Works of jewelry have always been made as trophy and tribute, part of our human celebration and re-invention of natural beauty. The jeweler’s art binds us across history to generations who fought and loved at the beginning of our world, and farther, to the earth itself and the stars. At TAP by Todd Pownell we remember that a simple adornment can mix the sensual clarity of moonlight with the hard splendor of our planet’s profound mineral veins. As artisans we perfect these elements and deliver them, home to the sweep and tenderness of the body, like treasure washed onto sand.
TAP Jewelry is entirely hand fabricated by our small team of talented crafts people in our Cleveland, Ohio live/work studio. We all work with a focused attention on the craft, which is a visible aspect of our work. Together we approach the process of making jewelry with an honest respect for the innate properties of the noble metals and gemstones we use. We carry a profound awareness of their origins. As a team our studio culture promotes a healthy environment and strives for a combined positive, rewarding and challenging studio practice.
We are proud members of Ethical Metalsmiths who are jewelers for social and environmental responsibility. They support ethical mining and recycling in sourcing materials. We manage our studio operations with responsible green practices.