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Danielle Gerber

Artist | Metalsmith | Jeweler 

My name is Danielle Gerber, I am the artist & maker behind DMG Designs. After earning my BFA in Metalsmithing & Jewelry from the Maine College of Art, I lived and worked in Portland for over a decade growing my business; recently we were able to purchase a little piece of heaven in the mountains; & DMG Designs is now a one-woman metal and jewelry studio located in the western mountains of Maine!
Using many hand-forging and hammering techniques I bring my love of natural patterns and forms into my metal & jewelry work. Whether it’s a feather pattern, flower inspired forms, or the natural texture of forged metal, my metal pieces are the perfect way to add organic details to your bar cart, table top, and even you! I handcraft a variety of metal jewelry, wares and sculptures in sterling silver, gold, copper and brass; including made to order designs, one of a kind pieces and custom designed metal and jewelry.

  


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My work is inspired by Maine’s flora and fauna. I am fascinated by plant’s and sea life. Everything I make is individually fabricated to be completely unique, just like you. My jewelry is made from recycled sterling silver & quality materials; and is reminiscent of the classic Maine vacations, with forms inspired by seashells and forest creatures.

The sculptures and home wares I make are spurred from my love of forming metal and the natural patterns created through the movement of water. These copper and bronze sculptures and objects utilize traditional forms with natural textures that are created through traditional silversmithing techniques, such as raising, chasing and repousse. These techniques move metal through a slow methodical process, much the same way water sculpts the earth. Through my work I feel closer to the natural world and invite my viewers to explore their own connections.