Patrick Smith’s experimental jewelry pieces are probably best described as a stylish collision of natural-world elements and contemporary design shapes that combine surface texture with three-dimensional artistic flair. To create his distinctive, contemporary style jewelry, Patrick enjoys using multiple metal forming techniques—especially hollowform, concaving, and anticlastic shaping, and experimenting with different textures and finishes. He adds enticing color with natural stone lapidary work. “One of my favorite jewelry techniques is to fabricate large hollowform pieces in different shapes that present an illusion of mass without the weight. The challenge is not in making a variety of unusual forms as much as putting them together in a cohesive, wearable art piece.” Patrick’s current interests are experimenting with metal corrugation, press forming silver beads and other form shapes.