April 2016

Becky Bliss: Found

Becky Bliss, photo: Sandy Connon Photography New Zealander Becky Bliss first trained as a graphic designer before becoming a contemporary art jeweler after completing a bachelor’s in applied arts at Whitireia Community Polytechnic in 2010. The works in the exhibition Found, at Avid Gallery, Wellington, further develop Bliss’s exploration of surface using traditional and found …

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Felix Lindner: Assemblage

Felix Lindner, Gold, 2016, bracelet, silver, anodized aluminum, plastic, 44 x 200 x 12 mm, photo: Samantha Font-Sala German artist Felix Lindner creates colorful jewelry that combines common materials, such as pieces of plastic toys, with exquisitely hand-fabricated findings. In this interview, Lindner reflects on his life-long immersion in jewelry culture, the influences that culminate …

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Well, I Like You … But I’m Not Sure I Want to Take You Home with Me

The audience at The Meet, 2016, a symposium organized by Art Jewelry Forum in partnership with Current Obsession and Norwegian Crafts; Villa Stück, Munich, photo: Benjamin Lignel Why do collectors pick an artist over another? Or choose this piece by an artist, when that other piece is clearly more spectacular? How do curators select works …

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Christina Odegard: Matin

Christina Odegard and Bronze Sculptures, undated, bronze, 406 to 914 mm tall, photo: Matin Christina Odegard’s deep appreciation for the beauty and elegance of natural materials, as well as her extensive exploration of form, is apparent in her work. Meanwhile, “shibumi” is a Japanese word referring to a particular aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive …

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Didier and Martine Haspeslagh of Didier, Ltd.

Didier, Ltd. booth, Masterpiece London, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, UK, photo: Didier, Ltd. Didier, Ltd. is a London-based gallery founded in 2006 by Didier and Martine Haspeslagh. It specializes in jewelry created by leading modern masters—painters and sculptors—who are recognized internationally for their art. Didier, …

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The Memory of Things: Slotte versus Talbot

(left) Caroline Slotte, Round Piece, from the Landscape Multiple series, 2012, reworked second-hand ceramics, 245 mm in diameter; Anna Talbot, Blue Wolf, 2012 brooch, old box, anodized aluminum, brass, wood veneer, steel, 80 x 80 x 20 mm, private collection, photo: artists It is universally acknowledged that contemporary jewelry subverted completely the “hierarchy of materials”[1] …

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