“My Oath. With purity and with holiness,
I will pass my life and practice my Art." -- Jessica Seaton
Discover the beauty and craftsmanship of jewelry designer, Jessica Seaton. Her handmade work is striking, feels magical, and has hints of earthy elements. The pieces are composed of all the style roots that I love - organic formations, natural imperfections, and an ancient/contemporary dichotomy. Personally, she’s beyond beautiful, and she is producing truly exquisite creations. Jessica uses the lost wax process to create her powerful art. “Lost wax method or casting, is an ancient process dating back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. It is still the best method for capturing exquisite detail in metal objects, which could not otherwise be produced given the complexity of their design.” I fell madly in love with her current collection, and luckily, she was kind enough to answer a few question’s. Enjoy, getting to know this impressive artist. You will definitely be seeing some of her jewelry in my upcoming shoots. I’m obsessed!
Interview with Jessica Seaton:
Where are you from?
I grew up in Maryland, but have found my home in California for the past 12 years.
Tell us about Jessica Seaton Design. How did it all begin?
hmmm ... I guess it started when I was in Big Sur, the spring of 2008. I was playing with a lot of drift wood and antler pieces, reshaping them and hanging them on chains. When I got back to Los Angeles, I walked by a jewelry class, and six months later, Free People was carrying me.
Your collection is entirely hand sculpted and cast using the ancient method of lost wax. How did you learn this process?
Yes. I don't think I would be making jewelry any other way. I am a sculptor above all, and was lucky enough to have the support and guidance of Steven Hanna, an amazing jewelry designer. He taught me the lost wax method.
What inspired your current collection?
The current collection is really just everything I really love that I have made over the last 3 years ... a lot of Native influence, a bit of morbidity ... all of the pieces seem to hold the same feeling for me.
What is the significance of the models with purple fingers in your current lookbook?
I get asked this a lot. They are my favorite part about this campaign, yet really don't hold much of a defined meaning. Again, it's more about a feeling for me. They came out of nowhere really, I grabbed a brush and just started painting.
What is your idea of happiness?
My idea is my reality. I am happy right now.
Best advice you’ve ever gotten?