Ashley Procopio Jewelry
I consider myself to be primarily self-taught since my only formal training is from a metalsmithing class I took at the Brookline Arts Center a decade ago. The next time I touched metal was in 2015 when I built a studio in my apartment’s dining room and began a collection. I was determined for jewelry to be my ticket out of corporate America. I worked mornings, lunch breaks, nights, and weekends to get my business off the ground. Within 4 months, I had left my office job to pursued jewelry full-time.
Every piece is hand-fabricated by me. My work is primarily sterling silver and I occasionally integrate gold elements. I enjoy art, furniture, and vintage handbags to show history. For that reason, my jewelry has an industrial, worn appearance. I intentionally put scratch marks in my work and oxidized pieces to show texture. I’m drawn to imperfections.
My work is constantly evolving but there are some principles I will always stand behind: stay small, touch every piece, and create what I would wear. I have graduated from the dining room and my studio is now based at Stonybrook Fine Arts in Jamaica Plain.
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