Month: June 2004

2004 SOFA Speaker

In 2004, Vera Siemund gave a lecture about her work at SOFA NY. The lecture was sponsored by AJF. Vera Siemund’s work invites us to ponder a provocatively beautiful paradox – a precious balance between the historic continuum of the decorative arts and radically fresh ideas made manifest in expertly crafted jewelry. Siemund is a young avant-garde …

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2004 SOFA Speaker

In 2004, Felieke van der Leest spoke to a full room of attendees at SOFA Chicago about her whimsical work and the inspiration for it. This lecture was sponsored by AJF. There is so much more to van der Leest’s work than meets the eye. ‘Actually the pieces I make are very simple,’ said Van …

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