David Brand and Sandra Picciano-Brand Mythic Silver Studio Sandra and David design and create one-of-a-kind contemporary jewelry with silver, bronze, pearls, antique found objects and rare stones. They have maintained Mythic Silver Studio in the Front Street Campus since 2000, where they create their meticulously crafted artwork and offer workshops. With their many years of experience and their individual styles and perspectives, they creatively collaborate and teach workshops they have developed as a duo.
Their skills and vision have been achieved through extensive self research and workshops with internationally renowned artists. Sandra's work is known for its fluidity of line and form, and timeless elegance. Inspiration for her sculptural jewelry comes from her extensive gardening, interest in women’s mythology, music, dance and travels to Europe and Mexico. With a background in engineering, David’s work balances a certain precision and inventiveness with a studied looseness of style. Through the use of distinctive forms and textures, his pieces are imbued with a sense of ritual evocative of antiquity, but maintain a freshness of line that appeals to the modern eye.
For First Friday and Third Sunday Art Hops, they have on display their jewelry, as well as David’s bronze sculptural vessels. They take the opportunity during the monthly studio openings to give demos as well as give talks on the many techniques they incorporate in their jewelry and sculpture. Their studio has been described as part museum, gallery, classroom, art salon, and library. With their collection of artifacts, regional artwork, art books, and treasures from their travels, there is lots of eye-catching inspiration to keep you captivated.