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Artisans Center of Virginia

 Sarah EK Muse at Studio 12

Exclusively Designed Adornment for Your Body and Home

Artisans Center of Virginia Juried Artisan

One-of-a-Kind, Custom Design, Bespoke and Limited Edition Jewelry

One-of-a-Kind Hand Formed In-Relief Architectural Tiles

I am a one-woman artisan jeweler, designer, metalsmith best known for my bold, dynamic, nature inspired, sculptural works of art, created for passion driven women and men who treasure distinctive, collectible adornment for their body and home.

Artist Statement

Using a variety of precious metals, gems, diamonds and collected stones, my aesthetic emerges through line, form, repeated elements, texture and color, implementing a meditative, rhythmic approach using the hand-hammering processes of forging, chasing, sinking, raising, repouse’, shell-forming, the lost wax casting process or hand-building resulting in structured fluidity. By applying the flame of the torch, chemical solutions and/or pigments on my copper pieces, I intensify the depth of color, while texture, color and various polishing techniques interplay with reflection on my jewelry pieces to achieve the desired outcome.

My Story

I have been a jeweler, designer, metalsmith for 26 years. In 2009, my family and I made a big move from our downtown Victorian home to our mountainside homestead in Roanoke County where I renovated a two-stall barn into my metals studio. After a ‘homesteading reality, soccer Mom’ sabbatical, creating a few commission pieces along the way, I re-inaugurated Sarah EK Muse at Studio 12 in November, 2015. Since then, I have been producing new works for individual and corporate clients, galleries and designers. My work has been featured in various publications and exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the eastern United States. I am the founding member of the Southwestern Virginia Metal Arts Guild and on the board of, and a Juried Artisan member of theArtisans Center of Virginia. I host seasonal workshops (fundraisers), teach metalsmithing classes upon request, and love having folks visit me in my studio.

I love creating custom pieces that are meaningful and unique to YOU. Join with me to collaboratively design and make an original heirloom quality piece of jewelry or original hand-hammered in-relief architectural tile to fit your space and accentuate your design sensibility.

To see more of my work, please visit my website at:

Professional Distinction: Commission/Custom Work, Demonstrations, Exhibition, Instruction, Public Art/Installations

Sarah EK Muse

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(540) 524-2764

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By Appointment- I look forward to hearing from you.