On display at the ACC will be various types of jewelry, not bound by any one trait outside of their inspiration

Smithville – “Remnants & Relics,” a metalwork exhibition by artist Jason Stein, will be on display in the Lakeview Gallery at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft through April 17. Stein, who is based in Matthews, North Carolina, has spent years experimenting with and perfecting his skills as a metalsmith. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and East Carolina University, Stein now works as a jeweler and has work displayed through various institutions.

On display at the ACC will be various types of jewelry, not bound by any one trait outside of their inspiration, that highlight the beauty found in natural geological structures and surfaces.

“I draw inspiration from the historical techniques of excavation, rock blasting, and tunneling, and from this I strive to find the beauty and elegance in often overlooked remnant structures and surfaces,” Stein said. “I also study and explore the process of casting metal and using heat and fire to modify and reconstitute metal components through the careful application of brazing, fusing, and melting processes.”

Stein does not limit himself to one technique, metal or stone but instead experiments with a variety of materials, from gold to bronze or diamonds to tourmaline, displaying a wide variety of shapes and materials in this collection. The exhibit is open to the public and the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information about Stein visit https://jasonsteinmetals.com/home.html or on Instagram @jasonsteinmetals. The ACC is located at 1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville.

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