Judi Forman

Judi Forman Pendant
Judi Forman Three Flowers Pendant/Brooch
Judi Forman Round Colored Pencil on Silver Pin/Pendant
Judi Forman Colored Pencil on Copper Earrings
Judi Forman Three Moons Brooch

Artworks 

Judi Forman Anodized Niobium & Silver Pendan
Judi Forman A Beautiful Day for Tulips

Judi Forman

Anodized Niobium & Silver Pendant        

2020

$200 

$50, neck cord

Judi Forman

A Beautiful Day for Tulips

colored pencil on copper, copper with natural patina

anodized niobium neck cord

2023

$350

Judi Forman Checkerboard Brooch/Pendant

Judi Forman

Checkerboard Brooch/Pendant

2021

colored pencil on copper, brass

3.75 x 1.75 in

$295

Judi Forman Sometimes the Center is Off

Judi Forman

Sometimes the Center is Off 

colored pencil on copper, sterling silver, brass rivets

2022

$175

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Judi Forman Anodized Niobium Pendant
Judi Forman Three Flowers

Judi Forman

Anodized Niobium Pendant

2018

$50

Judi Forman

Three Flowers

colored pencil on copper, copper, brass rivets

2021

$275

Judi Forman Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with Hypoallergenic Niobium Ear Wires 1
Judi Forman Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with Hypoallergenic Niobium Ear Wires 1

Judi Forman

Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with Hypoallergenic Niobium Ear Wires 1

2023

$45

Judi Forman

Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with Hypoallergenic Niobium Ear Wires 1

2023

$50

Judi Forman Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with Hypoallergenic Niobium Ear Wires 3
Judi Forman Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with Hypoallergenic Niobium Ear Wires 4

Judi Forman

Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with Hypoallergenic Niobium Ear Wires 3

2023

$45

Judi Forman

Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with Hypoallergenic Niobium Ear Wires 4

2023

$40

Judi Forman Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with Hypoallergenic Niobium Ear Wires 5
Judi Forman Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with Hypoallergenic Niobium Ear Wires 6

Judi Forman

Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with Hypoallergenic Niobium Ear Wires 5

2023

$40

Judi Forman

Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with Hypoallergenic Niobium Ear Wires 6

2023

$45

Judi Forman My Three Birds Pendant

Judi Forman

My Three Birds Pendant

colored pencil on copper, sterling silver, steel rivets, beads

2021-2023

$800

Judi Forman Trapezoid Pendant

Judi Forman

Trapezoid Pendant

sterling silver, gemstone

2014

$175

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Judi Forman Three Moons Brooch
Judi Forman Magnetic Tulip Brooch/Pendant

Judi Forman

Three Moons Brooch

anodized niobium, sterling silver

2022

$300

Judi Forman

Magnetic Tulip Brooch/Pendant

2023

colored pencil on copper, sterling silver, anodized niobium neck wire, magnet

$400

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Judi Forman Barette

Judi Forman

Barette

colored pencil on copper, brass

2020

$50

Judi Forman Geometric Dangles

Judi Forman

Geometric Dangles

colored pencil on copper, copper; brass rivets, niobium ear wires

2020

$150

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Judi Forman Shield Pendant

Judi Forman

Shield Pendant

2022

colored pencil on copper, copper and brass rivets

$150

Judi Forman SERENE Pendant

Judi Forman

SERENE

Pendant

2023

Colored pencil on copper; sterling silver

Sold

Judi Forman Drop Earrings 2022

Judi Forman

Drop Earrings

2022

Niobium

Sterling silver

Sold

Judi Forman Pendant 2020

Judi Forman

Pendant

2020

Niobium

Sterling silver

Sold

Sold, neck cord

Judi Forman Miniature Book Necklace 2020

Judi Forman

Miniature Book Necklace

2020

Copper, handmade paper, brass and gemstone beads

30 in

Sold

Judi Forman

American, b. 1951, Philadelphia, PA, Based in Westminster, VT



Artist's Statement


I first encountered the magic of being able to turn raw metal into jewelry when I was 15 and a student at The Putney School in Putney, VT. An expensive habit, I left metalwork behind when I was no longer connected to a school that could provide me with a studio. About 18 years ago I started taking metalwork classes at The League of NH Craftsmen in Hanover, NH. Thus began a renewed passion for creating jewelry. I have continued to take classes and workshops from some of the top metal-smiths and jewelry artists in the country.


I find inspiration in the work of my teachers and other jewelry artists, but then it boils down to just what happens between me and the materials. I tend not to draw my designs on paper and when I do, the outcome will bear only a slight resemblance to my drawing. The designing happens in my imagination and the image I wake up with in my head becomes a different piece entirely when I get into the studio.  


I love the synergy between the metal, my ideas and the tools. Some of my favorite pieces are the result of serendipity such as how a particular piece of copper responds to the heat of a torch on a particular day and acquires a one-of-a-kind patina. I’ve been working mostly in silver, copper, and niobium and am currently exploring steel and a little bit of gold. I’m always looking for ways to add to color and texture. In 2020 I began using colored pencils on copper, which adds a new dimension to my work.


The best part for me is seeing someone wearing my work and being told they wear it every day. It’s a wonderful feeling to have something that arose out of my head, become a piece of jewelry that someone finds a personal connection to.



Biography


Judy Forman, based in Westminster, Vermont, is a metal artist creating one-of-a-kind artist jewelry. Forman works with silver, copper, niobium, steel, and gold, using metal-working techniques such as anodizing, imprinting texture, and drawing with colored pencil. The artist uses layered sheets of metal, shaped into works such as “Three Moons Brooch” and riveted together. Using patina and colored pencil, the artist creates abstract compositions often inspired by nature on the multiple surfaces she has shaped. Forman’s most recent work using colored pencil on copper, adds both bright color and texture to the artist’s jewelry.

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