Liz Pawlik is a self-taught metalsmith, making jewelry under the name “Fond of That.” She describes herself as a “curious, full-fledged dabbler” also exploring photography. Her love of photography shows in the product photos for Fond of That. The pieces thoughtfully displayed, and the textures, scale and unique qualities of each material are beautifully highlighted.
EP: I’m the metalsmith and jewelry designer behind Fond of That. Mere curiosity and the desire to create made me start my self-taught exploration of metalsmithing. I’m drawn to the challenge of turning raw materials into wearable art through the movement of my hands, fire and strength. I will not stop learning, experimenting and adding to my literal and figurative toolbox. You’ll find common shapes in my work, as well as texture, asymmetry and organic flair sprinkled throughout. Mobiles have recently been added to my collection after I created one for my son’s nursery.
I’ve been dabbling for about 6 years and in business for 4 years. Without a doubt, expanding my community and making friends with local creatives and supporters has been the greatest reward. On the other side of the coin, I find it challenging working by myself. I get energy through people and sometimes find it hard to find my groove. Seeing my earrings out in the wild always makes me giddy and feel so grateful.
You can shop my work locally at Adeline’s, Back Alley Duluth, Flora North, Hemlocks Leatherworks and Trailfitters.
I look forward to expanding my mobile collection. I’m also hoping to dabble in collaborations with other artists and continue to work on my photography.
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