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Handmade in Portland, Oregon

All design, fabrication, stone-setting, and hand-engraving is done in-house by Morgaine Faye.

Meet Morgaine Faye

I am a multi-disciplinary artist, designer, engraver, and bench jeweler based in Portland, Oregon. I hold a BFA in Illustration, and I have been showing my paintings and sculptures in galleries worldwide since 2010.

Jewelry design is the perfect nexus of what draws me to art-making: it contains endless possibilities for storytelling, involves the mastery of rare skill sets, and is enriched by a vibrant, diverse, and engaged community. I enjoy that jewelry can be a rebellious declaration, a way to challenge and converse with the world through personal symbols and iconography.

Thematically, much of my visual art explores conflict, inner turmoil, and dynamics of power. I utilize my own symbolic visual language that combines natural elements, and historical objects, alongside commanding and alluring forms and figures. My work is where I can explore my shadow-self, and shout into the void. Two large motivations in my creative process are catharsis and experimentation.

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Past Exhibitions

2023
Feb Melee the Show, Tucson, AZ

2022
Jan Untamed Splendor, Talon Gallery, Portland, OR

2021
Oct Wilderness II, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR

2019
Sept Mystical Menagerie, 827 Broadway, New York, NY
July Opulent Corpse, Talon Gallery, Portland, OR
May Tondo, Spoke Art / Talon Gallery, Portland, OR
Feb Ascent, Talon Gallery, Portland OR

2018
April The Poison Garden, Talon Gallery, Portland, OR

2017
September Salut II, Nucleus Gallery, Portland, OR
February Beneath the Tumult, Talon Gallery, Portland, OR
January Brink, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR

2016
April Solo Show, Antler Gallery, Portland OR
February Screaming Sky, Portland OR
January LA Art Fair, Littletopia/Antler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015
November Tall Trees of Portland, Hellion Gallery/Chin Music Press, Seattle WA
October Tall Trees of Portland, Hellion Gallery/ City Hall, Portland Oregon
October Unnatural Histories, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR
September Ride, Pony Club Gallery, Portland, OR
July Unfathomable, Antler Gallery/Piranha Shop, Seattle WA
April LineworkNW Art + Illustration Festival, Norse Hall, Portland OR
March Equilux, Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA
February Group Show, Antler Gallery, Portland OR
January Brink, Antler Gallery, Portland OR

2014
October Keep A Breast Fundraiser, Blaine Fontana/ ADX, Portland OR
September Tres Anos 3rd Anniversary Show, As Issued, Costa Mesa, CA
August LP Cover Show, Hellion Gallery/MusicFestNW, Portland OR
July Put A Bird In It WeMake, Portland, OR
April 12-Inch Otaku, Hellion Gallery / Hatos Bar, Tokyo, Japan
March Tall Trees of Portland, Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR
February Group Show, Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013
October Nostalgia, Pony Club Gallery, Portland, OR
October Put and Bird In It Fundraiser Show WeMakePDX, Portland, OR
September Portland Rocks, Screaming Sky, Portland, OR
July Shrouds and Sinew, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR
May Tragic Heroes, As Issued Costa Mesa, CA
February Portland As Fuck, Compound Gallery, Portland, OR

2012
December End of the World Show, Compound, Portland, OR
November Haunted, Pony Club Gallery. Portland, OR
October Witchipedia, Pony Club Gallery. Portland OR,
May The Sweetest Apple, The Pony Club, Portland, OR
February Cervidae, Antler. Portland, OR

2011
December 1 Year Anniversary Show, Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR
December Doodle, Compound Gallery. Portland, OR
November Pulp & Pigment, Hellion Gallery. San Diego, CA
October Monsterbation II, Pony Club. Portland, OR
October Nature of the Beast, Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA
September PDX POP-UP Print Show, Hellion Gallery. Tokyo, Japan
June Skulls and Weed @ The Vestibule. Portland, OR June
June Senior Thesis Exhibition, Pacific Northwest College of Art. Portland, OR
May PNCA Illustration Juried Show, InScape Gallery. Portland, OR

2010
October Monsterbation, Pony Club. Portland, OR
May Illustration Juried Show, Pacific Northwest College of Art. Portland, OR

2009
May Illustration Juried Show, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
February Dona Espai Chromatic, Tarragona, Spain

Qualifications

2023 - Present Co-President, Women's Jewelry Association Portland Chapter

2022 Diamond Foundation Course, DeBeers Institute of Diamonds

2022 Advanced Colored Inlay, Fine-Line Shading, and Relief Engraving with Jeff Parke, New Approach School For Jewelers

2019 Stone Setting Comprehensive with Blaine Lewis, New Approach School For Jewelers

2011 Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration from Pacific Northwest College of Art

2008 Jewelry & Small-Scale Metals, Cabrillo College

Scholarships & Awards

Selected for The Jewelry Loupe Project, Women’s Jewelry Association, 2022 Cohort

1st Place Award Illustration Juried Show, Pacific Northwest College of Art 2011

Faculty Recognition Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2011

Merit Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2011

Faculty Recognition Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2010

Merit Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2010

Faculty Recognition Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2009

Faculty Recognition Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2008

From the people
From the people

Love my new pendant! The craftsmanship is incredible and it’ll be a piece I cherish for many years. The design is unique and I love that I can wear this with other metals as well.

Caitlin V, 2022
From the people

Love, Love this ring and all the other jewels I have from Morgaine Faye including some customs and her beautiful scarf. Craftsmanship superb, packaging so pretty and thoughtful always with a little something extra like her postcards etc. I was late ordering this gift for my daughter and still got it before Christmas!

Kathleen B, 2022
From the people

Gorgeous scarf and it was delivered very quickly! I love it so much.

Amanda R, 2022
From the people

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING JEWELRY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP 🤩!!! I couldn’t be happier with the four Faye pieces I have purchased. And I fair price for how great it is. I couldn’t recommend the designer more!

Colin J, 2022
From the people

I purchased these pieces as a birthday present for one of my best friends and she loves it! I have a few pieces from Morgaine and they quality always matches the beauty of her hand made pieces. I love this combination of the tablet with the chain, it’s perfect for every day causal wear but also would look great all dressed up. Morgaine's pieces are always worth the cost as they’re beautifully made forever pieces.

Eva H, 2023
From the people

LOVE this piece, so beautiful and nicely made. I also ended up loving the chain—the chains Morgaine uses are really sturdy yet delicate and they fall really nicely on the neck & chest.

Caroline H, 2022