Christine Peters Hamilton Fine Handcrafted Jewelry
Having had strong artistic influences while growing up, it was only natural for me to pursue the arts in college. I attended Boston University where the three-dimensional object fascinated me. That intrigue led me to major in sculpture; I was actively carving stone, pushing clay, and welding steel. After graduating from B.U. cum laude, I continued creating sculptures in stone and clay. I acquired a proficiency in welding, so that when I moved to Maine in 1995, having limited space, my turn towards smaller wearable art was a natural progression.
Presently, I maintain a home studio where I work constantly and consistently. It allows me the perfect climate to design and fabricate. Form, texture, and color meld together as I bend and solder and enamel and patinate. I work with gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones and have recently started enameling on my pieces. One-of-a-kind designs inspired by natural forms are the force behind my strong yet classic designs. I take exceptional delight in a winter sunset, a branch, a bug, a tiny flower, or the all-powerful sea; everything motivates me to create. I love color and texture and allow their interplay to join harmoniously in my work. I am thrilled that my sculptural training has evolved into jewelry design and fabrication and I continue to push my designs to new levels. I love what I am doing!
Go to the news link to access my new blog where I talk about new designs and techniques.
When in Boothbay Harbor or Portland, Maine, my original work can be seen at Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Avenue and 545 Congress Street. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10-5.
NEW: When in Rockland, Maine, stop by the wonderful new CRAFT gallery at 12 Elm Street to see a selection of my jewelry. FMI: www.craftonelm.com
View my jewelry at the Center for Maine Craft in Gardiner, Maine and at Coco Vivo, 23 Broad Street, Charleston, SC.