Jeremy Isamu Irvin

Published: 07.10.2022


Jeremy Isamu Irvin is a contemporary jewelry artist and educator based out of Ellensburg, Washington. He received his BA in Economics from Seattle Pacific University and his MFA in Jewelry & Metals Design from Central Washington University. His work is an investigation of process, melding acrylic and gold leaf with traditional silversmithing. He has exhibited nationally, appearing in the Society of North American Goldsmith’s 2019 Jewelry and Metals Survey publication as well as the Museum of Arts and Design’s prestigious 2021 MAD About Jewelry exhibition.


Jeremy Isamu Irvin’s jewelry combines traditional silversmithing techniques with carved acrylic lenses and gold leaf. It is an investigation of process and material, exploring interactions of shadow, reflection, and refraction by manipulating how light passes through acrylic. His work references forms of water and works of twentieth-century painting, melding them with an industrial aesthetic that provides structure to the fluid and energetic forms. Silver components and gold leaf are used to provide a direct connection to the aesthetics and history of the discipline, while stainless steel and acrylic are used to reinforce the industrial qualities of the designs. Jeremy believes in the importance of well-crafted objects, and that the ritual of making according to tradition is integral to maintaining a visual reverence in design. 

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Fair  09 Dec 2022 - 11 Dec 2022  Cluster Jewellery Fair 2022.
Open call  04 Feb 2022 - 28 Feb 2022  Open Call for The FaB by Artistar Jewels 2022.

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Book:  Jewelry and Metals Survey. Society of North American Goldsmiths:  USA,  2019
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