Interview Type: Artist

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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Liv Blåvarp

Norwegian jewelry artist Liv Blåvarp’s career started three decades ago with the challenge of increasing functionality in her work, resulting in the dynamic wooden forms for which she has achieved international renown. In this interview, Blåvarp details her investigation of form and function, and the process and inspirations behind her sinuous, sculptural necklaces. Liv Blåvarp, …

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Christine Clark

Christine Clark, Give, 2017, installation, cast concrete, steel, flock, room dimensions 6.1 x 4.6 m, photo: Stephen Funk Christine Clark, a force of nature in the metal arts field, is known for her voluminous sculptures constructed from steel wire. Currently the head of the metals department at Oregon College of Art and Craft, Clark is …

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Lin Cheung

Lin Cheung, Delayed Reactions—Confused, Speechless, Fallen, 2017, brooches, lapis lazuli, gold, each 51 x 9 mm, photo: artist Lin Cheung’s work is certain to spark discussions. From her Friend or Foe necklace, the Room Temperature object, her published books, and installations to her latest Delayed Reactions brooches and Keep series, Lin’s work is a commentary …

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Margit Hart

Margit Hart and Jonathan Wahl met in the SUNY New Paltz graduate program in 1992 while she was in her second year and he was in his first. After Margit graduated, they lost touch until 2016, when Jonathan took a group of collectors and students from 92Y on a tour of Prague and Vienna, where …

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Kim Buck

Descriptors like innovative, funny, beautiful, masterful, cool, challenging, refined, and eye-catching are just some key words that describe Kim Buck’s work. In this interview, his thoughtful answers reveal much about what has sustained him over a long career; there is much to learn here. Ever evolving, Kim is a maker fully engaged and enmeshed in …

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