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Artist Profile: Terri Logan

January 11, 2017 Sticks and Steel

Meet Sticks and Steel’s latest jewelry designer, Terri Logan! Seeing Terri’s pieces at market has always been a tempting struggle. Her work is unbelievably beautiful, but a big part of buying is timing. So, year after year, our team went to market with our business-lady buying-pants on, looked and lusted over her work, and sadly passed.

Not this year! Sticks and Steel is ready and thrilled to welcome Terri Logan Jewelry into our collection of high-design jewelry next to artists like Saundra Messinger, Catherine Canino, and In2Design. 

Like most of our artists, Terri’s path to jewelry design was a series of zig-zags and re-routes. Before she set her first stone, she was a psychotherapist of 18 years. Terri tells her story best…

I began making art around the age of three. Art was my first real language, my first record of the world and my experiences. By nine, I knew I had some talent, but it wasn't until my twenties that I discovered sculpture...


Narrowing my academic pursuits became a difficult task since I hate to refuse myself anything, thus I was fortunate to secure a double major. I was a second year BFA sculpture student with a child-psychology co-major when my studies were interrupted. Economy and efficiency led to the decision to graduate early with a BA from Indiana University. In graduate school, I was able to unite my love for art and psychology by receiving my clinical degree, MAT (Master of Art Therapy) from Wright State University. Thus I began a wonderful professional career, a general private practice in which I utilized the arts in many forms of treatment, diagnosis and prevention.


Therapy was an intense and demanding profession, and for me, it had a life-span. With burn-out approaching, retirement plans set in motion, I took a jewelry class at a nearby art center.

I was three again!
I was making art!



Coming from a psychological perspective, I make jewelry because of the intimacy the function allows. I use metal and stone (river rocks) because they are inherently strong materials with a rich historic value and intrinsic links to our civilization. Their abundant character, separate or in relation to each other, offers infinite possibilities as a language.

 




Name: 
Terri Logan
Location: Richmond, IN
Type of Artist: Jewelry Designer/Metalsmith
Materials: Silver and Natural Stones



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