Necklace Made for Patti Warashina

  • Ron Ho, Necklace Made for Patti Warashina, n.d., silver, leather, and Plexiglas with two wood carvings by Julia Harrison and a carved wooden Japanese mask, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Patti Warashina, 2021.86.1

Jeweler Ron Ho made this necklace for his cherished friend, ceramist Patti Warashina. Both are celebrated artists in the Pacific Northwest. Ho typically incorporated found objects in his signature pendant necklaces. He thoughtfully harmonized disparate objects — gathered during his world travels — with his architectural designs in metal. This necklace pays homage to Warashina’s Japanese heritage with a vintage carved Japanese mask, juxtaposed with contemporary carvings by Seattle artist Julia Harrison. 


This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022

Title
Necklace Made for Patti Warashina
Artist
Date
n.d.
Location
Dimensions
10 127 121 14 in.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Patti Warashina

Mediums
Mediums Description
silver, leather, and Plexiglas with two wood carvings by Julia Harrison and a carved wooden Japanese mask
Keywords
  • Dress – accessory – jewelry
  • Figure – fragment – face
Object Number
2021.86.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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