Barbara Sebastian Murnan
Jewelry Designer & Metalsmith
Catching Fire Designs
“A fire within….metalsmithing is my passion. I love the warmth of mixed metals especially copper & sterling silver, the coolness of polished stone, the sparkle of semiprecious stones and the textures of nature’s treasures. These elements, combined with the fire from my torch, allow me to hand sculpt my bold, free form jewelry designs into Art. You Wear.”
“I have always loved unusual, striking jewelry, as wearable art. Jewelry should be an expression of your inner being, the finishing touch on the palette-which is you. I always knew my creative juices were simmering just beneath the surface. When I experienced firsthand, the joy of holding needle nose pliers in one hand and a torch in the other, I had knew I had found my passion.
Barbara is a member of Chattanooga’s Association of Visual Arts, The Georgia Goldsmith’s Group, and the American Craft Council. Her work is privately collected across the United States; including Nashville, Tn, Arizona, Hawaii, and Italy.