In 2000, Jyoti graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. While studying under David LaPlantz, she learned metal techniques such as fabrication, stone setting, casting, forging, raising, and mokume gane. Jyoti spent several years after graduation working with independent jewelry companies, fine tuning her craftsmanship and gaining experience with production management and quality assurance.
Currently, Ms. McCall resides in Northern California where she built a studio to create jewelry and artwork. Jyoti began exploring several metalsmithing techniques before deciding on cuttlefish bone casting to create her first line of pendants, earrings and bracelets. She spent several months designing, carving, and pouring the pieces that make up the geometric line. Simple geometric shapes and patterns inspired her designs, and through the process of casting, they became more abstract and varied.
Her next line, the Circle & Sphere Series, was created by forming and soldering the metal with tools such as mandrels, raw hide mallets, and a torch. She was inspired to create simple lines accented with spheres. Jyoti chose to add a splash of color to several of these pieces by incorporating semi-precious stones into her designs. In addition to working on another line of jewelry, Jyoti frequently creates custom designs incorporating beading and stone settings, for individuals interested in her work.
If you would like to discuss ideas for one-of-a-kind pieces, please feel free to contact her.