Gayle Friedman lives and works in Washington, DC. She studied metal smithing with Anya Pinchuk at the Corcoran School of Art and Design. Friedman is the founder of Studio 4903, a studio space for working artistic and cultural events. Her work has been published in 500 Earrings, Lark Books.
I’m interested in the stuff that flows in and out of our hands – in my case, it can be a scrap of fur, or fragments of metal that I encounter on my bench. These things are often imbued with unexplored meaning and emotion. I’m drawn to relationships, and in making my jewelry, I get to explore the relationships that we have with these materials, the people and places they come from and how they can be understood through the medium of jewelry.