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Gem of an artist

By Theresa Winslow

For Helen Serras-Herman, the daily grind is the whir of a tiny drill on sparkling quartz, brilliant opal and maybe some vivid ocean jasper. Those are just a few of the gemstones Mrs. Serras-Herman fashions into one-of-kind sculptures and jewelry.

The Davidsonville resident’s been grinding, carving and polishing gems to create these unique pieces for about 20 years, graduating to this art form from work with more traditional sculpture. “The gem materials are beautiful,” she said. “They’re rare and they have texture and different colors. Their bold colors and unusual patterns trigger the imagination.”

Read the original article at: The Capital

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