As a metalsmith and studio art jeweler, I’ve always approached the craft of jewelry design as a curious and challenging process.
Throughout my career, I’ve embraced traditional metalsmithing techniques such as hollow forming and fabrication. I typically work in sterling silver and 18k gold, and my pieces feature elaborately hand-worked surface textures, combined with alternative materials and semi-precious stones.
Organic, industrial, and utilitarian forms have been constant design influences throughout my life. My love of traditional techniques, fused with an exploration of the interplay between texture/contrast and form/movement, have informed my aesthetic, evoking forms that conjure biological, geological, and technological motifs.
Lorelei Hamm grew up in Albany, New York. She studied design and metalsmithing at SUNY Plattsburgh and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
A long-time resident of New York City, Lorelei has taught metalsmithing at Parsons School of Design, the 92nd Street Y, and the Metal Kitchen.
Earlier in her career she was co-owner of the Hamm-Brickman Gallery. She also designed and manufactured furniture, and table and desktop accessories for many years.
Her work has been included in many gallery exhibitions and shows, and purchased for private collections during her life-long career in design.
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