Unique minimalist jewelry in solid brass and sterling silver. Hand made by designer Jessie Morrow in her Orcas Island studio.
A playful collection of light weight statement pieces designed to make the most of those late summer days and wander into the crisp autumn glow to come.
The hand formed pieces in this collection have an irregular corrugated pattern that accentuates the contrast of light and dark.
Inspired by the changing of the seasons from summer to fall, designer Jessie Morrow also focused on functionality and fun, wanting this collection to invoke the playful side in us all.
Handmade in our Material Wit studio on Orcas Island in brass and sterling silver.
Designer Jessie Morrow has created the F O U N D collection from inspiration gathered on the beaches of Orcas Island where MATERIAL WIT is based. Some of the pieces in the collection are cast from pebbles she discovered while walking along the waters edge. Other designs, hand-forged in her Eastsound studio, speak to the movement of the shoreline where the water meets the land.
MATERIAL WIT'S HIYU COLLECTION
The HIYU COLLECTION, meaning metaphor or simile in Japanese, is based on the Washington State ferry system that serves the San Juan Islands. Named from one such ferry boat, the HIYU COLLECTION reflects both the character of the steel framed ship and the nostalgic romance of the ocean. In creating this collection, designer Jessie Morrow was inspired by this juxtaposition of industry and island life. It is this place in-between that is the essence of the the HIYU COLLECTION, like deja vu or a memory and hope all in the same moment.
Utilizing a mixed metal aesthetic, the HIYU COLLECTION offers a well balanced selection of necklaces, earrings and bracelets in solid brass, bronze and sterling silver. The pieces are first carved in wax, cast in brass and sterling silver and meticulously finished with the highest quality materials. To round out the collection Jessie has included some ultra modern hand forged pieces. Staying true to a clean minimalist aesthetic, the pieces in this collection have a simplicity and functionality that make for an effortless style.
Minimalist hair accessories for an easy and elevated up do!
Designed and made by artist Jessie Morrow.
Minimalist jewelry designed and made by artist Jessie Morrow in her Orcas Island, WA studio.
All MATERIAL WIT jewelry is designed and made in our Orcas Island studio with traditional metal smithing techniques and environmentally sound studio practices. Some of the jewelry is fabricated from metal sheet and wire while other pieces are first carved out of wax and then sent to a USA based foundry to be cast in brass, bronze and sterling silver. The jewelry is meticulously finished in house with high quality materials.
A look into nature’s ever changing beauty and the organic chaos that creates it.
The Coastal Collection is an abstract representation of forms found on the beaches around Orcas Island that are between life and total decay. Where unlike something just born, the form lives and dies on the lower crest, down, down, giving in and letting go. And how there is strength and beauty in the grit and falling of life.
In creating this collection artist Jessie Morrow was inspired by ocean textures created through elemental force. An object once mathematically perfect and expansive (even self replicating) now decays under the forces of water, wind and earth. Slowly giving into nothingness.
In an object's movement within decay, its beauty is transformed and understood by the observer as different and all its own. Worn by the very environment it calls home, the thing becomes another version of itself. A shell, a stone, a piece of sea plant all have a version of this shared fate, to be ground down, reintegrated and inevitably consumed.
Many of us find beauty in these worn objects. Perhaps it is because we recognize the release that’s necessary to transform. That a little bit of chaos and destruction is just part of it all. The pieces in this collection celebrate those transforming textures of nature’s movement and decay.