Mary Schimpff Webb
Selected Works by Mary Schimpff Webb
Mary Schimpff Webb has been plying her art form for more than 40 years. Over the years, her distinctive use of materials and techniques has set her apart from other jewelry makers. Her lovely wearable works of art are fluid, highly sculptural and textured forms utilizing unusual combinations of precious and semi-precious stones with gold, platinum, silver and bronze. All of her work is handcrafted, including the gems she often shapes herself. When beginning a new piece, Webb draws much of her inspiration from nature.
“I create from these ideas and you never run out of them. Ideas are everywhere, the shape of clouds, structures and even blades of grass.”
Having such a keen sense of her natural surroundings has imbued her jewelry with a special quality. Her creativity knows no limits. In addition to making jewelry, Webb also creates sculptural boxes, fine silverware, belt buckles and other unique pieces. During her prolific career, Webb has continued to challenge herself with new styles and techniques to apply to her artwork. She has firmly established herself as a fine craftsman of modernist jewelry.
Mary Schimpff Webb has been represented by Arts on Douglas since its onset in 1996. Her beautifully crafted designs have been featured in a solo exhibition each February for the past 10 years. Mary Schimpff Webb continues to work in precious metals and stones in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.