April 2015

Nils Hint, Shadow

Nils Hint, Shadow, 2014, brooches, forged iron readymades, various dimensions, photo: artist During those awkward first weeks at university, I met a guy who possessed a laptop-sized hydraulic press that he said could flatten anything. I was never able to verify his claim, but the thought of this device stayed with me, recalling the ubiquitous […]

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Cranbrook Marks Bertoia at 100 with Jewelry Exhibition

Bent, Cast & Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia March 24–November 29, 2015 Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA For those interested in the history of 20th-century design, the name Harry Bertoia should be a familiar one. Bertoia’s humble beginnings as a 15-year-old Italian immigrant were soon eclipsed by his ambitious and prodigious work

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Simone ten Hompel: Three Dimensional Traces

Born in Germany and now living in the UK, Simone ten Hompel is known for her metalwork that navigates the metaphorical depth of everyday vessels such as spoons and plates. Currently a Reader for Metal, Jewellery and Silversmithing at London Metropolitan University, Simone has exhibited metalwork internationally, given lectures on craft and metalsmithing, and participated

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Marthe Roberts/Shea

Marthe Roberts/Shea took a long time to get to become a jeweler. Her show at Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia is her first one with them, and displays a kind of jewelry that can look ancient or like something from an archeological dig. It has the look of something old but also maybe futuristic. Have

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Chic as a Brick

You’re stepping out tonight, on your way to the The Art of the Brick exhibition opening. You pause in front of the mirror. You have your LEGO handbag tucked gracefully under your arm, packed full of LEGO chocolates to tide you over on the taxi ride. But it feels like something’s missing, doesn’t it? You

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