Porterness Studio News
In 1979 my grandmother, Faith Thompson, made 150 outfits for paper dolls she created for me. I've cherished these all my life and in a lot ways have informed the artist I've become. After 30 years neatly stored in a shoe box I woke up 4am with one of those light bulb moments needing to organized the paper dolls into a sharable format for family members who didn’t have the honor to know our grandmother. As Porterness Studio grows we learn how to better service you, our community. We’re offering a free Grandma's Paper Doll PDF download for signing up...
The new 2016 spring Porterness Studio Jewelry line will include lovely gens and minerals produced by the earth and slightly shaped by the human paw
This is one of my new favorite art jewelry pieces not only because it's beautiful but it's also versatile. When I carved this double sided piece out of wax I wanted to created something that the finishing details (back) were just as important as the front. I learned this attention to detail when I was 9 years old when my grandmother was teaching me embroidery. My grandmother would always check the back of the embroidery work to see if it was neat and clean. It wasn't until I was finishing this piece I realized how my early embroidery lesson relates to the...
Bunny Liberation Ring, 2015, Sterling Silver This piece is one of my most personal works in the last couple of years. In this project I explored a childhood trauma that has haunted me for a long time. Though this process I was able to explore the past in hope to be released from it. This lost wax cast ring is a result of that exercise.