Angela Eastman DescriptionOriginally from Hillsborough, North Carolina, Angela
Eastman is a jeweler and sculptor currently living at Penland School of Crafts as a Core Fellow. Her metal work uses primarily ?ne wire to create patterns inspired by forms in nature, which become delicate earrings and necklaces to adorn the body.
To create her Burnt Jewelry series, Angela uses a coal forge to burn pre-cut pieces of iron to create unexpected forms and textures, then responds to those forms by adding steel wire framing elements. She creates the steel chain by hand and ?nishes the pieces with waxed linen cord.
Angela’s work is inspired by the beauty of the natural surroundings of the Blue Ridge Mountains and by the process of working intuitively with her materials.