Jonathan Wahl

Now in its second year, the professional development residency offered at New York City’s 92Y Jewelry Center offers artists the time and space to pursue a self-directed brief. Jonathan Wahl, the director of the center, speaks here about its history, studios, faculty, and open-to-all policy. A practicing artist himself (read an interview about his art work on AJF), Jonathan is knowledgeable about what New York City, as well as this exciting new …

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Lisa Koenigsberg

As founder and president of Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC), Lisa Koenigsberg continuously brings a widely diverse audience together to discuss everything from decorative arts and architecture to fashion and jewelry. These explorations go beyond education or examination. They take a deep dive into cultural meanings, conceptual theories, and even predictions into the future, …

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Hilary Halstead Scott

Collage of the 2016 top-10 finalists, courtesy of Halstead Halstead, a family-run wholesale importer and distributor of jewelry findings, and a corporate sponsor of AJF, just announced the 2016 winner of its yearly award to be Niki Grandics. AJF’s editor takes the opportunity to catch up with company president Hilary Halstead Scott to ask her …

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In Conversation with Nicolas Estrada

Exhibition view, Conceptual Jewellery, 2011, Mākslas galerija Putti, Rīga, Latvia, photo: Līga Ērkšķe Leaving Colombia to train for a highly successful career in international business before enrolling at the Massana school in Barcelona, Nicolas Estrada brought new life and light to the world of art jewelry through his entrepreneurial endurance, his alliance with the world …

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