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Samantha Nania is originally from Stratford, Connecticut and holds a BFA in Jewelry Design from Pratt Institute. Her mother instilled a mentality of preciousness in her; the idea that everything you own or come into contact with should be cared for in a precious way. Jewelry, for her, has always catered to this id… Read More
Samantha Nania is originally from Stratford, Connecticut and holds a BFA in Jewelry Design from Pratt Institute. Her mother instilled a mentality of preciousness in her; the idea that everything you own or come into contact with should be cared for in a precious way. Jewelry, for her, has always catered to this idea of ‘preciousness’. To Samantha, the body is precious. She is inspired by the way bodies create their own geometry though rhythm. The body can twist, spin, leap, or rotate in order accentuate refined curves and arches. Every gesture allows the body to reveal various dynamic angles. Samantha sees the body purely for its minimal form and draws inspiration from the body’s innate simplicity. She is interested in reducing her amount of material waste. Samantha wastes no metal, saves all of her scraps and carefully chooses her saw marks before cutting in order to optimize the use of her materials. Much of her work incorporates exotic woods that were the excess scraps from furniture making. Samantha reduces her material waste by carefully planning and using leftover materials that are too “small” to utilize, unless of course, you’re a jeweler. Read Less
Member since: Apr 7, 2013