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Danielle Gerber

Artist | Metalsmith | Jeweler 

My name is Danielle Gerber, I am the artist & maker behind DMG Designs. I have a BFA in Metalsmithing & Jewelry from the Maine College of Art, and now work as a one-woman metal and jewelry studio in Portland, Maine. Using many hand-forging and hammering techniques I brings my love of natural patterns and forms, like water and plant life, 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 the ocean and living on the coast of Maine. I am fascinated by water and sea life. Everything I make is individually fabricated to be completely unique, like every moment in the ocean. My jewelry is made from recycled sterling silver & quality materials; and is reminiscent of the classic Maine beach getaway, with forms inspired by seashells and ocean 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.