Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 -- Jenne Rayburn, member of the Metalworkers Guild at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, in Lexington, Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that her handcrafted jewelry will be on display at the Annual Artisans Market from July 27th to August 11th, at the Society Gallery Store located at 130 Waltham Street in Lexington. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am – 4pm and Sundays 12pm – 4pm.
Jenne Rayburn is a metalsmith, enamellist, and seasoned designer who creates lovely, original jewelry designs intended to compliment the vision of the woman who wears them. “This year I am focusing on using sterling silver to create a variety of hand forged, and hand fabricated jewelry designs,” said Rayburn, from her studio in Malden, MA. “I create wearable pieces of art that are a contemporary distillation of ancient handcrafts and jewelry, the ornament of indigenous peoples and interpretations of nature.” Combining a unique beauty with strength and flexibility, sterling silver is a wonderfully versatile material that works with a range of techniques, enabling Rayburn to explore and develop her design ideas.
The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is an organization of juried fine craft artists from throughout Massachusetts. Membership in the Guild is by a jury process, and is for the lifetime of the juried member. The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society’s unique community, facility and resources enable local artists to practice their craft, learn new skills and sell their creations at the Society’s art gallery, which offers for sale original art and handmade crafts by local member artisans.
Arts and crafts guilds date to the Arts and Crafts Movement, which was led by the British artist and writer William Morris. Medieval Guilds, where membership ensured that anything made by a guild member was of high standard and was sold for a fair price, provided a formal model for the ideal handcraft production association. Membership in a guild was an honor and a sign that you were a respected and skilled craftsperson.
The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society houses a gallery to showcase the works of the artists of the Society. For more information go to:
The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
130 Waltham Street
Lexington MA 02421
Phone: (781) 862-9696
Jenne Rayburn is a Boston-based jewelry/textile artist who also studied interior design and architecture, and her work explores the convergence of architecture, design, technique and identity. Balancing the demands of a career and a growing family, Jenne is a mother, wife and daughter who designs for herself and all the women in her life who want to feel uniquely beautiful and powerful. It is her hope that the wearers of her pieces will find joy in a delightful artistic statement, and also something that enhances their individuality and confidence. Her work is suitable for wedding jewelry and is carried in local galleries and online. Please visit http://www.jennerayburn.com for Jenne Rayburn’s online flagship store. For wholesale information, please visit jennerayburn.com/wholesale.com.
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