Dramatic adornment is the product of juxtaposing two vastly different artistic passions in metalsmithing and performance art. My work is always conceptual, I draw inspiration from music, plays, personal life experience, and especially through collaboration with other artists. I believe that the things we choose to adorn ourselves with should be more than merely beautiful. Jewelry should reflect personality and it should invite the outside world to examine the details of the person. Through artistry we discover who we are, through adornment we show who we are.
Kelsey Courage was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. She attended the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) with a major in Metals & Jewelry Design and emphasis in Performance Art, Production Design, and Creative Writing. Her work has been featured in SCAD's emerging Artist at the Smithsonian Craft Show, in Jimon Magazine, and on several runways. She continues to live and create in Savannah, GA.