I create jewelry pieces as sculptural objects in dialogue with larger bodies of work, communicating and fostering social connection.
I create jewelry pieces as sculptural objects in dialogue with larger bodies of work. Photography and social projects, thematically underwritten by a reverence for the natural world, pair with the jewelry to expand social impact. I involve community partners to produce imagery that communicates self-exploration, discovery and self-expression. Every individual piece, each photo or symbol I create is meant to beckon a question of connection. Where do we find connection, how do we foster it, how does it grow?
Born in Tulsa, Rachel Rose Dazey graduated from Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences in 2005 at the age of 16. She began making jewelry while living in Mexico at age 18. After returning home to Oklahoma, she traveled to art shows around the US exhibiting her work. She has received a diamond graduate degree from the Gemological Institute of America and is a professional goldsmith, jewelry designer and photographer. In 2015, Dazey opened an independent art studio & gallery in downtown Tulsa and founded Dillon/Rose Fine Jewelry. Her specialty is unique engagement rings and creative jewelry collections. Rachel is also an arts advocate and educator teaching entrepreneurship to artists through the Mid-America Arts Alliance.