Tess Davis fell in love with the process of metalsmithing from the first moment she picked up a torch, which is why she built a studio space in her apartment, where she spends her weekends and evenings designing jewelry and manipulating metal. During the day, Tess works as the Development Manager for a community based non-profit in her favorite part of San Francisco: the Tenderloin. Despite the intensity of her job, she keeps her head on straight by spending all her time outside of the Tenderloin creatively engaged with her true love--jewelry design and fabrication. For Tess, the process of jewelry making is meditative. From sawing and filing to soldering and hammering, when Tess is in fabricating metal, she feels most grounded and mentally present. However, the most satisfying aspect of making jewelry is watching her pieces go on to have a life of their own. All of Tess's work is cast in San Francisco or fabricated out of her home studio in Oakland.
Tess is committed to giving back to the community that has given her so much. A portion of every purchase you make goes to Hospitality House, a grassroots, social justice organization that provides direct services to individuals struggling with poverty and/ or homelessness in SF.
Learn more about the beautiful work they're doing at www.hospitalityhouse.org.