Molly Dingledine

Asheville, NC

Artist's Statement

For as long as I can remember, I have been making things. As a child I built structures with Legos, stitched miniature pillows for my mother, designed floor plans with my dad, and threaded beads into jewelry.

My love of jewelry started early and flourished at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I developed a more intimate connection with the process of making and began creating more meaningful forms that reflected the natural world.

Nature fascinates me. My admiration and spiritual connection to it inspires me to create. Through the cycles of Earth, the universe makes sense to me. In the intricate and delicate forms of leaves and buds, flowers and seedpods, I see the complete experience of life — birth, growth, existence, aging, death, and ultimately reawakening.

I love to study plants and how they grow. Each component connects to create a perfect structure. I build upon simple natural shapes to create complex, organic, and kinetic forms.  Through my work I pay respect to our Earth and the growth and transformation that is part of life.

I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005, earning a BFA in metals and jewelry, and dedicated myself full time to jewelry beginning in January 2006. My work is represented in fine craft galleries and jewelry stores nationwide, and I exhibit at art and craft shows.