The Hallowed Anvil
Romanticism and Metal
Romanticism was not only a pivotal artistic movement towards
the end of the 18th century. Romanticism defined by Merriam-
Webster also means the quality or state of being impractical
or unrealistic and also have romantic feelings or ideas.
Since beginning my journey into the world of metalsmithing
I have noticed a theme within my work and it is that of
a dream like state or romantic inclination. This inclination
accurately describes the majority of my life as an artist.
As a young girl I was put through various art programs
within school and was eventually swept away from my childhood
town by the insatiable desire to travel, to see and experience
new things. Commence the next 10 years of my life…
always on the move, always looking for the next getaway.
Much like my restless itchy feet I have always jumped from
art medium to art medium. Acrylic painting, oil painting,
pen and ink, theater, or dance. There isn’t a lot
I haven’t experimented with. Looking back I have always
sought a class that could teach me the foundations in working
in silver. In all of the towns and cities I have lived in
I had never been able to find accessible and affordable
classes. Then one day I found myself at Maine Jewelry &
Working in sterling silver and copper has brought the most
satisfaction to my need for creative outlets. While I still
journey towards becoming a better visual artist, metalsmithing
has become a huge part of my life and identity, and I find
myself no longer searching for that next dramatic getaway.
Sarah Regan loves working with sterling silver and
Ocean Jasper pendant with sterling Buffalo.