What fuels my designer energy and passion? My curiosity, fascination with movement and a bit of geekiness.
Pictured left to right, Metropolis Chevron Ring in sterling silver and white opalised wood from Australia, Slip Fault ring
in blackened sterling silver, Slip Fault ring with blue Hawks Eye gem, another Slip Fault ring in blackened silver, Metropolis Bolt ring
in blackened sterling silver with blue Hawks Eye gem and Slip Fault ring in sterling silver.
I've always been curious, willing to pause and look closer, maybe dissect and certainly ready to turn over the next rock.
My aesthetic obsession with movement blossomed in college. I liked to hang out with my buddy (now husband) in the wind tunnel. He was testing the aerodynamics of a new design. The streams of smoke flowing over the model were so beautiful, the slipstream. For his birthday I gave him a copy of The Album of Fluid Motion by Milton Van Dyke,
still on my studio book shelf.
When I am interested in a subject or idea I embrace it from all angles. That's were my geekiness comes to play. I've always preferred non-fiction, amassing a library of books on the subjects I love. Now I "Pin"
like a maniac too, collecting inspiration, information.
My first love will always be making, transforming my ideas into a physical thing of interest and beauty with a surprise, movement, to draw you in, spark your imagination and make you want to play.
Swell Bracelet, designed and created by Gina Pankowski. As you role the graduated links over your hand and onto your wrist the gold line flows through the bracelet. A version of this bracelet is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
I am presenting a new collection this Friday!
March 4th from 6-9pm at Fremont Jewelry Design
3510 Fremont Place North, Seattle
New Pendants and Rings combining my geometric and minimal aesthetic with a beautiful array of ethically sourced gems that include my current obsession with Moonstone, Agate and Opals.
This pendant I call "Moon Over Maury Mountain" the source of the beautiful gray, blue, and white translucent agate with Owyhee Blue Opal, both from Central Oregon.
The translucent agate here captures a stunning world! You may see snow on a misty mountain morning or cresting waves of the ocean on a moonlit night.
These new pieces are entirely hand made by me in my Seattle studio from recycled precious metals. I have been taking pleasure in collecting gems and minerals and interpreting my surroundings all my life. This new collection is a celebration of the beauty and phenomenal stuff our world is made of!