Month: October 2017

On Offer

  Art Jewelry Forum’s extensive network of international gallery supporters is dedicated to celebrating and showing art jewelry. On Offer is a monthly series that allows AJF galleries to showcase a piece that they’ve personally selected to tempt and inspire you. Please contact the gallery directly for inquiries. Enjoy! MUSEUM WORTHY Benedikt Fischer, Shields, 2016, brooch, plastic, Remanium, 120 …

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Play and Possibility

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to present a short series of critical essays, collectively called Crafted Words, as a result of our partnership with Radiant Pavilion. Supported by AJF, Creative Victoria, and the City of Melbourne, Crafted Words encourages craft writers from Victoria, Australia, to consider critical discourse around contemporary craft, and supports reflection and discussion …

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Radiant Pavilion—Illuminations

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to present a short series of critical essays, collectively called Crafted Words, as a result of our partnership with Radiant Pavilion. Supported by AJF, Creative Victoria, and the City of Melbourne, Crafted Words encourages craft writers from Victoria, Australia, to consider critical discourse around contemporary craft, and supports reflection and discussion on work shown …

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Shane Prada

Promotional image for the exhibit Radical Jewelry Makeover: Baltimore, Baltimore landmarks and Baltimore Jewelry Center staff/instructor Erica Bello, 2017, photo: Laura Ferrara The Baltimore Jewelry Center is a refreshing addition to the art jewelry and metalsmithing world on the East Coast. A crafts school, exhibitions gallery, and retail space under one roof, the center is …

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Looking for Openings, Describing Radiant Pavilion

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to present a short series of critical essays, collectively called Crafted Words, as a result of our partnership with Radiant Pavilion. Supported by AJF, Creative Victoria, and the City of Melbourne, Crafted Words encourages craft writers from Victoria, Australia, to consider critical discourse around contemporary craft, and supports reflection and discussion on work shown …

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Lauren Kalman

Lauren Kalman, Devices for Filling a Void…, 2015, inkjet print, gold-plated electroformed copper, earthenware, 50.8 x 40.6 cm and 10.2 x 10.2 x 15.2 cm, photo: courtesy of the artist Lauren Kalman, a visual artist and educator based in Detroit, is celebrated for her innovative work, which lies at the juncture of art jewelry and …

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Traditions at Hand

There are significant moments that define the relatively brief history of art jewelry. In 1972, the exhibition Objects and Acrylic Jewelry, at Electrum Gallery, London, opened a new chapter in the development of the field. It displayed work by Claus Bury which combined precious metal with a material previously considered profane and worthless as jewelry. …

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The October Report

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to share the news that members of our community find noteworthy. Providing a place to share interesting news is one way AJF is celebrating our 20th anniversary. Is something missing? The success of this compilation of compelling events, exhibitions, and items of interest to the jewelry community depends on YOUR …

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