May 2023

Aaron Decker, Morning Star 2


Restringing the Pearl April 26–June 6, 2023 The Jewelry Library, New York, New York Everyone has a story about pearls—that’s at the heart of this exhibition curated by Petra Class and Biba Schutz Audio recordings of the artists telling their pearl stories appear center stage The stories relate to a corresponding visual work through a […]

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Ada Chen, Text Message Earrings

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. We’re honoring this by spotlighting articles and videos we’ve previously published about AAPI makers and by AAPI writers. Curtis H. Arima Arima is the chair of the Jewelry/Metal Arts Program at California College of the Arts, where he’s also an associate professor. The

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Anke Hennig, Shades of Blue

On Offer

May 2023, Part 2 There are so many reasons to purchase art jewelry… Celebrate that hard-earned promotion Honor a once-in-a-lifetime occasion Pay tribute to a major accomplishment Commemorate the beginning of a new relationship or the end of one Pounce on the perfect piece to round out an aspect of your collection Or invest in

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OMG, Have You Heard

May 2023, Part 2 Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to share the news that members of our community find noteworthy. Is something missing? The success of this compilation of compelling events, news, and items of interest to the jewelry community depends on YOUR participation. If you’re a member of AJF at the Silver level or

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Catherine Blackburn x Skye Paul, Mahsi Cho Hunting Bag

Stitching Is Medicine

Catherine Blackburn was born in Patuanak, Saskatchewan, of Dene and European ancestry. She is a member of the English River First Nation. Blackburn is a multidisciplinary artist and jeweler whose common themes address Canada’s colonial past, often prompted by personal narratives. In her practice, Blackburn merges mixed media and fashion to create dialogue between historical

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Keith Lewis, Dead Souls Neckpiece

What Makes Keith Lewis’s Necklace Art Jewelry?

DOCUMENTING POLITICAL OR SOCIAL MOMENTS. Lewis uses anxious, electroformed fragile birdlike forms as evocative stand-ins for friends he lost to AIDS.   The virus itself is represented, pure and inviolable as both the clasp of the necklace—binding the links—and as a compartment or locket to contain whatever will fit… Through graduating the size of the skull-like

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