“Granulation has always captivated me: the textures and precision, the air of mystery. Dating back more than 4000 years, this process links not only jewelry history but also human history at large, encompassing adornment, material sciences, and a vast number of topics in between. I’m most drawn to the structural aspects of how spheres stack into superstructures that are simultaneously molecular and ornate. My approach to stainless granulation allows me to play with these structures and take advantage of the fact that I use neither a kiln or a torch. Each sphere is individually placed and welded, slowly building patterns.
The Twilight Broch series begins with a computer simulation where the stone sizes and placements are randomized, changing with each frame of a simulation. This guarantees that each iteration of the design is unique. The files are then 3d printed in stainless steel before setting the stones with granules.With a combination of computer modeling and a novel approach to traditional goldsmithing skills, stainless granulation is a way for me to recognize jewelry history while reflecting on the countless subjects that craft and adornment have touched through time.”