Sheri Cohen

 

Biography

Sheri Cohen is co-founder of Indigo Lights, a jewelry design company, where she works with her husband, Brian Giberson, creating one-of-a-kind art jewelry.

 

Her designs are created through either lost wax casting, jewelry fabrication, or both. She incorporates a wide variety of intriguing materials such as gears from antique clocks, fossils, shells, large natural crystals, and fused dichroic glass. The metals she works with are sterling silver, bronze, and copper.

 

Sheri is known for her bold designs that push the bounds of how jewelry is typically viewed in terms of scale and dramatic impact. Her intention is to elevate jewelry from a craft of adornment into the realms of art. She has many collectors around the world.

 

Sheri is a long time instructor at the Irvine Fine Art Center in Irvine, CA, where she teaches lost wax casting, jewelry fabrication, and jewelry design.

 

Sheri lives in southern California with her husband Brian Giberson.

 

Artist Statement

I believe jewelry is the most intimate of art forms. Jewelry does more than adorn - it defines. It is often used as a talisman to emphasize the person who the wearer wants to be. In that way, jewelry can be truly transformational.

 

My goal is to broaden the concept of wearable art. Mixing textures, precious materials, and more common found objects in the same piece, I hope to change the expectations from what is typically thought as jewelry to art.

 

I specialize in creating a fearless style of jewelry to inspire empowerment in the wearer. I am often asked, "Who collects your jewelry?" My answer is always, "Self-confident women."

 

I work with a combination of lost wax casting and fabrication techniques. My one of a kind designs are made from sterling silver, bronze, and copper. My centerpieces use intriguing materials such as gears from antique clocks, fossils, shells, large natural crystals, and fused dichroic glass. I favor unusual beads in mostly asymmetrical patterns and nontraditional color palettes. These are the raw components from which I create bold jewelry that resonates with my audience on a deeply emotional level. I hope my work suggests treasure found from some ancient cache of a long lost civilization.


 


 

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