Interviews

Paul Derrez

Paul Derrez’s Pride Power Project and Rainbow Chains

Today, demonstrations to make a public statement about any social, political or environmental issue often become flamboyant events. Crowds flock the streets. They dress up for the occasion wearing clothes, hats, flags, and handwritten protest signs that express their grievance, ideals, or aims. Since texts appear to be more powerful than signs, political buttons have …

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AJF Live with Blanche Tilden and Gallery Funaki

Art Jewelry Forum has expanded its efforts to connect more directly with the jewelry community by regularly hosting live chats online. We feature artist studio visits, talk with gallerists about shows they’re hosting, interview curators and authors, and have other programming tied to various jewelry weeks from around the globe. We record these all and post …

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Lisa M. Berman

Fusing Art and Business

Lisa M. Berman has a couture dressmaker, a woodworker, and a fashion business owner in her family. So you might say she was destined to become a mover and shaker in a creative field. After successfully launching and running her fashion jewelry business, Berman pivoted. She took the reins of Sculpture To Wear, a jewelry …

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AJF Live with SCAD Museum of Art’s Exhibition Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection

Art Jewelry Forum has expanded its efforts to connect more directly with the jewelry community by regularly hosting live chats online. We feature artist studio visits, talk with gallerists about shows they’re hosting, interview curators and authors, and have other programming tied to various jewelry weeks from around the globe. We record these all and post …

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AJF Live with Bonhams—Wearable Art: Jewels from the Crawford Collection

Art Jewelry Forum has expanded its efforts to connect more directly with the jewelry community by regularly hosting live chats online. We feature artist studio visits, talk with gallerists about shows they’re hosting, interview curators and authors, and have other programming tied to various jewelry weeks from around the globe. We record these all and post …

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AJF Live: 1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial

Art Jewelry Forum has expanded its efforts to connect more directly with the jewelry community by regularly hosting live chats online. We feature artist studio visits, talk with gallerists about shows they’re hosting, interview curators and authors, and have other programming tied to various jewelry weeks from around the globe. We record these all and …

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In Conversation with Thereza Pedrosa, of Thereza Pedrosa Gallery

Thereza Pedrosa Gallery, which is owned by Elinor Garnero and Thereza Pedrosa, opened in 2019. It’s dedicated to abstract art in the form of paintings, sculptures, and art jewelry. Art jewelry and things of beauty have always been part of Thereza Pedrosa’s life. In this interview she talks about the decisive moment that brought her …

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Lisa Waup, Broderie Earrings

Continuity

Lisa Waup is a mixed-culture First Nations artist and curator who lives in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Through found and natural materials, her soulful, symbolic, and powerful artworks tell stories about her own life while building connections back to Country,[1] family, and history. Approaching the end of her master’s degree studies at the Victorian College of the …

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Contexts and Groundings in Black Jewels

The exhibition Divine Legacies in Black Jewelry is currently on view at the Metal Museum, in Memphis, TN, US, through September 12, 2021. It focuses on exploring and presenting histories and legacies in Black jewelry while working to introduce viewers to different names and personalities connected to the field. In this self-interview, exhibition curator LaMar Gayles, …

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Crafting the Future

Crafting the Future (CTF) is an organization that sharpens the power that community fosters through relationships, shared inner and outward growth, communication, and communing. Exploring a future in action and practice, CTF morphs into the needs required by a given moment and individual. Its versatility is one of the awe-inspiring qualities of Crafting the Future, …

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