Beauty Over Symmetry

Turquoise Cuff Bracelet by Lawrence Baca

Finding inspiration in the elegance of irregular beauty, jewelry designer Lawrence Baca lets each piece evolve and develop organically. Join us this weekend, July 25th and 26th, at the Santa Fe gallery’s 125 W. Palace Avenue location to see new works by this multi-talented, award-winning jewelry designer. Choose from a wide selection of rings and earrings, pendants and necklaces, bracelets and cuffs. Baca’s work has a rugged splendor that conveys a pure joy, a joy that becomes tangible, wearable.

Lawrence Baca in his studio

Lawrence Baca is a multi-talented, award-winning jewelry designer, born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The common theme in all his work is a combination of Spanish Colonial Ecclesiastical with roots in the earliest phase of Native American ‘Old Pawn’. Baca’s use of materials ranges from sterling silver to 24 karat gold. He also uses a wide variety of gems and stones to create one-of-a-kind designs. 

Baca pieces carry a harmonious spontaneity. “My work looks handmade, it’s how I want it to look. Nothing is perfectly symmetrical, but it’s all so beautiful.”

As Baca creates a new piece, he stays open to how a design can take a new direction, completely different from the original concept. “I’ve learned not to be rigid. If something doesn’t come out exactly as I drew it, that’s okay.” This willingness to let a piece evolve and develop organically gives Baca’s work a palpable, touchable energy.

Shanan Campbell, owner of Sorrel Sky Gallery, finds the asymmetrical beauty in Baca’s work powerful and moving. “I believe Lawrence allows the spirit of a design to set the tempo from start to finish. That asymmetrical, natural quality results in pieces that people connect with, time and time again.”

You can find these asymmetrical beauties at the gallery and online.

5 Strand Mediterranean Coral Necklace by Lawrence Baca