Nathalie Mornu has edited nonfiction and DIY books since 2003; she is particularly passionate about titles specializing in jewelry and crafts. After studying jewelry fabrication and furniture-making for five years at the Appalachian Center for Craft, she changed course altogether and pursued a degree in journalism. Nathalie then spent a dozen years in the editorial department at Lark Books. In her tenure there, she worked with former Art Jewelry Forum editor Damian Skinner to copy edit Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective. Nathalie began serving as AJF’s proofreader in June 2014 and subsequently branched out to copy editing and content management for the organization.
Welcome to a new series on Art Jewelry Forum! The premise is simple: We’re deeply curious what you deem collection-worthy, and therefore invite you to pore over the jewelry pieces you own, select your current favorite or a piece you find especially noteworthy, and send in a photo to share with readers.
AJF thinks this series will offer some insight into what you think is important in the field, and we hope it will expose more contemporary artists to the community and beyond. We plan to publish a new edition four times per year, and invite everyone around the globe to contribute, however you define (or don’t define) yourself in relation to jewelry—as a maker, a collector, an enthusiast, gallerist, curator, etc. The only criteria are that you must own the piece and that it must have been made by someone other than yourself.
We hope you’ll join the fun! Simply go to this link to submit a photo of your favorite jewelry.