Todd Pownell is strongly influenced by the period of Romanticism. The interaction of dark and light metals mixed with fine gold and diamonds combine to evoke a strong sense of mystery and a sublime nature. By bead setting the stones upside down the diamonds effectively capture and reflect light. The effect is a broad succession of flashes from the oblique angles, creating a feeling of twilight.
Todd started his Tap by Todd Pownell line in 2008 out of his live/work loft in Cleveland Ohio. He is a member of Ethical Metalsmith's: Jewelers for social and environmental responsibility who support ethical mining and sourcing their materials in the most responsible manner while operating their studios with green practices.