Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
DMG Designs

Danielle Gerber is a local Maine Artisan, who grew up on the coast of New Hampshire and moved to Maine to attend the Maine College of Art. Growing up in rural New England instilled a fascination with natural objects and love of working with her hands. As a trained metalsmith, she crafts jewelry and sculptural objects; which she sells at local stores and craft shows throughout New England. In 2016 she was awarded National Craft Week’s Rising Stars 30 Exceptional Craftspeople Under 30 Award for her raised metal sculptures.

 
This body of work is spurred from my love of forming metal and the natural patterns created through water and wind erosion. My copper and bronze sculptures utilize the traditional form of the vessel with natural textures and forms that are created through the traditional silversmithing technique, raising. This technique moves metal through a slow methodical process, much the same way water and wind sculpt the earth. I choose to use the shape of the vessel because of our already intimate relationship with this form. The implication of function, and natural patterns and textures are used to invite one to touch and caress these objects. I want to explore how this can develop a personal relationship, engaging both a visual and sensual experience. I use high-quality, infinitely recyclable materials, as well as a technique that creates lifelong products, to add value to the objects; and possibly make the viewer question the nature of our materialism.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Danielle
Job Title/Position: 
Artist | Metalsmith | Jeweler
Physical Address: 
The Dooryard Collective
Portland, ME 04101
Last Name: 
Gerber
Phone: 
207-272-2285

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Metal
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - General
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Year Founded: 
2013
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Nonprofits
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Exhibitions
Manufacturing / Fabrication
Marketing Services
Portfolio Review
Social Media Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Maine Crafts Associations
United Maine Craftsmen
New England Sculpture Association
Maine Made
RAW Artists
Society of North American Goldsmiths
International Sculpture Association
Education: 
Maine college of art
Awards: 
2016 National Craft Weeks Rising Stars, 30 Exceptional Craftspeople Under 30