Slantt is a small sculptural line of jewelry designed and handmade by Jennifer Rodgers in her studio in Austin, Texas. The line is modern and distinct, designed with an intention to create pieces that are timeless. Architecture, sculpture, objects, textiles, and natural forms serve as inspiration behind the design.
Founded in 2013, Slantt began with a small collection of sculptural wood jewelry carved by hand. Its evolution in material and technique is guided by a focus on process, abstraction, and an experimentation of material, shape, and line. Jennifer is self-taught as a jewelry metalsmith and continues to nurture the growth of her practice and education.
Remaining true to the careful practice of a small studio, all work is fabricated and finished by hand using traditional metalsmithing techniques with an emphasis on craftsmanship and artistry. Slight imperfections and variations are embraced as evidence of a handcrafted practice.
Slantt is committed to ethical & environmentally low impact and sustainable practices. Jewelry production, procurement of materials, and sustainable studio practices are guided by this commitment. Recycled metals are used whenever possible, and all materials are manufactured and sourced through ethically responsible vendors based in the USA. While most work is forged by hand in the studio, some pieces are cast from hand-carved wax models carved by Jennifer who works with independent skilled artisans based in New York City & New Mexico to produce the castings .
Every order is wrapped and shipped in eco-friendly non-plastic packaging materials utilizing 70-100% post industrial recycled fiber & cardboard.