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Keith Lewis

The Gallery is introducing this artist with curated pieces from his Raku and Ecofriendly Collections.  The Ecofriendly Collection features lightweight earrings and reminds us of our need to recycle materials in our environment to create a more sustainable future for our planet. The Raku Collection features Asian techniques to create unique earrings which blend with many of our Asian-inspired textiles and garments. We will feature more of Keith’s designs during the coming months.

In 1962, when I was about 6 years old, I started collecting corn silk from our garden and bits of broken glass, saving them in my Dad's cigar boxes. I thought they were like gold and diamonds. Growing up in Europe and Asia, I continued being enthralled with jewelry. I learned to cut gems in South Korea at a lapidary shop when I was twelve and to cast and construct jewelry shortly after that. My formal education was in Art at several universities, finishing with a Masters of Fine Arts in Goldsmithing from SUNY New Paltz in New York. A couple of weeks after I graduated I was in my first craft show, and haven’t stopped yet. I’ve had the privilege to show my work in nearly every major craft exhibition in the United States (my Mica Pod earrings were chosen to be the logo for the 2010 Smithsonian Craft2Wear exhibition).

For over 30 years I’ve been striving to make what I hope will be your favorite jewelry.

My work has been carried in hundreds of galleries across the country as well as in France and Italy. I am also represented in the book 500 Gemstone Jewels (Lark, 2010), Best of Worldwide Jewelry Artists Vol. 1 (Kennedy 2011) and in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt Museum. I am most gratified to be in the collections of the thousands of people who have found my jewelry at craft events and have continued to wear it over the years.

I sculpt my Eco designs from a material made with recycled water bottles!
The ear-wires are sterling silver, or gold filled. They are colored with powdered pigments, metallic acrylics or lacquer, and finished with gold leaf, silver leaf, or copper leaf. They are super-light, and come in a variety of sizes and a multitude of color combinations.

I create my copper finishes using a Japanese technique called "Hiirodo" where I heat the finished copper shape until brightly glowing, then plunge it into boiling water to achieve a plum red appearance. In what I call the the “Raku” version of this patina, variations in the surface coloration are created by pressing the white-hot copper onto wood, causing flames and smoke which change what would have been an even, plum red finish into more organic tans and dark browns.



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KEITH LEWIS: 1 - Tiny Half-Round Hiirodo Copper Earrings

KEITH LEWIS: 1 - Tiny Half-Round Hiirodo Copper Earrings

High-fire red copper, embossed, with cubic zirconia.  I create my copper finishes using a Japanese technique called "Hiirodo" where I heat the finished copper shape until brightly glowing, then plunge it into boiling water to achieve a plum red appearance. In what I call the the “Raku” version of this patina, variations...
$72.00

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KEITH LEWIS: 2 - Obelisk Earrings

KEITH LEWIS: 2 - Obelisk Earrings

Red obelisk shaped earrings made with 23K goldleaf, recycled water bottle material and gold filled earwires.  
$52.00

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KEITH LEWIS: 3 - Tiny Triangle Earrings, Cubic Zirconia

KEITH LEWIS: 3 - Tiny Triangle Earrings, Cubic Zirconia

Tiny Triangle, 23K goldleaf on red copper with Cubic Zirconia. I create my copper finishes using a Japanese technique called "Hiirodo" where I heat the finished copper shape until brightly glowing, then plunge it into boiling water to achieve a plum red appearance. In what I call the the “Raku” version of this patina,...
$72.00

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KEITH LEWIS: 4 - Pyramid Earrings, Black

KEITH LEWIS: 4 - Pyramid Earrings, Black

Black Pyramid shaped earrings made with 23K gold leaf, recycled water bottle material and gold filled earwires. I sculpt my Eco designs from a material made with recycled water bottles! The ear-wires are sterling silver, or gold filled. They are colored with powdered pigments, metallic acrylics or  lacquer, and finished with gold leaf,...
$52.00

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KEITH LEWIS: 5 - Round Raku Earrings

KEITH LEWIS: 5 - Round Raku Earrings

Garnet cabochon at center. I create my copper finishes using a Japanese technique called "Hiirodo" where I heat the finished copper shape until brightly glowing, then plunge it into boiling water to achieve a plum red appearance. In what I call the the “Raku” version of this patina, variations in the surface coloration are...
$82.00

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KEITH LEWIS: 6 - Pyramid Earrings. Red

KEITH LEWIS: 6 - Pyramid Earrings. Red

Red Pyramid shaped earrings made with 23K gold leaf, recycled water bottle material and gold filled earwires. I create my copper finishes using a Japanese technique called "Hiirodo" where I heat the finished copper shape until brightly glowing, then plunge it into boiling water to achieve a plum red appearance. In what I call the the...
$52.00

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KEITH LEWIS: 7 - Textured Large Eco-Friendly Pyramid Earrings

KEITH LEWIS: 7 - Textured Large Eco-Friendly Pyramid Earrings

Purple and light green textured pyramid earrings.   I sculpt my Eco-friendly designs from a material made with recycled water bottles! The ear-wires are hypoallergenic anodized niobium (the colorful ones), sterling silver, or gold filled. They are colored with powdered pigments, metallic acrylics or lacquer. They are super-light ,...
$42.00

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