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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.
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:

(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))

Vina RustVina Rust
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))


la Méditerranée comme lien de création …. petit tour par la GRECE

l’Expo est passée, mais j’aime cette idée (étant moi-même profondément méditerranéenne…) de la Méditerranée comme lien entre des créateurs et des créations …..

exposition « Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo » (Pescara, Italy, juin 2009)

…….. Et plein de créateurs GRECS à découvrir,que je ne connais pas encore !! :-)

la Méditerranée comme lien de création .... petit tour par la GRECE dans Adrean BLOOMARD (IT) robanvelika
Nenad Roban (Croatia) necklace (voir plus sur Flickr)

The artists that have joined the project are: Amandine Meunier (Morocco), Estela Saez Vilanova (Spain), Marc Monzó (Spain), Yiannis Siotis (Greece), Ljudmila Stratimirovic (Serbia), Anda Klančič (Slovenia), Alidra Alic,  Andre de la Porte (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ramon Puig Cuyas (Spain), Augousta Themistokleous (Cyprus), Constantinos Kyriacou (Cyprus), Polytimi Nikolopoulou (Greece), Adrean Bloomard (Italy), Rallou Katsari (Greece), Selen Ozus (Turkey), Maud Traon (France), Sophie Robbe (France), Rana Mikdashi (Lebanon), Frederic Braham (France), Nenad Roban (Croatia), Pilar Cotter Nuńez (Spain), Ammal Labib (Egypt), Marijana Zebelijan (Montenegro), Petra Bole (Slovenia), Natasa Grandovec (Slovenia), Romi Bukovec (Slovenia), Fabrizio Tridenti (Italy), Giovanni Sicuro (Italy), Maria Rosa Franzin (Italy), Mirjana Rankovic (Serbia), Rossella Tornquist (Italy), and Maurizio Stagni (Italy).


aglea2-big dans Alidra ALIC (DK)
Rana Mikdashi  (Liban) ‘Algae’ serie – ‘clearing’ earrings, silver, fired enamel -
« On the beaches of Tyr there are huge black rocks, which become covered by vibrant green algae in May.  »

[poly1.jpg]poly+2 dans Amandine MEUNIER (FR)
Poly Nikolopoulou (GR) brooches
Maud Traon (FR) – bague ……. bleue comme la mer !

« The main topic of the event is the Mediterranean as the “sea between lands, border and connection sea between these lands”.
The Mediterranean is the line where north-west and south-east of the world meet and a crucial area for the future of humankind.
This point of contact may become, as the writer Samuel Huntington says, “the starting point for dialogue between civilisations”, where common features are mixed with differences and the respect for “diversity” is based on understanding and knowing other people’s nature.
Each community should learn from the others and teach to them: it is possible to break the “game” aiming at creating monolithic cultures only through these connections.
This was probably not understood in the past, but now a defined direction should be outlined and followed to achieve this objective.
Therefore, the “voice” of the Mediterranean is not coming from the past, but from the future, according to that balance between land and sea, belonging and freedom, where a living model does not demonize our need for establishing links or our need for freedom.
If it is true that hope is in the future, then assigning this message to an extremely contemporary and innovative art expression can help us achieving this objective.
This is the reason why Contemporary Jewellery was selected, as this is a sector of advanced research and experimentation halfway between design and tradition, as an expressive language to disseminate this message.

Through Contemporary Jewellery research, it is possible to highlight and give value to the cultural diversities characterising all communities living around the shores of this Sea.
This project has several purposes: promote the cultural heritage that has always characterised the Municipality of Nocciano, i.e. its Medieval Castle and Picture Gallery beyond the regional and national borders.
At the same time, this event includes the possibility to create a tourist-cultural movement between the Mediterranean Village and Nocciano, which are a few km far from each other.  »

Rallou Katsari (GR) – ring

EXPO Mediterrannee
Augousta Themistokleous (Cyprus) (page du catalogue)


The exhibition catalogue includes the contributions by Rita Marcangelo – president of the Contemporary Jewellery Association (AGC) of Trento, Bianca Cappello – jewellery historian from Milan, Rita El Khayat – awarded with the Palma per la Pace and official patroness of the Mediterranean Games, and Ivan D’Alberto, director of the MAAAC of Nocciano

EXPO - Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo- catalogo
Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo
Pescara: 2009 – 44 pp

n827530180_4159920_8827 dans Argiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR)
Yiannis Siotis - ‘Naturally Natural’ – Back Piece – Necklace


Autres créateurs GRECS découverts :

* Loukia Richards (découverte sur le blog d’Amy tavern)
tout un travail naïf, attendrissant, méticuleux, basé sur les techniques textiles, couture, broderie… une « petite Pénélope » des temps modernes …..

137290 dans Artemis VALSAMAKI (GR)137289 dans Augousta THEMISTOKLEOUS (CY)
’17th Century Embroidery Interpretation ‘ cuffs, silk, cotton, pearls -  Embroidery sewing
Triple knecklace  – silk cotton semi precious stones gold and silver elements and plastic

« My work is inspired by old-fashioned activities such as sewing and embroidering. I admire how children transform ordinary materials into valuable assets and try to pay tribute to their game. I use natural materials – silk, wool, cotton, semiprecious stones. I produce small quantities because I work on my own. Every piece is unique and tells a story: of a couple meeting, a flower garland, and happy home. I search for vintage materials – buttons, textiles, stones. I want my jewellery to be funny but also detail orientated. I often use old garments, buttons and stones just to show that every material can carry a memory and still have a second life. » (Loukia Richards) (on CraftsCouncil page)

Theodora Pantazopoulouearrings

(découverte sur le blog d’Amy tavern)


* la galerie Sagiannos (Athènes)
Makriyianni 3, Makriyianni, Athens, 18742
tel : 210/362-58223


* sur le site WEB de « MY PRECIOUS« , destiné à promouvoir le bijou contemporain GREC :
voir, entre autres,  Argiris AGGELOPOULOS :  (j’aime surtout sa série de bijoux mariant argent et textile), Christina NIARCHOU (TRES beaux bijoux de papier)

32189_1344248884006_1164764452_30824004_4056714_n dans BOOKS / BIBLIO27801_1314396697720_1164764452_30752018_7272804_n dans Christina NIARCHOU (GR)
Christina NIARCHOU – bague & bracelet

christina niarchou alternative jewellery
Christina NIARCHOU necklace


Argiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR) bracelet - oxidised silver, textileArgiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR) necklace - oxidised silver, textile, citrine
Argiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR) bracelet – oxidised silver, textile
Argiris AGGELOPOULOS  (GR) necklace – oxidised silver, textile, citrine

* of course,  Melanie GEORGACOPOULOS dont je vous ai déjà parlé , avec ses perles revisitées :

9622_167289865688_565065688_3277197_398095_n dans Chryssa DAMIANIDOU (GR)

(voir article :  COUP de COEUR ! Melanie Georgacopoulos – Deconstructing the pearl necklace)


* M C P- Maria Christina Papaleontiou

2657_58729799126_55579249126_1477197_3000089_n dans Constantinos KYRIACOU (CY)
M C P- Maria Christina Papaleontiou  jewelry – AMAZING !!! :-)

* Maria APOSTOLOU, découverte sur « kit&caboodle » – j’aime beaucoup ce mélange « naïf », « enfantin » d’argent brodé de coton rouge …… un joli « coup de rouge’ ! :-) allez voir son site !

photo dans COUP DE COEUR
Maria APOSTOLOU-  felted ring – silver, felted merino wool   –  red thread earrings

Chryssa Damianidou, who just had an exhibition of her jewelry at the Municipality Gallery of Mykonos (from 25 june to 1st July 2010 : « QUEENS » exhibition )

18379_1276242999684_1638259298_708674_6928298_n dans Dora HARALAMBAKI (GR)28835_1408222739095_1638259298_984028_41485_n dans Estela Saez VILANOVA (ES)
Chryssa Damianidou necklaces

* Artemis Valsamaki :

Earrings<br /> Silver, image applied on wood, amethyst, cat’s eye<br /> 2009<br /> Photo: Myrsini Mokka » src= » » width= »259″ height= »203″ /><img alt= Silver, thread, image applied on wood, agate, mother-of-pearl, amethyst
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Artemis Valsamaki - Earrings – Silver, image applied on wood, amethyst, cat’s eye 2009 – (Photo: Myrsini Mokka)
Artemis ValsamakiPendant – Silver, thread, image applied on wood, agate, mother-of-pearl, amethyst 2009 - (Photo: Myrsini Mokka)

* Dora Haralambaki : récemment découverte, avec ses bijoux en porcelaine

Ring<br /> Earthenware clay with underglaze stains<br /> 2009<br /> Photo: Dora Haralambaki » src= » » /><br />
<font size=Dora Haralambaki – Ring – Earthenware clay with underglaze stains  2009



* ECOLES : voir le réseau Européen, avec les écoles « Galileo School » à Athènes, le « Mokume Institute » à Thessalonique (dont je vous avais déjà parlé, cf article Projet Européen «Quand la pierre brute devient bijou !» 2009) et la « DIEK jewellery school » à Volos.


COUP de COEUR ! Anna Wales : felted and forged

Classé dans : Anna WALES (UK),COUP DE COEUR,feutre / felt,www dailyartmuse — bijoucontemporain @ 0:59

« My work is designed to create a powerful visual impact along with an enticing tactility.  It features a combination of felt and silver, or of oxidized silver with polished precious metals which are arranged to form stark contrasts or subtle transformations throughout a singular piece……. Having initially studied textiles during my art foundation I found it natural to continue using these materials when I went on to study Jewellery at Middlesex University.  I was particularly attracted to this course due to the diverse nature of the work that it produced and whilst I was there we were encouraged to explore and experiment along with learning about materials more traditionally associated with jewellery »
Anna Wales (UK)‘Blooming Boa’ Necklace, oxidized silver and red felt

Felted Fading Chaining
Anna Wales- Felted Fading Chaining

Snowdrops Necklace
Anna Wales- Snowdrops Necklace

Berry Ball Necklace
Anna WalesBerry Ball Necklace – Red Felt Balls on Silver Frame

Cluster Bud Rings
Anna Wales- Cluster Bud Rings

Will be exhibited at :

* Dazzle Edinburgh.   6th-30th August
Traverse Theater Atrium
* Artwave Festival 2010.  28th Aug-12th Sept
The Greenhouse, Ripe, Sussex
* « Deeply Felt. »  7th Oct-7th Nov
Studio Fusion Gallery, The Oxo Tower, London

discovered on DailyArtMuse


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