"Every hammer mark in my jewelry is a layer of physical expression and energy. As a metalsmith, I practice the fundamentals of my craft and then I take risks working in a loose and expressionistic manner."
About Lauren Passenti Jewelry
Metal is persistent, strong and determined. It is also malleable and can be hammered, formed and melted out of it's original state. Lauren Passenti's affinity for metal as a material is what draws her to the work bench. Passenti's childhood has certainly influenced her personal appreciation for beauty. She grew up in Massachusetts on a farm house that was built in the late 17th century. She was surrounded by fields with antique rusted plows, beautiful enchanted gardens and the remainders of stone foundations. That landscape has shaped her imagination and aesthetic. In 2010 Lauren earned a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in metalsmithing jewelry design. Passenti has participated in numerous craft shows throughout the East Coast.
About the Collections
Passenti’s jewelry is alive with intention; it embodies an elegant balance between raw, unearthed and fluid. Every jump ring and clasp is unique. Each piece of jewelry is hand forged and brought to life through mark making with a hammer and vintage anvil. Her process is both repetitive and spontaneous. The jewelry has an oxidized and polished surface finish. Oxidization is a patina process which allows for a darker earthier style. Each precious stone is hand selected and chosen for their unique beauty as well as quality. Passenti strives to design pieces that have visual weight yet are physically light weight. Every piece of jewelry should feel easy and comfortable to wear. There are many one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry in her collections as well as limited editions.