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27/09/2010

EXPO ‘The Plastic Show’, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco (US) – 1er-31 Oct. 2010

 ‘The Plastic Show’, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco

The Plastic Show  (click to see more about this show)
(Rebecca Hannon earrings- ‘Modular Multi-Color’ – Formica, sterling silver)

 

 ‘The Plastic Show’, an exhibition featuring work from the recently published Lark Jewelry Book 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. The Plastic Show features 250 pieces by 75 artists employing a variety of plastic materials such as resin, latex, rubber, epoxy, and thermoplastics, many of which are reused or recycled. Having been embraced by artists and designers, these materials are now firmly woven into the language of contemporary jewelry making. Used alone or in combination with traditional elements, these substances can, with certainty, be classified as precious. Thanks to the use of plastics, conventional components like silver, gold, platinum, and gemstones are now only part of the jewelry-making equation. The jewelry in this collection represents the best work being produced today by artists who use plastics as a foundational element in their pieces.

 

 

Participating Artists:
Shana Astrachan, Anastasia Azure, Ela Bauer, Lea Marie Becker, Iris Bodemer, Sofia Björkman, Sigurd Bronger, Burcu Büyükünal, Ana Margarida Carvalho, Peter Chang, Joe Churchman, Jens A. Clausen, Barbara Cohen, Lisa and Scott Cylinder, Peter Deckers, Coco Dunmire, Janine Eisenhauer, Beate Eismann, Ute Eitzenhofer, Diane Falkenhagen, Jantje Fleischhut, Javier Moreno Frias, Velina Glass, Robly A. Glover, Suzanne Golden, Rebecca Hannon, Tamara Grüner, Arthur Hash, Pavel Herynek, Ellen Himic, Eero Hintsanen, Kath Inglis, Jiro Kamata, Masumi Kataoka, Sun Kyoung Kim, Sarah King, Susanne Klemm, Jocelyn Kolb, Katja Korsawe, Birgit Laken, Margaux Lange, Carla Pennie McBride, Edward Lane McCartney, Karen McCreary, Charlene Modena, Masako Onedera, Niala Orsmond, Emiko Oye, Seainin Passi, Mary Hallam Pearse, Ruudt Peters, Natalya Pinchuk, Katja Prins, Yuka Saito, Karin Seufert, Leslie Shershow, Susan Kasson Sloan, Anika Smulovitz, Lin Stanionis, Rebecca Strzelec, Donna Mason Sweigart, Anthony Tammaro, Billie Jean Theide, Carolyn Tillie, Cynthia Toops, Silke Trekel, Jacomijn van der Donk, Christel van der Laan, Mona Wallstrom, Kathryn Wardill, Emily Watson, Karla Way, Josephine Winther, Sayumi Yokouchi, Lily Yung, Sandra Zilker.

 

En bonne « fille des années 60-70″ je voue un amour inconsidéré au plastique ! Il faut dire aussi qu’un événemant particulier de ma vie a grandement joué en ce sens : petite, vivant à Thessalonique (nord de la Grèce), on y subissait de nombreux tremblements de terre. L’un d’eux a déclenché un gigantesque incendie où ma famille a TOUT perdu. Mon ère a pleuré son Toulouse-Lautrec, moi mon nounours, et ma mère son argenterie qui a entièrement fondu …. MAIS …. les pompiers nous ont remis ce qui a vait été sauvé : la VAISSELLE en PLASTIQUE, rangée dans le placard au-dessus de l’évier, près du réservoir d’eau ……… c’était le premier signe ! ensuite, remeublement oblige, mes parents se sont entièrement remeublés en « design tout plastique » : sièges en ABS de Guy Paulin, tables plastique de Vico Magistretti chez Artemide, et toute « l’invasion » de plastique orange des années 68 (vous visualisez ? la balance terraillon en plastique orange ? le tourne-disque Phillips mallette-portable-ouvrable ? les miroirs à bords arrondis de chez Artemide ?  les tables de nuit de chez Kartell ??? ) ………et voilà ! j’AIME le plastique !! :-) ses infinies possibilités de formes, ses couleurs « décapantes », son humeur joyeuse  ……….. bon, d’accord, il n’est pas écologique DU TOUT et, parait-il, rend stérile ….. mais … ça me réjouit et me met en joie ! :-)

 

EXPO 'The Plastic Show', Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco (US) - 1er-31 Oct. 2010 dans Anika SMULOVITZ (US)
Yuka Saito – Brooch ‘Under the Sea’ – Polypropylene, nylon, acrylic, sterling silver

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Birgit Laken « Summer-in-the-City » Necklace (from the Lovin’ Spoonful series)

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Tamara Grüner « Bavarian Heat » Brooch

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Suzanne Golden « Welcome to Hawaii » Necklace

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Suzanne Golden « Plastic Fantastic » Bracelet

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Rebecca Hannon ‘Orna’ Necklace

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Sun Kyoung Kim « Protrusion » Brooch  &  « Palm 01″ Brooch

 

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Mona Wallström « Foam » Brooch

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Emiko Oye « The Duchess » Neckpiece (from My First Royal Jewels)

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Masako Onodera « Effervescence » Brooch   & Germination Brooch 3″

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Natalya Pinchuk « 25.09-Growth Series 2009″ Brooch

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Susanne Klemm « Mutation » Rings

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Anika Smulovitz « Body in Motion: Study » Neckpiece  &  « Body in Motion: Study 5″ Neckpiece

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Kathryn Wardill « White & Pink Pod Branch » Brooch   & « Pink & Grey Pod » Necklace

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Josephine Winther « Rubyfruits » Necklace& earrings

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Emily Watson « Solo Flight » Brooch  &  « Vena Cava » Ring

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Donna Mason Sweigart ‘Ruff’ Necklace

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Katja Korsawe ‘Panty’ Necklace

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Arthur Hash « Chain » Necklace

 dans Anthony TAMMARO (US)
Karin Seufert -  Brooch 259 – Pvc, reconstituted coral, elastic, steel

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Anthony Tammaro – necklace

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi – Brooch ‘White dish’ – Airline meal tray (! :-) ), silk thread

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Sayumi Yokouchi brooch

 dans Barbara COHEN (CA)
Lin Stanionis – Brooch – ABS plastic

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sofia Björkman Brooch 

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Mary Hallam Pearse « Bling Brooch #4″  & « Bling Brooch #5″

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Rebecca Strzelec Brooches 

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Javier Moreno Frias « Split » Brooch  & « Maimed » Brooch

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Jacomijn van der Donk Necklace

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Joe Churchman « Burden Cuff »

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Ela Bauer Necklace & ring

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Coco Dunmire « The Yellow One » Brooch

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Robly A. Glover « Bobber » Necklace

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Leslie Shershow « Neon & Gem » Brooch 

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Masumi Kataoka Brooch 

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Charlene Modena Endangered Gangotri Glacier Bracelets 

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Jantje Fleischhut « Nightfall » Brooch 

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Barbara Cohen « Bloom » Ring & « Ties Thet Bind » Ring

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Velina Glass « Uro » Brooch  &  « Fossil » Brooch 

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Burcu Büyükünal Brooch 

(All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery)

 

 

Velvet da Vinci Gallery
2015 Polk Street
San Francisco CA 94109  (USA)
Phone 415.441.0109
Tuesday – Saturday 11 to 6,   Sunday 11 to 4

http://www.velvetdavinci.com/shows.php

02/08/2010

Le CORPS en morceaux ………. from ‘ANATOMY LESSONS’ exhibition

from ‘ANATOMY LESSONS’ exhibition, at « Taboo Studio« , San Diego (USA) 7 mai-18 juin 2010

Des bijoux qui représentent le corps humain, mais fractionné, bout à bout, comme des petits cailloux pour la mémoire semés par un Petit Poucet qui voudrait retrouver le (bon/droit) chemin ….

et, dès le départ, la série de Jessica Calderwood nous fait de l’oeil …..

Jessica Calderwood, Portrait of an Eye Brooch/Pendant, Enamel on copper, sterling, stainless steel
Jessica Calderwood -Portrait of an Eye’ Brooch/Pendant – Enamel on copper, sterling, stainless steel

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Jessica Calderwood, Blink (enamel, copper and sterling silver)

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Jessica CalderwoodAsymmetry’ Brooch- Enamel on copper, sterling, 18k foil. 

Jessica Calderwood, Portrait of a Nose Brooch, Enamel on copper, sterling, stainless steelJessica Calderwood, Portrait of an Ear Brooch/Pendant, Enamel on copper, sterling, stainless steel
Jessica Calderwood  -Portrait of a Nose’ Brooch Enamel on copper, sterling, stainless steel
Jessica Calderwood  -Portrait of an Ear’ Brooch/Pendant - Enamel on copper, sterling, stainless steel

Jessica Calderwood, Navel Brooch/Pendant, Enamel on copper, nu-gold, sterling, stainless steel
Jessica Calderwood - Navel Brooch/Pendant - Enamel on copper, nu-gold, sterling, stainless steel

Jessica Calderwood, Before and After Brooch (reversable), Enamel on copper, sterling, stainless steel, 18k foilJessica Calderwood, Before and After Brooch (reversable), Enamel on copper, sterling, stainless steel, 18k foil
Jessica Calderwood (US) – ‘Before and After’ Brooch (reversable) – Enamel on copper, sterling, stainless steel, 18k foil

« My most recent series consists of psychological portraits that address ideas of consumption and personal obsession using irony, humor and vibrant color. Using a combination of traditional metalsmithing processes, such as raising and die-forming as well as industrial processes such as laser-jet cutting, this work aims to merge contemporary enameled imagery with traditional forms.« ( Jessica Calderwood)

Le CORPS en morceaux .......... from 'ANATOMY LESSONS' exhibition dans Anne DONZE (FR) 548_2B1T3065
Diane Falkenhagen   « After Canova’s Paulina » Brooch/Pendant – 2010

cette broche de Diane Falkenhagen illustre parfaitement ce sentiment de « corps morcelé« , mis en pièce(s) ……

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Julia D. Harrison - Rosebud Brooches -wood, lacquer, gouache, epoxy + more

Julia D. Harrison, Holler Brooches,
Julia D. Harrison (US) ‘Holler’ Brooches – wood

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Sarah J.G. Wauzynski, ‘Small Demands’ – brooch – sterling silver, egg tempera pigment, gold

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Randy Long (US) – Brooch – Sterling, hand carved marble

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Randy J. Long-  St.Sebastian Brooch – handcarved shell cameo, 22k gold

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Margaux Lange, The Kiss (sterling silver, plastic and epoxy resin)

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Kathleen Browne (US) – ’5 Moments’ brooch -fine & sterling  silver, enamel

« The images used in this series of jewelry pieces are appropriated from a pulp magazine printed during the 1950’s titled Secrets. The magazine photos were overly dramatic and stagy, both tragic and unintentionally comic, but somehow they captured the zeitgeist regarding female transgression. These reconfigured images freeze a moment in the daily drama of our lives and, set as jewels, they serve as paeans to the mundane.
By first manipulating, then converting these images to enamel decals (and firing them onto the surface) I can exploit the historical conventions of enameled portrait miniatures, and, in particular, 18th century decal transfers. Hand-painted enamel portrait miniatures were luxury items but with the development of the decal transfer process, in the mid-18th century, such jewels were affordable to a wider audience. Then as now the enameled image serves to provide a democratized view of time and place. » (Kathleen Browne)

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Anne Donzé (FR) – ‘qui a perdu son teton’ – broche, fonte en argent

Pauline WIERTZ
Pauline WIERTZ (NL) – Bijoux ceramique – Boucles-citrines

33YCx dans Claire LAVENDHOMME (BE)
Yuyen CHANG (Taiwan) – Mao-Fa Series (Untitled Pendant) (2007) copper, enamel, copper wire, sterling silver

Yuyen Chang est cette artiste qui a fait une série de broches sur les « orifices » ………. c’est le moment où jamais de les présenter …. les broches, pas les orifices ……

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Yuyen CHANG (Taiwan) -Orifice Series – Untitled Brooches – copper  – 2000-2002

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Claire Lavendhomme - « Le plus profond c’est la peau » 2007. Bagues – argent, photo, résine, sable.

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Melanie Bilenker, ‘Feet’ 2007 – brooch – gold, sterling silver, ebony, resin, pigment and hair

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Esther Knobel -brooch- sterling silver with perforated (drilled) drawing sewn with iron wire

[kristenbeeler,+brooch.jpg]Beauty and Other Monsters at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Kristin Beeler (US)- brooches – drawing is ink on mother of pearl

http://www.swansea.gov.uk/media/images/c/o/1227.08Aspice_me_1.jpg
Ramon Puig Cuyas (ES) – broche

30300_115589165142911_100000754855215_87157_2798696_n dans Esther KNOBEL (PL)
Sally von Bargen – ‘Short Stories’ serie – ‘wish’

7c dans Gijs BAKKER (NL)6c dans Isabell SCHAUPP (DE)

Isabell Schaupp (DE) ‘hands’ series

 

et… ma dernière « trouvaille » … mais ne dit-on pas qu’on garde le meilleur pour la fin ? ;-)

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Gijs Bakker (NL) – collier ‘Johnny Awakes’ – silver, photography – 1998


11/07/2010

COUP de COEUR ! Diane Falkenhagen

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,Diane FALKENHAGEN (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 2:25

Diane Falkenhagen, découverte sur le site de METALinclinations

(voir article : découverte(s) on METALinclinations – APPEL à CANDIDATURE / CALL for ENTRIES pour METALinclinations2 – Deadline 18 Juill. 2010

 

« Diane is best known for her fabricated, one-of-a-kind jewelry.  Her mixed media compositions often combine characteristic pictorial imagery – invented or borrowed from historical sources – with fabricated metal forms and a diverse range of art media. Her work is an unconventional marriage of material and content that references a myriad of interests including:  memory, metaphor, figuration, romanticism, historical ornament, art history and iconography.« 

un travail merveilleux, qui me rappelle les broches de l’époque Victorienne : peut-être dû au choix de reproduction de scènes « antiques ». L’arrière est aussi beau que le devant …..

« I am intrigued by the psychological power of pictures.
I am enchanted by symbolism, allegory and metaphor.
I am seduced by beautiful, iconic images.
I am mesmerized by the picturesque.

In my one-of-a-kind, mixed media art jewelry I combine two-dimensional pictorial space and three dimensional jewelry forms.  Instead of mounted gemstones, pictures form the central visual and conceptual elements of my fabricated brooches, lockets and neckpieces.

My diminutive pictorial expressions are either invented or borrowed from historical sources.  I use a variety of art materials and techniques to create the images which are chosen for their emotional and intellectual impact as well as their aesthetic value.  

The fabricated jewelry forms that support and contain the images are contemporary yet suggestive of historical styles of ornament.  They are primarily fabricated from metal, but often incorporate more eclectic materials.  They are characterized by strong symmetry and bold scale, and sometimes function much like a shadow box or picture frame.

My intent is for each piece to express a strong underlying emotion or idea and to evoke a sense of preciousness derived from its intimate scale, richness of materials, attention to detail, and heirloom-quality craftsmanship. » (Diane Falkenhagen)

COUP de COEUR !   Diane Falkenhagen dans COUP DE COEUR 548_2B1T3065
Diane Falkenhagen – « After Canova’s Paulina » Brooch/Pendant; 2010 – Oxidized Sterling Silver, Carved Corian, 14Kt Gold, 23 Kt Gold Leaf

480_2B1T3032 dans Diane FALKENHAGEN (US)
Diane Falkenhagen- « After Canova’s Paulina » Brooch/Pendant

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Diane Falkenhagen- « Seascape Brooch; » 2007 (and back) – 24Kt Gold Plate over Brass, Sterling Silver, Mixed Media Image on Sterling Silver, 14Kt Gold

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Diane Falkenhagen- « Red Upholstery Brooch; » 2008 – Sterling silver, red Corian

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Diane Falkenhagen- « Rococo Landscape » Brooch 2007 – Sterling Silver, Mixed Media Image on Sterling Silver, 14Kt Gold, 23 Kt Gold Leaf

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Diane Falkenhagen- « Double Hidden Portrait; » Brooch. 2007 – Sterling Silver, Mixed Media Image on Silver, 24Kt Gold Plate

(j’aime les « portraits » cachés par le « cadre »….. ils vous regardent comme à travers un moucharabieh …. mystère ….)


Diane Falkenhagen- « Folly » Brooch/Pendant – Mixed Media Image on Polymer Clay, Pigmented Hardwax, 24Kt Gold Plate on Copper, Mother of Pearl

09/07/2010

découverte(s) on METALinclinations – APPEL à CANDIDATURE / CALL for ENTRIES pour METALinclinations2 – Deadline 18 Juill. 2010

online Metalsmithing and Jewelry Competition and Exhibition

 

METAL Inclinations, an International online Metalsmithing and Jewelry Competition and Exhibition (2008-09) is presented by The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths (St Louis, Missouri, USA). This exhibition includes selections of the most exemplary fine metal art created by metalsmiths, silversmiths, goldsmiths and jewelers all over the world. 

 

pour PARTICIPER à l’expo 2010 :

Call for Entries: Extended Deadline: July 18, 2010
METAL Inclinations2 will debut on the Internet October 31, 2010- and remain online for two years until October 31, 2012.
METAL Inclinations2 International juried all jewelry (jewellery) exhibition for 2010-12 will include selections of the most exemplary fine metal art jewelry created by metalsmiths, silversmiths, goldsmiths and jewelers all over the world. The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths is a not-for-profit organization. Check this site frequently for updated information.
Information:
TO ENTER right now, use the Juried Art Services website.
To download a printable PDF of the complete propectus
Start your application process on the Juried Art Services Website.
To ask questions about this exhibition go to the METAL Inclinations Forum:
www.metalinclinations.wetpaint.com

Hillerud
(Brooch by Gillian Hillerud, a selected artist for METAL Inclinations1)

Chao-Hsien KuoChao-Hsien Kuo
CHAO-HSIEN KUO (Lahti, Finland) – ‘Lilac’ bouquet ring – silver – All parts move, so ring sits comfortably on hand.
‘Lumipallo’ ring – silver – All parts move

« I have been building a garden of my own for many years. A garden of imagination. I collect the seeds of inspiration by taking close-up photographs of flowers and plants, which I encounter in my daily surroundings or during traveling. I like to observe how a bloom is set on the stem, how the petals unwrap to reveal an enclosed surprise and how leaves sprout from branches, from which I can almost hear the popping sounds. I want to capture the gesture of a flower and to depict the energy and liveliness of a plant. » (CHAO-HSIEN KUO (Finland))

Allyson BoneAllyson Bone
ALLYSON BONE (USA) – Pierced Brooch #2 – hand pierced, fabricated oxidized sterling silver
Pierced Ring #5  - oxidized sterling silver

« The work I create is a balance of my desire to create something that is simple and also complex. I want my designs to appeal to a large audience, but I also want to reward those who are curious and investigate further. To accomplish this I include hidden details. Piercing the surface of the metal, I can create intricate surface patterns which often disguise the silhouettes of whimsical creatures. I have found that the process of hiding the iconic outline of a rabbit or a horse in a complicated pattern is very gratifying for me, like telling a secret. » (ALLYSON BONE (USA))

Tura Sugden
TURA SUGDEN (AU/USA) – ‘black Swallowtail’, 2008 – copper, fine silver, imitation rhodium plated, anticlastic raised – (photo Bob Toy)

« Communication between the fields of art and science plays an important role in the advance of both disciplines. A relationship between the two is inevitable. I question both the fear and the acceptance of insectual images, and I have found that working with entomological images and patterns has inspired dialogue and exposed the beauty that insects can inspire and reflect. » (TURA SUGDEN (USA))

Vina Rust Second Place
VINA RUST (USA) – Equisetum Bracelet – Stained Cell Series – sterling silver, 14K gold, liver of sulfur patina, hand-fabricated

« This body of work is concerned with revelation of the interior, with slicing past the surface. Inspired by botanical illustrations and photomicrographs, it has allowed me to both explore the idea of exposing intricate internal structures with devices such as the cross-section or selective staining of cells, and pay tribute to imagery that has cultivated a sense of wonder in me. My influences vary from Rackham illustrations to « ethnic » jewelry, but tend to share a common thread: acute awareness of natural forms, and of the tension between beauty and menace so often found in nature’s defenses. » (VINA RUST (USA))

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Vina RUST (USA)- Spartina Study (Brooch)- Stained Cell Series – sterling silver, gold, liver of sulfur patina
Vina RUST (USA)- Marram Study (Brooch) – Stained Cell Series – sterling silver, gold, liver of sulfur patina

Diane Falkenhagen
Diane FALKENHAGEN (USA) – Rococo Landscape -Oxidized Sterling Silver, 23 Kt Gold Leaf, 14 Kt Gold, Mixed Media Image on Sterling Silver

« In my mixed media jewelry I combine two-dimensional pictorial space and three-dimensional jewelry forms. Instead of gemstones, pictures form the central elements of my fabricated brooches, lockets and neckpieces. My diminutive pictorial expressions are either invented or borrowed from historical sources. I use a variety of art materials and techniques to create the images which are chosen for their emotional and intellectual impact as well as their aesthetic value. The jewelry forms that support the images are contemporary yet suggestive of historical styles of ornament. They are primarily fabricated from metal, but often incorporate more eclectic materials. » (DIANE FALKENHAGEN (US))

Sun Kyoung Kim
SUN KYOUNG KIM (US) – ‘Pair ‘ – ring for two people – Sterling silver

« The artist creates jewelry that involves participation of public to produce lively experiences for individual participants. The artist’s interactive jewelry invites two or more people and lets them interact with it. The wearers of her work create a truly impromptu performance while interacting with her work. The artist’s work is refined, elegant, and feminine in aesthetic. She employs curved lines in the design and uses precious metal, sterling silver to accentuate the elegance. The artist’s work is more or less intimate and private in that it does not accommodate a large group of people. » (SUN KYOUNG KIM (US))

Sharon Massey
SHARON MASSEY (USA) – steel bracelet

« I am interested in defining preciousness in my work through sentimentality, intimacy, and emotion. I seek to pay homage to goldsmithing traditions through technique and format, while challenging conventional materials and their value. I borrow historical ornamental motifs and reinterpret them to suggest a feeling of familiarity, as well as the passage of time. The content of my work lies in its use of appropriation and material innovation. In my work, I hope to express the value of sentimentality through ornamentation. » (SHARON MASSEY (USA))

Jillian Moore Award of MeritJillian Moore
JILLIAN A. MOORE (US)- ‘Symbogillis’ – electroformed & fabricated copper, nickel-silver, paint and ink
‘Knobbles’ – electroformed & fabricated copper and brass, paint

« My work combines electroforming and fabrication to achieve incidental organic textures as well as smooth biological forms. The surfaces are then painted. Abrasives remove paint from high points in the organic surface, and areas of interest may be printed on. The resulting objects belie their processes and instead reference living creatures of my own invention. » (JILLIAN A. MOORE (US))

Renee Zettle-Sterling
Renee ZETTLE-STERLING (USA) – Object of Mourning #3 – silver, copper, doily dipped in latex paint, rubber casting, fabrication, mix media

 » Objects of Mourning  2007-Present Through this body of work, I am investigating how objects are a source of meaning beyond their physical properties. I am especially interested in how objects help us move through the difficult passage of mourning. During the process of mourning objects can links us to loved ones that have passed or moments in life that are fleeting, such as childhood. The objects that I am creating become an outlet for displacement, emptiness, loss, and sentimentality. » (Renee ZETTLE-STERLING (USA))

Mary Hallam Pearse
MARY HALLAM PEARSE (USA) – ‘That Little Something’ Brooch – Sterling Silver, Fine Metal Paper, Pearls, Glass 2008 Printed, Fabricated

« In my current body of work I seek to examine how jewelry functions as an image, a means to construct desire, and the consequence of transfer from image to object and back to image. Found images are appropriated from a variety of sources, including magazines and various publications then printed on thin sheet of metal paper resembling the historical tin-types. This game of skill requires that the player complete the image by putting the jewels in to the impressions. These pieces are similar to the games children once received as party favors and to the game bagatelle. » (MARY HALLAM PEARSE (USA))

Mary Hallam Pearse
MARY HALLAM PEARSE- ‘Feeding Desire’ – Brooch  2008 Sterling Silver, Fine Metal Paper, Pearls, Glass Fabricated 

Sunyeoul Lee
SUNG-YEOUL LEE (USA)  – ‘Penetration’ – Poly Rope, Resin, Copper, Tool Dip, Powder Coating (Resin Casting, Rubber Coating, Powder Coating, Forming) 2007

« My goal is associating the idea of intimacy in jewelry objects to the body while the rope functions as a vehicle which conveys metaphorical meaning of connection. When the piece is on the body, it seems to penetrate or bind the wearer. I feel that it expresses the physical and conceptual connection between piece and wearer. It is important to me that the wearer can be able to relate to the symbolic meaning of the rope and at the same time feel themselves tied and connected with the rope or knot while wearing my work. » (SUNG-YEOUL LEE (USA) )

Eun Yeong Jeong
EUN YEONG JEONG (USA) ‘read or dead’ – Loofah, Wool, Sterling Silver, Plastic, Stainless Steel. Techniques:Dipped, Dyed, Soldered, Felted, Hand-Fabricated.

« Natural forms, processes and movement inspire me to create jewellery. When a form emerges from different elements, it tends to follow no exact model in which it crystallizes. Materials like stones or life forms like plants all have a different shape and character which has its origin somewhere in a void not comprehendible for the human mind. We try to understand how and under which circumstances they receive a life but the creation of these forms remains invisible for the human eyes. » (EUN YEONG JEONG (USA))

 

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