June 2000

2000 SOFA Speaker

In 2000, Giovanni Corvaja traveled from his studio in Padua, Italy, to exhibit his work at SOFA NY and give a lecture. This lecture was sponsored by AJF. Giovanni Corvaja is an internationally recognized studio goldsmith. He describes himself as ‘extremely passionate about the magic and unrealized possibilities of gold.’ True to his passion, his […]

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2000: Yeonmi Kang

Yeonmi Kang of Urbana, Illinois, United States, won this first ever award which was announced at the annual conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ‘Our goal was to acknowledge promise, innovation and individuality,’ said Gail M Brown, independent curator and AJF member who was instrumental in bringing the idea

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