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2021 Smithsonian Craft Show - Melissa Finelli

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Event Description

2021 Smithsonian Craft Show - Melissa Finelli by Melissa Finelli
ABOUT MELISSA Melissa Finelli is a Boston-based jeweler and metalsmith who creates work in her Fort Point studio. Melissa studied metalsmithing at the North Bennet Street School and sculpture at the School of Museum of Fine Arts. Melissa's award-winning works are intimate sculptures to adorn the body and encompass an appreciation for organic forms and playful design. Her jewelry is forged by hand in silver or 18k gold by heating the metal, and then hammered to sculpt the piece into life. By creating jewelry in this process it is Melissa's intention that no two pieces are exactly alike. Her jewelry showcases smooth forms, playful spinning circles, or sprouting appendages in unfussy designs. IN HER OWN WORDS My process is spontaneous. I don't plan or draw out my idea; most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. I am always in motion in the studio- hammering, sawing, and soldering a flurry of activity. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, letting one thing lead to another. While manipulating my materials I aim to create movement and space in a solid form. The challenges of engineering these intimate sculptures excites me. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece. Read more
Melissa Finelli
Boston, MA 02210
United States



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Thank you so much and enjoy the work. Hope to see you in person in 2022! Be well, Melle

Shipping Info

Within seven (7) days of Artist’s receipt of payment from the purchaser, the Artist will ship the object(s) purchased. Sold objects will be shipped directly from the Artist to the purchaser. Shipping arrangements and charges will be determined by Artist and the purchaser and will not be the responsibility of the Smithsonian (including the Committee). The Smithsonian (including the Committee) shall not be responsible to Artist or the purchaser for any loss or damage to the Object incurred in transit or otherwise. Read more

Terms & Conditions

2021 RULES AND CONDITIONS OF SALE (for Artist and buyer)

Artist, Bidsquare, and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (the “SWC”) have collaborated to promote and conduct this 2021 Storefront Sale (“Storefront Sale”). The items in Artist’s Storefront Sale are offered and sold by Artist at “Buy Now” prices under the following Rules and Conditions of Sale in addition to any other terms set forth by Bidsquare. Anyone registering to buy or buying an item in this Sale (a “Buyer” in the “Sale”) accepts these Rules and Conditions of Sale. These Rules and Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the Artist and Buyer.

A link on Artist’s Storefront Sale allows a Buyer to return directly to the 2021 Smithsonian Craft Show page on Bidsquare. []

Additional terms and conditions required by Bidsquare and the Artist may apply to Buyer’s participation in the Storefront Sale.

1. Sales
Prices of the items offered for sale are based on Artist’s current retail prices. All property is sold “as is” and all sales are final.

2. Billing and Payment
Upon purchase and payment, the Buyer becomes the buyer and owner of the property. The Buyer is responsible for the amount of the successful bid, applicable taxes, and any other charges provided for in applicable Rules and Conditions of Sale and any required by Artist and Bidsquare. Payments shall be made in U.S. dollars.

3. Collection of Property
After the sale and upon receipt and clearing of payment in full, Artist will contact the Buyer. Shipping and insurance will be arranged directly between the Buyer and Artist. The Buyer shall be responsible for any shipping and insurance charges. No refunds will be given for any reason.

4. Representations or Warranties
Artist has made every effort to describe the property correctly and accurately and to provide an accurate image of each item. Artist represents and warrants that the property (i) will generally conform to the information provided; and (ii) is free and clear of all liens, claims and encumbrances. However, the Smithsonian Institution and the SWC make no representations or warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied, regarding the correctness of the description, physical condition, quality or importance of the property sold in the Storefront Sale or its fitness for any purpose. Artist and Bidsquare retain the rights to photographs, catalogue text, illustrations and other intellectual property contained in any Storefront Sale catalogue and on the websites related to the Storefront Sale.

5. Information
Information, including Buyer's name, telephone number, e-mail address, and amounts of purchases, will be collected by Bidsquare in accordance with its Privacy Policy and Buyer consents to such information being be made available to Artist and to the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, which may contact Buyer in accordance with the Smithsonian’s Privacy Statement as set forth at privacy.

6. Time and Duration
The sale begins at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT), October 23, 2021. The sale ends eat 10:00 p.m. (EDT) on October 31, 2021.

For more information, contact the Artist at the information listed above.