I have been involved in many different crafts and media of art; drawing, oil and watercolor painting, pottery and ceramics, sewing, and quilting. I kept searching for what spoke to my soul. Some time ago a friend invited me to take a metalworking class with her. I finally found what spoke to my soul: “I was meant to be working with metal.
I then set out to learn all I could about working with different kinds of metal. I took classes in design, silversmithing, and copper fold forming. I took my jewelry and smithing one step further and started working in lapidary, cutting and polishing my own stones to set in my jewelry. So was born Sandi Scott Jewelry.
My reasons for making jewelry in the manner I do include the belief that when we experience a poignant work of art, we experience the same spirit that motivates the artist. For this reason I have rejected making my jewelry in any manner that does not connect my hands with each gemstone I cut and every piece of jewelry I create. Essential for this artist to connect with the creative spirit are the hammers, anvils and flames associated with the ancient traditions of metal forging and casting.
I tend to make mostly one-of-kind pieces utilizing traditional metalsmithing practices that require a high degree of concentration and focus on the moment; this practice allows the creative spirit to take over; the tools and the hands communicate and drive the process providing intuitive designs, techniques and revelations deep within my creative experience.