Kenneth Pillsworth’s interest in the arts began very early on. Kenneth began his very first jewelry apprenticeship with renowned jeweler William Scholl in 1987.

Kenneth’s time with William would set the precedent for his interests and expectations for this medium. It was this experience in hindsight that would lay the foundation for Kenneth’s career as a jeweler.

In the fall of 1990 Kenneth attended SUNY New Paltz with a concentration in painting. Under the recommendation of William Scholl, Kenneth began working with Jeffrey Allen Jewelers part time while attending classes. During summer breaks Kenneth lived and worked on Martha’s Vineyard.

In the summer of 1992 Kenneth began his apprenticeship on Martha's Vineyard, with jewelers Paul D’Olympia and Richard Hamilton. It wasn’t long before Kenneth made the commitment to become a jeweler himself. Kenneth’s ability to take a piece of something from each mentor, has given him a well rounded foundation from which to build his own career and ideas.

In 1996 Kenneth Pillsworth and three other jewelers formed the Edgartown Jewelers Studio in EdgartownMA on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Kenneth continued to share space until 1998 when he decided to create his own studio in his home.

Married in 2006, to fellow artist Jhenn Watts, Kenneth continues to live and work on Martha’s Vineyard year round.

 

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      Blue anodized aluminum behind resin. A domed titanium plate set in sterling silver on a sterling silver ear wire.

      Earring charm measures 1/2" x 1/2"

      Handmade in EdgartownMA

    • This collection being my first, the mixed metal series has seen the most growth and change over the years. My motivation stems from a strong technical background and the desire to create work that is simple and innovative. The work in this series is constructed from a combination of assorted metals including brass, titanium, niobium, sterling silver, copper and 14K yellow gold. The inspiration for the layering of such unconventional materials comes from the desire to create many compositions in color, shape and texture in a simple form. The use of rivets and other cold connections serve a dual role, as both an integral design element as well as performing a simple function.
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      Blue anodized aluminum behind resin. A domed titanium plate set in sterling silver with a sterling silver plated steel cable.

      Pendant measures 1" x 1"
      Cable measures 16"

      Handmade in EdgartownMA

    • This collection being my first, the mixed metal series has seen the most growth and change over the years. My motivation stems from a strong technical background and the desire to create work that is simple and innovative. The work in this series is constructed from a combination of assorted metals including brass, titanium, niobium, sterling silver, copper and 14K yellow gold. The inspiration for the layering of such unconventional materials comes from the desire to create many compositions in color, shape and texture in a simple form. The use of rivets and other cold connections serve a dual role, as both an integral design element as well as performing a simple function.
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    • Drilled Earrings by Kenneth Pillsworth

      Green anodized aluminum behind resin. A domed titanium plate set in sterling silver on a sterling silver ear wire.

      Earring charm measures 1/2" x 1/2"

      Handmade in EdgartownMA

    • This collection being my first, the mixed metal series has seen the most growth and change over the years. My motivation stems from a strong technical background and the desire to create work that is simple and innovative. The work in this series is constructed from a combination of assorted metals including brass, titanium, niobium, sterling silver, copper and 14K yellow gold. The inspiration for the layering of such unconventional materials comes from the desire to create many compositions in color, shape and texture in a simple form. The use of rivets and other cold connections serve a dual role, as both an integral design element as well as performing a simple function.
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  • Round Earrings by Kenneth Pillsworth
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    • Round Earrings by Kenneth Pillsworth

      Textured brass, titanium and sterling silver circles in sterling silver on a sterling silver ear wire.

      Earring charm measures 5/8" x 5/8"

      Handmade in EdgartownMA

    • This collection being my first, the mixed metal series has seen the most growth and change over the years. My motivation stems from a strong technical background and the desire to create work that is simple and innovative. The work in this series is constructed from a combination of assorted metals including brass, titanium, niobium, sterling silver, copper and 14K yellow gold. The inspiration for the layering of such unconventional materials comes from the desire to create many compositions in color, shape and texture in a simple form. The use of rivets and other cold connections serve a dual role, as both an integral design element as well as performing a simple function.
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  • Large Concave Earrings by Kenneth Pillsworth
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    • Large Concave Earrings by Kenneth Pillsworth

      Sterling silver and titanium circles with sterling silver flower in titanium in sterling silver on sterling silver ear wires.

      Earring charm measures 3/4" x 3/4"

      Handmade in EdgartownMA

    • This collection being my first, the mixed metal series has seen the most growth and change over the years. My motivation stems from a strong technical background and the desire to create work that is simple and innovative. The work in this series is constructed from a combination of assorted metals including brass, titanium, niobium, sterling silver, copper and 14K yellow gold. The inspiration for the layering of such unconventional materials comes from the desire to create many compositions in color, shape and texture in a simple form. The use of rivets and other cold connections serve a dual role, as both an integral design element as well as performing a simple function.
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    • Sterling Satellite Pendant by Kenneth Pillsworth

      Copper and titanium circles set in sterling silver satellite design. 16" sterling silver plated steel cable. 


      Pendant measures 3/4" x 3/4"
      Cable measures 16"

      Handmade in EdgartownMA

    • The newest line, the titanium and sterling series is an exciting new look for me. The steel grey color of the titanium coupled with the cool matt finish of the sterling silver creates a rich, modern look. Because the melting point for Titanium is so high, the use of rivets and various cold connections are essential. These techniques serve not only a practical purpose, but have become a component of the design element as well. The durability and light weight properties of Titanium have enabled me to explore larger pieces. By removing the element of color and limiting the textures involved, this body of work is about focusing on the subtleties of form and shape.
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  • Galactic Earrings by Kenneth Pillsworth
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    Galactic Earrings by Kenneth Pillsworth

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    • Galactic Earrings by Kenneth Pillsworth

      Sterling silver galactic design with 6 spokes and titanium, textured brass and copper circles with sterling silver rivets on sterling silver ear wires.

      Earring charm measures 5/8" x 3/4"

      Handmade in EdgartownMA

    • This collection being my first, the mixed metal series has seen the most growth and change over the years. My motivation stems from a strong technical background and the desire to create work that is simple and innovative. The work in this series is constructed from a combination of assorted metals including brass, titanium, niobium, sterling silver, copper and 14K yellow gold. The inspiration for the layering of such unconventional materials comes from the desire to create many compositions in color, shape and texture in a simple form. The use of rivets and other cold connections serve a dual role, as both an integral design element as well as performing a simple function.
    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you.
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