Featured Designer: Dorrie Gilbert until September 30 August 31 2013

Philadelphia-based artist, Dorrie Gilbert is the current Featured Designer on Metana Jewelry. Gilbert worked as a jewelry designer for many years in New York City where she created jewelry for other designers and eventually branched out on her own.

Her aesthetic has changed over the course of her career but she currently feels a pull back to her roots where she began as a young designer. In the beginning, the metal was textured, sculptural, and dark and Gilbert found inspiration in nature and from artifacts discovered in archeological digs.  Today she is reinterpreting that old aesthetic, but in a new way. The influences are the same; what's different is the use of symbology – both ancient and modern – to infuse meaning through the combination of different metals and stones.