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Jamie Bennett Portrait

Jamie Bennett

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1948

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Jamie Bennett.

Luce Artist Quote

“The ability to communicate an idea tangibly is a thoughtful, emotional endeavor, dependent on a clear sense of purpose and an unencumbered understanding of one’s own work.” Jamie Bennett, Metalsmith, Summer 1983

Luce Artist Biography

Jamie Bennett studied metalsmithing at the University of Georgia and later at the State University of New York, New Paltz. His earliest works consist of talismanic necklaces and “protective” brooches made from enamel, silver, ivory, and semiprecious stones. Bennett continues to experiment with enamels and the electroforming process, and wants the viewer to think about the origins of body ornamentation and jewelry.