Month: December 2015

Art Jewelry Forum Announces 2016 Pin by Hanna Hedman

Mill Valley, California, USA–Art Jewelry Forum (AJF), a global nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the creation, study, and appreciation of art jewelry, is pleased to announce that it has commissioned Swedish jeweler Hanna Hedman to create a limited-edition pin for the organization. The pins will be distributed in 2016 exclusively to new and renewing AJF supporters at the …

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Georg Dobler: Stones

Georg Dobler, Untitled, 2013, brooch, oxidized silver, citrines, synthetic red spinels, 90 x 75 x 25 mm, photo: artist Jewelry artist Georg Dobler, based in Halle, Germany, pairs colorful, oversized gems with dark, oxidized silver, and juxtaposes castings of organic specimens alongside hand-fabricated findings with structural aesthetic sensibilities. These delicately orchestrated contrasts result in elegant …

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Taboo Studio

Exterior of Taboo Studio on West Lewis Street in Mission Hills, 2015, photo: Christina Seebold Taboo Studio, in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego, has been selling contemporary jewelry for 27 years. Gallery partners/owners Jane Groover Maydahl and Joanna Rhoades met while undertaking graduate studies in jewelry and metalwork at San Diego State University. …

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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

Exhibition view, Second Hand, First Hand: Caroline Broadhead & Maria Militsi, 2015, Marsden Woo Gallery, London, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery, photo: Philip Sayer Second Hand, First Hand: Caroline Broadhead and Maria Militsi October 14–November 14, 2015 Marsden Woo Gallery, London, UK I’d like to begin this article with some bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. That is, “the thingamabob …

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Why Pearls?

Marcus & Co. (New York), The Osborn Pearls, 1906, Newark Museum, Purchase 2014 Alberto Burri Memorial Fund established by Stanley J. Seeger (2014.5), case, 178 x 178 x 38 mm, necklace length, 1454 mm, photo: Richard Goodbody In 2014 the Newark Museum’s Acquisitions Committee allowed me to purchase a string of pearls 1454 mm long. …

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Doerthe Fuchs

Doerthe Fuchs, Untitled, 2010, necklace, silver, tiger’s eye, rose quartz, 240 x 220 mm, photo: artist Doerthe Fuchs is a jeweler whose work is delicate and intriguing. Some pieces appear almost as tridimensional sketches by use of clear lines and circles. Others are surprising through asymmetrical compositions and unexpected articulations, exploration and findings of materials. …

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Kazumi Nagano

Kazumi Nagano, Untitled, 2015, brooches, linen paper thread, bamboo fiber, nylon thread, gold, sterling silver, colored with new Urushi, left, 90 x 90 x 90 mm, right, 80 x 85 x 55 mm, photo: Ryota Sekiguchi Kazumi Nagano is known for her wondrous jewelry work, delicate creations of thin gold wire and woven paper. With …

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Mobilia Gallery: An Interview with Jo Anne and Libby Cooper

Sue Aygarn Kowalski, Striking Tools, 2015, functional mallets and hammers, exotic woods, brass, bronze, steel, delrin, various sizes, photo: Dean Powell Mobilia Gallery has been showing craft media including jewelry for 37 years at its current location in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Jo Anne and Libby Cooper, sisters and the owners of the gallery, have devoted their lives to …

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