Artist to Know - Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann

He describes himself as a working artist in the medium of jewelry and sculpture.
He makes jewelry objects combining industrial aesthetics and materials and with romantic themes and imagery. He calls this design system Techno.Romantic¨.

Here is a paragraph from his artist statement about why he creates:

In my case, the realization was that my love of making jewelry was not just about making jewelry but about making "objects". That designing and making jewelry could actually mean more than producing objects of adornment. That it could be a means of personal expression which might affect people in a much more serious and purposeful way. That it might provide an opportunity for the real communication of ideas and, most importantly, that it could provide the stimulating and inspiring raw material for the imagination. In short, I no longer saw jewelry as jewelry but as a medium of artistic expression akin to that of painting or sculpture.

He has been designing jewelry since the early 70's and lives and works in New Orleans where he oversees a jewelry design and production studio, a sculpture studio, and gallery. He currently exhibits his jewelry and sculpture in about 250 galleries and stores in the US and abroad, and at premier craft events around the US.

Read more about Thomas Mann and his work on his website thomasmann.com. Want to purchase some of his work you can also check out his online catalog.

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  1. Love the use of different metals in these pieces, especially the hearts, gorgeous.

  2. I love these pieces! Thank you for sharing!

  3. hey!! thanks for sharing my work. if anyone wants to keep up with what I am up to, join my facebook fan page for updates. You can get to it by clicking my name above.


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