Artist of the Day / Sandy Martinez

Sandy’s love of gems, and craftsmanship clearly shows in her work.

 Hi There, I’m Sandy at GriffinsNestJewelry. I’m a GIA Graduate Gemologist, Art Clay artist, jeweler, and rock hound. Something changed in me at age 40. I made a plan to pursue my dream to become a GIA Graduate Gemologist and make jewelry full time. After five years between working full time and raising a young son I was able to study at night and weekends to reach my goal. My dream is becoming a reality.

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About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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2 Responses to Artist of the Day / Sandy Martinez

  1. Darcy says:

    Thanks for allowing us to know a bit more about the artist.

  2. Darcy commented on Artist of the Day / Sandy Martinez

    Thanks for allowing us to know a bit more about the artist.

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