Ginny Remedi-Brown is an artist whose work is featured in The Gallery@57. “Stonewall” Porcelain Jewelry is a direct offshoot of Ginny Remedi Designs’ Sterling Silver “Stonewall” Collection.
Ginny designed her signature silver Stonewall hinged bracelet 4 years prior to the historic Stonewall Riots which took place in New York City, in June of 1969, an event which set in motion the worldwide LGBT liberation movement.
Today the “Stonewall” Collection features cast silver pendants, cuff bracelets, rings, earrings, cuff links and pins.
The collection commemorates and celebrates the actions of the patrons of the Stonewall Inn, who’d had enough of being mistreated and arrested because of who they were, and that night decided to resist. Little did they know how far and wide their voices and actions would reverberate.
It took Ginny 30 years to realize the significance of her design. When she set aside her 20 year pottery business and returned to metal-smithing, it was only in hindsight that Ginny was able to realize the significance of her bracelet design, which was a precursor of the history that was yet to unfold.
To create “Stonewall” Porcelain Jewelry, Ginny uses the original bracelet to press the design into the clay. This produces a beautiful impression. The clay can be made into many things such as earrings, necklaces, pins, barrettes, wall plaques, and more. Using glazes and a kiln, Ginny creates Stonewall Porcelain Jewelry in living colors.