Courtney Klimowicz  DiMare

Enamelist & Jeweler

I’m a hyper sentimentalist who’s memories are cataloged through adornment. I believe this is why and how I became a jeweler. Jewelry is inherently sentimental because it exists as family heirlooms, engagement and wedding rings, or a souvenir from the past. The very act of putting on jewelry is an intimate interaction; its weight is felt in every movement. These are the reasons I have chosen jewelry as my art form. I need my work to be experienced on the body because the tension of only looking is not enough for me. Because of my interest in the sentimental and preserving memory, I started to focus on work that I call “Memory Manifestations” My newest work examines the function of jewelry and what happens when it is asked to function as clothing.