Holly Aubart

Holly Aubart

MergingMetals, Asheville, NC

Whether collecting organic materials in the woods for my jewelry, or receiving naturally shed feathers, bark from ancient trees and wasps nests from my mother’s farm in Northern Wisconsin, these words come to mind: beautiful, enduring, and unpredictable. Like nature and life, my pieces are unpredictable and that is demonstrated in the splendor of electroforming.

When I began electroforming, I made many happy “mistakes” but after several years of practice, dedication and determination, my pieces, reflect their origins. I have discovered a creative outlet which incorporates both natural treasure hunting and patient dexterity.

Each design, distinctive and unique, cannot be replicated and represents nature both physically and symbolically. I like to think of myself as a modern-day alchemist.