Ever curious about the world around her, Page Sargisson seeks out objects whose texture, shape and history inspire her. With her ability to see beauty where others might not, Page repurposes and transforms these found objects into uniquely textured, handcrafted jewelry, and in doing so, helps bring out the artist in those who wear these special creations.
Page grew up working in her grandfather’s woodworking studio and learned to carve, sand and make dovetail joints with him – after graduating from Brown and working a corporate job, she took a wax carving class that brought her back to my childhood passion of creating and carving. Fifteen years later, she sells at small boutiques around the US, and Barney’s, Ron Herman and Isetan in Japan. She designs jewelry for people like her, jewelry that can transition from dropping off the kids at school in the morning to work and dinner out at night.
Page’s pieces are all handmade here in NYC using recycled metals. Her work has a distinct look since she transfers textures from old letterpress blocks, textiles and woodblocks – this seems to attract a clientele who like to “collect” her pieces.
In a world where so much is mass produced and 3D printed, the “brushstrokes” of her carvings allow the end customer to connect to the artist and imagine the work that went into creating each piece.