Laurel Nathanson - Patchwork Cuffs

Yukata Jewelry Show 2022

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This piece was part of the Yukata Jewelry Show 2022 exhibition. Learn more and view the entire collection HERE.

Artist: Laurel Nathanson
Materials: fabric, beads, buttons, sashiko thread
Dimensions:  A: 3 1/4" wide x 8" or 8 1/2" around when latched, B: 3 1/4" wide x 8" around when latched, C: 2 1/2" wide x 7 3/4" around when latched

Artist Statement: As a jeweler and textile artist, with a passion for Japanese textiles and textile techniques, this was an exciting project for me. Through the design and exploration process I really tried to think about bringing what I love about sewing into this work. I am an admirer of sashiko stitching and boro patchwork so being able to bring my version of those techniques into small scale work was very rewarding.

Artist Bio: Laurel Nathanson is a multi-disciplinary artist from Northern California. In addition to creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and art quilts, she teaches sewing and jewelry making in San Francisco. Jewelry, the scale and function, provides a perfect framework for her curiosity to run wild. She is compelled by material exploration and by pushing the limits of her creativity. As a maker rooted in craft, she tries to balance that discipline so ingrained, and so challenging, with the desire to spontaneously create with abandon.