Designer for Turquoise Terrapin
The Turquoise Terrapin was originally housed in my dresser drawers, and my work spaces ranged from a kitchen table to a fire-lit tipi. The cabin style studio I currently work out of is a more comfortable and permanent setup. The inspiration for my work comes from my love of the Adirondack Mountains as well as the American Southwest. Both are home to dramatic landscapes, and require a ruggedness from their inhabitants in exchange for their beauty. Over the past decade, it has been my desire to create wearable art, representative of my travels, experiences, and appreciation of the natural world. Stone, antler, wood, leather, and glass are some of timeless materials nature provides. I weave together vibrant colors to communicate life, joy, and a determination to thrive. It is my desire that each piece I create tells a story of natural beauty and strength, and that these qualities resonate with the wearer.
In addition to creating commissioned pieces, I enjoy designing for boutiques, galleries, and museums. These unique spaces offer a beauty and experience all of their own.
Thank you for being a part of these experiences,
- Kelly Ormsby