or over 20 years, Jill Platner has created jewelry and sculpture. Since 1993 her work has been sold worldwide, including Barneys New York (who purchased her thesis collection) and Twist in Portland, Oregon. In 1998 she opened a shop on SoHo’s Crosby Street. The space has not only served as a retail outlet for her jewelry, but a gallery for her sculpture as well.
At the center of Jill’s work is a fluid sense of movement, inspired by both organic and urban forms. Jewelry designs are conceived with an innate sense of how they will look and feel on the body. Hinged pieces drape like fabric, and hammered metals beg to be picked up and felt. Every piece has a unique physical presence and tactile quality. A simple elegance underscores everything Jill does.
This elegant design philosophy also carries over into her sculpture. Even at a towering 20 feet, forms defy their own size and transcend the weight of the metals they are made from. Each piece is an interactive exploration of natural movement and form.
For Jill, no matter what the scale of the work, the process remains an intimate one. Every piece, large or small, is hand made locally with a keen eye to detail, ensuring the highest level of quality and the singular passion for craftsmanship for which Jill is known.