Daniel Jocz began his career as a sculptor, but began making jewelry in the 1980s. He never took a formal class in metals and learned his skills through trial and error. “I do ask myself many times why I am doing jewelry,” he says, and traces his interest to a love of metal and working in miniature. Jocz often works in series, and his style has changed considerably since the early days of his artistic career, shifting from geometric abstractions, to lifelike forms, to playful pop art-inspired “candy wear.” Jocz admires jazz music’s improvisational rhythms, and believes a similar “chaotic order” can be found in his own jewelry.
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