Thursday, August 30, 2007

Colleagues: Victoria Altepeter

This is the last post (for now) about the other grad students in the Metals program at ASU. I saved Victoria Altepeter for last because like me, she is a jeweler. I just can't get enough of her work!! Victoria enjoys using traditional metalworking techniques to create wearable pieces inspired by our vast universe. She is intrigued by the similarities we as individuals have with our universe as a whole. Repetition plays a part in her designs - within a piece, or as a series of similar forms - and a patina (coloration on the metal) is always evident. Her designs are amazing, her craftsmanship impeccable, and her concepts personal. I love her work and am very glad to have the chance to work with her and learn from her.