Sydney Lynch grew up in rural
Connecticut and moved west after working at a school on the Navajo
Reservation. She completed her BFA in 1973 at the University of
Colorado, then proceeded to design and make jewelry in her home
studio, and successfully developed a following.
Her jewelry combines bold,
simple, sculptural shapes to create a dynamic of tension and
balance. She uses textures and surface patterns for tactile and
visual interest. Her personal interests are reflected in her work:
the natural forms of rocks and seashells that she has collected
since childhood, the intriguing shapes she finds in weathered areas
of the city. She’s also interested in tribal and ancient jewelry and
this too is reflected in her work.