Photography by Meredith Sutton
Meredith Anne Sutton’s jewelry uniquely balances industrial and feminine influences and reflects her enamoring of found objects, including vintage pieces, architectural finds and hardware procured from old furniture. Sutton began her career after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in metals and jewelry in 2003. The following year, she was accepted as the Regional Emerging Artist in Residence at Artspace, a non-profit visual art center in Raleigh, North Carolina. After completing her residency, Sutton returned to Savannah to build her studio and develop her business. Her work has been shown and sold in galleries and exhibits across the country and her pieces have been published in several publications, namely Lark’s “1000 Rings”. Sutton’s work is highly romantic and takes inspiration in literature and poetry, as well as in structural relics. With an aesthetic that is at once clean, ornate and bold, Sutton works with mediums of sterling silver, 18k gold, bronze, and acrylic to present pieces apropos for the most discerning and mature woman to the chic young trendsetter. With a heightened demand for her designs, Sutton has increasingly produced commissioned bodies of work that intimately reflect not only her inspiration but also the interests and passions of her clients.
Sutton is also the Creative Marketing Director and Beekeeper of Service Brewing Co., which is set to open this coming June 2014. If she is not hanging out with her brewery bees or banging on metal in her studio, you can find her enjoying a beer with friends.