Amanda Bartlett, “Mando”, is a recent 2018 graduate and BFA recipient of Texas State University with a focus in Metals and Jewelry. They make work that unapologetically challenges the expectations of contemporary jewelry. Mando uses Rhino CAD 3D programming software, industrial color application, and traditional metalsmithing techniques to create their wearables. Their vibrant and bold neon colored adornments lush with complex fabrication, rivets, and avant-garde found chains or rope, create a maximalist aesthetic that can’t be ignored. Mando has shown their work in Earrings Galore, Ware/Wear, Offbeat Bijou, Craft Forms, and THREE. Bartlett is stocked by Asher Gallery at the Center of Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas. They recently finished a 3-month residency at the Baltimore Jewelry Center. Bartlett is currently working on a new collection and conceptual body of work to be released late Spring.
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