium Wedding Band
by Tavia Brown
$ 320
Titanium Woodgrain Band
Silver & Titanium Wedding Band
by Tavia Brown
$ 230 - $ 240
Gray and Pink
Gold, Stone & Titanium...
by Tavia Brown
$ 680
Vine
Gold & Titanium Wedding Band
by Tavia Brown
$ 780
Stacking Rings
Silver Ring
by Tavia Brown
$ 60 - $ 185
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