Mora's Jeweler Spotlight Series Features Caitie Sellers
Meet the jeweler and enjoy an expanded collection for a limited time.
Asheville, NC - August 22, 2016 - Mora is pleased to announce Caitie Sellers as the featured artist in its Jeweler Spotlight Series for the month of September. Sellers expertly sculpts silver and copper mesh into architectural forms to create distinctive, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Mora is hosting a reception to meet the artist on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 5:00-8:00pm. This free event is part of the Downtown Asheville Arts District "First Friday" gallery walk, and all are invited to attend.
Caitie Sellers is a contemporary American sculptor working in an intimate, wearable scale. Her distinctive practice of juxtaposing oxidized copper mesh with fabricated sterling silver creates a striking visual contrast and a seductive signature style.
Sellers's iconic jewelry begins with sketches of the modern landscape. Details of its buildings, roadways, and bridges are distilled to their essence and expertly rendered with uncommon refinement and grace.
Caitie Sellers is a jewelry artist and sculptor based in Richmond, Virginia. She is co-founder and works out of The Elevator Collective, a multi-discipline craft studio based in a former elevator components factory.
Sellers was an Artist-in-Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in 2014 and a co-director/resident artist at Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. She was chosen to speak at the 2012 Society of North American Goldsmiths' conference as a Spotlight Emerging Artist and was a finalist for the Society for Contemporary Craft's LEAP Award. Caitie Sellers earned a BFA in craft/material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
"Caitie Sellers makes complex and highly detailed jewelry pieces inspired by the architecture that surrounds her."
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
"In a turn of metal, Caitie Sellers inspires awe. Her architectural fragments have an efficient and expressive narrative that looks effortless. Her technical innovation, visual originality, and compelling compositions signify a powerfully creative jeweler in her prime."
Marthe Le Van, Mora
Exhibit: Jeweler Spotlight Series: Caitie Sellers
Exhibition Dates: September 1-30, 2016
Special Event: Meet the Jeweler, Artist Reception
Special Event Date: Friday, September 2, 2016, 5:00-8:00pm
Mora offers a carefully curated collection of modern jewelry made by artists. More than 30 distinguished designers are represented in a vibrant boutique that celebrates Asheville's independent spirit.
Since opening in 2012, Mora has garnered a loyal following and national media attention. InStore magazine named Mora one of the top five "Coolest Small Jewelry Stores in America." Niche magazine prominently featured Mora in "Marks of Distinction," an essay on how "savvy retailers are capitalizing on art jewelry to meet customer demands for something different."
Marthe Le Van