Casey Sobel

Coming from a family of welders, forgers and craftsmen in rural New Jersey, Casey Sobel was raised with ideals that were built through tradition and craft. Through an original use of form, minimal construction, and monumental presence, she set off on a journey to create things of permanence and stature.

These pieces represent everything she longs for in her life; strength, security, support, and stability. Sobel chooses to use metal for its durability, sustainability, and heirloom quality. Fabricated with the utmost attention to detail and craftsmanship, these pieces are meant to be as permanent as a sculpture, lasting for centuries. She took shapes considered mundane and impersonal and made them strikingly intimate, expanding the paradox by considering the body as a sculptural site.

In the summer of 2014, Sobel was awarded a scholarship to attend Penland School of Craft for a workshop. This experience transformed her definition of “jewelry” and expanded her perceptions, allowing her to explore newfound territory with her work. She gained the insight to adorn the body with greater emphasis on balance concerning form and substance. Sobel graduated from Pratt Institute in the Spring of 2015.

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