Piece for 'Plan B Art Project' by Yuri Tozuka
Materials: Sterling silver, 22K gold vermeil
Dimensions: 3" H x 1" W x 1" D
Ring Size: 8
About the artist:
Yuri Tozuka is a metalsmith born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, and currently works and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Since she was little, her favorite books were always encyclopedias of living things, and she would be excited by all the fantastical creatures that she saw in movies. She attended school to learn special effects makeup in Tokyo before moving to Boston, where she found her love for metalsmithing and jewelry, and completed her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2009. She has since focused her work to explore the invention and expression of nature and structures. She delves into these themes using hand fabrication as well as hand carved lost wax casting techniques in precious metal. Her jewelry and sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and institutions throughout the United States.