StudioPolo began (2004) in New Orleans, LA. We relocated to Portland, OR in 2008 due to the damage from Hurricane Katrina. Our small studio is a part of Maurice Milleur Gallery in North Portland. We create contemporary jewelry and art inspired by training in architectural design, city planning, nature, influenced by European, Asian, American heritage. We are a proud member of Mississipipi Craftsmen Guild. www.craftsmensguildofms.org
Influenced in form & proportion by many architects are my personal interests has led to contemporary/architectural jewelry. Our jewelry style is creating contemporary forms having interpretive meaning in subjective collections, i.e. Fireworks, Origami, Industrial Revolution, Chinese Lantern, Personal Message. Designs are one of a kind from my drawings that I craft in Precious Metal Clay (PMC) of either silver, copper, or bronze, or a combination. Adding gemstones is a recent addition to my work for dimension. Some designs are being cast in Argentium for production & lower polishing maintenance. PMC has its playful and creative challenges in burnout, shrinkage, brittleness, smoothness and to architecture its use into the unconventional.