Jenne Rayburn

Jenne Rayburn
Malden, MA

As a goldsmith and enamel artist who studied interior design and architecture, I think of myself as both an artist and designer, however, design is my worldview; the lens through which I view, evaluate and understand the world around me. Jewelry blends art and science, form and function, creativity and innovation. For me, the process of creation from researching to sketching, selecting materials and fabricating, is inspiring. Curiosity, problem solving, and my search for identity, motivates me to continually reimagine what is possible, I love to travel, meet people and hear their stories. I am passionate about history, and the connection I feel to past civilizations when using the ancient and revered techniques of enameling and metalwork. I am intrigued with the boundary between civilization and wildness. Mythology and folklore, mysticism and superstition, and the corresponding symbols, characters and stories that exist in every culture in every era, suggest the profound roots of our collective effort to come to terms with the world that surrounds us. 

My work combines drawing and painting with texturing and patterning, in a process of fusing thin coats of specially prepared ground glass to three dimensionally formed metal in a kiln, using high, controlled heat. I strive to create depth and luminosity with hand drawn designs and multilayered finishes that reveal different aspects of color and metal as they move. I also use three dimensionally formed metal, ink, pencils, Limoges paints, mason stains and decals to achieve richly textured, curiously evocative and technically innovative contemporary work.

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Jenne Rayburn is a Boston-based goldsmith, enamelist and designer. She grew up in the farming country of southeastern Washington State, and studied art, interior design and architecture at the University of Washington and the University of Massachusetts. A lifelong artist and arts advocate, Jenne believes that the arts and crafts of our world are critical to the development of creative societies. History and tradition, vernacular design and indigenous peoples inspire Jenne's glass and metal work. Using traditional and innovative vitreous enamel techniques combined with steel, silver and copper, Jenne sees her work as narrative and she searches for meaning in the convergence of mythology, identity and ornament. She is fascinated with myths and folklore that recount heroic adventures and connect us to a larger purpose. These stories strive to express the mystery and complexity of the human experience and the relationships that influence and inspire us. 

 

Jenne's work is featured in Pistachio's Summer 2021 exhibition 'Timeless Cure'. To view the entire 'Timeless Cure' collection, CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH HER

Blue Oval Gold Dot Earrings

Jenne Rayburn

$95.00

    White and Gold Glyph Necklace

    Jenne Rayburn

    $385.00

      Shadow Gold Dot Glyph Earrings

      Jenne Rayburn

      $185.00

        Large Janus Ring

        Jenne Rayburn

        $285.00

          Window To The Universe Ring

          Jenne Rayburn

          $265.00

            X Oval Glyph Studs

            Jenne Rayburn

            $215.00

              Line Oval Glyph Studs

              Jenne Rayburn

              $215.00

                Long Oval Glyph Studs

                Jenne Rayburn

                $215.00