Eroded landforms and aerial views of agricultural patterns inspire my work. Gold and silver jewelry pieces are fabricated, accented with gemstones, using techniques of fusing, forging, chasing, and reticulation. Each piece is a small-scale reflection of vast and intimate eroded surfaces.
Roger Rimel has been a goldsmith and jewelry designer for over 40 years. He exhibits his jewelry locally and nationally, teaches workshops, and maintains a studio in St. Louis, Missouri.
All jewelry work is one of a kind, designed and hand produced in my studio. Design styles may be repeated, but specific pieces are not duplicated.
The various textures are applied with chasing tools, prepared hammers, files, abrasives, fusing and torch techniques. Surfaces are often treated with dark patina which will “body polish” depending on the wearer.
All pieces are produced in sterling silver and karat golds that are reclaimed and re-alloyed by reputable refiners.
Colored stones and diamonds are genuine and are purchased from ethical dealers, most are members of the American Gem Trade Association.
Exhibits and Events:
• Saint Louis Art Fair, September 10-12
Control the Melt-workshop instructor, Boulder Metalsmithing Association, October 5-6
Webster Arts Fair, June 7-9
Saint Louis Art Fair, Award 2nd Place September 6-8
Control the Melt - workshop instructor, Idyllwild, CA. June 11-15.
Saint Louis Art Fair, September 7, 8, 9.
Saint Louis Art Fair, September 8,9, 10. (First Place Award winner)
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Cherry Creek, CO. June 29-July 3