Interview Type: Artist

In Conversation with Sham Patwardhan Joshi

Sham Patwardhan Joshi is a contemporary jeweler from Pune, India, who moved to Germany in 1987, at the age of 23. Joshi studied jewelry at Hildesheim, under Professor Georg Dobler. His works have been shown at several international exhibitions, including Schmuck, in Munich.   Sham Patwardhan Joshi, Start to Finish, 2010, necklace, silk cocoons, naturally …

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Interview with Junmin Bae

AJF asked this year’s Young Artist Award winner and four finalists—who were chosen from among more than 135 international applicants—to tell us a bit about their backgrounds and their thoughts on the future of the art jewelry field. Their work represents a group of outstanding pieces of contemporary jewelry. Junmin Bae, who is from South …

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Yunus and Eliza

Even if you’ve never heard of Yunus and Eliza, you’ve probably seen their works, especially if you follow popular culture. This jewelry duo, comprised of Yunus Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom, an artist and a sculptor, respectively, created the unique and memorable statement jewelry that Daenerys Targaryen, the First of Her Name, wore on the set …

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Beppe Kessler: A Painter Who Makes Jewels

Margherita Potenza and photographer Daniele de Carolis recently met with Beppe Kessler, one of the most authentic and enduring voices in contemporary jewelry. Sitting in her beautiful Amsterdam studio, hidden behind the sturdy door of a former primary school and facing the placid waters of the Wittenburgervaart canal, Kessler talked about her latest projects, her …

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Anne Léger

Based in Norway, Anne Léger is a French jewelry artist who has exhibited her work internationally, in countries such as Germany, Australia, China, and the US. Her meticulously assembled jewelry blends dissimilar materials into cohesive emotional narratives. In this interview, we talk about why thinking in binaries can limit the emotional depth of our world. …

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