In Memory of Manfred Bischoff

Karl Bollman
<p>He knew the ecstasy of love. But when it came to his work, he invoked the less passionate, Platonic-Socratic Eros. He wanted the fruits of his creativity to be part of human existence. Wherever there are humans, there is community, and joy and comfort are needed.&nbsp;</p>

Manfred BischoffBorn November 7, 1947, Schömberg, Germany

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In Memory of Manfred Bischoff

Karl Bollman
<p>He knew the ecstasy of love. But when it came to his work, he invoked the less passionate, Platonic-Socratic Eros. He wanted the fruits of his creativity to be part of human existence. Wherever there are humans, there is community, and joy and comfort are needed.&nbsp;</p>

Manfred BischoffBorn November 7, 1947, Schömberg, Germany

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In Memory of J. Fred Woell

Eleanor Moty
<p>Today we make jewelry and wearable art from any material that we choose, but it was J. Fred Woell who in the 1960s broke the rules and paved the way for art jewelers. Fred pioneered the concept of using found objects and cast-offs and was into recycling long before that term was coined.</p>

Born February 4, 1934, Evergreen, Illinois

Died April 2, 2015, Deer Isle, Maine

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In Memory of J. Fred Woell

Eleanor Moty
<p>Today we make jewelry and wearable art from any material that we choose, but it was J. Fred Woell who in the 1960s broke the rules and paved the way for art jewelers. Fred pioneered the concept of using found objects and cast-offs and was into recycling long before that term was coined.</p>

Born February 4, 1934, Evergreen, Illinois

Died April 2, 2015, Deer Isle, Maine

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In Memory of Juliane Noack

Daniel Kruger
<p>Juliane had an unusual facility for understanding and implementing skills of all kinds: She could make whatever she wanted and never stinted on the time and effort required. She applied the same intense energy to life in general as she did to her artistic pursuits. Her slogan was, “Los, wir machen das jetzt!” (Come on, let’s do it now!).</p>

Born Halle, Germany, 1984

Died Le Vernet, France, 2015

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In Memory of Juliane Noack

Daniel Kruger
<p>Juliane had an unusual facility for understanding and implementing skills of all kinds: She could make whatever she wanted and never stinted on the time and effort required. She applied the same intense energy to life in general as she did to her artistic pursuits. Her slogan was, “Los, wir machen das jetzt!” (Come on, let’s do it now!).</p>

Born Halle, Germany, 1984

Died Le Vernet, France, 2015

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In Memory of Margaret West

Julie Ewington
<p>Margaret West, jeweler and poet, lived a life rich beyond most imaginations. And it was on her own terms, through intellectual energy, fierce love of beauty, and compassion. From what was originally a wide-ranging creative project, Margaret came to value compression, reduction, the exquisite exercise of precise choice—in jewelry and poetry, and recently in dialogues between them.&nbsp;</p>

Margaret WestBorn Melbourne, Victoria, Au

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In Memory of Margaret West

Julie Ewington
<p>Margaret West, jeweler and poet, lived a life rich beyond most imaginations. And it was on her own terms, through intellectual energy, fierce love of beauty, and compassion. From what was originally a wide-ranging creative project, Margaret came to value compression, reduction, the exquisite exercise of precise choice—in jewelry and poetry, and recently in dialogues between them.&nbsp;</p>

Margaret WestBorn Melbourne, Victoria, Au

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