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Jesse Bert

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Published: 02.07.2018

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7 new pieces inspired by the land, history and architecture, the main elements are the old objects and shards of items once used or seen but now forgotten.
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Jesse Bert. Brooch: Nola, 2018. Copper, silver, boxwood, ebony, maple, applewood, epoxy-resin, eggshell, stainless steel, antique Mexican button.. 7.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Kalaya Steede. Techniques: hand stamped, hydraulic die-formed, bezel-set.. Jesse Bert
Brooch: Nola, 2018
Copper, silver, boxwood, ebony, maple, applewood, epoxy-resin, eggshell, stainless steel, antique Mexican button.
7.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Kalaya Steede
Techniques: hand stamped, hydraulic die-formed, bezel-set.
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Jesse Bert. Brooch: Nola, 2018. Copper, silver, boxwood, ebony, maple, applewood, epoxy-resin, eggshell, stainless steel, antique Mexican button.. 7.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Kalaya Steede. Back view.Techniques: hand stamped, hydraulic die-formed, bezel-set.. Jesse Bert
Brooch: Nola, 2018
Copper, silver, boxwood, ebony, maple, applewood, epoxy-resin, eggshell, stainless steel, antique Mexican button.
7.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Kalaya Steede

Back view.
Techniques: hand stamped, hydraulic die-formed, bezel-set.
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Jesse Bert. Pendant: Arch with Screen, 2018. Silver, copper, Larimar, steel, repurposed material.. 8.5 x 3 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Kalaya Steede. Techniques: sand cast, hand stamped, bezel-set. Jesse Bert
Pendant: Arch with Screen, 2018
Silver, copper, Larimar, steel, repurposed material.
8.5 x 3 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Kalaya Steede
Techniques: sand cast, hand stamped, bezel-set
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Jesse Bert. Pendant: Desert Day, 2018. Copper, Silver, Enamel, Stone, Wood. 10 x 5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Omar Avilez. Jesse Bert
Pendant: Desert Day, 2018
Copper, Silver, Enamel, Stone, Wood
10 x 5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Omar Avilez
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Jesse Bert. Sculpture: Elemental Formation, 2018. Ironwood, copper, paint, bamboo, sausage casing, coconut shell.. 23 x 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Omar Avilez. Techniques: hand stamped, hand carved.. Jesse Bert
Sculpture: Elemental Formation, 2018
Ironwood, copper, paint, bamboo, sausage casing, coconut shell.
23 x 5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Omar Avilez
Techniques: hand stamped, hand carved.
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Jesse Bert. Sculpture: Elemental Formation, 2018. Ironwood, copper, paint, bamboo, sausage casing, coconut shell.. 23 x 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Omar Avilez. Detail view.Techniques: hand stamped, hand carved.. Jesse Bert
Sculpture: Elemental Formation, 2018
Ironwood, copper, paint, bamboo, sausage casing, coconut shell.
23 x 5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Omar Avilez

Detail view.
Techniques: hand stamped, hand carved.
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Jesse Bert. Necklace: Moroccan Arches, 2017. Silver, copper, boxwood, turquoise, diamond, vitreous glass enamel, plastic, leather, repurposed materials.. 11.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Jesse Bert. Techniques: hydraulic die-formed, hand stamped, sand cast, bezel-set, torch-fired.. Jesse Bert
Necklace: Moroccan Arches, 2017
Silver, copper, boxwood, turquoise, diamond, vitreous glass enamel, plastic, leather, repurposed materials.
11.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Jesse Bert
Techniques: hydraulic die-formed, hand stamped, sand cast, bezel-set, torch-fired.
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Jesse Bert. Necklace: Moroccan Arches, 2017. Silver, copper, boxwood, turquoise, diamond, vitreous glass enamel, plastic, leather, repurposed materials.. 11.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Jesse Bert. Back view.Techniques: hydraulic die-formed, hand stamped, sand cast, bezel-set, torch-fired.. Jesse Bert
Necklace: Moroccan Arches, 2017
Silver, copper, boxwood, turquoise, diamond, vitreous glass enamel, plastic, leather, repurposed materials.
11.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Jesse Bert

Back view.
Techniques: hydraulic die-formed, hand stamped, sand cast, bezel-set, torch-fired.
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Jesse Bert. Pendant: Door Peek, 2017. Copper, silver, larimar, plaster, vitreous glass enamel, repurposed material.. 9 x 6 x 1 cm. Photo by: Ruth Castro. Techniques: Hydraulic die-formed, hand stamped, bezel-set, sand cast, torch-fired.. Jesse Bert
Pendant: Door Peek, 2017
Copper, silver, larimar, plaster, vitreous glass enamel, repurposed material.
9 x 6 x 1 cm
Photo by: Ruth Castro
Techniques: Hydraulic die-formed, hand stamped, bezel-set, sand cast, torch-fired.
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Jesse Bert. Necklace: Blue Fan, 2017. Applewood, paint, steel, silver, copper, 14K Gold. 6 x 5.5 x 1 cm. Jesse Bert
Necklace: Blue Fan, 2017
Applewood, paint, steel, silver, copper, 14K Gold
6 x 5.5 x 1 cm
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Jesse Bert. Brooch: Semiautobiografical, 2017. River cane, plastic, silver, copper, cactus fiber, Maplewood, photograph, vitreous enamel, re-purposed materials, steel. 11 x 7 x 2.5 cm. Jesse Bert
Brooch: Semiautobiografical, 2017
River cane, plastic, silver, copper, cactus fiber, Maplewood, photograph, vitreous enamel, re-purposed materials, steel
11 x 7 x 2.5 cm
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Jesse Bert. Necklace: Frutanimal, 2016. Copper, vitreous enamel, ebony, copper, bronze, vinyl flooring, pine cone petals, silver. 10 x 9 x 1 cm. Jesse Bert
Necklace: Frutanimal, 2016
Copper, vitreous enamel, ebony, copper, bronze, vinyl flooring, pine cone petals, silver
10 x 9 x 1 cm
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Jesse Bert. Brooch: Headdress, 2016. Silver, sponge, river cane, copper, plastic plate, epoxy resin, rivets.. 4 x 5 x 1 cm. Jesse Bert
Brooch: Headdress, 2016
Silver, sponge, river cane, copper, plastic plate, epoxy resin, rivets.
4 x 5 x 1 cm
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Jesse Bert. Set: Comb, 2016. Antique roofing copper, silver, plastic, watch parts. 4 x 0.75 cm. Brooch(es) - 19 individual units. Jesse Bert
Set: Comb, 2016
Antique roofing copper, silver, plastic, watch parts
4 x 0.75 cm
Brooch(es) - 19 individual units

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Jesse Bert. Brooch: Marisela's Floor, 2016. Paper, resin, Oak, steel, 24K gold, silver, antique roofing copper, coconut shell. 10 x 10 x 1 cm. Jesse Bert
Brooch: Marisela's Floor, 2016
Paper, resin, Oak, steel, 24K gold, silver, antique roofing copper, coconut shell
10 x 10 x 1 cm
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Jesse Bert. Necklace: Snake Tail, 2015. Antique roofing copper, silver, rubber. 10 x 4.5 x 1cm. Jesse Bert
Necklace: Snake Tail, 2015
Antique roofing copper, silver, rubber
10 x 4.5 x 1cm
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Jesse Bert. Necklace: Cacao, 2015. Copper, antique piano keys, dominican blue amber, copper, steel, silver. 10 x 2.5 cm. Jesse Bert
Necklace: Cacao, 2015
Copper, antique piano keys, dominican blue amber, copper, steel, silver
10 x 2.5 cm
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Jesse Bert. Necklace: Drum, 2014. Maple, paint, copper, silver, vitreous enamel. 14 x 4 x 1 cm. Jesse Bert
Necklace: Drum, 2014
Maple, paint, copper, silver, vitreous enamel
14 x 4 x 1 cm
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Jesse Bert. Sculpture: La Frontera, 2013. Mezquite, steel, string, silver, bone, brass, plastic. 15 x 11 x 2.5 cm. Jesse Bert
Sculpture: La Frontera, 2013
Mezquite, steel, string, silver, bone, brass, plastic
15 x 11 x 2.5 cm
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Jesse Bert. Necklace: Door, 2012.  Antique roofing copper, silver, iron, antique piano key, glass, ebony, gesso.. 10 x 6 x 1 cm. Techniques: Hydraulic die-formed, bezel set, hand stamped, cold worked.. Jesse Bert
Necklace: Door, 2012
 Antique roofing copper, silver, iron, antique piano key, glass, ebony, gesso.
10 x 6 x 1 cm
Techniques: Hydraulic die-formed, bezel set, hand stamped, cold worked.
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Jesse Bert. Necklace: Tuning Peg, 2012. Brass, copper, silver, re-purposed materials. 10 x 3 cm. Jesse Bert
Necklace: Tuning Peg, 2012
Brass, copper, silver, re-purposed materials
10 x 3 cm
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Jesse Bert. Necklace: Jasmin, 2010. Antique roofing copper, mexican amber, silver, antique piano key. 9 x 2.5 cm. Jesse Bert
Necklace: Jasmin, 2010
Antique roofing copper, mexican amber, silver, antique piano key
9 x 2.5 cm
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Jesse Bert. Brooch: Sustaining pedal, 2010. Antique roofing copper, silver, re-purposed materials. 8 x 5 x 5 cm. Jesse Bert
Brooch: Sustaining pedal, 2010
Antique roofing copper, silver, re-purposed materials
8 x 5 x 5 cm
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Jesse Bert. Brooch: The Flame, 2009. Mexican Amber, silver, copper, antique piano keys, silver, copper, re-purposed materials. 8 x 4 cm. Jesse Bert
Brooch: The Flame, 2009
Mexican Amber, silver, copper, antique piano keys, silver, copper, re-purposed materials
8 x 4 cm
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Intro
Jesse Bert lives and works in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  He holds an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from East Carolina University in North Carolina.  A studio artist who teaches classes and workshops, Jesse's creative bench work includes sculptural jewelry which incorporates repurposed materials, and fabrication of fine hand made tools.  Recent exhibition venues include: Tienda “Q” Oaxaca City; Velvet da Vinci gallery, San Francisco; Alchemy 925, Massachusetts; The Palace of Iturbide, Mexico City; The amber Fair Legnica, Poland; Inhorgenta Fair Munich, Germany; Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City.  In 2014 Jesse was invited to participate as a fellow at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts residency program.

Statement

My work is informed and inspired by the land in which I live, history and architecture.  Often incorporated in my works are old objects and shards of items once used or seen but now forgotten.  Process and technique is important to me, the work is narrated with descriptive surface texture.  Nature is another essential element in my life.  The pattern, repetition, and consistency show through in the items that leave my bench, carrying with them great detail and an acute intricacy like so many of the wonderful plants found on my daily walks.

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2018:
Workshop  10 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018  Hammer Making with Jesse Bert.
Workshop  06 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018  A Sense of Place with Jesse Bert.
Workshop  03 Aug 2018 - 05 Aug 2018  Salt water etching and Belt Buckles by Jesse Bert.
Workshop  20 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018  Etching with Salt-water and the Hydraulic Press by Jesse Bert.
Exhibition  01 Mar 2018 - 23 Sep 2018  La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border.
Workshop  08 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018  The Mark of the Maker by Jesse Bert.
2017:
Workshop  27 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017  Hydraulic Die-Press Exploration for Jewelry and Design.
Technological University of Monterrey, Guadalajara Campus, Guadalajara, Mexico
Workshop  09 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017  Get Hammered by Jesse Bert.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Behind the Brooch. Angulo, Lorena.  2014
Book:  New Earrings: 500+ designs from around the world. Estrada, Nicolas.  Thames & Hudson:  Untied Kingdom,  2013
Book:  Metal Artist’s Workbench. Mann, Thomas.  2011
Book:  The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration. Darty, Linda.  Lark:  Asheville, 
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