Spotlight: Rachelle Thiewes

November 15, 2014 – December 30, 2014


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Rachelle Thiewes
Heat Earrings #380

Steel, silver, 18K white gold posts, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Mirage Bracelet #366

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Mirage Bracelet #366

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Earrings #433

Steel, 18K gold, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Earrings #433 (Under Different Light)

Steel, 18K gold, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Bracelet #435

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Bracelet #435 (Shown under different light)

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Bracelet #435 (Shown under different light)

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Brooch #439

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Brooch #440

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Brooch #441

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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    Rachelle Thiewes
    Heat Earrings #380

    Steel, silver, 18K white gold posts, automotive paint

    3" x 3" x 1 3/4"

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    Rachelle Thiewes
    Mirage Bracelet #366

    Steel, silver, automotive paint

    4" x 2 5/8" x 2 1/8"

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    Rachelle Thiewes
    Mirage Bracelet #366

    Steel, silver, automotive paint

    4" x 2 5/8" x 2 1/8"

    Inquire

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    Rachelle Thiewes
    Slipstream Earrings #433

    Steel, 18K gold, silver, automotive paint

    2 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 3/8"

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    Rachelle Thiewes
    Slipstream Earrings #433 (Under Different Light)

    Steel, 18K gold, silver, automotive paint

    2 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 3/8"

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    Rachelle Thiewes
    Slipstream Bracelet #435

    Steel, silver, automotive paint

    Outer diameter: 4 1/2" Inner diameter: 2 3/8"

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    Rachelle Thiewes
    Slipstream Bracelet #435 (Shown under different light)

    Steel, silver, automotive paint

    Outer diameter: 4 1/2" Inner diameter: 2 3/8"

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    Rachelle Thiewes
    Slipstream Bracelet #435 (Shown under different light)

    Steel, silver, automotive paint

    Outer diameter: 4 1/2" Inner diameter: 2 3/8"

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    Rachelle Thiewes
    Slipstream Brooch #439

    Steel, silver, automotive paint

    3 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 3/4"

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    Rachelle Thiewes
    Slipstream Brooch #440

    Steel, silver, automotive paint

    2 3/4" x 6 1/4" x 3/4"

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    Rachelle Thiewes
    Slipstream Brooch #441

    Steel, silver, automotive paint

    3 1/2" x 3 3/4" 1 1/4"

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Rachelle Thiewes
Heat Earrings #380

Steel, silver, 18K white gold posts, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Mirage Bracelet #366

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Mirage Bracelet #366

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Earrings #433

Steel, 18K gold, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Earrings #433 (Under Different Light)

Steel, 18K gold, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Bracelet #435

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Bracelet #435 (Shown under different light)

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Bracelet #435 (Shown under different light)

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Brooch #439

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Brooch #440

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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Rachelle Thiewes
Slipstream Brooch #441

Steel, silver, automotive paint


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“The Chihuahuan desert of west Texas, where I live, has played a pivotal role in shaping the way I approach my jewelry. The barren mountains with the desert pushed up to their edges are bold, dramatic, aggressive and seductive, providing a continual source of inspiration and study. The luminous energy of light that bathes the desert can swiftly transform from sharp and shrieking to subtle and sensual, all within a day’s time. Capturing the refraction and dispersal of light with my jewelry through the orchestration of body motion has held my fascination for decades and continues to challenge and inform my ideas of light.”

- Rachelle Thiewes

Thiewes was a professor of metal arts at the University of Texas for nearly 40 years. She creates bold, dynamic pieces with steel and specially selected automotive paint that changes color with the movement of the wearer. The jewelry’s surfaces and angles create a perceived motion not unlike a sleek car that seems to be on the go even when standing still; the shifting colors only add to the illusion.

Selected Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
Smithsonian Institute Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C.
Victoria and Albert Museum, England, UK