Margo Manning
Margo Manning


Designs in Metal
1340 Pine Street New Orleans, LA 70118
studio phone: (504) 864-8356  
margomanning@cox.net



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Margo Manning - Designs in MetalMargo Manning is a New Orleans jewelry designer and metal artist who shows her work nationally and throughout the New Orleans area.  She studied at East Carolina University, where she received a Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts.  Her work ranges from constructed one-of-a-kind pieces to production lines of jewelry, and her recent exploration of Shadow Boxes has taken her into an additional and new direction of larger scale sculptural pieces.  Margo also teaches jewelry and metal design.  She has conducted workshops and offered studio classes in New Orleans schools and to private groups.

 

Silver and rose quartz necklaceI have always been drawn to antiquity and the persistent evolution of form.  We are surrounded by the marks of nature and time, and I find in this an unending visual source of beauty.  I approach a piece of jewelry as a composition in metal first, and a movable, functional jewelry object second.  My intention is to create jewelry that appears to have been changed by the elements of nature and time.  The incorporation of patterns, surface textures, shapes and hints of color into my jewelry is the integration of the natural forces.  Corrosion, abrasion by wind, and exposure to water, heat and pressure over time are the ones that come to mind.  The primary techniques that I use to alter the visual and physical characteristics of metal are embossing, etching, stamping, filing and heating or oxidizing to make color changes.  I am interested in evoking a certain mystery in my jewelry and metalwork, the same mystery associated with the unknowns of our past and the imagined glimpses into our future. 



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