First Name
Danielle
Last Name
Gerber
Business Name
DMG Designs
Partner Name
Media Category
Metal, Jewelry
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Region
Greater Portland
Phone
6039780778
Membership Level:
Professional Membership
About
Artist Bio:
Danielle Gerber is a local Maine Artisan, who grew up on the coast of New Hampshire and moved to Maine to obtain her BFA in metals and jewelry from the Maine College of Art. As a diversely trained metalsmith she crafts jewelry, sculptures and home wares; which she sells at stores and craft shows throughout New England. In 2016 Danielle was awarded National Craft Week’s Rising Stars: 30 Exceptional Craftspeople Under 30 Award, for her raised metal sculptures. Most recently she was awarded an emerging artisan studio equipment grant from the Maine Crafts Association. Her range of work can be viewed online at DMG-Designs.com.

Artist Statement:
My work is inspired by the ocean and living on the coast of Maine. I am fascinated by water and sea life. Everything I make is individually fabricated to be completely unique, like every moment in the ocean. My jewelry is made from recycled sterling silver & quality materials; and is reminiscent of the classic Maine beach getaway, with forms inspired by seashells and ocean creatures.
The sculptures and home wares I make are spurred from my love of forming metal and the natural patterns created through the movement of water. These copper and bronze sculptures and objects utilize traditional forms with natural textures that are created through traditional silversmithing techniques, such as raising, chasing and repousse. These techniques move metal through a slow methodical process, much the same way water sculpts the earth. Through my work I feel closer to the natural world and invite my viewers to explore their own connections.
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