Art - Jewelry - Karin Worden
Karin Worden individually hand crafts each piece of jewelry she makes in Sterling silver and high karat gold. Her process is much like that of a painter or sculptor-beginning with inspiration, choosing her materials, and then letting the materials have their own voice by listening and being true to what they can do. More than 25 years of experience with goldsmithing gives Karin the skill and flexibility to work with precious metals in a fun, free way.
While some pieces simply celebrate nature’s characteristics, others incorporate symbols, such as boats and staffs, to create a subtle poetic narrative. Well-versed in both traditional and contemporary techniques, Karin uses a variety of methods from nature casting and keum-bu, to forging and photo-etching to get the results she desires. You can often note her love of the process in the details, such as her use of textures and surface treatments.
Karin holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. She swells her work at top fine-art shows, art galleries, and by appointment at her Laguna Beach, CA, studio. She exhibits her work nationally and has won several awards.