Thicket is meant for anyone who has ever loved a corner of landscape. Anyone who has ever picked up a smooth stone, seed pod or piece of shell and slipped it into their pocket.
About the Thicket Studio
I'm a writer, designer and lover of creatures and tiny things. I grew up in New England catching wood frogs and spotted salamanders and being taught about the ecology and natural history of the forests and bogs around me. After time in New York and Paris working for textile and jewelry designers, I moved to Charlottesville, Virginia in 2013 to pursue an MFA in Poetry at the University of Virginia and wrote many poems about plants.
Landscape, and my place within it, has been an integral part of my life and a large part of the way I understand the world around me.
About The Process
Thicket pieces begin with creating a mold of found and foraged botanical samples and natural objects. This mold is used in a process called lost wax casting which essentially creates perfect replicas, in solid fine metal. The casting itself is done by an artisan casting house in New York City's jewelry district that specializes in working with recycled metals. Every other stage of production is done, by hand, in my sunny studio in Portland, Maine.
About Thicket's Sustainability Practices
Thicket pieces are made almost exclusively with recycled fine metals and Thicket works constantly to move closer to using only recycled metals. There are a few small findings (such as 14k gold clasps) that I am still working on sourcing a recycled alternative for.
Thicket pieces are intentionally made with solid fine metals because solid metals stand the test of time and constant wear. Solid sterling silver and 14k gold will not lose their finish and a polishing cloth will quickly restore them to their original luster. And at the end of their lifetime (which will be long!) they can be recycled and remade again.