Process

Andrew’s deep-seated curiosity about the natural world and a desire to understand its intricacies are the driving forces behind his jewelry creations. His especially realistic sea phenomena begin as a block of wax and are carefully carved referencing findings he collects. The carvings are a study of the original object or crustacean itself, and once a mold is complete, he casts replicas in solid bronze or silver and they’re finished with a patina and polish. As he describes it, his work is a scientific investigation of sorts, discovering what makes the fragile barnacle strong and translating the edgy exterior and soft, smooth interior into a wearable object.