Month: December 2021

A Shy Lady

Pioneering crafts collector Sandy Grotta died in September 2021 at the age of 87. She and her husband, Lou, began collecting in 1957. Gijs Bakker remembers his friendship with her. A shy lady, of short stature, touched my arm and asked me to make something for her. It happened in 1989 during my retrospective at the …

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On Offer

There are so many reasons to purchase art jewelry… You got that hard-earned promotion—celebrate! You’re experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime occasion—honor it. You wrapped up that major accomplishment—pay it tribute! You want to mark the beginning of a new relationship or the end of one—commemorate it. It’s your birthday—hurrah! Maybe it’s an investment—do it. It’s the perfect …

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Bové made sure to check out the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) show, Voltage. Exhibition view, SNAG’s Voltage exhibition, held during NYCJW21, photo: Jim Bové

Jim Bové at NYCJW21

Jim Bové spent Tuesday and Wednesday, November 16 and 17, 2021, crisscrossing New York City to take in nine exhibitions and a symposium. He generously sent in a photo reportage to share with you. Here they are in no particular order, but clustered together by event.

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