These are the "carved from scratch" waxes that became the rings next to them. Each of these red waxes were carved from a block of hard carving wax in my studio before being molded for casting in sterling silver and hand finished. (More about Lost Wax Process)
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.
The working process involves a combination of lost wax casting, hand-forging, and hand fabrication. Sterling silver is my medium of choice. Every piece is carefully finished with attention to hammer marks, burnished edges and contrasts between matte surfaces, highly polished accents and blackened silver to emphasize the sculptural qualities.
Shop: Architectural Rings
Donna Veverka works designing custom commissions, one-of-a-kind works and comprehensive collections for select shops, galleries and audiences at craft fairs around the US.