Art is the most sublime mission of man, since it is the expression of thought seeking to understand the world and to make it understood. - August Rodin


 

ASHLEY CHILDS

Ashley Childs earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, studied at Alan Revere’s Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, was notably mentored by Ellie Thompson (Spectrum Award Winner) and studied sculptural iron work at Penland School of Craft's intensive fall 2016 concentration. Her life primarily consists of traveling, sculptural designs in metal and mixed media, photography, writing, large metalwork sculpting and a neurological research organization, www.neuralsound.org.

Ashley Childs, Sossusvlei, Namibia, 2015

Ashley Childs, Sossusvlei, Namibia, 2015

Vertigo Ring by Ashley Childs, 2015

Vertigo Ring by Ashley Childs, 2015

As an artist with an engineering mind, Ashley Childs prefers to communicate a sense of vulnerability, not only demonstrated in the form of tangible sculpture but also in writing, photography and other media. Inspired by new materials, people and places discovered around the globe, Ashley's talent for observational detail and her brave methodology strengthen her artistic endurance.  She is constantly pursuing photography, sculptural jewelry design, large metalwork sculpting and a neurological research organization, www.neuralsound.org.  As a San Diego native, Ashley Childs’ sculptural labor displays a similar influence of the environment prevalent with the surf, movement and texture of Southern California’s coastlines.  Her kinetic sculptural forms emphasize a sensual, sculptural look, exuding both strength and delicacy in their composition.  Rooted in the provocative expressions of time and space, Ashley Childs strives to exude an uninhibited sense of transformation and vulnerability.


ASHLEY CHILDS STUDIO

Ashley Childs has been featured in a number of group shows across the country featuring her sculptural jewelry work and installations. Her work embodies a kinesthetic process, resulting in tangible evidence, which fully encompasses her personal opus of transformation. Currently, her studio work takes on light metal casting in gold, silver, mixed media materials and sculptural bronze work.  Ashley Childs' studio is in the Los Angeles area.

Little and Large Gold Chain Installation, 2009

Little and Large Gold Chain Installation, 2009


education // training

Ashley Childs, Los Angeles, CA

Ashley Childs, Los Angeles, CA

  • Penland School of Crafts, Iron/Blacksmithing Intensive training, Penland, North Carolina, 2016
  • The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, jewelry arts training, San Francisco, California, 2009
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, sculpture, Chicago, IL, 2008
  • Landmark College, Associate’s Degree, emphasis in silver gelatin photography, Putney, VT, 2002-2004

resumé // installations // exhibitions // projects // design

2016

2015

2014

  • Trunk Show, EM's Clothing & Accessories, Metairie, LA
  • Trunk Show, MATUSE [#theblackspot], Del Mar, CA
  • Trunk Show, Una Mae's Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Exhibitor, The California Women's Conference, Long Beach, CA
  • Silent Auction Donation, National Charity League, Newport Beach, CA
  • Silent Auction Donation, Casino for a Cause, San Diego, CA
  • Exhibitor, House of Music & Entertainment, Valentines Soiree, Beverly Hills, CA

2013

2012

  • Exhibitor, The Big Canyon Country Club's Holiday Bazaar, Newport Beach, CA

2011

  • Exhibitor, The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sponsor for Flamingo Toes' SoCal Social Event, The City of Orange, California
  • Trunk Show, TEASHI Spa & Salon, San Francisco, California
  • Trunk Show, Carlisle Spring Collection, Rancho Santa Fe, California

2010

2009

2008

  • Artist Addition & Feature Party, Hands on Cedros Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
  • Exhibitor, One of a Kind Show & Sale; Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
  • Exhibitor, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club; Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Trunk Show, Panache & Co. Salon, Del Mar, CA
  • Trunk Show, Salon David Perez, San Diego, CA
  • Exhibitor, Art From Our Hearts Charity Art Festival, Chelsea Manor, East Norwich, NY
  • Exhibitor, Old Town Art Festival, San Diego, California
  • Exhibitor, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft; Philadelphia, PA
  • Exhibitor, GenArt Chicago; Millennium Park; Chicago, IL

2007

  • Exhibitor, Bucktown Holiday Art Show; Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
  • Trunk Show, Private Gallery & Art Exhibition, Del Mar, CA

2006

2005

 


Reviews

Tania D., Calgary, Canada

"Thank you!! I love the ring and have worn it all week. I love tassels and I was definitely missing a tassel ring in my life. It's beautifully made and will bring me many, many years of pleasure!  Thanks for shipping so fast, it arrived exactly when it should have!"

Cher A., San Diego, CA

"I have bought jewelry from Ashley for many years. Her work is exquisite! Whether I purchased from her stock or had her create originals for my taste, I have been thrilled and impressed with the quality and uniqueness."

Dena S., Grayville, IL

"Wonderfully made necklace, great customer service with fast response to my questions.  Lightning fast shipping and highly recommended!"

Patricia M., Rancho Santa Fe, CA

"Ashley Childs jewelry is so beautiful  and authentic.  I gave her gorgeous Gold mesh earrings to my two daughters my grand daughter and myself!!   The earrings had several stones of their birthstone woven in the gold or dangling from the mesh.   Really special !  
Thank you Ashley"

Jennifer K., Blaine, MN

"Such beautiful earrings, I am so pleased! Super fast shipping and great communication. These earrings really are beyond lovely, so full of color and charm. Thanks so much, I will be back!"

Shea H., Plymouth, MN

"So many compliments, these are beautiful to say the least! Thank you!!!!"

Delynne M., Pittsburgh, PA

"Absolutely fabulous necklace; elegant and unique...quality materials and very well-made...LOVE IT!!!!!"

Susan B., Berryville, AR

"Thanks! My mother thinks that they're very pretty :)"

Noreen G., Saint Ann, MO

"Truly remarkable pair of earrings. Very powerful."