Renee Gaudet is an independent maker of bold and elegant yet minimal designs.
Since 2013, I have worked out of my North Carolina home in Hillsborough where I take care to produce quality work that is innovative, wearable and coveted.
In the Fall of 2013 I studied at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina to learn metalsmithing during a 2-month intensive course. There I gained a broad but deep understanding of the materials and the metalsmithing process. This gave me a strong foundation to continue exploring and learning in my own studio. As a student I learned a technique called hollow form, and as a class we all fabricated our first hollow form ring. I built a boxy, bulky brass ring that was hideous, but indeed hollow. My intention was to throw it in the scrap bin, but I wanted to destroy it first, so I started sawing away at the corners. As I sawed the inside of the hollow structure revealed angles, depth and dimension. Though, raw and undeveloped this mistake inspired the bold and elegant yet minimal aesthetics of Renee Gaudet Designs.
Thanks for your curiosity and support, it feeds my creativity.