Nate's Sustainable Collection

Silversmith// @nater.morton


Location// @studionoirenoir

What inspired this collection?

I try to live a zero waste lifestyle to reduce my carbon footprint in everything I do!

So incorporating the scrap metal for my collection is very important to me.

Tell us about yourself! What do you do outside of the Gem Studio?

I work 2 other jobs at the moment, I work retail at a local zero waste shop here in SLC called Animalia, we sell plastic free bulk options and local handmade products!

What else are you passionate about?

I am very passionate about the environment and putting the earth first in everything I do. I like to incorporate that with photography and using my camera as a tool to teach people what we as humans are doing to the natural world. On my days off I love good old Mother Earth activities such as, skiing, climbing, swimming and any other classic games we play out there.

What is currently playing on your Spotify?

WU-TANG Clan, Tribe Called Quest, Radiohead, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins

What do you want to manifest in your life over the next year?

Buckle up for a cliché answer. I just wanna see more change and good news with earth, animals, and basic human rights.

What is your favorite gem, and why?

I feel the most drawn to darker stones, probably because I wear almost exclusively black.

What is your favorite part of the silversmithing process?

I just love seeing people’s reactions go from “is this really going to look clean and shinny?” To “wow, I’m sorry I ever doubted you.”