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Breana Ferrara

Jeweller
Published: 04.06.2020
Breana Ferrara. Necklace: Dripping Eeliez, 2019. Fabric, sterling silver, glass beads,shell beads, carved mother of pearl, shell beads, polyester, thread. 13 x 11 x 90 cm. Photo by: Breana Ferrara. Breana Ferrara
Necklace: Dripping Eeliez, 2019
Fabric, sterling silver, glass beads,shell beads, carved mother of pearl, shell beads, polyester, thread
13 x 11 x 90 cm
Photo by: Breana Ferrara
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Breana Ferrara. Brooch: Cotton Candy Sea Cuke, 2019. Fabric, fine silver crochet, carved bull horn, sterling silver, glass beads, freshwater pearls, shell beads, polyester stuffing, thread. 36 x 6 x 21 cm. Photo by: Breana Ferrara. Breana Ferrara
Brooch: Cotton Candy Sea Cuke, 2019
Fabric, fine silver crochet, carved bull horn, sterling silver, glass beads, freshwater pearls, shell beads, polyester stuffing, thread
36 x 6 x 21 cm
Photo by: Breana Ferrara
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Breana Ferrara. Brooch: Reptilian, 2019. Fabric, polyester stuffing, enamel on copper, resin on copper, glass beads, thread. 30 x 14 x 35 cm. Photo by: Breana Ferrara. Breana Ferrara
Brooch: Reptilian, 2019
Fabric, polyester stuffing, enamel on copper, resin on copper, glass beads, thread
30 x 14 x 35 cm
Photo by: Breana Ferrara
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Breana Ferrara. Earrings: Squiggle Eelings, 2019. Sterling silver, enamel on copper, carved mother of pearl, shell beads, glass beads, thread. 5 x 2 x 9 cm. Photo by: Breana Ferrara. Breana Ferrara
Earrings: Squiggle Eelings, 2019
Sterling silver, enamel on copper, carved mother of pearl, shell beads, glass beads, thread
5 x 2 x 9 cm
Photo by: Breana Ferrara
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Breana Ferrara. Earrings: Do Your Balls Hang Low? Eelings, 2019. Sterling silver, carved mother of pearl and freshwater pearls, resin, glass beads, thread. 4 x 1 x 8 cm. Photo by: Breana Ferrara. Breana Ferrara
Earrings: Do Your Balls Hang Low? Eelings, 2019
Sterling silver, carved mother of pearl and freshwater pearls, resin, glass beads, thread
4 x 1 x 8 cm
Photo by: Breana Ferrara
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Breana Ferrara. Brooch: Eel, 2019. Fabric, fine silver crochet, sterling silver, carved mother of pearl, glass beads, freshwater pearls, polyester stuffing, thread. 36 x 6 x 21 cm. Photo by: Breana Ferrara. Breana Ferrara
Brooch: Eel, 2019
Fabric, fine silver crochet, sterling silver, carved mother of pearl, glass beads, freshwater pearls, polyester stuffing, thread
36 x 6 x 21 cm
Photo by: Breana Ferrara
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Breana Ferrara. Object: Decorative Fruits III, 2018. Fabric, fine silver crochet, glass beads, freshwater pearls, polyester stuffing, thread. 15 x 5 x 33 cm. Photo by: Breana Ferrara. Breana Ferrara
Object: Decorative Fruits III, 2018
Fabric, fine silver crochet, glass beads, freshwater pearls, polyester stuffing, thread
15 x 5 x 33 cm
Photo by: Breana Ferrara
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Breana Ferrara. Object: Decorative Fruits II, 2018. Fabric, fine silver crochet, glass beads, freshwater pearls, polyester stuffing, thread. 16 x 6 x 31 cm. Photo by: Breana Ferrara. Breana Ferrara
Object: Decorative Fruits II, 2018
Fabric, fine silver crochet, glass beads, freshwater pearls, polyester stuffing, thread
16 x 6 x 31 cm
Photo by: Breana Ferrara
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Breana Ferrara. Neckpiece: Decorative Fruits, 2018. Upholstery fabric, sterling silver, fine silver, glass beads, freshwater pearls, enamel on copper, polyester stuffing, thread. 60 x 46 x 120 cm. Photo by: Heather White. Breana Ferrara
Neckpiece: Decorative Fruits, 2018
Upholstery fabric, sterling silver, fine silver, glass beads, freshwater pearls, enamel on copper, polyester stuffing, thread
60 x 46 x 120 cm
Photo by: Heather White
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Breana Ferrara. Neckpiece: Decorative Fruits, 2018. Upholstery fabric, sterling silver, fine silver, glass beads, freshwater pearls, enamel on copper, polyester stuffing, thread. 60 x 46 x 120 cm. Photo by: Heather White. Breana Ferrara
Neckpiece: Decorative Fruits, 2018
Upholstery fabric, sterling silver, fine silver, glass beads, freshwater pearls, enamel on copper, polyester stuffing, thread
60 x 46 x 120 cm
Photo by: Heather White
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Intro
Breana Ferrara is a jeweler, metalsmith, and maker of excessive body adornment at her home studio in Fitchburg, MA. Breana moved to Fitchburg from Boston after graduating with her BFA in Fine Arts 3D with a concentration in Jewelry/Metalsmithing from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, where she was nominated for the Windgate Fellowship in 2017. In her jewelry Breana uses fiber techniques such as bead embroidery, bead weaving, lace-making, sewing, and crochet along with traditional metalsmithing like repousse, enameling, and stone setting, to make pieces that are gluttonous, decadent, sensual, and excessive all at the same time. Common themes explored in her body of work include shame, hedonism, relationships, sexuality, and connection. When Breana isn't creating her own jewelry, she teaches workshops around New England and works as a studio assistant to other artists. Recently, Breana was accepted into New York Jewelry Week’s One for the Future program.

Statement

In making adornment, my interest lies in forms and subjects that our society condemns as taboo or unsettling, while simultaneously tending to obsess over and indulge in those same things. Sagging, corpulent, oozing, excessive forms have always served as my fascination and inspiration. The jewelry I create is intended to feel raw, stimulating and vulnerable to the wearer’s senses. I make experiences laden with sensual and tactile pleasure and I explore the line between titillating and unnerving, beautiful and unsightly, delicious and disgusting. My methodology is present in acts of image collecting, reflective writing, and preposterously time-consuming processes.

My adornment is a means of unapologetic being and rebelling against a culture that deems pleasures as “guilty” and being yourself as being “too much”. It is loud and vulnerable without fear or embarrassment. My work appreciates the absolute pleasure in excessiveness and indulgence, because I find joy and belonging in excessive process and form. The work I create is an act of being noticed, of being “too much”, of being emotional and through it all— having an innate sense of humor and humanity.

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2020:
Exhibition  11 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020  Plays Well with Others.
Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
 
Exhibition  28 Aug 2020 - 10 Oct 2020  All Decked Out.
Towson University, Towson, MD
2019:
Exhibition  18 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019  The 4 Ring Circus.
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