About

a few words about us

 

Amy & Tucker at the beach

Amy Buettner and Tucker Glasow began working together as a team in the jewelry studio in the year 2000. Before they came together as collaborators in their craft, Amy had a jewelry business for 6 years and Tucker was a professional videographer. With Amy’s fascination of the world of minutia and Tucker’s keen sense of detail, their talents melded naturally in the medium of jewelry. Together they forged a grand love and knowledge of the stones they use, and have developed a style that expresses their reverence of the natural world and historical adornment. Using fabrication and casting techniques, they create their one of a kind jewelry pieces using sterling silver and 18k gold. Each stone is chosen for it’s exceptional quality and it’s unusual color, pattern or origin. Often the stone itself is the springboard for a design.  Combining their personal archetypal shapes and forms with metalsmithing techniques to alter the metal’s texture and color they love to make jewelry pieces with movement and character. Their roles in the studio are equal in that the creation of each piece is a collaborative effort. Their aim as artists is to create elegant, uncommon jewelry pieces for the wearer to enjoy: as personal heirlooms or affirmations of the owner’s spirit.

Amy learned her skills from a myriad of people and places. Working with jewelers across the country and graduating with a Fine Arts degree in Jewelry and Sculpture in 1994 from Oregon College of Art & Craft & Pacific Northwest College of Art.  Tucker studied Video Broadcasting and Photography at Lane Community College in Eugene Oregon.  His metalsmithing skills were taught and honed in the studio with Amy.  He attributes his proclivity for fine craftsmanship to his many hours of building with legos as a boy.  They now reside in Portland Oregon, where they've conducted their business as a metalsmiths for over fourteen years.