Samantha Skelton received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Metalsmithing in 2009 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing in 2012 from Miami University, Oxford, OH. Her work focuses on the interaction between the artist, object and viewer. As a maker and a craftsperson she has been inspired by the connection between people making and experiencing art. By contrasting mechanical tool-like elements and organic forms, she engages the viewer, inviting them to hold and look through these precious objects or to open and reveal something hidden. Currently, Skelton is the Studio Apprentice working at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and designing and making organic, textural, contemporary wedding and fashion jewelry. Along with jewelry, Samantha is also an educator and exhibiting sculptor and printmaker.
Please feel free to check out her work at www.samanthaskelton.com