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Megan McGaffigan's Artist Bio

Melding the antiquated method of tintype photography with traditional jewelry making techniques, Megan McGaffigan creates objects of adornment that touch on ideas of tradition, sentiment, and longing.

 “I am interested in creating intimate objects that attribute sentiment to things, places, or times that no longer exist. I am drawn to the idea of an unexceptional material being laced with something precious.”

 Megan McGaffigan is a jeweler and metalsmith working in the Portland, OR metro area. She holds a BFA in Metalsmithing from Montana State University and an MFA from California College of the Arts in Jewelry & Metal Arts. Her one-of-a-kind work has been exhibited nationally and is included in private and public collections including the Racine Art Museum (Racine, WI).