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Mary DONALD  exhibits at the Smithsonian Craft Show 2011

« My connection to the natural world has not only inspired my visual vocabulary with it’s beautiful forms, textures, patterns and colors, but has also stimulated me conceptually. I began experimenting with organic, discarded and surplus materials several years ago for a project and continue to be motivated by my discoveries. The unconventional materials and processes keep it fresh and interesting for me. I mix it up with a little gold, silver and other metals to make unique, wearable sculpture.  »

Mary DONALD - bracelet « float » – rubber, nylon, silver

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Mary DONALD - bracelet « float » – rubber, nylon, silver
Mary DONALD - brooch – plastics, nylon, 18k gold, stainless steel – cut, burned, drilled, riveted

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Mary DONALD - bracelet « Swim » – plastics, nylon, silver, brass - cut, burned, drilled, riveted….

Mary DONALD - earrings – plastics, silver, brass, pearls - cut, burned, drilled, riveted….  like floating medusa ….

Mary DONALD - ring « Forever the Optimist » – plastics, 18k gold, nylon, silver


Smithsonian Craft Show – Washington DC (US) – 14-17 Avril 2011

29th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show
Telling America’s Story through the Art of Craft
Featuring 120 artists, including 55 first-time exhibitors

National Building Museum
Washington, DC

Smithsonian Craft Show - Washington DC (US) - 14-17 Avril 2011 dans Andrea JANOSIK (SK) d5a53841
* Emanuela Aureli
Santa Fe, NM
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* Thea Clark
Maplewood, NJ
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Mary Donald
Los Angeles, CA
5d9519f8 dans Francesca VITALI (US)
Emanuela Duca
New York, NY
bceb7a6d dans John IVERSEN (US)
Sandra Enterline
San Francisco, CA
b3d61cdc dans Kathleen NOWAK TUCCI (US) Pat Flynn
High Falls, NY
9f63be33 dans Ken LOEBER & Dona LOOK (US)
Karen Gilbert
Sebastopol, CA
d288055b dans Mary DONALD (US)
Reiko Ishiyama
New York, NY
49f9243f dans Olive KRAUS (US)  
John Iversen
East Hampton, NY
93be3557 dans Reiko ISHIYAMA (JP)
Andrea Janosik
Brooklyn, NY
26f3468a dans Salon
* Olive Kraus
Hannibal, MO
b142de2d dans Sandra ENTERLINE (US)
Ken Loeber &
Dona Look

Algoma, WI
f6b3b4f3 dans Thea CLARK (US)
* Maja
Carmel, CA
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* Mai Orama Muniz &
Erica Millner

Lancaster, PA
Carla Reiter
Evanston, IL
* Gustav Reyes
Chicago, IL
Joyce Roessler
Boston, MA
* Melissa Schmidt
St. Louis, MO
Biba Schutz
New York, NY
* Kathleen Nowak Tucci
Atmore, AL
* Francesca Vitali
Rochester, NY
* Andrea Williams
Cohasset, MA
* Georgia Yang
Santa Rosa, CA


EXPO ‘TRANSMUTATIONS/MATERIAL REBORN’ – Gallery Loupe (USA) – 22 Juin-16 Juil. 2010

This exhibition represents the extraordinary work being produced today by artists who use plastics as a foundational element in their pieces.  These are pieces that span the realms of the sublime and the humorous.  Whether meant for everyday adornment or making a specific statement, for telling a story or giving straightforward aesthetic pleasure, this exhibition demonstrates the vast range of possibilities that plastic affords.

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TRANSMUTATIONS/MATERIAL REBORN is curated by Susan Kasson Sloan who recently jurored Lark Book’s « 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs – A Groundbreaking Survey of a Modern Material. »  Kasson Sloan teaches at the 92nd Street Y in NYC.

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voir aussi article :  EXPO ‘Transmutations : Material Reborn’ – Facèré Gallery, Seattle (USA) 5-24 MAY 2010


BLACK is BEAUTIFUL – for Mary DONALD rubber jewelry

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 Mary DONALD rubber jewelry

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Mary Donald (US) – ‘Wabi-Sabi’ cuff – rubber, nylon, nylon-coated steel cable

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Mary Donald  – ‘puppet’ – ring (or…pendant) – mixed-media – 2008

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Mary Donald  - ‘Float’ bracelet – rubber, nylon, silver – 2008

« With the eye of a jeweler, I practice the art of hunting and gathering. Like an urban aborigine, I collect a variety of materials and even detritus plus remnants and miscellany from natural and other resources, carrying it back to the studio where it’s examined and then used to create body adornment, objects and sculpture. It’s hard to say sometimes, exactly, what this work is all about. It’s about so many things and nothing at all; I’ve come to think of it as a meditation on aesthetics, with a particular regard for the natural world. It’s an exploration, motivated by the tension and interplay between value and values, materials and materialism, consumption and waste, the decorative and the conceptual, nature and culture, permanence and ephemera, art and craft, rich and poor, mind and body, organic and synthetic, personal and political, work and play, the precious and the banal, the crude and the refined, the tangible and the spiritual.
It’s about dancing the fault between human nature and the natural world. Yet ultimately, this work is a lyrical response to the world around me, embracing both the simplicity of pure form and the more engaging, conceptual aspects of the work.
Specializing in a sub-field which is often defined by the use of precious materials such as platinum, gold, diamonds, and sapphires, I’m frequently faced with the baggage that goes hand in hand with those materials. This includes unethical mining practices and human rights violations, to mention only the most glaring examples. Words such as “precious” and “value” are constantly part of the language surrounding jewelry, which I use as a point of departure — the springboard into my own creative process.
I’ve discovered a kind of poetry in every day materials, images and objects that often seems absent in traditional jewelery. The subversive act of rescuing materials destined for the dumpster motivates me further or simply repurposing various found goods. Taking the time to craft orange peels, cheap plastics, spent inner tubes and other odds and ends into “gems” intended to adorn the human body — where gold and diamonds are the tradition — or sometimes combining ordinary and/or waste materials with traditional precious materials, brings tension to the completed works.
Though not limited exclusively to materials that are recycled, surplus and/or found, I favor mining from those sources over conventional precious metals and stones. The search for and collecting of a range of unorthodox materials that fits into this rubric but also stimulates an aesthetic response, plays a significant role in my process. Simultaneously, it satisfies a curiosity regarding the material world, a penchant for experimentation that sustains my creative impulse and a sensitivity to the natural world. » (Mary Donald )



EXPO ‘Transmutations : Material Reborn’ – Facere Gallery, Seattle (USA) 5-24 MAY 2010


Transmutations : Material Reborn

An exhibition celebrating 27 international jewelry artists who transform plastics (materials that include resin, latex, rubber, vinyl, and thermoplastics) into wearable art.

There are pieces meant for everyday adornment, and pieces meant to make a statement. There is jewelry produced by using high technology Computer Aided Design or CAD and Rapid Prototyping – 3-dimensional printing in ABS Plastic. There is jewelry made of plastic Lego toy parts and jewelry made of found objects in varied combinations.

This show will be traveling to the Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas in March for the 2010 SNAG conference. From there it will travel to Facere Gallery (Seattle), then to Gallery Loupe (Montclair, NJ, USA).

Artist List :
Julia Barello, Mary Donald, Jantje Fleischhut, Suzanne Golden, Rebecca Hannon, Betty Heald, Masumi Kataoka, Karin Kato, Susanne Klemm, Jocelyn Kolb, Monika Krol, Gail MacMillan Leavitt, Vicki Mason, Masako Onodera, Emiko Oye, Adam Paxon, Natalya Pinchuk, Katja Prins, Geoff Riggle, Leslie Shershow, Lin Stanionis, Rebecca Strzelec, Anthony Tammaro, Uli Rapp, Karla Way, Sayumi Yokouchi, and Sandra Zilker.

 Vicki Mason,
Vicki Mason
 Rebecca Strzelec,
Rebecca Strzelec

Emiko OYE
 Lin Stanionis,  

Lin Stanionis

 Suzanne Golden,
Suzanne Golden
 Susanne Klemm,
Susanne KLEMM
 Jocelyn Kolb,  

Jocelyn Kolb


Rebecca Hannon Showcase - Camino Neckpiece
Rebecca Hannon‘Camino’ Neckpiece – hand cut rubber – 2004

 Sandra Zilker, 'Graphic Organix: Dot/Stripe Pin' in sterling silver, acrylic, and resin.
Sandra Zilker - ‘Graphic Organix’ Dot/Stripe Pin- sterling silver, acrylic, and resin



May 5, 2010 – May 24, 2010
Facèré Gallery
City Centre 1420 Fifth Ave.
Seattle WA  98101 – USA
tél : 206.624.6768


Adam Paxon video :

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