Jocelyn DeSisto & Hank Woodward

Jocelyn DeSisto (B.F.A., jewelry design) & Hank Woodward (B.F.A., industrial design)

As an artist, Jocelyn DeSisto is driven by the social anthropology behind adornment in combination with advancing technology. The science and engineering of how an object is made, where materials come from and how they are put together to transform into something new is an engaging challenge in her work.

Using 3-D printing and post-processing to manipulate and elevate a printed material, DeSisto maintains a studio practice that allows her to create work that is modern and fun while exploring what art and craft means today. The mechanical and industrial quality of the 3-D printing process contrasts with the organic and expressive painting aspect of coloring the pieces to evoke mystery and intrigue as to how the object was made. Jewelry is a unique venue to explore when making works of art that are typically not meant to be touched. In the new context of jewelry, the relationship between the viewer and the work of art extends beyond purely visual to the physical.

Each work is charged with emotion and full of character, from the intense colors to the materials used. The viewer and wearer are invited to experience and carry those attributes with them in the form of contemporary adornment.

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Hank Woodward was raised in an artists’ hamlet just north of NYC, Sneden’s Landing, where he

studied traditional ceramic, painting, drawing and photography techniques. His love of the arts
brought him to SCAD where he earned a BFA in Industrial Design and a minor in Graphic
Design. Woodward has freelanced at GQ Magazine where he contributed to print, iPad and
Kindle versions of the magazine. He designed a version of the GQ logo for a special
football-themed September issue, and his photographs were published alongside the story “I
Brake for the Slow-Car Movement”—a story which was also picked up by several international
editions of GQ.
 
Woodward currently resides and works in Savannah, Georgia. He uses an expansive
understanding of emerging digital fabrication methods to aid the production of his work.
Woodward develops products for the home and kitchen.
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