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09/03/2017

#MunichJewelleryWeek2017 – EXPO (37) – « Duality of Presence » – Super+Centercourt Gallery, Munich (DE) – 8-14 Mars 2017

(37)  « Duality of Presence« 

Opening Reception: March 8, 6pm

runs 08.03–14.03

Duality of Presence, is a curatorial collaboration between American Professors of Jewelry/Metalsmithing Kerianne Quick and Jess Tolbert.
The exhibition brings together contemporary jewelers and metalsmiths working in the United States, who use specific material and form to tell stories about place, histories, and conveyance.

(37) Duality of Presence

dualityofpresence  takes an explicit look at a generation of American contemporary makers united by the urge to connect to things and the world. As we grapple with the legacy of [alternative] material use in art jewelry in the age of globalization – we are united in the urgency our works express to identify with and bring insight to what it means to be in the world now. This exhibition was born from a noticeable shared concern and strategy expressed in the work of curators, colleagues, and other makers in the field. Within the field of contemporary art jewelry many reject or limit the use of precious materials associated with conventional jewelry in favor of non-traditional materials, focusing on a formal expression that may be conceptual in some way, or simply aesthetic. However some contemporary practitioners, including the artists in this exhibition, are mining material – calling upon origins, sourcing, histories, and/or supply chain information to embed value into the materials they select and use. This excavation is a powerful tool for authenticating and enhancing their underlying concepts. 

Recognizing this shared methodology as an important movement in American contemporary art jewelry and metalsmithing, Duality of Presence defines and explores those engaged with ‘material specificity’ in their making. We position the term ‘material specificity’ as a way of looking towards how material communicates complex and distinct narratives. Thinking of materials as active agents in the creation of meaning pushes past the notion that they are meaningless conduits and asserts a more substantive role; as conveyors of information, bearers of histories, and assemblers of discourses. Material Specific Artists enter into a deliberate collaboration and cooperative act with materials in the pursuit of meaning.

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Jina Seo - Super + Centercourt Gallery  « @dualityofpresence during the Munich Jewellery Week 2017. Some of my experimental pieces that push the boundary of jewelry and clothing are in the show « 
Jina SEO  (EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1)

Jina SEO -Holes_detail5 - "The fragments of ordinary clothes convey a tactile and erotic interaction, emphasizing the physical movements between certain parts of body and garments."  — Jina Seo: Jina SEO – Holes_detail5

 Jina Seo - The fragments of ordinary clothes convey a tactile and erotic interaction,  emphasizing the physical movements between certain parts of body and  garments."  — Jina Seo: Jina SEO - Holes_detail

SCHMUCK 2017 - DOP  (dualityofpresence) -  Jina SEO:  Jina SEO – HOLES -
«  »The fragments of ordinary clothes convey a tactile and erotic interaction, emphasizing the physical movements between certain parts of body and garments. »

DOP Duality of Presence Exhibition (@dualityofpresence) - Jina Seo "HOLES": Jina Seo « HOLES »

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Participating Artists :  Jessica Andersen – Lynn Batchelder – Thea ClarkNikki Couppee – Motoko Furuhashi – Steven Gordon Holman – Alexandra HoppMasumi Kataoka –  Joshua Kosker – Tova Lund – Sharon Massey – Jaydan Moore – Wei Lah Poh –  Kerianne Quick (Curator) — Kaiya Rainbolt – Yumi Janairo Roth –  Jina Seo – Jess Tolbert (Curator) — Demitra Ryan-Thomloudis

DOP  (dualityofpresence) -  Alexandra Hopp tagneckAlexandra Hopp –  tagneck.  « I use the traditional jewelry forms, techniques, materials, and visual vocabulary of the goldsmith, in purposeful profusion so the original function is lost, resulting in an exercise in mania. » DOP  (dualityofpresence)  -  Alexandra Hopp  Bibliomania: Alexandra HoppBibliomania necklace

 Joshua Kosker _hiding-in-the-flesh - How do objects shape experiences and, in turn, how can actions imprint meaning on the material world?"  —:  Joshua Kosker – hiding-in-the-flesh – « How do objects shape experiences and, in turn, how can actions imprint meaning on the material world? »

 Joshua Kosker _nestle - How do objects shape experiences and, in turn, how can actions imprint meaning on the material world?"  —:  Joshua Kosker _ nestle

Joshua Kosker _embed. - Utopia towels - How do objects shape experiences and, in turn, how can actions imprint meaning on the material world?" DOP (dualityofpresence) - kosker_embed_detail. - How do objects shape experiences and, in turn, how can actions imprint meaning on the material world?"  —  Joshua Kosker:

Joshua Kosker _embed. – Utopia towels

DOP (dualityofpresence) -  Thea Clark - Head of Franz Joseph Fiord:  Thea Clark - « Head of Franz Joseph Fiord »

 "The layers build with the resonance of color, texture, and material choices, allowing the pieces to pay homage to the natural wonder of the Arctic."  — Thea Clark: Thea Clark  « The layers build with the resonance of color, texture, and material choices, allowing the pieces to pay homage to the natural wonder of the Arctic. » 

Kerianne Quick- Transmutations_1. - "This work is based on the human urge to collect, to mark occasions with tangible objects, and an objects ability to connect us to history and memory." Kerianne Quick- Transmutations_1. – « This work is based on the human urge to collect, to mark occasions with tangible objects, and an objects ability to connect us to history and memory. »

Kerianne Quick  Transmutations - "This work is based on the human urge to collect, to mark occasions with tangible objects, and an objects ability to connect us to history and memory."  Kerianne Quick - Transmutations

Wei Lah Poh-  White Handle, necklace. -  "Handle draws upon enamelware’s visible record of use; it’s degraded and chipped edges, as well as the beautiful patina of rust on steel." Wei Lah Poh-  White Handle, necklace. -  « Handle draws upon enamelware’s visible record of use; it’s degraded and chipped edges, as well as the beautiful patina of rust on steel. »

Wei Lah Poh -  White Cup Wounded, bracelet with cup. -    "Handle draws upon enamelware’s visible record of use; it’s degraded and chipped edges, as well as the beautiful patina of rust on steel."  Wei Lah Poh -  White Cup Wounded, bracelet with cup

Kaiya Rainbolt -  Mattress#1 (Fear) - How can we respond to issues that are challenging and not succumb to the  urge to reject those that are painful to us?"  Kaiya Rainbolt -  Mattress#1 (Fear) – How can we respond to issues that are challenging and not succumb to the  urge to reject those that are painful to us? » 

Kaiya Rainbolt -  Confusion. -   "How can we respond to issues that are challenging and not succumb to the urge to reject those that are painful to us?"  — Kaiya Rainbolt: Kaiya Rainbolt -  Confusion

DoP  (dualityofpresence)   Kaiya Rainbolt's Violation #1  Kaiya Rainbolt‘s Violation #1

 Lynn Batchelder, How to Build a House:  Lynn Batchelder, How to Build a House

Demitra Thomloudis  "As jewelry, these intimate objects coexist with the body as a means to connect with the landscape from afar." Demitra Thomloudis  Over the Wall’ a series of 90 brooches inspired by the cross boarder view – El Paso to Ciudad Juarez’s Anapra neighborhood. Cement, brass, steel paint, graphite pencil. – « As jewelry, these intimate objects coexist with the body as a means to connect with the landscape from afar. »

  Demitra Thomloudis 'Over the Wall' a series of 90 brooches inspired by the cross boarder view - El Paso to Ciudad Juarez's Anapra neighborhood. Cement, brass, steel paint, graphite pencil.  Demitra Thomloudis ‘Over the Wall’ a series of 90 brooches inspired by the cross boarder view – El Paso to Ciudad Juarez’s Anapra neighborhood. Cement, brass, steel paint, graphite pencil.

Demitra Thomloudis - "As jewelry, these intimate objects coexist with the body as a means to connect with the landscape from afar."  —: Demitra Thomloudis  ‘Over the Wall’ a series of 90 brooches inspired by the cross boarder view – El Paso to Ciudad Juarez’s Anapra neighborhood. Cement, brass, steel paint, graphite pencil.

  Motoko Furuhashi mesilla_fromt -  I  "I am fascinated by the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death – and the complexity of the processes that govern life between one place and the next."  —: Motoko Furuhashi - mesilla_fromt -  I  « I am fascinated by the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death – and the complexity of the processes that govern life between one place and the next. »

Steven Gordon Holman - Stone Rabbit Neckpiece. - "The Tribe was born out of the West Desert and contemporary hunting culture; its shaman the rabbit and its oracle the magpie." Steven Gordon Holman – Stone Rabbit Neckpiece. – « The Tribe was born out of the West Desert and contemporary hunting culture; its shaman the rabbit and its oracle the magpie. »

Steven Gordon Holman -  Black Totem Neckpiece-  "The Tribe was born out of the West Desert and contemporary hunting culture; its shaman the rabbit and its oracle the magpie."  —: Steven Gordon Holman -  Black Totem Neckpiece

Nikki Couppee  corsageIV. brooch - "With the use of these everyday materials, I am able to exaggerate the size and abundance of gemstones to parody or poke fun at the socio-economic issues of class systems physically made manifest in the wearing of fine jewelry."  Nikki Couppee  corsageIV. brooch – « With the use of these everyday materials, I am able to exaggerate the size and abundance of gemstones to parody or poke fun at the socio-economic issues of class systems physically made manifest in the wearing of fine jewelry. » 

  Jessica  Anderson - "By presenting refuse in the intimate and personal format of jewelry, I ask the viewer to reflect upon their relationships to objects and things."   Jessica  Anderson – « By presenting refuse in the intimate and personal format of jewelry, I ask the viewer to reflect upon their relationships to objects and things. »

  Deposit1 Jessica Anderson - "By presenting refuse in the intimate and personal format of jewelry, I ask the viewer to reflect upon their relationships to objects and things."  —:  Deposit1 Jessica Anderson

 Tova Lund -  "This work explores my physical and psychological relationship to landscape and place.":  Tova Lund -  « This work explores my physical and psychological relationship to landscape and place. »

 Tova Lund's - Here and There   Tova Lund‘s – Here and There 

 Sharon Massey  Brickwork X necklace .     "My work is inspired by the post-industrial landscape of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Through use of both labor and materials I pay homage to the region’s blue-collar past.":  Sharon Massey  – Brickwork – X necklace –   « My work is inspired by the post-industrial landscape of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Through use of both labor and materials I pay homage to the region’s blue-collar past. »

 Sharon Massey  Brickwork_Necklace - "My work is inspired by the post-industrial landscape of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Through use of both labor and materials I pay homage to the region’s blue-collar past."  —:  Sharon Massey  Brickwork_Necklace

DOP - Masumi Kataoka: Masumi Kataoka

Masumi Kataoka - DOP: Masumi Kataoka « I am interested in what jewelry can do. »

 Yumi Roth - Barbed_Wire_Ov. - "I explore immigration, hybridity, and displacement through discrete objects, site-responsive installations, solo projects, and collaborations."   — Yumi Janairo Roth: Yumi Roth – Barbed_Wire_Ov. – « I explore immigration, hybridity, and displacement through discrete objects, site-responsive installations, solo projects, and collaborations. »

DOP - Jess Tolbert _willowful2: Jess Tolbert – willowful2 – « I am interested in the ability objects hold – to connect people to individual and collective experiences, whether meaningful, evocative, or mundane. »

Jess Tolbert - willowful4 - "I am interested in the ability objects hold - to connect people to individual and collective experiences, whether meaningful, evocative, or mundane."   — Jess Tolbert: Jess Tolbert - willowful4

 Duality of Presence defines and explores ‘material specificity’ as a movement in American contemporary art jewellery and metalsmithing where artists aim to reveal hidden narratives through the use of specific materials. The works emphasize the importance of maker-viewer communication, by demonstrating the effectiveness of material centered conveyance, where artists tell stories that connect to the wider world. The works demonstrate a broad range of subject matter, with material specificity as the common thread. In addition to the physical display of objects, the exhibition will include two interactive digital components, a innovative use of virtual reality and an interactive website. Virtual reality headsets integrated into the gallery display will show VR videos produced by selected participating artists using a virtual reality multi-lens camera. Each video will transport the viewer from the gallery to a significant site or moment chosen and filmed by the artist.

 

 

 

Super+Centercourt Gallery
Adalbertstrtraße 44
80799 Munich
Wed-Tue 11:00–17:00

 

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28/02/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Ute van der PLAATS at LOOT spring 2017

Ute van der PLAATS

have been selected to participate in the 2017 spring edition of LOOT: Mad About Jewelry at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. From April 4 through 8, 2017

‘LOOT: Mad About Jewelry’ Returns this Spring with 54 Artists from 21 Countries

LOOT spring 2017

From April 4 through 8, 2017, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, the annual exhibition and sale of contemporary art jewelry. Now in its 17th edition, LOOT presents a cross-section of the most exciting cutting-edge art jewelry designs, while offering the public a rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces directly from some of the most skilled creators in the field. A striking example of the evolving possibilities of jewelry as an art form, LOOT: MAD About Jewelry champions the vision and craftsmanship of outstanding art jewelers—most of whom have never before shown work in the United States.

This year’s edition welcomes 54 artists from 21 countries, the majority of whom have never been shown in New York. All were selected by Bryna Pomp following a full year of travel and research. For the first time, LOOT will feature three artists from Iceland and one from Romania. There will also be artists from Argentina (1), Austria (2), Belgium (1), Canada (1), Denmark (3), Finland (2), France (5), Germany (4), Greece (2), Holland (1), Israel (1), Italy (5), Korea (2), Norway (1), Portugal (1), Spain (2), United Kingdom (10), and United States (6). [.....]

The 2017 presentation includes driftwood, neoprene, marble, sheer plywood, textiles, ceramic, aluminum, beading, and acrylic. A significant trend this year is the use of recycled materials, including china tableware, plastic bottles and shopping bags, and even skateboards.”
This year, over two dozen artists have designed jewelry using natural forms as their subjects. Artists showcasing their nature-inspired designs include Hebe Argentieri (Argentina); Katharina Eder (Austria); Ute van der Plaats (Belgium); Aino Favén (Finland); Silke Lazarević (Germany); Guðbjörg Ingvarsdóttir (Iceland); Mario Salvucci (Italy); Sowon Joo (Korea); Sunyoung Kim (Korea); Åse-Marit Thorbjørnsrud (Norway); Raluca Buzura (Romania); Ana Hagopian (Spain); Jane Adam (UK); Jacqueline Clarke (UK); Olivia Creber (UK); and Iradj Moini (USA). Visitors will meet Finnish artist Inni Pärnänen, who makes floral designs using sheer plywood, and English artist Rie Taniguchi, whose jewelry depicts animals and birds. Fellow English jewelry artist Olivia Creber uses molten metal with minerals, while French artist Delphine Nardin uses sea glass, gold, and silver to design jewelry inspired by the ocean. And Icelandic artist Helga Mogensen uses driftwood and visible threads to create unique statement necklaces. »

 

THE LOOT ACQUISITION PRIZE
Awarded by a jury, the LOOT Acquisition Prize seeks to recognize a LOOT jewelry artist whose work reflects a maturity in artistry and concept; exhibits both a superior and experimental understanding of materials and form; and demonstrates expertise in technique and execution. The 2017 jury is chaired by William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator Shannon R. Stratton, Assistant Curator Barbara Paris Gifford, and LOOT Curator Bryna Pomp. The 2017 LOOT Acquisition Prize will be awarded on April 3 at the Opening Benefit dinner.

2017 LOOT ARTISTS (click to see more pictures):

Jane Adam
Hebe Argentieri
Kate Bajic
Giulia Barela
Ferràn Iglesias Barón
Marianne Batlle
Abigail Brown
Ilka Bruse
Raluca Buzura
Michelle Cangiano
Jacqueline Clarke
Cor Sine Labe Doli
Olivia Creber
Julie Decubber
Anne Dinan
Katharina Eder
Gaëtan Essayie
Aino Favén
Liliana Guerreiro
Aurélie Guillaume
Ana Hagopian
Guðbjörg Ingvarsdóttir
Sowon Joo
Jeong Ju Lee
Kaori Juzu
Sunyoung Kim
Saerom Kong
Konrad Laimer
Silke Lazarević
Tara Locklear
Lucy Martin
Jo McAllister
Rhona McCallum
Helga Mogensen
Iradj Moini
Gerda and Nikolai Monies
Delphine Nardin
Iris Nijenhuis
Semeli Androulidaki and Labros Papageorgiou
Inni Pärnänen
Amalia Petsali
Anna Porcu
Hélène Prime
Hlín Reykdal
Andrea Rosales-Balcarcel
Mario Salvucci
Louise Seijen ten Hoorn
Inbar Shahak
Rie Taniguchi
Åse-Marit Thorbjørnsrud
Karola Torkos
Kristin Urup
Ute van der Plaats
Katrin Zimmermann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ute van der PlaatsUte van der Plaats

« Born in Germany and based in Brussels, Belgium, Ute van der Plaats has worked as a jewelry designer since 2009. In addition to contemporary jewelry, she has a passion for graphic design and ceramics, and her latest collection combines these three disciplines. A few years ago, she discovered porcelain—the white gold—and fell in love with it. Since then, this pure material has become the starting point in the creation process of her jewelry collections. She is attracted by its translucent white color, the fragile appearance that belies a surprisingly solid character, and the almost sensual texture of unglazed porcelain. By integrating different materials, such as 3D-printed ornaments and digitally designed images, into handcrafted porcelain creations, she translates traditional jewelry concepts into contemporary pieces. « 

Ute van der PlaatsUte van der Plaats

Ute van der Plaats - add a little of blue ..... fevr 2017Ute van der Plaats - add a little of blue ….. fevr 2017

Ute van der Plaats - add a little of blue ..... fevr 2017Ute van der Plaats – add a little of blue ….. fevr 2017

 

ARTIST HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Ferràn Iglesias Barón (Spain) has over 20 years of experience in goldsmithing, encompassing academic studies and written publications, teaching, and exhibitions. He is the recipient of numerous awards. Essence and meaning are two driving forces of his growth and creative process. Barón uses the interaction of different mediums and chromas to express emotion, transcending aesthetics to create a new form of beauty and appeal.
  • Ute van der Plaats (Belgium) integrates different materials, such as 3D-printed ornaments and digitally designed images, into handcrafted porcelain creations, thus translating traditional jewelry concepts into contemporary pieces.
  • Michelle Cangiano (Australia) produces limited-edition handmade contemporary jewelry and one-off pieces for private commissions. For her “Paper Cuts” collection, Cangiano draws on her painting background and employs the simple yet time-consuming technique of threading and knotting paper discs to create pieces that seem to shift and change color as they move with the wearer.
  • Julie Decubber (France) specializes in antique porcelain and earthenware plates, turning ordinary objects into unique jewels that explore the theme of memory. Decubber cuts and reassembles pieces in order to highlight what is precious in the ordinary, applying techniques of the jeweler, stonecutter, and potter to generate elegant and unexpected combinations.
  • Aino Favén (Finland) moves between art and design to explore the achievements of nature and man. Her pieces made of translucent plastic bags are subtle comments on the large trash islands floating in oceans and endangering nature and wildlife. They also serve as memorial garlands for birds and other animals who have died from eating plastic waste.
  • Aurélie Guillaume (Canada) is reviving the idea of narrative in enameling through a contemporary context fueled by street art, comics, pop art, and counterculture. A jeweler, enamelist, and illustrator, she begins her designs with illustrations, which through the process of enameling are given new life in the physical world as wearable objects.
  • Guðbjörg Ingvarsdóttir (Iceland) takes inspiration from the Icelandic wilderness. She allows her collections to continually evolve, underlining the organic process of translating concept into finished article.
  • Sunyoung Kim (Korea) finds inspiration in the world of plants, which though frail have a strong hold on life. She focuses on representing this strength with thin metal plates, which she processes through hammering and injection using various chasing tools.
  • Konrad Laimer (Italy) has defined his works through themed workshops ranging from jewelry to objects and graphics. Through installations, international workshops, and multimedia works, he transfers his concepts to various artistic mediums and locations. The Alps have become Laimer’s main source of inspiration in regard to both themes and materials.
  • Silke Lazarević (Germany) focuses on natural materials, with the aim of expressing their inherent qualities and various potentialities. She finds inspiration in the coincidence involved in the process of working with parchment, which as a natural product follows its own logic.
  • Helga Mogensen (Iceland) creates neckpieces of all sorts, as well as smaller-scale works such as earrings, using driftwood in combination with thread and sterling silver. Mogensen considers the thread to represent human connection.
  • Iradj Moini (United States), a jewelry designer with a background in architecture, specializes in the usage of bold stones. In 2006, his jewelry was on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of Iris Apfel’s collection, in addition to being featured at the Louvre, where he has three pieces in the permanent collection.
  • Delphine Nardin (France) designs jewelry around pieces of found sea glass, rough stones formed billions of years ago, and other collected relics. She combines these found eroded treasures with 18-karat gold or silver to create completely unique, delicate, and understated pieces of wearable history, which forge new links between archaeology and modernity.
  • Hélène Prime (France) creates unique pieces made of horn and of leather, each adorned with semiprecious stones. All of her creations are handmade with the greatest care in Paris and produced in limited series, using metal gilded with fine gold and natural stones.

 

 

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD Museum)
Jerome and Simona Chazen Building / 2 Columbus Circle /
New York, NY 10019
(212) 299-7777

EXHIBITION AND SALE HOURS
Tuesday, April 4: 10 am to 7 pm
Wednesday, April 5: 10 am to 8 pm
Thursday, April 6: 10 am to 9 pm
Friday, April 7: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, April 8: 10 am to 6 pm
Entrance is free with Museum admission.
For questions regarding LOOT 2017, please call Rebekka Grossman at 212.299.7712 or email rebekka.grossman@madmuseum.org.

 

 

 

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20/02/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy Lentz – new works for spring …..

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,recup' / recycled,Roxy LENTZ (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 4:19

Roxy Lentz

« Conceptual art jewelry from re-purposed metal, wabi-sabi and organic nature. »
LOVE this WILD aspect of her jewelry !!! ……….

Some new work that will be at « Wild Women Wearable Art » and « One of a Kind« .  (One of a Kind, The Mart, Chicago, IllinoisThe 2nd annual Spring Show returns April 28-30!)

« I make my jewelry from metal I find at the thrift store, silver plate trays, brass and sometimes bits and pieces I find while on walks. There is always a bit of rusty bolts and stuff in the bottom of my purse! I love to transform something others thought had no value into wearable art jewelry, you should see what I do with PVC I find from the street. »

Roxy Lentz  bracelet from re-purposed metalRoxy Lentz  bracelet from re-purposed metal

Roxy Lentz - bracelet of re-purposed metal - See the maker mark on the metal? It was on the back of the original silver plate tray.Roxy Lentz – bracelet of re-purposed metal – See the maker mark on the metal? It was on the back of the original silver plate tray.

Roxy Lentz Jewelry -  A silver plate tray from the thrift store, you can see where I sawed out some earrings. The base metal is brass.Roxy Lentz Jewelry-  earrings process – A silver plate tray from the thrift store, you can see where I sawed out some earrings. The base metal is brass.

Roxy Lentz earrings - processRoxy Lentz Jewelry  – process – The earrings with the first fire patina. If I wanted to keep these just like this, I would have to use cold connections. But, for these earrings, I need to shape them and fuse the ends together, so, some of this will go.

Roxy Lentz earrings - processRoxy Lentz earrings – process – The finished earrings. I filed the edges, fused the ends with small bits of silver, and used a wire brush to put a sheen on the surface, and to remove the grime that happened when using the torch. Since I put the torch on the back side, I did preserve some of the beautiful « orange peel » on the front. Now, I could leave these like this, or take a chance and put them in a pickle pot to make them silvery. I like the patina, and I think my customers do too. That beautiful gold sheen on the right side of the right earring, it did it all on its own, that is why these are one of a kind, and uncommon jewelry for independent women.

Roxy Lentz - process to make flower earrings Roxy Lentz - process to make flower earrings

 Roxy Lentz - The finished earrings Roxy Lentz Jewelry  the finished flower earrings. I used silver wire to cold connect the flowers to their base to preserve the patina. You can see that the base metal of this bowl was brass, because of the soft gleam on the edge of the flowers. After soldering on the post I put the brass base in pickle to clean the post, then I put it in a rinse of hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar to clean the fire scale off the brass. Some more buffing with a brass wire brush on the flex shaft. The earrings are about 2 1/2 inch long, and 1 1/2 wide. There are some similar at In Tandem Gallery and Gaia in Winston Salem NC.

(to buy Roxy Lentz jewellery in Tandem Gallery HERE !!)

Roxy Lentz  - Pendant of re purposed silver plate and found pexi-glass.   Roxy Lentz  – Pendant of re purposed silver plate and found pexi-glass.(plexi-glass side)

Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Pendant of re purposed silver plate and found pexi-glass.  Roxy Lentz Jewelry ·  Pendant of re purposed silver plate and found pexi-glass. Available at In Tandem Gallery and Gaia in Winston Salem. One of a kind, so may not look like this one.

Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Drop earrings of re purposed silver plate, silver doo-hickies, and sterling hooks. Each pair is one of a kind Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Drop earrings of re purposed silver plate, silver doo-hickies, and sterling hooks. Each pair is one of a kind è Available at Gaia in Winston Salem and In Tandem Gallery https://www.facebook.com/shopgaiaclothing/

Roxy Lentz - Donut earrings of re purposed silver plate, with sterling hooks. One of a kind, so all are a bit different.  Roxy Lentz Donut earrings of re purposed silver plate, with sterling hooks. One of a kind, so all are a bit different.

Roxy Lentz  pendantRoxy Lentz- Repurposed Silver Plate, Brass Chain and a ton of creativity for this necklace
 - www.InTandemGallery.com/roxy-lentzRoxy Lentz Jewelry

 

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09/01/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Anne DINAN – HAPPY beginnings for 2017 !

Classé dans : Anne DINAN (US),COUP DE COEUR,email / enamel,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:50

Anne DINAN

a new year 2017 that seems to begin VERY well !!! :-)
Here are the new great enamel pieces I found, here & there  :

Anne Dinan - 2017  decals  vitreous enamels  kilnfired  torchfiredAnne Dinan - 2017  decals  vitreous enamels  kilnfired  torchfired

anne dinan - pendant prongset steel vitreous enamel  - urban scene industrial Anne Dinan - pendant prongset steel vitreous enamel  – urban scene industrial

Anne Dinan - dec 2016 ·   Vitreous enamel with decals - belt buckleAnne Dinan – dec 2016 ·   Vitreous enamel with decals – this one is gorgeous ! but it’s a belt buckle

Anne Dinan - dec 2016 ·   Vitreous enamel broochAnne Dinan – dec 2016 ·   Vitreous enamel brooch

Anne Dinan - 2017  decals  vitreous enamels  kilnfired  torchfiredAnne Dinan – dec. 2016  decals  vitreous enamels  kilnfired  torchfired – brooch

Anne Dinan - déc  2016- brooch - Vermont cornfield snow - vitreous enamels  prongsetAnne Dinan – déc  2016- brooch – Vermont cornfield snow – vitreous enamels  prongset

even if I KNOW that it represents a dry cornfirld under snow, I ALWAYS see a field of guns …. like a military cementery …..

Anne Dinan -déc  2016- etched copper brooch/pendant - Vermont fields cornstalks snow texture - argentium Anne Dinan -déc  2016- etched copper brooch/pendant – Vermont fields cornstalks snow texture – argentium

Anne Dinan -  pendant enamel decal kilnfired Anne Dinan -  pendant enamel decal kilnfired

you are interested ???Anne Dinan gives online class  for more information : annemargaretdinan@gmail.com
annedinan.com

 

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04/12/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy LENTZ – RED…y for Xmas ?

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,recup' / recycled,Roxy LENTZ (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 3:15

Roxy Lentz

«Uncommon jewelry for independent women» !

« My work is inspired from what others often overlook. Man makes a street, a wall to control his environment, and then life – elements – slowly decompose this to bring it back to nothing. In the interim, I see beauty.»

Roxy Lentz has just finished a show on Dec. 3, Quattra4 at Louisville, all for the benefit of a worthwhile charity. Gorgeous jewelry presented there !

Roxy Lentz - oct 2016: Roxy Lentz - neckpieces – at Quattra4

Roxy Lentz  -  Necklace of re-purposed silver plate metal, brass chain and rich wabi-sabi fire patina.: Roxy Lentz  -  Necklace of re-purposed silver plate metal, brass chain and rich wabi-sabi fire patina.

Roxy Lentz - Necklace • Copper, Brass, Steel.Roxy Lentz - Necklace • Copper, Brass, Steel (at In Tandem gallery)

Roxy Lentz Jewelry‎ at Quattra 4: Roxy Lentz Jewelry ‎at Quattra4

Roxy Lentz Jewelry‎ at Quattra 4 - 3 dec. 2016 - http://www.quattra4.com/: Roxy Lentz Jewelry‎ at Quattra 4

Roxy Lentz - nov 2016 - earrings: Roxy Lentz - nov 2016 – earrings at Shoppe Artisan

Next « shopping time » on December 9-11 at ATLANTA,Shoppe Artisan at Cobb Galleria Centre

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy LENTZ – RED...y for Xmas ? dans COUP DE COEUR

Where
Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
When
December 9-11, 2016
Friday, Dec. 9: 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

 

 

to BUY Roxy Lentz jewelry : at In Tandem gallery

 

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EXPO ‘Past, Loss, Future’ – Melle Finelli Studio, Boston (USA) – 8 Dec. 2016-7 Janv. 2017

Classé dans : Christine JALIO (FI),Exposition/Exhibition,GALERIES,USA,www Klimt02 — bijoucontemporain @ 0:03

Past, Loss, Future by Christine Jalio

Selections from her evocative body of work entitled Past, Loss, Future will be on view at Melle Finelli Studio.

Opening December 8th from 5-9pm

Past, Loss, Future by Christine Jalio 08Dec2016 - 07Jan2017 Melle Finelli Jewelry Boston, United States:

 

Christine Jalio is an internationally acclaimed contemporary jewelry artist based in Lapua, Finland. She has exhibited her work in top galleries and craft fairs across Europe. In 2015 she was awarded second place in Enjoya’t Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

Christine Jalio Necklace: Past, Loss, Future 5, 2015 Silk clay, silver, foam clay 11 x 8 x 16 cm Photo by: Anne Ruotsalainen From series: Past, Loss, Future: Christine Jalio Necklace: Past, Loss, Future 5, 2015 Silk clay, silver, foam clay 11 x 8 x 16 cm Photo by: Anne Ruotsalainen From series: Past, Loss, Future

Christine Jalio. Brooch: Past, Loss, Future 23, 2015. Silk clay, silver, foam clay. 8 x 4 x 14 cm. Photo by: Artistar. From series: Past, Loss, Future.: Christine Jalio. Brooch: Past, Loss, Future 23, 2015. Silk clay, silver, foam clay. 8 x 4 x 14 cm. Photo by: Artistar. From series: Past, Loss, Future

Christine Jalio. Brooch: Past, Loss, Future 11, 2015. Silk clay, silver, foam clay. 8 x 4 x 12 cm. Photo by: Anne Ruotsalainen. From series: Past, Loss, Future.: Christine Jalio. Brooch: Past, Loss, Future 11, 2015. Silk clay, silver, foam clay. 8 x 4 x 12 cm. Photo by: Anne Ruotsalainen. From series: Past, Loss, Future

Christine Jalio  Brooch: Past, Loss, Future 3, 2015  Silk clay, silver, foam clay  14 x 5 x 15 cm  Photo by: Anne Ruotsalainen  From series: Past, Loss, Future: Christine Jalio  Brooch: Past, Loss, Future 3, 2015  Silk clay, silver, foam clay  14 x 5 x 15 cm  Photo by: Anne Ruotsalainen  From series: Past, Loss, Future

Christine Jalio  Brooch: Loss 3, 2016  Silk clay, silver, foam clay  8 x 5 x 15 cm  Photo by: Olga Kontio  From series: Loss: Christine Jalio  Brooch: Loss 3, 2016  Silk clay, silver, foam clay  8 x 5 x 15 cm  Photo by: Olga Kontio  From series: Loss

« I am extremely fascinated by the human psyche, intrigued by the past, old age and loss. I get excited by old and worn elements, roughness and decay. My jewellery tells stories of aging and personal loss, stories of the human life span and the transitions, choices and turning points of it. My work method is searching and questioning, my starting point always an emotion. I have great respect for good finishing, craftsmanship and skill. With my work I hope to evoke emotions in other people, move something inside of them.  For me contemporary jewellery is a rebellious art with no actual rules or true limits. » Christine Jalio

 

 

Melle Finelli Jewelry
46 Waltham Street
02118 -  Boston
UNITED STATES
mellefinellijewelry@gmail.com
tel 617 429 2035

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30/11/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Anne DINAN – nostalgia …

Classé dans : Anne DINAN (US),COUP DE COEUR,DECOUVERTE,email / enamel,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,USA,VIDEO — bijoucontemporain @ 22:47

Anne DINAN

« (My) inspiration is nature and industry combined. What have we done? »

J’ai craqué pour le monde d’Anne Dinan -qui malgré son nom très français, nous vient des USA- il y a quelque temps, et je vous ai montré ses blancs …. au tour de ses bleus, qui m’enchantent !
Mais à part les couleurs, et peut-être plus que la couleur, l’émail cache -et dévoile, comme une photo en train de se développer- des mondes industriels « désuets » -je pense au château d’eau en métal empoussiéré du film « Bagdad Café »-,  des paysages industriels comme abandonnés, rouillés, témoins d’une Amérique empoussiérée, « from Vegas to no way » comme dit la chanson du film  …. des paysages, des visages, surgis du passé ….. séquence émotion ! (SURTOUT en écoutant « I‘m calling you » !!)

 

anne.dinan - vitreous enamel - 2014 - "Unknown Relatives" serie: Anne Dinan – vitreous enamel – 2014 – « Unknown Relatives » serie
« Unknown Relatives”  was based on a series of old portrait photographs found at a family farm in Michigan. Dinan created the 20-piece assemblage using kiln-fired vitreous enamel on copper from digital waterslide transfers »

Anne Dinan is a nationally recognized jewelry and visual artist who attended the School of Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston.
A resident of Exeter, N.H., Dinan has presented her unique and diverse pieces at a number of shows including Alchemy 3, the 2015 Enamelist Society touring exhibition at five New England galleries ; seasonal shows at the Button Factory in Portsmouth, N. H. and Pettengill Farm in Salisbury, Mass; and at
“Myths – Test Drive” in Germany at the 2016 Munich Jewellery Week show (SCHMUCK) .

Anne Dinan - nov. 2014 ·   Vitreous enamel with decalsAnne Dinan – nov. 2014 ·  Unknown Relatives -  Vitreous enamel with decals 

 anne.dinan - Handmade laser decals on vitreous enamel: Anne Dinan – Handmade laser decals on vitreous enamel

annedinan handmade decals kilnfired vitreousenamel   Anne Dinan handmade decals kilnfired vitreous enamel

anne dinan steel industrial vermont phototransfer  decals kilnfired torchfired: Anne Dinan steel industrial vermont phototransfer  decals kilnfired torchfired

Anne Dinan: Anne Dinan watertowers

annedinan enamel vitreousenamel handmade decals unknownrelatives pendants Anne Dinan   vitreous enamel handmade decals unknownrelatives pendants

« Dinan earned second place in the wall piece category of the 15th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition for “Unknown Relatives,” which was based on a series of old portrait photographs found at a family farm in Michigan. Dinan created the 20-piece assemblage using kiln-fired vitreous enamel on copper from digital waterslide transfers. The pieces were mounted on wood from an old wheelbarrow.
“Unknown Relatives” also was featured in “The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (third edition) by Dublin artist and photographer Christopher James. Dinan’s work will also be featured at galleries in Munich, Germany and Paris.
She attended the Museum School of Art in Boston. » (The Enamelist Society’s 15th Biennial International Juried Exhibition and the 11th International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition at the League of NH Craftsmen, 49 S. Main St., Concord., jan 2016)
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You want to BUY ? contact her at annemargaretdinan@gmail.com

 

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03/11/2016

SOFA Chicago 2016 – Special Exhibits : Art and Wine: Gioielli in Fermento – 3-6 Nov. 2016

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gioielli in Fermento (IT),Salon,SOFA Chicago (US),USA,VIDEO — bijoucontemporain @ 23:03

 SOFA Chicago  
2016 Special Exhibits :  Art and Wine  Gioielli in Fermento

Inaugurazione – VIP Admission opening : Giovedì 3 novembre alle ore 18
La mostra prosegue negli orari di apertura della fiera fino al 6 Novembre.

Gioielli in Fermento at SOFA Chicago 2016

Gioielli in Fermento is an international exhibition project and award for contemporary studio jewelry. Starting from the landscapes of Italy in the winemaking region of Emilian hills, it opens its borders, inviting established and emerging artists from every country to express their relation with the wine world. Inspiration, dedication, experience, research, innovation, observation, choice, challenge: these are all elements of the creative approach that we can use to focus both on the activities of a jewellery artist or those of a winemaker. Both a piece of jewellery or a sip of wine are evocative of the individual interpretation of the raw material chosen by their maker. In both cases, the aim is turning the natural into something precious and unique.
Since 2011, six editions including more than 300 artists and their works have been presented under the selection of an international board of advisors in the field, with the kind collaboration of AGC Italian Contemporary Jewelry Association, Charon Kransen Arts, Klimt02 network, Joya Barcelona and Torre Fornello Winery.
A collection of work from the 2016 edition with a selected number of iconic pieces from previous editions will be presented in this Special Exhibit.

Presented by Gioielli in Fermento, Ziano Piacentino, Italy; curated by Eliana Negroni, curator, Gioielli in Fermento.

I would like to tell here all my admiration for the energy and all the efforts & work done by Eliana Negro,i ! APPLAUSE !!!

 Autori in mostra | Exhibiting artists :
Susanna Baldacci — Maura Biamonti Alina Carp Sébastien CarréCorrado De MeoClara Del Papa Maria Rosa Franzin Nicoletta Frigerio Lucilla GiovanninettiAkis Goumas Nicola Heidemann Mara Irsara Marilena Karagkiozi SunYoung KimSaerom Kong –  Mirna Korolkovas Heng Lee Ria Lins Chiara Lucato –  Gigi Mariani Mineri Matsuura Viktoria Münzker Daria Olejniczak Esther Ortiz Liana Pattihis Mabel Pena Paola Perez Poppy Porter Stefano Rossi Stenia ScarselliSergio e Stefano SpivachClaudia Steiner Andrea Vaggione Barbara Uderzo

 Clara del Papa 2016Clara del Papa 2016

2016 Essay | Art and Wine: The Analogy of Gioielli in Fermento - SOFA Chicago 2016 - Gigi Mariani, Rust II Ring, 2011, silver, patina, oxidization:  Gigi Mariani, Rust II Ring, 2011, silver, patina, oxidization

Sergio Spivach and Stefano Spivach 2016 - opal ringSergio Spivach and Stefano Spivach 2016 – opal ring

Sébastien Carré - ringSébastien Carré - ring

Heng Lee Jewelry 2016Heng Lee  2016

Akis Goumas "Spirits of a Symposium, remnants of red wine" collana, necklace argento, rame, pvc, acciaio, tecniche miste, filati, pigmenti silver, copper, pvc, steel, mixed techniques, threads, pigments, cm 32 x 14 x 7Akis Goumas « Spirits of a Symposium, remnants of red wine » collana, necklace argento, rame, pvc, acciaio, tecniche miste, filati, pigmenti silver, copper, pvc, steel, mixed techniques, threads, pigments, cm 32 x 14 x 7

Alina Carp - Unthamed - spilla, brooch 2016 argento, keumboo con oro 24k e patina, ottone, resina, pigmento, foglia d’oro silver, patina and 24k gold keumboo, brass mesh, resin, pigment, gold leafAlina Carp - Unthamed – spilla, brooch 2016 argento, keumboo con oro 24k e patina, ottone, resina, pigmento, foglia d’oro silver, patina and 24k gold keumboo, brass mesh, resin, pigment, gold leaf

Miriam Mirna Korolkovas 2016 neckpieceMiriam Mirna Korolkovas 2016 neckpiece

Viktoria Münzker 2016Viktoria Münzker 2016

Susanna Baldacci 2016 - broochSusanna Baldacci 2016 - brooch

Sun Young Kim - Theme and variation, brooch, 2016  sterling silver, blackened silver: Sun Young Kim – Theme and variation, brooch, 2016  sterling silver, blackened silver

Nicola Heidemann 2016Nicola Heidemann 2016

 

 

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SOFA Chicago 2016
Navy Pier Festival Hall
Chicago IL.
Nov.4-6  2016
Opening Night Nov.3

 

 

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20/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy LENTZ – re-purposed metal

Classé dans : EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Exposition/Exhibition,Roxy LENTZ (US),Salon,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:16

« I fabricate contemporary art jewelry from re-purposed silver plate metal » she says.
Not « I CREATE », but I « fabricate » ….  In another place she tolds us « y jewelry is made from base metal, metal found at the thrift store. It has no real value, …. in « scrap »value it is about 10 dollars …. »WHAAAAT ????!!!!!!

But in another place,  I finally find this : « Uncommon jewelry for independent women » !
YES, it is THIS : jewelry with a character , jewelry with strength !

Yes, « wild », savage jewelry, rough, « rude », with suddenly a delicate detail, something to point out, where eyes focuses …. look at this bangle … it has a « savage » look, it is not perfectly squared, the round piece is not « perfectly » closed, the patina is irregular, and suddenly, a little detail that shows that, YES, someone brought attention to it :this little « goldy bouquet » on the left … do you see it ? this little detail brings EMOTION …. it is what we call in french « un supplément d’âme » (an « extra touch of soul« ), and it is why I LOVE so much the Roxy Lentz jewelry ! Each of her jewels has its little dosis of emotion !

« My work is inspired from what others often overlook. Man makes a street, a wall to control his environment, and then life – elements – slowly decompose this to bring it back to nothing. In the interim, I see beauty.  »

Roxy Lentz bracelet of re purposed materials: Roxy Lentz bracelet of re purposed materials

Roxy Lentz cuff of re purposed metals.: Roxy Lentz cuff of re purposed metals …. & EMOTION detail – re purposed silver plate with fire patina, riveted to found pexi-glass. Copper with melted silver riveted for added grunge and a bit of danger.

Roxy Lentz One of a Kind Show: Roxy Lentz One of a Kind « Show » brooch

These « irregular details » make her jewelry alive, unique, not two bangles can be the same !

 

Come to see her jewelry  at the Parallax art fair in London
​     Gallery 5
     October 22-23, 2016 Chelsea Town Hall, KIngs Road

Parallax Art Fair London oct 2016

ParallaxAf

 


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15/09/2016

EXPO ‘Saturation Point’ – Gallery Loupe, Montclair (NJ), (USA) – 17 Sept.- 8 Oct. 2016

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Loupe (US),Israel (IL),Naama BERGMAN (IL),organics,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 0:19

SATURATION POINT / Naama Bergman

Artist Reception/ opening reception :  Saturday Sept. 17, 6-8 pm
saturation point - Gal. Loupe - Naama Bergman
 
 Gallery Loupe is proud to present Saturation Point, the first solo exhibition by Israeli artist Naama Bergman ; the show will feature her most recent works. Through inventive, impeccably fabricated jewelry and vessels, Bergman exploits the idea of change: emergence, growth, decay, and the tension that accrues between cultural heritage, physical matter, and fleeting time. By combining contradictory materials such as steel and rust within classic formats like urns and pods, she questions the essence of creation, potential, and transformation; she provokes a confrontation between preservation and decomposition, while at the same time positing questions about the hegemony, function, and mutability of mediums and forms. Bergman makes protean objects that tell a continuing tale about the very nature of existence.
Tradition and nostalgia play major roles in Bergman’s aesthetic. As a Sabra of east European heritage, she regards her work as tropes for the dichotomy between familial roots and present day reality. In her latest works, Bergman allows salt to grow slowly upon vessels, pendants, and brooches made from iron mesh. The openwork armatures are hard but delicately crafted, while the salt – a natural preservative – both helps to maintain the rigid support but also breaks it down. Although constantly altering, these pristine objects and jewels are simultaneously frozen in time. Other works will be presented that possess similar existential and cultural references, although they are made from very different substances, such as jewelry wet-molded into shape from animal intestines that have been treated in a salt solution – meant to be viewed as reminders of their former natural life.
Naama Bergman -  Salt Necklace 02. 2015. Salt, Iron Wire, Thread  SATURATION POINT / Naama Bergman -  Salt Necklace 02. 2015. Salt, Iron Wire, Thread
Naama Gergman - Salt Necklace 02. 2015. Salt, Iron Wire, Thread - detailsNaama Bergman -  Salt Necklace 02. 2015. Salt, Iron Wire, Thread – details
Naama Bergman - Salt Brooch 09. 2016. Salt, Iron Wire  SATURATION POINT Naama Bergman - Salt Brooch 09. 2016. Salt, Iron Wire 
SATURATION POINT / Naama BergmanNaama Bergman -   Salt Brooch 06. 2016. Salt, Iron Wire
Naama Bergman -   Salt Brooch 04. 2016. Salt, Plastic Mesh - SATURATION POINT / Naama Bergman -   Salt Brooch 04. 2016. Salt, Plastic Mesh
SATURATION POINT / Naama Bergman - Salt Necklace 06. 2016. Iron, Salt, Thread
Naama BergmanSalt Necklace 06. 2016. Iron, Salt, Thread 
Naama Bergman - Salt Necklace 03. 2015. Salt, Iron Wire, Hemp thread - detailNaama Bergman - Salt Necklace 03. 2015. Salt, Iron Wire, Hemp thread – detail
Naama Bergman was born and raised in Tel Aviv. She holds a BFA from the Department of Jewelry and Fashion, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.   Currently living in Munich, she is pursuing graduate studies in jewelry at the prestigious Academie der Bildenden Künste, with Karen Pontoppidan, having also studied there with Otto Künzli. Bergman is the recipient of several awards, including a 2015 and 2016 Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates in the Fields of Fine Art, Film, and Design/Visual Communication and Film from DAAD, a German foundation, which supports emerging artists; a 2008 and 2009 scholarship for metal design from the Israel Cultural Foundation in America; the Eithan Ron Prize, an award for excellence in jewelry design, and Irit Strauss Prize, a scholarship for excellence in history and theory, from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. She has been included in exhibitions around Israel and in New York, the Netherlands, Germany, Tokyo, London, and Paris.

 

 Gallery Loupe
50 Church Street
NJ 07042 – Montclair/ New Jersey
United States
Telephone: 973.744.0061
Fax: 973.744.0062
website: www.galleryloupe.com
mail: contact@galleryloupe.com

 

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