Featured Crafter: Josh WagnerJanuary 13, 2013 11:55 am Crafts, Featured Crafter
Josh Wagner beautifully crafts vintage watches into unique, industrial and rustic jewelry that will be sure to garner a lot of attention. His aesthetic and attention to detail give each of his pieces a distinctive quality that is surprisingly both vintage and modern at the same time.
I am a Ceramic Sculptor who also really enjoys mixed media so the jewelry stems from that. I have my MFA from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The idea for my jewelry is really inspired from my grandfather. He was an avid antique collector and dealer, and much of my aesthetic comes from the many trips I took as a child to his warehouse observing the extremely interesting compositions that would organically created by the stacks and stacks of antiques. One of the many objects I received from the the warehouse was a huge box full of watch faces. After years and years of trying to think of what to do with the faces I finally started to create jewelry for family and friends, through those family and friends I started to get lots of requests and the Watch Face Jewelry Line was born.
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