Passionate Creative Socially Conscious
"Creating jewelry is a love affair where art is brought to life by the intimacy of its touch on the body. I am fortunate to create with materials that are radiantly beautiful, yet made even more beautiful through the transformation of the individual wearing my art."
"When I began metalwork, at 14 years of age, I understood this medium to be my voice. My jewelry and metal work tell the story I have few words for. Often deeply personal or the narrative of a compelling experience - these are visual memoirs. As a women, and as a women artist, I know that my visual language is far more honest than my spoken language. It is also the voice that can not be silenced."
Sydney is an award winning designer, goldsmith, sculptor, illustrator, and educator. Sydney moved to SE Asia in January, 2009, where she created the only Jewelry Design program on the college level in Malaysia. In 2013 Sydney left the college because she was invited to work with Mohan Subramanium and his team of Hindu metalsmiths to create a one-ton Silver Hindu Chariot - a rolling temple. In 2014 she returned to the college in Malaysia until late in 2017.
Now living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sydney is pursuing her two passions: creating remarkable jewelry and The Alchemy Design Project: an initiative she began while living in SE Asia to reimagine the futures for survivors of human trafficking by combining volunteer tourism and vocational training. Now the ADP is ready to relaunch and be the global initiative she always knew it would be! The ADP is a sustainable approach to supporting not only social good, it creates social gain by building pathways to economic freedom and independence!