Join us Wednesday, October 28 for AJF Live with Ruudt Peters

AJF Live with Ruudt Peters: I Love Jewellery; I Hate Jewellery. Peters will take us inside his brain—we’ll revisit his past projects, tour his studio and teaching projects and preview his newest exhibition, NEBULA at the Rob Koudijs Gallery opening October 31. We’ll also hear about his latest collaborative project MASieraad.

Show us your Ruudt Peters jewelry! Wear his work and we’ll invite you to share it with us during the Live presentation.

Taken from an interview “Insight into NEBULA” by Marley White

“I go back to my childhood when I was 10 years old, I had to bike 10 KM every morning and evening through rain and sun. The most exciting moments were when I biked through the fog. It is crazy, the very strong feeling of being in nothing, alone in nothing. Everything became silent, it was really zero. This feeling came back to me when I was walking for 4 hours in the mist in Japan. I was walking in “nowhere”, trees and water basins plopped up and disappeared. I had the feeling that I was walking in a dream.”

Where? We’ll meet via Zoom—register in advance for this meeting:

Registration URL:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpfumgrjwtHNDF7gF19w8ZDuG4LstzOuTV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

New to Zoom? It’s free! See the instructions below. 

Studio visits are a favorite event among AJF members. Who isn’t intrigued by peeking behind the curtain? As more of us are now settling into “shelter in place” mode, AJF would still like to continue its tradition of bringing you up-close and personal with visits to artists’ studios and the jewelry we love. We can do it together, virtually—and we’re opening it up to members and nonmembers alike!

In the coming months, in addition to the articles, interviews, features, and critical discourse you’ve come to rely on, we’ll try to engage with you in new and different ways virtually so we can stay connected and feed our collective passion for jewelry. Please watch the newsletter and social media for details of all upcoming virtual programming.

In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you: How are you doing? What’s on your mind? What topics would you like to talk about? Please use this form to share your thoughts, comments, and concerns. We’ll share your feedback and use it to help us plan how best to stay connected.

From all of us at AJF, please stay safe, stay careful, stay engaged, and stay tuned.

—Yvonne Montoya, executive director

Setting Up Zoom 

If you’ve already set up your Zoom account, you’re ready to go! If not, here are three easy steps to start your virtual journey:

1. Go to this site: https://zoom.us

2. Click on “Sign up for Free” and follow the prompts.

3. Either before or on the day of the meeting: Register in advance for this meeting (use the link above).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Click on the link sent to you and Zoom will launch automatically. Set up early to give yourself time to test it out.

Ruudt Peters wearing Emme, from the Suctus series, brooch, silver, polyester, amber: Emme, brooch silver, polyester, amber, photo courtesy of the artist
Ruudt Peters, from the Sactus series: Sog, brooch, silver, polyester, amber, 2018, photo courtesy of the artist
Photo taken by Peters of a water basin during his 4 hours walk through the mist, 2016 Beppu, Japan, photo courtesy of the artist
Photo taken by Peters of a carved Buddha during his 4 hours walk through the mist, 2016 Beppu, Japan, photo courtesy of the artist
Image taken by Peters of gravestones that have begun to fade away, photo courtesy of the artist
Drawings done by Peters during his artist in residence 2016 Beppu, Japan, photo courtesy of the artist
Photo of Peters’s mood board in his studio during the making of NEBULA, photo courtesy of the artist
Ruudt Peters, from the Nebula Series: Niwl, brooch, silver, glass, gold, 2020, photo courtesy of the artist
Ruudt Peters, from the Nebula Series: Rūkas, brooch, silver, glass, gold, 2020, photo courtesy of the artist
Ruudt Peters, from the Nebula Series: Tåke, brooch, silver, glass, gold, 2020, photo courtesy of the artist

What time?

9 a.m. PST: San Francisco

10 a.m. MST: Denver

11 a.m. CST: San Antonio, Mexico City

12 p.m. EST: Toronto, NYC, Santiago

1 p.m.: Buenos Aires

5 p.m.: London

6 p.m.: Brussels, Paris, Capetown, Oslo

7 p.m.: Bucharest, Athens, Israel, Estonia

11 p.m.: Thailand

1 a.m. on October 29: Korea, Japan

3 a.m. on October 29: Sydney

4 a.m. on October 29: New Zealand