Arcos is the production work of Allison R. Cannarsa, a New York native, artist and jeweler who values thoughtful and affordable design. Inspired by the ethos of the Bauhaus and Ray and Charles Eames, and the work of metal artists like Alexander Calder and Tone Vigeland, she is committed to producing high quality, handmade jewelry within reach.
All of her pieces are made of pure sterling silver or brass, often mixed with semi-precious stones. No plating, imitation or low quality materials are used, and every piece is designed and made by Allison in her Jersey City studio. The work is inspired by objects and ideas that she loves, which most likely involve the Subconscious, ancient relics, Modernism, Brutalism, masked performance, abstracted nature, mystery, and all things ceremonial.
She constantly looks to deepen her study of simple, repeating forms and designs, which she builds into beautiful and interesting pieces meant for everyday wear.
Allison has been studying and working in metal since 2007.