OneWay Providence is very excited to be carrying knuckle duster rings by Rhode Island artist and contemporary jewelry maker, Islay Taylor. These knuckle duster rings are gold plated bronze with bezel set, hand painted acrylic nails. According to Taylor, were inspired by the Kid Sister song, "Pro Nailz". Taylor strives to find inspiration in the every day, mundane object, which she has successfully done in these pieces by creating an unexpected appeal in using acrylic nails in an alternative form of wearability.
About the artist:
Islay Taylor was born in Wakefield, Rhode Island. She is a contemporary art jeweler, who uses the body as a pedestal to showcase wearable sculptures. She received her MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, she works as the Gallery Director at Hera Gallery, teaches Continuing Education at RISD, and maintains an active studio practice.