Le Ann Gehring-Ryan     .      Artist Statement

Le Ann Gehring-Ryan     .      Artist Statement

 
 

I am a visual artist focusing on Painting and and Art Metals. I work primarily in Sterling Siver and natural Stones accented with gold and enamel.Hand fabrication focusing on soldering, hammering, stone-setting, fusing and forming is my process.

I also work in Cloisonné Enamel, the fusing of colored glass channeled between fine silver and gold wire.Texture, line, color and form; elements are brought together to create a work of art that is pleasing to the eye.

Setting a torch to a piece of wire, manipulating its shape and structure is a rewarding process for me to showcase design skills. I strive for simple elegance and strong design in my work.