Our Artists / Jake Martin
Jake Martin
Rochester Institute of Technology
School for American Crafts
Metals and Jewelry Design, BFA 2013

Jake’s working process is ritualistic and informed by thousands of years of tradition. His process is a form of active meditation. When in the feedback loop of designing/making, he is able to briefly disconnect from a separate, dichotomous, individual self and connect with a vaster awareness. Jake’s major medium, jewelry, embodies the essence of divinity from the time of the mediums’ origin and serves as a reminder of majesty and beauty. His designs come from observing nature and recognizing the common structures. The work serves to connect maker, wearer, and observer in a harmonious way with each other and to serve as a reminder of the divinity of ourselves and of all things.