Theresa St. Romain is a metalsmith and designer. She makes jewelry, wearable narrative pieces, and small sculptures. Currently, cellular structures, small botanicals, visual tension, spirals, and journey stories fascinate her.
Theresa’s work can be seen at Topaz Gallery in Atlanta, GA, Freehand Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and The Grand Hand Gallery in St. Paul MN. Theresa also teaches jewelry and metalsmithing classes at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Atlanta.
Theresa has a BS in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech and a BS in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. She studied metalsmithing at the Spruill Center for the Arts and the Pratt Arts Center in Seattle. Her interests in science and story continue to inform her work.
Theresa lives near Atlanta, but not too near.
My work explores the concept of landscape, both objective and subjective, and its component structures to construct stories and narrative elements that connect to both the wearer and myself. I fabricate my pieces using handmade shibuichi, silver, bronze, brass, and copper, found objects, and stone beads. I make the shibuichi, an alloy of copper and silver, and then roll it into sheets for fabrication. I create the surface textures with my torch (reticulation) and hammers and the rolling mill. I add a patina then rub it away to highlight the metals and textures.