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The Jeweler’s Bench: Alice Scott

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The Jeweler’s Bench: Alice Scott
Alice Scott started making jewelry when she was six years old, and went on to hone her jewelry and metalsmithing skills at Rhode Island School of Design. She borrows symbols from a variety of spiritual and cultural practices in order to create her own world of sacred objects. Scott describes her ‘Symbology Jewelry’ line as elegant, meaningful, peaceful, modern, and inspired. Each piece is meant to help the wearer feel connected to something mysterious, ancient, and bigger than herself.

How did you get started in jewelry?

I started making jewelry when I was six years old. I would paint pumpkin faces on little pins and sell them for Halloween. I grew up thinking of new ideas for jewelry all the time. I am very lucky that it wasn’t very hard to figure out what I wanted to do for a living.

Who or what is your biggest artistic influence?

My very favorite artist is James Turrell, particularly his work with light. He makes these incredibly beautiful spaces just by projecting intense color onto walls. I am not sure he influences my work directly, but he reminds me that you can say a lot with very little. I try not to overcomplicate my jewelry pieces because of that.

Tell us a bit about your technique.

Most of my work I create using traditional forging techniques with a tiny set of hammers and a little anvil. I like forging because I can use thinner metal (so it’s lighter), but the hammering makes it sturdy.

What is a typical day like in your studio?

My studio is walkable from my house, so in warmer months I like to bike or stroll to work. I spend most of the week making orders or getting ready for retail shows. Then on Fridays I let myself play and make more one-of-a-kind pieces. I have two studio mates; it’s nice to get advice from them about new designs or just to be with people during the day. I tried having my studio at my house, but I got lonely there and kept running up to the kitchen to eat snacks instead of working.

 What do you listen to while you work?

I love listening to the podcast “On Being” with Krista Tippet. She interviews spiritual teachers or scientists with a sense of wonder. I also get really excited everyday at 3 p.m. when Terry Grosscomes on the radio.


What do you love most about being a jewelry artist?

I love being able to make art that commemorates important events or loved ones in someone’s life. I love the stories that go along with jewelry.

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