Kristen Dorsey. From the runways of LA Fashion Week to the pages of British Vogue, Dorsey’s pieces are celebrated throughout the contemporary jewelry world.
Each style Dorsey designs falls under a larger Native Southeastern or Chickasaw theme, as she takes specific cultural references and abstracts them into beautiful new images.
world and the underwater world.
Dorsey creates adornment infused with Chickasaw history. She uses metalworking methods derived from ancient Southeastern relief work, an intricate process of repoussé and chasing, and she uses traditional materials including shell, copper and bronze. Conscious of her legacy, she works only with materials that are environmentally friendly and ethically sourced, built by hand, conflict free or recycled.
She describes, “Working with these processes, materials, and imagery connects me to my ancestors. I firmly believe that culture is never lost, but rather forgotten, and creating art is a way to remember. I strive to create timeless jewelry rooted within tradition while remaining relevant to contemporary fashion.”
We look forward to learning more about Kristen and where her inspiration comes from, as we continue to admire her impressive designs!