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07/06/2013

EXPO ‘Only one’ – MOK SPACE gallery, London (UK) – 12 Juin-7 Juill. 2013

SeulGi Kwon :  If you are in London, or near London, you can see my work at MOK SPACE gallery.  Under the theme of the « Only one« , the exhibition will be on display from 12th Jun to 7th July 2013.

Opening Reception :  12th Jun 6:30 – 8:30PM

our first exhibition dedicated exclusively to contemporary jewellery

SeulGi Kwon :  If you are in London, or near London, you can see my work at MOK SPACE gallery.  Under the theme of the "Only one", the exhibition will be on display from 12th Jun to 7th July 2013.    Opening Reception :  12th Jun 6:30 - 8:30PM  www.mokspace.com(Seulgi Kwon brooch)

artists :  Choonsun Moon — Mihyun Um — Joohee HanLee, Yu JinJunhee BAE — Rose Wood — Mariko SumiokaHyeju NamYeseul SeoHeejoo KimJimin KimFilipa OliveiraSunyoung Kim — Healim Shin — Seulgi KwonHyejeong Ko –  Ruth Laird

Choonsun Moon
Choonsun Moon - The elements of each piece are repeated to complete the form of a circle.
The accessories that create circles come to function as bracelets or necklaces, and materials with colors allows them to be in varied forms.
Mariko SumiokaMariko Sumioka
Joohee Han
Joohee Han
 Lee, Yu JinLee, Yu Jin
Rose Wood makes tactile jewellery from soft nappa leather  - BA Hons in Jewellery Design - Middlesex University - First Class Hons -Rose Wood  makes tactile jewellery from soft nappa leather
Heejoo KimHeejoo Kim
Jimin KimJimin Kim
Filipa Oliveira is a jewellery designer, originally from Portugal. After 6 years of studying jewellery, she graduated in 2011 with 1st class honours in Jewellery & Metal Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee
Filipa Oliveira
Sunyoung Kim www.sun-0.com  Metalwork and Jewelry, Graduate School of Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea.
Hyejeong KoHyejeong Ko
Ruth LairdRuth Laird
SeulGi Kwon  2013 - Ending ceremony / Brooch  silicone, pigment, thread, fabric, stainless steel  13 x 11.5 x 5.5 cm(HxWxD)SeulGi Kwon  2013 – Ending ceremony / Brooch  silicone, pigment, thread, fabric, stainless steel


 

MOK SPACE gallery
www.mokspace.com
33 Museum Street,
London WC1A 1LH
T +44 (0) 20 7637 8880
W: www.mokspace.com
E: info@mokspace.com

27/04/2011

some RINGS discovered here & there ……………

Each time I see great rings I think about the great « ring web site », « The Carrotbox » ! :-) and my dream would be to help her to discover new rings ….. but she knows ALL about rings before everybody ! :-( so keep up dreaming ! :-)

………….. and trying to STOP this post !!!! finding every hour new GORGEOUS rings !!!

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Alina Alamorean

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Julia  deVille

some RINGS discovered here & there ............... dans Agata FRIEDMAN (PL) ringe9
Lisbeth Nordskov ring – Nylon, sølv, elfenben og granater.

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Susanne Klemm

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Rita Marcangelo – silk (burnt) & silver rings

 dans Alina ALAMOREAN (FR)Lucia Massei- « Le parole vengono dopo  » 2011

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Lucia Massei- 2 Pigmented shibuichi (silver & copper) rings

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Patty Nieman – Ring (exhibition « Finger symbols » 2010)

 dans Amber O'HARROW (US) dans Anthi VOYATJES (ZA)
Marcus Marguillier- 3rd hologram series ring

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Ingjerd Hanevold – Norway

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Ingjerd Hanevold – Norway

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Medan Toril ring (saw on blog)

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Shannon Carney ring

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‘s contribution to the book New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World :-)

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Violaine Ulmer - céramique, argent

Tomasz ZaremskiTomasz Zaremski – Poland

Tomasz Zaremski (Poland) – rings

 dans Ashley AKERS (US)
Amber O’Harrowseashell ring

http://www.stfz.art.pl/old/legnica/03-autor/knobel18.jpg
Esther Knobel

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Tasso Mattar

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Marie Bonfils  (DK) – ‘Ode to Manfred’ ring

existence+ring+on+the+body dans Augousta THEMISTOKLEOUS (CY)
Katherine Wheeler existence ring

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Susanne Klemm – sleeping-beauties – couldn’t resist to them …………

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Joe Wood (US) – ball rings 1999 – cast sterling silver, with 18K gold liner

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Augousta Themistocleous  – ‘ping pong’ ring – collection 2009

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Melanie Moulhen – émail – bagues ? (blog Bijouterra)

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Winfried Krueger ring 1999
(blog Bijouterra)

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Sun Kyoung Kim

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Iwaki Yu

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Agata Friedman

pj_2011_03-37 dans blog TheCarrotBox
Liisa Hashimoto – shoe ring

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Margaret Bridgewater – ‘Floating’ rings

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Anthi Voyatjes - « Death encapsulated » - Sterling silver, pearls, animal skull; hollow form construction

n679453139_913412_6129 dans BOOKS / BIBLIO
Keri Kwik (US) – ring

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Kaylee Russotti

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Robean Visschers so well-known « under-construction » structure ring -Gold, silver (oxidized)- 2006

Robean VISSCHERS ring
Robean Visschers  - another construction/structure ring – glorious ! :-)

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Lisa JUEN – ring (exhibition « Finger symbols » 2010)

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Yoko Izawa - veiled rings (exhibition « Finger symbols » 2010)

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Nora FOK – ring ?  (exhibition « Finger symbols » 2010)

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Rhona HOGG (UK) ring

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Jenny Llewellyn set of rings -  like jelly worms …..

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Isabelle Hertzeisen – twist tie rings

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Ashley Akers

BOOK

41I7KuDLL8L._SS500_ dans COUP DE COEUR

New Rings – 500+ Designs from Around the World – by Nicolas Estrada – Thames & Hudson, 272 pp – available in JUNE 2011 -

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GREAT RINGS saw on this Flickr page about « Finger symbols » exhibition  held in 2010 by Shetland Arts (Finger Symbols, an exhibition exploring rings and finger ornaments, curated by Mary Smith can be seen at Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, Shetland from 7 August to 5 September. 2010)

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Felieke Van der Leest – ring ……. LOL !

VIDEO à voir ABSOLUMENT sur les bagues de l’expo  « Finger symbols » !

 

GREAT page too on this Flickr gallery : The Ring Show !!(The Ring Shows: ‘Then & Now’ and ‘Putting the Band Back Together’ at the Georgia Museum of Art in Georgia, US- It runs August 23-November 2, 2008)

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Yael Krakowski

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Vickie Sedman (US)

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

60115_425909268980_320393918980_4993538_6261040_n dans Arthur HASH (US)
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

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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

09/07/2010

SUN KYOUNG KIM – COMMUNIQUE avec tes 10 doigts !!

Classé dans : Sun KYOUNG KIM (KR) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:48

« Assistant Professor  Metalsmithing/Jewelry in the  School of Art & Design, Carbondale (Illinois), Sun Kyoung Kim was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. Kim received both BFA and MFA in metals from Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul, Korea and her second MFA in metals from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Kim has discussed her idea about the body and human relationships in her artwork.
Kim’s most recent body of work is jewelry that generates a performance based on interaction between its wearers and locates the site of the work within those moments of interaction. She has won numerous awards and scholarships including Brodie Fellowship from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Educational Endowment Scholarship from Society of North American Goldsmith, Eugene, Oregon, and Niche Award from Rosen Group, Baltimore, Maryland.
She has nationally and internationally exhibited her work in various exhibitions such as “New Traditional Jewelry” at Sieraad International Jewellery & Silver Design Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands, “Craft Forms” at Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania, and “40th Mid-States Craft Exhibition” at Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana.« 

work by Sun Kyoung Kimsun_kyoung_kim4
Touch 02, 2006 – sterling silver

SUN KYOUNG KIM - COMMUNIQUE avec tes 10 doigts !! dans Sun KYOUNG KIM (KR) kimsunkyoung
‘pair’ – 2008

« 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.«  (on METALinclinations)

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Sun Kyoun Kim - Triad 02 – Sterling Silver - 2007

111---Kim dans Sun KYOUNG KIM (KR)
Sun Kyoun KimRestriction 1 – Fine Silver 2007

« 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. » (Sun Kyoun Kim)

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‘connection’ 2006 – sterling silver and elastic cord

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Between Two, 2008 -sterling silver

 

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)

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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))

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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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