StudioPolo began (2004) in New Orleans, LA. We relocated to Portland, OR in 2008 due to the damage from Hurricane Katrina. Our small studio is a part of Maurice Milleur Gallery in Portland. We create contemporary jewelry and art inspired by training in architectural design, city planning, nature, influenced by European, Asian, American heritage. We are a proud member of Mississipipi Craftsmen Guild. www.craftsmensguildofms.org
Influenced in form & proportion by many architects are my personal interests has led to contemporary/architectural jewelry. Our jewelry style is creating contemporary forms having interpretive meaning in subjective collections, i.e. Fireworks, Origami, Industrial Revolution, Chinese Lantern, Personal Message. Designs are one of a kind from my drawings that I craft in Precious Metal Clay (PMC) of either silver, copper, or bronze, or a combination. Adding gemstones is a recent addition to my work for dimension. Some designs are being cast in Argentium for production & lower polishing maintenance. PMC has its playful and creative challenges in burnout, shrinkage, brittleness, smoothness and to architecture its use into the unconventional.