In 2009 Erika Rose Mark began metalsmithing in San Francisco, CA. She is fascinated by the way that a hard, durable material can be turned into something that appears delicate, soft and luminous. The limitations of fabrication—the process of cutting, hammering, and connecting metal—inspire her. She makes all pieces with an array of hand tools such as a jeweler’s saw, hammers, files, and a torch. She lives and works in Tucson, AZ.