Fired Elements is unique wearable art jewelry created one piece at a time by Anthony Gallaher using reclaimed metals including bronze, silver, brass and copper. Thoughtful compliments of Bison bone and horn, turquoise and other naturally created stones adorn earrings, necklaces, rings, and bolos suitable for all tastes. Custom hand-turned bronze chain, wedding and anniversary rings, shibuichi cuffs for your collections!
The debut of Haute Metal Art this year will excite collectors with fashionably elegant and classy wall and mantel art, complete with artisan frames. The debut showcases Anthony’s visionary talent and his exploration into the science of patina processes. The debut of Haute Metal Art will take place through the month of February on the walls of the stairwell and second floor mezzanine of Auntie’s Bookstore in the Liberty Building.
ANTHONY J. GALLAHER
After designing and building log homes and raising bison in the Okanogan, I moved to Spokane in 2005 and returned to my old trade, designing and selling fine jewelry. Three years later, I married my wife, Cat (who was the first to recognize the artist hiding inside me), and in November of the same year, my mom, who had fourth-stage lung cancer, moved in with us. To say the least, my life’s purpose was in full metamorphosis!
Three months after bronze clay hit the market, I began experimenting with it and, a year later, delved into creating jewelry using reclaimed silver, copper, gold, and mixed metals. Incorporating heat patinas, bison bone and horn (reserved from my own herd), Fired Elements jewelry began to take shape. My first year out, I entered over 20 shows! I joined Pottery Place Plus in 2011, and have taught basic Metal Art Clay class at the Spokane Art School.
In 2018, I introduced a new line called Salted Copper mantle and wall art. This new medium incorporates salts, organic materials and water to expedite the patina process. It has been so much fun that I spend every day in my newly remodeled workshop, creating away. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my art at Pottery Place Plus and other venues. Thank you for checking us out.
ANTHONY J. GALLAHER