Objects of adornment carry tactile histories. Jewelry can be a preemptive tool, safety precaution, memento, a moment of celebration. Inspired by the soft and profound communication of jewelry, Basha Harris creates work that focuses on the reflective relationship of the wearer to the object.
A jeweler and metalsmith by trade, Basha weaves education and social justice into her artistic practice through collaboration and engagement. She is moved by both utilitarian and art objects, and works to develop alluring functional solutions. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Basha received her BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She is a founder and resident artist of Yours Truly Community Studio, located in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.