Friday, October 16, 2009

I'm a Fan of...

Bill Martin, from Pennsylvania, is the artist owner of Purified Art, which he describes as "unique future-primitive silver art jewelry".

Bill recently joined a group I am a part of and although I would like to run a more in-depth feature in the future that includes an interview, Bill is a busy man at the moment and I will have to wait for that!

That doesn't prohibit me from posting an introduction, however, for those of you who may not be familiar with his work.

What strikes me the most about Bill's jewelry is the bold, clean lines, the heavy look of his metals combined with his stone choices which combine to create quite masculine and substantial wearable art pieces.

He has developed a personal style which is recognizable at a glance and yet his pieces are so different one from another.

Looking through his Flickr gallery, you can see that Bill's talent runs deep and that he could just as easily and successfully have chosen another form of artistic expression.

Purified Art can be purchased on Etsy and you can visit Bill's blog, Purified Art, as well as his Flickr photostream. Bill can also be found on Twitter and Facebook!


  1. What a beautiful presentation of Bill's fabulous work! Well done you two!

    Julie Magers Soulen Photography
    Blog of Note

  2. This is a beautiful feature on Bill Martin's work! He's such a talented designer and does outstanding work.

  3. Thanks so much for the support and the very kind words!!! It really means a lot to me!

  4. Good job, Laurie. A terrific feature on one of my favorite jewelers and favorite people! Don't you love that jellyfish pendant? I love it all!

  5. The jellyfish pendant and the first ring are my favorites! Thank you all for visiting and leaving comments!

  6. gorgeous rings.. i especially love the third one.. the square one.

  7. It is a beautiful stone, isn't it? The finish on the silver, too! Thanks for commenting!

  8. Thanks for the intro to Bill's work. Can't wait for the interview. I agree, Bill's rings and pendants have his own distinctive style that is both fun and artful. He's one of my favorite metalsmiths.


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