Wesley Glebe has been making jewelry in many and varied forms for most of his life. From the age of 11 when he made his first ring, to today when his current line has the imposition of traditional joining processes such as riveting and wrapping, he is still exploring metals. The current limitations appeal to the designer and engineer in him as it forces him to come up with solutions to design dilemmas that are not the usual ones.
My work is inspired by materials and process – what I participate with is the limitless “What if...?” Daily fabrication is often overwhelmed by the staggering number of emerging new designs. In a nutshell, when my creative efforts are excited by exploring materials and process, there is no work; every moment becomes quest management.
Karen Melfi Collection