Erica Bailey

February 19, 2024.

Posted by Kris Madejski.

Erica Stankwytch Bailey is a jeweler and metalsmith living in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. Erica sees a strong relevance for the smallest things within the larger context. Understanding the elemental building blocks of metals and minerals is the foundation of her jewelry. She interprets and replicates the molecular and crystalline structure of the materials she uses into the structural shapes of her jewelry.

I used my time at the Fish Factory to return to my design and ideation processes. Spending time in my sketchbook, making paper maquettes and experimenting in metal to explore germinating ideas. Time spent on process rather than product allowed me to explore, experiment and even try my hand at other media. Seeing and feeling the drama of the Icelandic landscape held me in a constant state of wonder and I reveled in the act of trying to interpret it.

Thank you Erica!

Instagram: ericasbailey