Mary Murphy and Amy Mower fell in love with the elegant draping/folding effect created with the powerful hydraulic press on cuff bracelets. For the past six years, they have been having fun exploring and collaborating on improving and expanding their cuff design.
Mary Murphy is best known for her eclectic and ever evolving style, with a significantly architectural construction influence. “I am a voracious lifelong student and enjoy seeking out new challenges, from conquering Mokume Gane to enameling to the art of marrying gold and silver.” She enjoys creating simple but elegant pieces of everyday wearable art.
Amy Mower finds inspiration by focusing on color, patterns and textures in everyday life. The use of silver and transparent enamels transports this focus into compelling jewelry. Also intriguing is the dimensionality that the hydraulic press lends to her art form, along with the use of gold granulation. “My style is a work in progress and I love the process of making unusual pieces!”