Amber Ruden Iowa City, IA • Sterling Silver

As an artist I am constantly finding inspiration through my environment. I love working with silver, and fabricating intricate designs through soldering.

I was first introduced to metalsmithing here in Dubuque, at Hempstead High School. Since then I have went on to receive my B.F.A in jewelry/metal arts from the University of Iowa.


I create pieces that catch the eye and engage the viewer.

My designs are playful, inquisitive, and focus on duality in life: complexity vs. simplicity, organic vs. geometric, order vs. chaos.


I am always hoping that my jewelry will evoke a response and promote dialogue.

I strive to make conversation pieces and this brings me closer to my audience.

That is the beauty of jewelry - it is wearable art, like a walking gallery.


Outside the Lines Art Gallery • Connie Twining & Stormy Mochal, Owners
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