Barbara & Dean Parks

Member Details:

Full Name: Barbara & Dean Parks

City: Clinton

State: Mississippi

Date Joined: 1979

Member Classification: Fellow since 1988

Medium: Metal. Artist Categories: Jewelry.


Barbara and Dean work together and almost every piece of jewelry has input from both of them. Most of their pieces have a semiprecious gem stone as a focal point. The metal surrounding the stone is sawed, filed, hammered and individually applied, so that each piece has its own character and is slightly different from any other piece. The Parks' silver designs tend to have strong geometric lines, clean contemporary and abstract shapes.