San Francisco-based jewelry artist Eko Wright’s artistic journey began when she took a metalsmithing class to learn simple soldering techniques. Intrigued by the way a torch and tools can transform a sheet of metal into wearable art, she continued to study with renowned artisans in San Francisco.
Eko has now created her own lines of rustic yet elegant contemporary pieces that integrate traditional subdued Japanese aesthetics with Western forms. Her minimalistic work has been featured at Museum of Craft and Design and Asian Art Museum gift shops, ACCI and other select galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Nature Inspired Designs – the Earth and Sky
Botanical & Galaxy Collections
I feel a deep attraction to sterling silver. Its raw form offers the challenge of endless possibilities, while the finished work suggests inevitability. My minimalistic designs are influenced by the Japanese concept of simplicity as inspired by nature. I believe sterling silver is the perfect medium for translating these aesthetics into jewelry.
For my Botanical Collection, I employ fold-forming techniques and hammered work to create distinct three-dimensional organic forms. Presented as a group, these pieces suggest the rustic elegance of a hidden garden. Viewed individually, each piece is a contemporary interpretation of a natural shape.
My necklaces and earrings are often accented by customizable hand set gemstones in my Galaxy Collection. Together these forms evoke the mystery and infinity of the cosmos. This collection is inspired by the prominent twinkling stars above Northern Japan, and in traditional Tanabata custom, I hope the wearer’s wishes come true.
My jewelry honors nature, the material, and the individual. I seek to create serenity and tranquility in every piece I forge.