It all begins with a nut. This special jewelry collection is crafted in reclaimed orchard wood from the northern New Mexico village of Cuartelez. My friend and I harvest declining walnut and fruit trees on his ancestral property there.
After finishing a B.S. in Industrial Design, I realized that my true passion lay in handwork. My preference for the plane over the pixel led me to complete a formal training program in Fine Woodworking and Professional Craft.
I embrace certain elements of the 19th century Arts & Crafts stylistic tradition—simple lines, handsome proportions, restrained decoration, and native materials—while remaining unburdened by the utopian, anti-industrial philosophy of the movement. I incorporate the commercial furniture production techniques of steam bending and bent lamination.
Griffith Evans–small batch, limited production jewelry of singular form.