Month: February 2016

In Conversation with Ioanna Lalaounis

Despina Pantazopoulou, Zero, 2015, necklace, leather, inks, linen thread, iron, nylon, photo: Romylos Parissis The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum (ILJM), based in Athens, Greece, is the nation’s only institution devoted to the presentation and promotion of both historical and contemporary jewelry. Established in 1992 by the renowned jewelry designer Ilias Lalaounis, the mission of ILJM is to enhance public knowledge of …

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The Making of Frame

Frame, 2010, photo: Sofia Björkman Frame, the small cluster of commercial galleries that surrounds the Talente and Schmuck pavilions at the Munich Handwerksmesse, is welcoming, for this edition, two new galleries: Atta Gallery, from Thailand, and Thomas Cohn, from Brazil. This expansion of the very successful mini-fair is very good news, and we thought that …

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Frances Stachl: Bead

Frances Stachl, Corner Beads, Square Beads, Square on Round Beads, 2015, necklaces, photo: The National New Zealand jeweler Frances Stachl is exhibiting a new body of work, Bead, at The National in Christchurch, New Zealand. Frances like to set herself challenges, elaborates on her affair with the necklace, and talks about wearability, a key aspect …

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The Other

Photos by Kellie Riggs, taken during the Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Arts Triennial 2015—China Academy of Art Photos by Kellie Riggs, taken during the Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Arts Triennial 2015—China Academy of Art The Body Alchemy seminar was held in this conference room on the top floor of China Academy …

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Lynn Batchelder Wins 2016 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award

Lynn Batchelder, Cover, 2014, necklace, steel, 356 x 152 x 25 mm, photo: artist Mill Valley, California, USA—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce Lynn Batchelder the winner of the 2016 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award. Batchelder was chosen from a record number of applicants—151 entries from 35 countries. She will receive a US$7500 …

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Timothy Veske-McMahon

Timothy Veske-McMahon, Glyph VIII, 2015, necklace, repurposed plastic, aluminum, 400 x 400 x 30 mm, photo: artist AJF asked this year’s five young 2016 Artist Award finalists to tell us a bit about their backgrounds and their thoughts on the future of the art jewelry field. Their work represents a group of outstanding pieces of …

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