Elizabeth Tokoly

My art jewelry is cultivated through math and nature. Geometry in found in many facets of nature.  Geometry is a configuration of objects or parts that suggest geometric figures.  I observe the phenomena of the physical world.  I study natural forms, symmetry and geometry that existed in nature.  The work echoes the gracefulness of organic characteristics of nature.  The work has a minimal aesthetic.  It exhibits simple lines, primary forms, shapes or structures.  It is an evolution of a form into an object or piece of wearable art.

I construct my art jewelry and objects with traditional techniques and contemporary ideas.  The jewelry is hand crafted in precious metals sterling silver, 18k gold and combinations of 18k gold with patinated sterling silver.  I use colored gemstones and diamonds in various shapes. My sculpture is a mixture of base metals such as brass, bronze, and copper.

bio

Elizabeth’s work has exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been a teacher @ the 92nd St Y, Manhattan NY for over a decade. Elizabeth created EatMetal, Inc., the fine art of design, to gratify her spirit.  EatMetal, Inc. specializes in handmade custom jewelry, one of a kind art jewelry, fine jewelry collections and classes.  The studio is comprised of a gallery, bench space for classes and her own personal studio where her work is made.   Custom work is a favorite of hers.   She collaborates with her clients to recreate a one of kind experience.  She repurposes old jewelry and recycle materials.  Her studio offers classes and one-day workshops for small groups, which create an intimate and dynamic learning experience.  Her goal is to enlighten her students on the importance of design, material, technique and craftsmanship. She has had the honor of being published in 500 Gemstone Jewels and 500 Earrings by Lark books. She created the piece on the cover of Chain Mail Jewelry, Contemporary Designs from Classical Techniques entitled “Japanese Hexagonal Mail Collar”. She was privileged to be included in Metalsmith Magazine Exhibition in Print. She hold a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Arts (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and an Associates degree in Applied Science in Jewelry Design from Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, New York).

 

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