Month: November 2022

Kumi Kaguraoka

Kumi Kaguraoka, a Japanese artist based in Tokyo, makes wearable pieces inspired by anatomy, beauty standards across cultures and time, and the imagined concerns of a future humanity faced with environmental and societal shifts. She wonders why we continually pursue ever-shifting, painful, and hard-to-maintain beauty ideals Her artwork plays with the idea of altering the …

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On Offer

November, Part 2 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. Perhaps it’s an investment—do it! It’s the perfect …

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OMG, Have You Heard

November 2022, Part 2 If you’re a member of AJF at the Silver level or above, you can add news and ideas to this bi-monthly report by going here. Not a member? Join AJF here. Listings gathered with assistance from Carrie Yodanis. APPLY FOR THE $20,000 SUSAN BEECH MID-CAREER GRANT Open to makers aged 35­–55. …

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The cover of The Jewellery Box features this graphic treatment

A Life Story in Jewelry

The Jewellery Box chronicles Jorunn Veiteberg’s jewelry collection. Our reviewer calls it one of the best books about jewelry ever. Life-sized photos of the pieces—presented in order of purchase—appear almost from the start. Refreshing! Veiteberg examines her motivation to collect, shining a light on this human urge The author quotes from her diaries and talks about …

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AJF in Conversation: Collecting for Joy!

AJF visited NYC Jewelry Week, November 14 to November 20, 2022. The week was packed with jewelry-related events, including lectures, exhibitions, pop-ups, and opportunities to connect with like-minded jewelry enthusiasts. AJF hosted a lively conversation with a mix of seasoned and next-gen art jewelry enthusiasts and collectors who shared why they collect and the joy …

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Susan Cummins

Susan Cummins on Judging the Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant

The $20,000 Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant offers prestige, recognition, and funding to the winner. Recognizes a mid-career artist who has made a substantial contribution to the field of art jewelry Open to makers aged 35–55 on the January 8, 2023 deadline Proposal should be about jewelry, loosely defined Info here The distinguished jurors for this …

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Seven More Examples of Art Jewelry

I CREATED THIS AS A LIST , BUT I COULD INSTEAD PRESENT IT AS A PHOTO ESSAY. WOULD THAT SEEM LESS OVERWHELMING FOR THE READER?   What makes these earrings art jewelry: SOCIOPOLITICAL COMMENTARY. Chen employs texting—our most common means of communication—to illustrate the stereotypes of young Asian American woman. What makes this brooch art jewelry: MATERIALITY. Stones …

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