The Avocado

Artist: Kathryn Mier

Materials: copper silver, tiger eye, powder coat

Dimensions: approximately 2" x 1"

BeneficiaryHopelink is a local nonprofit organization working to end poverty in our community. Each year they help more than 64,000 people through programs that provide stability and the skills and knowledge needed to exit poverty. Programs offered include food assistance, employment services, housing, adult education, financial assistance, and transportation. Hopelink is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. It has a score of 100 out of 100 through Charity Navigator assessment based on finance and accountability.

Artist Statement: I love avocado. Finding a small, creamy morsel in my salad is like finding a nugget of gold! This piece was inspired by Andy Cooperman's Creative Captures class. The Tigers Eye stone is trapped between two thin pieces of copper that are riveted together. The back was textured and oxidized. The front was powder coated green. In addition to being grateful for avocado, I am especially grateful for the support and opportunities I have had to study jewelry making at Danaca Design, especially during COVID. This unique studio has helped me to keep my sanity over the last year and a half.

50% of the sale of this piece will be donated to the beneficiary listed above.