David Urso's highly sophisticated handcrafted jewelry is a visual feast of color, form and surface. The jewelry is characterized by sensual organic shapes and a painterly use of hand tinted resins, which are applied in solids and patterns.
His classic signature collection is created by experimenting with natural herbs and spices such as poppy seed, expresso and dill. He uses the dried minced plants as pigment, sometimes combining them with pastels, and mixing them directly into clear resin. The resulting color range is vibrant, earthy and beautifully textured.
Each piece is entirely handcrafted in his studio in Ulster County, NY. Six of Urso's brooches are in the permanent collection at the Samuel Dorskey Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY.