Elise Winters—Penta Brooch
New Jersey artist Elise Winters (1947–2019) is known internationally for her jewelry created in the polymer medium. Winters began experimenting with this oven-curing clay-like material and became one of a number of individuals, with professional art training, who explored the possibilities that this medium held for creating decorative arts objects and handmade jewelry. Winters’ unique wearable pieces were part of a national movement among artists to explore the use of unexpected and non-precious materials, in unusual forms and scale, for the creation of personal adornment. She combined polymer with metallic paints and glazes to create intricate surfaces that fill her pieces with color, pattern, and shimmer. Her innovative works can be found in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the MFA Boston, the Newark Museum, Museum of Art and Design, NY and the Racine Art Museum. Her works are sold exclusively through the Museum Store at RAM.
Floral in form with its petal-like formation, the Penta Brooch, would look beautiful on any sweater—any time of year.
Blue and violet
Polymer, acrylic, glaze, and sterling silver
3 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches
RAM MEMBER PRICE: $270