|Taylor is Chickasaw/Seminole multidisciplinary artist born & raised in Oklahoma with a focus on metal smithing. She creates one of a kind jewelry utilizing various hand tools, genuine metals like sterling silver or bronze & quality gemstones, especially turquoise. Her adornments are a blend of inspiration from her Indigenous culture with intuition-based elements of design & the intention that each piece be durable for generations.
Her experience with this tactile art began as a student learning basic techniques in a University of Central Oklahoma course. A strong passion grew & many years later, Taylor continues to advance her skills through the determination of self-taught endeavors. She has sold her wearable art across the country through pop up events & an online Indigenous marketplace, From The People.
Her recent pursuit of instructing at Oklahoma Contemporary has been quite fulfilling as she’s gained a better understanding of her teaching style & deeply enjoys facilitating creativity within others. Taylor has organized her knowledge of this complex art form into a simplified course that provides the student with the confidence to forge their own unique designs. Taylor will teach you how to navigate both precision & improvisation which are important aspects of learning how to stamp, texture, saw, file, solder, & finish metals.
Take Intro to Jewelry Making and Metalsmithing with Taylor Martin this fall.