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Poetic Metal

Teresa Kiplinger combines precious metals, humble alloys,
enameled images, and original verse to create haunting
and luminous elegies for unknowable souls.
Inspired by personal narratives, memory, and ephemera,
her expressive jewelry calls us to consider the fragility of our existence. 

Browse Teresa's collection of ready to wear jewelry 
or contact her to discuss a custom commission.

We Were All Ghosts, Stacking Rings Buy

We Were All Ghosts

Stacking Rings

$428

Brambles in Winter, Pendant Necklace Buy

Brambles in Winter

Pendant Necklace

$348

Letters from the Studio

March 24, 2020

Arrival

The sun is sliding off its track,
making its way
to a planet with more promise,

its airbrush dusk
now indifferent middle grays–
Mondays, Thursdays.

Alone on my hill
my breath... {more}

February 17, 2020

Washed Out

I step into the stall,
turn the knob to hot,
head down, a supplicant before the water. I observe my barren belly,
and the mole
I should remove when a spider
crawls, then falls{more}

June 09, 2019

I'd Rather Be Carried

I wish I could remember the last Father's Day with my dad, any little thing he did or said – but the events that followed it have swallowed the memory. Instead, I must imagine it... {more}

Each tool mark represents a...

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2 days ago

Each tool mark represents a moment when I was here, and you were there. While I pushed a grain of glass into place, burned my fingers, stared into space, wrote, wept, you were there, and I could feel you, making your art, feeding your family, laugh-crying on a zoom call, nurturing your garden, learning to wear a mask, caring for a sick parent, turning off the news, turning on the news, searching for hope, giving in to despair, facing fear, kneeling, praying, shouting, vowing, memorizing the smell of your child's hair, seeing for the first time the slant of the sun in just this hour at just that moment.

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