A committed grounding in tacit knowledge and process has defined my art practice for the duration of my life. I began exploring material and its interactions with the body at an early age. My jewelry career began in my father’s stained glass studio where I fashioned jewelry from scraps of discarded glass wrapping them in wire. I decided at an early age that I wanted to be a jeweler, the thought of making objects of adornment for the human body was alluring.
I attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and earned a BFA in metals and jewelry in 2007. While at SCAD I acquired a love of forming and silversmithing. The meditative process of vessel making has been the cornerstone of my current philosophy of jewelry and object making. Having spent a lifetime devoted to learning the craft of metalsmithing, I believe there is always something to learn and contribute to the craft, as is the voice through which I speak. The performance of making gives way to the metal itself performing your inner expression.
Being an artist in residence at the Rochester Institute of Technology while working as a goldsmith allowed me to think critically about my own art practice. After working as a goldsmith for other jewelers, I decided to pursue a graduate program in art therapy. I have always found the experiences of creating to be beneficial and empowering. I wanted to help others have those experiences as well. While a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I started a metalsmithing group on Chicago’s south side for teenagers. I have always believed that being a craftsperson and being altruistic are synonymous. Giving back to a community is an essential part of mastering a craft, a process that will take me a lifetime and beyond.
Minimum Order: To ensure an adequate selection of Seth Michael Jewelry in your gallery, a minimum order of THREE pieces totaling a minimum of $200.00 is necessary.
Terms of Sale: Seth Michael Studio uses net 30 terms
Shipping: The retailer will pay shipping on orders placed with Seth Michael Studio. Orders will be shipped no later than three weeks from purchase date.
Returns: Items purchased from Seth Michael Studio may be returned for physical credit only.
Alterations and Sizings: Seth Michael Studio will size each ring the first time for free, following the first sizing a charge of $30.00 will be issued. Bracelets, Necklaces, and cuffs can be lengthened or shortened. Alterations to the design of a style will not be done, however, custom designs can be made, contact Seth Michael Studio for a price quote.
Order Change/Cancellation: Orders placed with Seth Michael Studio can be altered, assuming the order minimums are satisfied. Orders may be cancelled up to five business days after pacing order, after five days the retailer cannot cancel an order