Ace McCasland and her Studio Luna Verde have a following. The hard-won creative voice that calls to lovers of her jewelry design and metalsmithing is one she’s honed through nearly 30 years of living rugged and ready, open to adventure and … mostly not at the flame and workbench.
Ace, 49, was introduced to her craft only six years ago. What she brings daily to her one-of-a-kind work and nearly 11,000 Instagram followers is born of her story on the road and her willingness to live life on her own terms.
When Ace sat down to share her story with Humanitou, she talked about escaping the bubble of her childhood on an Oklahoma farm, of seeing mountains and oceans for the first time, of gaining life experience, and living and creating authentically.
She talked about the grueling reality of isolation, long hours and many miles as a circus roustabout and performer, and the need for walking her own line in balance, somehow, with a sometimes-desire to still be part of community.
We get into the truths of life as an artist, and how through years on the go and a spirit of freedom Ace has developed what she wants to say with her work.
Read the full story here.
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