Artisan Jewelry from a variety of artists that are currently creating high quality art jewelry in a variety of mediums and forms. Each of our artists is hand picked for the artistry and quality of their work.
Each artist has a bio page that will tell you something about them and their work with links to where you can see and purchase their work.
Art Jewelry can take on many forms. We welcome all forms of artistic expression in the form of jewelry. Here you can find artists who work in fired clays, both earthen and metal. Artists that paint their creations with tiny seed beads. Interesting gemstone pieces, and pieces that contain many of these materials all combined into one dramatic piece.
We encourage you to look at the various artists bio pages by clicking on our artists page or one of the thumbnails above. We are also building a catalog of tutorials where you can learn a little about how these artists make their jewelry and come to understand the time and talent that is required to achieve these artworks.
Our Featured Artist Is
James Johnson (aka Turtle) has been a full time ceramic artisan for over 25 years. In 2007, he came to the realization that the most important things in life are not THINGS. He downsized his studio and lifestyle; moved from metropolitan Minneapolis, Minnesota to pastoral Fulton, Illinois to find a slower paced life and be more centrally located to his market area. Traditionally he has sold his porcelain jewelry & decorative items at Renaissance Festivals and numerous art fairs throughout the mid-west. Part of that downsizing process included reducing the number of larger decorative items & concentrating on his jewelry designs.
James believes that slow & steady wins the race; like the turtle he has always valued quality over speed. Each item is individually hand crafted from start to finish; it is his desire that his customers will feel the love & attention that goes into each piece when they wear it.
Iridescent rainbows of color dance across the surface of our unique porcelain jewelry. The richly colored hand painted designs are framed in gleaming 22K Gold or Platinum, much like a professionally framed piece of fine art.
After years of trial & error, James refined the materials & methods required to achieve the polished look he desires. Each piece starts in a bag of raw porcelain clay & is individually hand formed. Layers of hand painted color are built up through multiple firings; giving a depth to the design which is unachievable with any other medium. This depth is impossible to capture in a single photograph; the item must be seen in real life where it can be viewed at multiple angles to observe the different levels of color, design and the interplay of multiple glaze layers. Fine porcelain creates a beautiful, classy and elegant look; yet is very light weight, durable and will never fade or tarnish.
When you purchase Indigo Turtle Art porcelain jewelry, you are acquiring a miniature piece of original wearable art which allows you to reveal your unique style.
Order with confidence ~ every item from Indigo Turtle Art is 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Exchange, full refund, whatever the customer needs ~ is happily taken care of, at any time for any reason.James Johnson's Business Facebook Page
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