We are delighted to feature jewelry artist Alycia Earhart, creator of Oxbow Studio in Lawrence, Kansas, in Scarlow's gallery.
Oxbow Studio is a one woman operation based in Lawrence, Kansas. All pieces are designed and handcrafted by Alycia in her small and cozy home studio space.
Alycia was born and raised in Kansas and currently resides in Lawrence. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Art History, Alycia began to focus on her own creative endeavors by dabbling in various mediums before falling in love with Metalsmithing.
Since Alycia was a kid, she has always been fascinated by stones and fossils, collecting as many as she could get her hands on. At school, she would spend recess sifting through the pebbles on the playground, stuffing her pockets and shoes with as many as she could fit. Over the years her collection has only grown, and her love for Mother Nature's treasures eventually began to influence her creative process.
Alycia considers her work a collaboration between herself and Mother Nature. She often uses stones for their specific metaphysical properties, and her designs are influenced by both earthly and cosmic events. By using delicate and intricate details of hand stamped and formed elements, or keeping things simple and allowing the material to speak for itself, each design is created with the integrity of the material in the forefront of Alycia's mind.