Gayton Arrigotti


     When my hands first touched finger paints to newsprint there was a pull towards that daydream world where freedom of self expression exists. The manipulation of paint, and pencil was a place to explore and manifest my inner thoughts of the world. This was in the beginning where I found happiness and joy and where I wanted to reside. I am an artist / craftsperson…
Eat Up earrings
Eat Up Earrings
14 k gold, sterling silver, pearl


     Lucky enough to find myself in a place and time that offered all the ingredients necessary to be creative and make a living, (the American Hand Made Crafts Marketplace); I began exploring the jewelry making world and how to express myself in this medium.     Direct metal fabrication by means of sawing, bending, forming, grinding, filing, soldering, surface texturing work like roller printing, satin and high polishing, hammer toning and oxidizing work, acid etching, stone setting, all are techniques used in the process of the jewelry that I make.

       Beautiful gemstones of endless transparent and translucent colors, geometric shapes, precious metals of Gold and Silver, make for my palette of raw materials. It’s wonderful to work with such a palette and sometimes difficult to tame. I find the challenge of producing a piece of jewelry exciting both in the mastering of techniques and the creative process.

Big Flash

Big Flash Ring
14k gold, white topaz
     My work is contemporary in feeling with thoughts of minimal intrusion, as to not fight with the natural beauty of the materials in use. Simplicity of form in a linear way, lines formed by wire, shapes made of sheet metal, three dimensional hollow forms and gemstones, colors of metals and stones, textures of surfaces, all of these ingredients that control the end product and are part of the thought process I use in making a piece of jewelry. A feeling of harmony with the materials and my creative thoughts is what I am looking for in the end product. It’s the big payoff which keeps me going.