Carrie Hoffnagle

Using traditional silversmithing techniques and materials paired with alternative materials, Carrie explores the potential of a well-made hollow form and non-traditional possibilities for color in a conventionally achromatic media. She draws inspiration from the patterns, shapes and color of vintage fabrics; and the clean lines and minimalist esthetics that characterized the international style of mid-century modern furniture. True to her materials, she chooses them and their treatment first based on functionality and then second based on beauty. By hand forming, fabricating and incorporating alternative repurposed materials, a standard shape or form becomes dynamic and vibrant. Her finished idea is visually simple yet technically complex.

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