Contact Information:

Patience Meliora Blythe
207.276.4000 or 512.680.9869



Patience Blythe began metalsmithing at the Sterling Quest School in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in 2003 after brief dabblings in jewelry and beading much earlier in life. In 2006, she began making art and commissioned pieces out of Bob Weaver's studio in Austin, Texas. In the fall of 2012, she relocated to Downeast Maine and devoted herself full-time to establishing a metalsmithing business and educational service as part of the arts community on Mount Desert Island. Patience apprentices in the studio of Lisa Hall Jewelry in Northeast Harbor, and when not making jewelry or sculpture, is an avid walker, photographer, note-taker, gardener, and collector of old things. She also loves to drive around looking at the scenery.

Blythe Metals Studio is located in a 19th century red barn in the small town of Hulls Cove, Maine. We are housed with the Tool Barn, a store for old, reclaimed hand tools, across the street from the Davistown Museum Sculpture Garden, and down the road from local potter Rocky Mann and artist Carol Shutt. Located between an entrance to Acadia National Park and the section of rocky beach, in the studio custom commissions and fabricated one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and other sculptural projects are created. Classes in metal arts for children and adults are also conducted in the space. Please check the Calendar of Classes for more information and please come to visit!

Artist's Statement :


Inspired by the Art Nouveau techniques and styles of the late 19th century, the paintings of the Flemish masters, Decadence and Victoriana, as well as the relics of the Industrial Revolution, I invest time drawing and designing each piece to reflect technical skill as well as the connection between forms in nature and forms created by man. Each design begins with a conversation and a series of sketches that dictate the path the piece will take; oftentimes, pieces transform during the creative process from the guidelines of the original sketch. My process of art-making is directly tied to my circumstance: where I find myself will appear within the pieces that are created. As I grow and change, so does my jewelry. I often say to people, when they ask about my creative process, that I start with a concrete idea, but that the pieces evolve almost in and of themselves. Sometimes playful, sometimes abstract, all of my jewelry pieces tell a tale. Jewelry, to me, should be striking, unique, and provoke a conversation about the story of the piece. For me, the story is as important as the piece itself, and thereby, jewelry is wearable art that becomes a part of person's story and a part of their life.


Work in the Davistown Museum MAG Gallery for Sale


Work in Other Galleries and Collections


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Participating artists donate 30% of MAG on-site sales proceeds to benefit the Davistown Museum. When we sell work that is exhibited on the MAG website but held elsewhere, we solicit a 10% donation. If the artist or another gallery sells the artwork, no commission is solicited or requested. We hope the MAG website exposure will help sell more artwork from the artists' own studios or in galleries which show their work.