Using personal stories to influence design.
May Engelhardt specializes in unique and sculptural jewelry
crafted by hand in small batches out of Atlanta, GA.
Born in a small town in Southern Maine, May moved to Brooklyn in 1998 where she lived and worked for 18 years. While her artistic career began with painting and photography over the past decade May has focused primarily on sculpture and jewelry design.
Using her designs as a way to explore the collective and individual experience, May’s work is informed by memory, empathy and insight. Many of her pieces are inspired by a relationship or a moment and use simple elements, textures and symbols to tell a story. Her work is often deeply personal while simultaneously recognizing the interdependent nature of our lives. Her designs are a wearable sculpture, giving form to what we wish to hold close.
See the commissions section for examples of commissioned pieces with detailed descriptions.
Why work with us?
Send me a story, a memory or a description of a person and I will design a custom piece based on what you describe. Give me as much or as little guidance as you want. Get started on your design now!
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