Artist Statement

 Rebecca Zemans is a jewelry and mixed media artist whose work can be found in public and private collections around the world. She studied at the University of Michigan, earning dual degrees in Metalsmithing and Cultural Anthropology.

From 2004-2007, Rebecca started as an intern and became a studio and faculty member at The Crucible where she created large scale steel and bronze sculptures. In 2007, Rebecca returned home to Chicago for a residency at Lillstreet Art Center, where she created a jewelry collection inspired by her continuing Sculpture practice. Rebecca has taught at the Hyde Park Art Center and currently is a studio and faculty member of Lillstreet Art Center.

After making large scale sculpture for many years, Rebecca realized shrinking the scale of her work to jewelry size would allow her to make art that is accessible to everyone. Strong and delicate, ancient and modern - her designs are contemporary with a classic look. Conceptually, they derive from her fascination with biological cells viewed through a microscope and celestial bodies viewed through a telescope. Movement is also a key component as she strives to create comfortable everyday jewelry that complements and expresses the exceptional qualities of the individual. Each piece of Rebecca Zemans Jewelry tells its own story: every blow of the hammer, every bent curve of metal, every stone collected from far-away lands becomes part of a one-of-a-kind, wearable work of art.

 

If you are interested in carrying Rebecca's work in your store or starting a collection, please do not hesitate to contact us!  Because she makes each piece by hand, commissions are welcomed and encouraged.