As a child, Toby Pomeroy lived on the plains and hills of India with his medical-missionary parents . He was mesmerized by the native artisans and their ability to create beautiful art using only their imagination and simple tools. It was this fascination that would affect the rest of his life. While a pre-med student, he stumbled into a jewelry-making class and immediately switched his focus from calculus, physics and cellular physiology to jewelry design.
Today as a highly acclaimed designer, he is passionate about creating beautiful , wearable art . Using graceful shapes, clean lines and beautiful textures, each piece lends itself to everyday wear. He has built a jewelry design and production firm that is not only extremely successful but maintains environmental consciousness.
Surrounded by the beauty of Corvallis Oregon, goldsmith and environmentalist Pomeroy begins with a single piece of gold wire of a few gram. Placing it on his prized old anvil, he works quickly with deft blow, hammering first the rough shape of his signature hoop, then the final fluid details of the clasp. Pomeroyâ€™s artistry is a tribute to gold, the most malleable of elements, a paradox of softness and strength.
Driven by his love of nature and determined to incorporate green practices in his studio, Pomeroy requested that all of his metals be supplied to him entirely of scraps, purified, and re-alloyed. He now exclusively uses recycled â€œEcoGoldâ€ and â€œEcoSilver.â€