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I am a metal artist and photographer who creates decorative, wearable & memorable means of expression. I've been a member of the PA Guild of Craftsmen since July 2018. I am a 2007 graduate of Tyler School of Art (of Temple University) where I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for both Metalsmithing and Sculpture. While in college, I experimented with paper pop-up influences and how it could transition to design elements in sheet metal. My smallest jewelry piece created using this technique was a pair of 1/2" square earrings that cradled the earlobe. The largest sculptural piece created with this technique was a giant 3'H x 6'L bent sheet of steel that was installed 6' high up in a corner to mirror the steps adjacent to it. After graduation, I worked for 8 years as a portrait photographer capturing memorable moments at a chain studio and then at a local photo company. I then decided it was time to rekindle my love of metalworking and ventured out on my own to focus on merging my creative passions. In June of 2015, I officially started my own business named Serricca Studios. I enjoy exploring surface, dimension and space, as well as the unity of organic imagery with minimal and structural design. Therefore, I decided to revisit my pop-up techniques used back in college. "Garden Collection" was my first jewelry study that later became the primary style choice for both my jewelry and sculptural work. My work currently consists of one-of-a-kind, series and custom artwork that utilizes my knowledge in sculpture, jewelry and photography. Copper is my preferred metal of choice due to its warm color tone, ability to fuse with vitreous enamels, to react with colorful patina solutions and to chemical etching processes. Through use of a piercing and sawing technique, sheet metal is hand-cut and formed to create dimensional designs influenced by nature and paper pop-up techniques. Surfaces may feature a patinated or enameled finish to complete the piece as a wearable work of art for personal adornment, or decorative artwork for personal expression.