A real passion for history and architecture inspire my jewelry. Thick rings, wide bracelets and forged chains connect the wearer to an ancient, romantic world.
photography: James Hull
B O L D L Y
These comfortably dangerous, slightly edgy works, stand out from the crowd with confidence. The symmetry of repeated arches, forged armor studs and intricate tracery continue a tradition used for centuries to impress. Blade forms and battlements that once protected castles now guard fingers and accent necklines.
UPCOMING SHOWS and WORKSHOPS 2022:
>>>Now Oct. 1 & 2
Craft New York
At Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center Plaza, NY, NY
December 9 -11 Holiday Craft Morristown
Morristown, New Jersey
April 8 -10th
Introduction to Sculptural Wax carving for Jewelry
September 22 - 25, 2022
Wax Carving and Casting
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"Donna Veverka’s passion for architecture does not translate to the mere replication of famous buildings. She has developed an iconography of place with the human at its center. Hands will transport impossible aqueducts and domed chapels, the chest will have the structure of a stain glass window at its heart, ears have fragmented columns swinging from their lobes. At once Place, Space and Talisman, the objects she creates are resolutely permanent in an impermanent world." - EVD
A Visit to Florence's Stibbert Museum, and recent adventures in Italy
In May this year Donna had a chance to finally visit the famous Stibbert Museum and the mind-boggling armor collection housed in the amazing Palazzo in the hills above Florence, Italy
Carved Marble and Sterling Silver
The Fragment Series was inspired by the relics of the ancient world. The marble column sections that have survived centuries bare witness to the durability and grandeur of the lost temples of those civilizations. These smaller marble fragments are created by Donna Veverka to allow the wearer to see and feel the power of ancient architectural relics.
The fragments of history that turn up underfoot in Rome and Sicily inspired these works. Each marble fragment is carved and shaped from a larger block - just as they were in antiquity. The solid Sterling silver mounts are fitted to each fragment, and are uniquely shaped for each design. This use of pegs, rivets and straps derives from the iron work used to support and preserve these objects in historical sites - originally made centuries in the past.