Danger, Tayja

TAYJA DANGER is the metalsmith behind Stone Anvil. She hails from the Pacific Northwest - originally from Alaska but now calling Oregon home. She has received her BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. In her fine art practice, Tayja endeavors to creative contemporary jewelry that speaks to social issues and popular culture. Though she often makes pieces about political and feminist issues, you can also see strong botanical influences from the natural world in her work. Her artwork emphasizes formal elements and high quality craftsmanship, and honors traditional Metalsmithing processes. As a production artist, Tayja uses her metalsmith skills to create elegant jewelry suitable for everyday wear.  She fabricates limited run editions with her hammer and torch, and enjoys casting in bronze and sterling silver, using the lost wax technique. When Tayja is not making jewelry or metal sculpture, she can be found working on printmaking, bookbinding, or kiln-working glass. See more of her work at http://www.stone-anvil.com/