"Combining bold metalwork with concepts of fragility allows me to physically explore the duality between strength and weakness. The very act of owning a visually strong adornment can ignite a sense of power: It is bestowing this upon the wearer that fuels my studio practice."
Rachel Castaldo is a practicing jeweler who currently works in Philadelphia as an Artist in Residence at The University of the Arts. She holds an Associates Degree in Fine Arts and her Bachelors Degree in Craft and Material Studies. Rachel developed her passion for jewelry and metals in 2012 and has been creating unique and wearable art ever since.