Kristen Kendrick Bigley
Kristen's journey into jewelry grew from a love of working with her hands and an obsession to create. Coming from multiple generations of creatives on both sides of her family, a love of art and design was instilled in her early-on. She received my BFA in Studio Art, Sculpture emphasis from TCU in Ft. Worth Texas, creating life-size figurative works in cast bronze and ceramic then followed her desire to work on a smaller scale and moved into metalsmithing and jewelry art.
Kristen loves texture and seeing the hand of the maker in the finished product. The tool marks, imperfections, and variations in patina are part of what makes each piece unique and beautiful, giving it a personality, as well as a sense of history. While the work and aesthetic is modern, it has influences rooted in nature, primitive cultures, mid-century modern design, and adornments from around the world.