Geoffrey Riggle received a BS in art education from Ball State University and a MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design from Miami University. With a firm foundation in traditional metalsmithing techniques and jewelry design practice, his research spans the mediums of metals/jewelry, sculpture, photography, and forges ground in digital design and practice. Riggle has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been featured in a number of publications. Currently, Riggle is Head of Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing in Miami University’s Department of Art.
Inspired from life’s events, dilemmas, and day-to-day interactions, Geoff Riggle’s work is an exposé of a continuously reflective dialogue. By combining jeweler’s skills with both precious and non-precious materials, his current body of work both explores and celebrates relationships, growth, progression, and the human spirit. Through the use of metaphorical constructs in conjunction with sacred archetypes and form, he poetically points to a symbiotic awareness of our world and lives.