Charles Pinckney, Jeweler
Charles Pinckney, jeweler and sculptor, creates earrings, bracelets, rings, pendants, brooches and more out of his studio in Athens, Georgia. With metal, stones, bone and wood, he creates a composition that feels balanced and exciting to him.
Creating the work entirely by himself, Charles incorporates the use of designs that have a gesture quality rather than being highly symmetrical.
Art is about passion and taking risks with what you do. I make jewelry and small sculpture from metal, stones, bone and wood that I arrange and rearrange into a composition until the piece feels balanced and exciting to me.
Common features of my work include moving parts, articulated joins, the combination of precious and non-precious metals and found objects and the use of designs that have a gesture quality rather than being highly symmetrical. My work is entirely made by me.
The imagery I depict is abstractly related to memories of childhood and I think about patterns generated as lives intertwine, the ebb and flow of emotional and personal connections over time. I work in series and develop related pieces from previous designs.