David Nugent

David has been creating contemporary jewelry since the mid 1970s. Originally a psychology student at Southern Connecticut State College, David wandered by chance into the art department - and never left!. The pleasure of turning solid metal into soft, smooth shapes has evolved into the present collection of Evensong jewelry. His designs are realized in karat gold (14K and 18K in colors of yellow, white and rose) and Sterling silver, with precious and semiprecious stones often included. A great deal of pride goes into each piece, and the finished work shows just that.

David does all of his own work - from the creation of original pieces right through all the casting, fabrication and finishing phases. The technical applications include forging, which involves hammering metal over iron mandrels; fabrication, in which separate parts are forged, sawed, and assembled by soldering or mechanical means; and "lost-wax" casting.

His jewelry studio is located in southern New Hampshire near the Connecticut River. This country backdrop, with all its quiet beauty, is ideal for reflection and the evocation of art. The constantly changing Evensong Collection may be seen at fine art and craft shows across the USA.