Aileen Lampman uses the strength of metal to make the fleeting beauty of nature permanent.
She attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts at Bucknell University, majoring in jewelry casting and fabrication. Studies of jewelry and metal-smithing continued as she earned a BFA from Edinboro University.
Handcrafted from recycled sterling silver, 14k gold, 14k gold filled wire and sheet, her designs draw inspiration from leaves and flowers, landscapes and patterns. Shapely concave and convex forms serve as the basis of her designs and are accented by a combination of textures, highlights and overlapping patterns.
Aileen's jewelry has been featured in the Sundance Catalog, Tommy Bahama and was gifted, through the city of Pittsburgh, to President and Mrs. Obama and other world leaders at the 2009 G-20 Summit.
Aileen Lampman, August 2019
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