2013 in review – Thanks for a Great Year!

2013 was a great year. I had some evolutionary leaps in my creative process and am excited to see where next year takes me. I also had some firsts last year. I showed at The Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City, andContinue reading “2013 in review – Thanks for a Great Year!”

Tear-shaped Silver Shadowbox with Turquoise Pendant

Shadowbox with Turquoise Pendant

Turquoise emerges from the the shadow within an expanse of brushed silver in this tear-shaped pendant. The abundance of silver is stunning as the fluid line of shadow cuts through the center of the tear. Bright blue turquoise, one-of-a-kind stone.

Bold!

Approximately 2″ lone by 1 3/4″ wide, 1/4″ deep. Hand-crafted, hollow form, shadowbox. Signed on the back.

Carved Silver Cuff – Limited Edition of 25

Carved Silver Cuff – Limited Edition of 25

Signature-style carved silver cuff. This piece is stunning – one inch wide and carved with organic, flowing lines in polished sterling silver – reflects light beautifully.

An instant classic. Bold, natural, gorgeous!

This cuff fits a medium wrist. Hand-carved design.

I’ve created twenty-five bracelets for this edition. Each piece is hand-signed (engraved) and numbered. I am donating number “one” of “twenty-five” to the Heard Museum today.

This weekend (March 2 & 3), I will be participating in the Heard Museum Guild Indian Market and Fair. This is the biggest Indian Market in Arizona – featuring top Native American artists from around the country.

Reticulated Silver with Amethyst Pendant

Reticulated Silver with Amethyst Pendant

Faceted amethyst nests in reticulated silver in this hollow form pendant.

The shape of this piece has an organic feel with the natural terrain of the reticulated silver. The pendant is earthy; we are reminded that silver is a mineral. Amethyst is a gem that is thought to have properties that opens the crown chakra, opens us to our dreams and to ethereal states, while the silver keeps us grounded firmly on the planet.

Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind. Approximately 1 3/4 inches tall by 1 1/2 inches wide by 1/4 inch deep. Signed on the back.

Nimbus – Bronze Pins for the Yuma Art Symposium

Nimbus – Bronze Pins for the Yuma Art Symposium

I made these pins for the Yuma Conference this weekend. Every year they have a pin swap – it’s much more fun than handing out business cards! And it has been a nice break from preparing for the Heard Museum show next weekend (March 2nd).

The smaller “cup” has a pin that slides through the larger “bowl”, and fastens in the back. The bowl is about an inch tall and 3/4 of an inch wide. I am pleased, and making some in silver as well!

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Desert Stone Shadowbox Pendant

Desert Stone Shadowbox Pendant

The turquoise in this pendant is so beautiful – it looks like the blue desert sky over the browns and purples and golds of the canyon lands. The black in the shadowbox accentuates the colors of the turquoise, polished fine silver accentuates the shadow.

Approximately 2 inches long, and 1/2 inch wide. 1/4 inch deep. Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back. Shown with a 7-strand silver omega necklace.

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

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