Interviews

AJF in Conversation: Endless Love | Adoring Contemporary Jewelry

What is it about contemporary jewelry that beckons so fiercely? Three leading gallery owners talk with journalist Jennifer Altmann about their passion for the field, how collectors are born, and magical interactions with jewelry artists. They are Patti Bleicher of Gallery Loupe, Noel Guyomarc’h of Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, and Sienna Patti of Sienna Patti Contemporary. […]

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AJF Live with Sulo Bee

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Art Jewelry Forum has expanded its efforts to connect more directly with the jewelry community by regularly hosting live chats online. These feature artist studio visits, talks with gallerists about shows they’re hosting, interviews with curators and authors, and other programming tied to various jewelry weeks from around the

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(Left to right) Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos, Helen Drutt, and Holly Hochner

Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos

Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos has roots in Persia and South Asia, where she was raised. There, jewelry is interwoven into every life ritual Her gallery, Mahnaz Collection, specializes in original jewelry made by transformational, independent jewelers active from the mid-20th century to the present The gallerist also feels a deep connection to the American Southwest and

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Work by Patricia Domingues

Lines and Fractures

The world inside a cut-apart stone looks like a universe or a landscape, says Domingues. “You can lose yourself in this microworld” She creates lines, fractures, and cuts in both natural and artificial gemstones to craft jewelry that resembles landscapes The tension between intentional acts and uncontrolled accidents fascinates Domingues Patricia Domingues works with natural

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