Somewhere There's a Girl Out There... Tiara sterling silver, 18k gold, enamel on fine silver, fresh water pearls
The work of L.G. Studio addresses simple beauty, femininity, and the desire to adorn one's self.
Drawing heavily upon historical arts, particularly ancient Mediterannean arts - frescoes, architecture, gold work - the work of L.G. Studio strives to create feminine, sensual works of art that make the wearer feel vibrant and beautiful.
Using classical metal smithing techniques to combine precious metals, precious stones and pearls, each work of art is a unique, one-of-a-kind, or limited edition piece designed and fabricated by Lydia Gerbig-Fast.
Not all pieces shown are available but are representative of current work. Some items can be reproduced, though not exactly as the original item - variations are dictated by available materials and the unique nature of each work of art. Items at galleries will be sold through the gallery; interested parties will be directed to the gallery. Special commission designs are welcome.
1990-92 • MFA: melacrafts/jewelry, School for American Craftsman, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
1985-90 • BS: metalcrafts/jewerly, and drawing, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Lydia has been exhibiting her work since she was in undergraduate school and has an extensive resume of exhibitions, publication inclusions and awards. A complete resume is available upon request.
Awards include four Individual Artist Fellowship Grants from the Indiana Arts Commission, and five Indiana "Governor's Choice Awards".
Some group and solo exhibitions include Artifacts Gallery, Indianapolis, IN; Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA; Gallery 500, Elkins Park, NJ; Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY; and the International SOFA Expositions in New York and Chicago. Several other galleries have exhibited her work as well.
Publications include "1000 Rings" from Lark Books, Metalsmith Magazine, Lapidary Journal, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, and Arts Indiana.