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Seth Carlson / Seth Michael Studio

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Chicago, IL

The gold and silver jewelry from Seth Carlson of Seth Michael Studio dances along a knife’s edge, sharp yet delicate. Fine jewelry like necklaces and bracelets are transformed into powerful statement pieces under this Sugarloaf artist’s masterful hands.

Chicago’s Seth Carlson grew up in his father’s stained glass studio where he began creating jewelry from shards of glass and wire. Those early inspirations carried him to the Savannah College of Art and Design where he studied silversmithing and other metalwork. As an artist in residence at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he added goldsmithing to his talents and decided to devote himself to both creating jewelry and inspiring others to do so as well. He did his graduate work at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied art therapy and founded a metalsmithing group for Southside teenagers. That kind inspiring pedigree is what makes Seth a terrific member of the Sugarloaf Family.

With his dedication to improving the community and skill at making breathtaking pieces of jewelry, Seth is on a mission to show how artists and craftspeople can use their talents altruistically and not just for personal gain. His soft heart beautifully balances the sharp angles of his wearable works of art.