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1983 SNAG Platinum Jewelry Design Competition

This year Johnson Matthey Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of platinum group metals, in cooperation with the Society of North American Goldsmiths inaugurated the annual “SNAG Platinum Jewelry Design Competition”…

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25th Sterling Design Competition

This article features the 25th Sterling Design Competition held at Lever House, New York City on May 30-June 19, 1984. First Prize Winner, Mark E. Fortune, Teapot The 25th Sterling Design Competition, sponsored by the Sterling Silversmiths…

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57th Annual National High School Art Exhibition

This article features the 57th Annual National High School Art Exhibition held at the Corcoran Gallery and School of Art, Washington, D. C. on June 2-17, 1984 For 57 years Scholastic, Inc., with the cooperation of civic-minded sponsors,…

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A New Method for Gilding Silver

A New Method for Gilding Silver A variety of methods for gilding silver surfaces have been used in the past. They have been more or less useful, popular or economical, and more or less simple in technique and skill required for their employment.…

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Bill Ruth and Susan Mahlstedt

So much of contemporary culture is filled with apropriations, reconstructions, and fragmented borrowings from our past that that past seems a fiction, collapsed, confused, fragmented, ersatz, little more than a Disneyland filled with…

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Body Art Exhibition

“Body Art Exhibition,” an exhibition sponsored by Security Pacific Corporation, on view from September 8 to October 21, 1990, was curated by Mark Johnstone and Wendy Mickell. Eleven art jewelers, from both North America and…

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Caroline Broadhead: Jewelry and Beyond

Deborah Norton interviewed Caroline Broadhead regarding her recent retrospective at the Crafts Council in London and her recent change from jewelry to clothing. Deborah Norton (D): Your recent retrospective at the Crafts Council in London…

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Conversation with Stanley Lechtzin on Olaf Skoogfors

This is an excerpt from an interview with Stanley Lechtzin about the life of Olaf Skoogfors. Olaf Skoogfors and Stanley Lechtzin were good friends during Olaf’s teaching years. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Q. Can you elaborate on Olaf’s…

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Galerie Jocelyne Gobeil

Galerie Jocelyne Gobeil, which opened in early 1987, is the only gallery in Canada devoted exclusively to the exhibition and sale of contemporary art jewelry. Located near the Musée des Beaux Arts on a block of art galleries in downtown Montreal,

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Galleries: Rezac Gallery – Conceptual Relationships

Rezac Gallery, a space devoted to avant-garde jewelry and decorative arts, opened in May, 1988 on West Superior Street in Chicago. With the stated aim of identifying and promoting the conceptual relationships between fine and decorative…

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In Memory of Adda Husted-Andersen, 1900-1990

On September 13, 1990, Adda Husted-Andersen, familiarly known as Andy, died in Copenhagen, Denmark, her native land. She was a very special lady with a mischievous twinkle in her eye. After training in Denmark as a metalsmith, and studying…

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John Iversen: Carved Color

Joseph Albers, a colorist par excellence, always said that in visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is—as it physically is. Color is the most relative medium in art; it deceives continually. To apply color successfully…

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John Prip/Jack Prip: Arrangements of Changeable Form

This past year, we were treated to a major retrospective of the work of John Prip in an exhibition that originated at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, RI and traveled to the American Craft Museum in New York. Gilley’s…

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Mark Jordan: Hero with a Thousand Eyes

The Transparency Theory has long maintained an indomitable position at the core of any philosophy of art. Simply expressed, the theory claims that the work of art is only a means of facilitating a knowledge of mankind. It is a window through…

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Master Metalsmith Irena Brynner

The following text is edited from two interviews taped in 1982 with Irena Brynner, one by Dorothy Van Arsdale in Florida and one with Julie Schneider, a graduate student from Tyler, in New York City. I was born in Russia and lived there until I…

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Metalsmith ’83 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1983 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Thelma Coles, Richard Reinhardt, Leslie Leupp, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’90 Spring: Book Reviews

This article is a book review of 3 books from 3 authors in the 1990 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine including Contemporary Patination by Ronald D. Young. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Artists’ Jewellery: Pre-Raphaelite to Arts

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Metalsmith ’92 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1992 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Sharon Portelance, Bruce Metcalf, Betty Helen Longhi, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’92 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the [year] [season] issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Judith Kaufman, John Nihart, Elisabeth Holder, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’92 Summer: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the [year] [season] issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Jonathan Bonner, Robert Coogan, Kiff Slemmons, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’92 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1992 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Val Link, Matthew Sterling Morrow, Todd Zeilinger, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’93 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1993 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Ruudt Peters, Jamie Bennett, Albert Paley, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’93 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1993 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features John Iversen, Pamela Ritchie, Carrie Adell, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’93 Summer: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1993 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Thomas Mann, Stuart Buehler, Peter Chang, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’93 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1993 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Mary Rogers, Daniel Waverly Eaves, Jenny Chun, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’94 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1994 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Laura Marth, Bruce Metcalf, Laurie Hall, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’94 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1994 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Komelia Hongja Okim, Curtis LaFollette, Julia Barello, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’94 Summer: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1994 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Julie Anne Mihalisin, Paulette J. Werger, Don Stuart, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’94 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1994 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Nancy Worden, Jonathan Bonner, Betty Helen Longhi, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’95 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1995 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Betty Cooke, Detlef Thomas, John Prip, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’95 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1995 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Lynn Whitford, Myra Mimlitsch Gray, Robin Martin, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’95 Summer: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1995 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Joyce Scott, M.K. Dilli and Shana Kroiz, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’95 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1995 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Rachelle Thiewes, Eleanor Thomas-Allen, Zack Peabody, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’96 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1996 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Anna Jaquez, C. James Meyer, Jamie Bennett, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’96 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1996 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Donald Pywell, Robert Ebendorf, Kathy Buszkiewicz, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’96 Summer: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1996 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Helen Shirk, Arline M. Fisch, Thelma Coles, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’96 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1996 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Alan Burton Thompson, Candace Beardslee, Glenda Arentzen, Ruth Gikow,…

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Metalsmith ’97 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1997 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Tom Madden, Cynthia Eid, Agnes Chwae, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’97 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1997 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Ried Niemi, Mary Ann Scher, Nicole Landaw, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’97 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1997 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Arline Fisch, Kazuma Oshita, Ken-ichi Suganuma, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’98 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1998 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features James MaloneBeach, Gary Noffke, Thomas P. Muir, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’98 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1998 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Hiroko Sato-Pijanowski, Megan Lewis, Leilani Norman, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’85 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases the various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1985 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Masterworks of Contemporary American Jewelry: Sources

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Metalsmith ’85 Spring: Book Reviews

This article showcases the book reviews for “Diamond Setting: The Professional Approach” and “Contemporary Jewellery: The Americas, Australia, Europe and Japan” published in the 1985 Spring issue of the Metalsmith…

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Metalsmith ’85 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases the various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1985 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Peter Chamberlain: Exhibition of Unmetal Hartmann Center…

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Metalsmith ’85 Summer: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases the various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1985 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Image as Metaphor Beaver College, Glenside, PA March…

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Metalsmith ’85 Winter: Book Reviews

This article showcases the book reviews for “Enamels, Enameling, Enamelists” by Glenice Lesley Matthews and “The Nature and Art of Workmanship” by David Pye published in the 1985 Winter issue of the Metalsmith…

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Metalsmith ’85 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases the various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1985 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Christophe Burger, Stanley Lechtzin, Vernon Reed, the Mitchell…

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Metalsmith ’86 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases the various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1986 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features the International Jewelry Symposium,  Peter Shire, William Baran-Mickle…

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Metalsmith ’86 Spring: Book Reviews

This article showcases book reviews for “The Art of the Jeweler”, “Bead Setting Diamonds, with Pavé Applications”, “Custom Knifemaking: 10 Proiects From a Master Craftsman” and “Pearls:…

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Metalsmith ’86 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases the various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1986 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features the Betty Helen Longhi, Wichita Art Association. the Quadrum Gallery,…

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Metalsmith ’86 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases the various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1986 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features the Arline Fisch, Carolyn Morris Bach, Herman Hermsen, Marie Zimmerman,…

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Metalsmith ’87 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1987 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features William Harper, Lisa Grainick, Anne Krohn Graham, Richard Helzer, Jaclyn…

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Metalsmith ’87 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1987 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Charles Lewton-Brain, ASF Gallery, Wichita Art Association, Jewelry…

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Metalsmith ’87 Summer: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1987 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features the American Craft Museum, Yurakucho Seibu Art Forum, Plum Gallery,…

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Metalsmith ’87 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1987 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features the Alberta College of Art, Quadrum Gallery, Moshe Zabari, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’87 Winter: International Exhibitions

This article showcases various international exhibitions and competitions in the form of collected exhibition reports published in the 1987 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Die Kugel-Glas & Metall

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Metalsmith ’88 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1988 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Antonia von Braun and Ulrika Johansen, Lynda Watson-Abbott, Jamie Abbott,…

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Metalsmith ’88 Spring: Book Reviews

This article reviews three books “ American Jewelry: Glamour and Tradition” and “Art Aurea” and “The Eloquent Object” published in the 1988 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ American

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Metalsmith ’88 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1988 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Bob Natallini and Rachelle Thiewes, Lynda LaRoche, the Philbrook Museum…

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Metalsmith ’88 Summer: Book Reviews

This article is for book reviews for the books “Jewelry by Architects”, “The Jewellery of René Lalique”, “Jewelry 7000 Years” and the three-set Titanium books, published in the 1988 Spring issue…

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Metalsmith ’88 Summer: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1988 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Eleanor Moty, Pat Flynn, H. Charles Schwarz, J. Fred Woell, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’88 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1988 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Martha Glenny, Valerie Davidson, Brooke Baillie, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’89 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1989 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Gijs Bakker, Curtis LaFollette, Carrie Adell, Gry Eide, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’89 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1989 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Brent Kington, Keith A. Lewis, Eva Eisler, Rezac Gallery, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’89 Summer: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1989 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features J. Fred Woell, Pat Flynn, Leonard Urso, Robln Qulgley, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’89 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1989 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Thomas Mann, Judith Kaufman, Laurie Hall, Enid Kaplan, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’90 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1990 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Elizabeth Chenoweth Palmer, Donald Friedlich, Rodney McCormick, Ken Bova,…

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Metalsmith ’90 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1990 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Pamela Lins, Randy Long, Cara Croninger, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’90 Summer: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1990 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Marjorie Schick, William Underhill, Joy Scott, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’90 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1990 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Kiff Slemmons, Kate Wagle, Seung Hee Kim, Deganit Schocken, and more!…

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Metalsmith ’91 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1991 Fall issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Jan Brooks Loyd, Joy Pennick, Carolyn Morris Bach, Steven Brixner, and…

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Metalsmith ’91 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1991 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features William Baran-Mickle, Joan Parcher, Philip Sajet, Peter Chang, and more!…

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Metalsmith ’91 Summer: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1991 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Aaron Farber Gallery, James Meyer, Mel Wolski, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’91 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1991 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Armanda Lise Penuidic, Martha Glenny, Charlie Buck, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Metalsmith ’92 Spring: Book Reviews

This article is a book review of 2 books in the 1990 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine including Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures by Ginny Redington Dawes and Corinne Davidov. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Victorian Jewelry:

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Metalsmith ’92 Summer: Book Reviews

This article is a book review published in the 1992 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine reviewing “Contemporary American Jewelry Design.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As its title states, Contemporary American Jewelry…

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Metalsmith ’94 Summer: Book Reviews

This article is a book review published in the 1994 Summer issue of the Metalsmith Magazine reviewing “Hydralic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hydralic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths

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Metalsmith ’98 Spring: Book Reviews

This article is a book review published in the 1998 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine reviewing “Object and Ornament: Canadian Jewellery and Metal Art” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Object and Ornament: Canadian Jewellery

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Metalsmith 1994 Exhibition

This article showcases various exhibitions  published in the 1994 Exhibition issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Claire Sanford, Wright Deter, Carolynn Desch and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Claire Sanford New Bedford,…

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Metalsmith 1995 Exhibition

This article showcases various exhibitions  published in the 1995 Exhibition issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Sandra Bonazoli, Craig J. Calhoun, Shana Kroiz, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sandra Bonazoli I’ve…

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Metalsmith 1996 Exhibition

This article showcases various exhibitions  published in the [YEAR] Exhibition issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Ken Loeber, Kate Wagle, Flora Walters, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ken Loeber Brooch: 109512,…

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Metalsmith 1997 Exhibition

This article showcases various exhibitions  published in the 1997 Exhibition issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Greg Campbell, David Baird, Jim Kelso, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Greg Campbell San Francisco,…

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Metalsmith 2003 Exhibition

This article showcases various exhibitions  published in the 2003 Exhibition issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Pamela Argentieri, Michal Bar-on, Jan Baum, and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PAMELA ARGENTIERI CLEVELAND…

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Metalsmith Summer Programs 1984

This is our fourth annual summer workshop listing of courses in metalsmithing, jewelry and related fields. As we go to press, much of the information given here is tentative or to-be-scheduled. Therefore, do write or call for verification…

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Notable Exhibitions

The Fine Art of the Tin Can OXOXO Gallery Baltimore, MD April 12 – May 31, 1996 Found object jewelry is frequently viewed and discussed in relation to the avant-garde tradition of artists rejecting standard materials to critique conventional…

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Observations: Ben Cunningham

Ben Cunningham considers the complex histories of the uses and functions of metals and jewelry, that in a lesser artists hands would become confusing and excessive. Contamination Bracelet, 1992, glass, inks, silver, plastic tube, 3 x 6”…

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Observations: David Clifford

David Clifford, a recent graduate of California College of Arts and Crafts, has added a new twist to recycling. Seeking a different kind of interaction than the normal art experience encountered in a gallery, Clifford started mounting his…

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Platinum Design Competition

This year Johnson Matthey Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of platinum group metals, in cooperation with the Society of North American Goldsmiths inaugurated the annual “SNAG Platinum Jewelry Design Competition.” Open to…

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Projects of Exploration: Honor Something Ordinary

This is the fifth in a series of projects for students. These projects were created to provide a forum in Metalsmith for provocative and innovative work. They are assigned by a different professor each time, insuring a wide range of approaches…

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Sandra Bonazoli

Obsession and desire, whetted and starved by a society inundated with images of perfection and the elusive satisfaction concomitant with consumption, do battle with our exhausted souls. Martha Stewart becomes a celebrity offering a 12…

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The Civil War Chess Set

Richly detailed portrait sculptures of great American heroes—in solid pewter, solid brass and fine enamels. An heirloom chess set to be enjoyed for generations. Created by the world-famous craftsmen of The Franklin Mint. THE NATIONAL…

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The Economics of Ornamenta 1

The Economics of Ornamenta 1 is a letter by Dr. Joachim Becker, Mayor of the City of Pforzheim, stating what economic boost the event will bring to his city and the benefits designers and artists will get from the exhibition. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Van LeBus: Folk Artist

Naive, primitive, anonymous, magical are characteristics that often accompany our image of the folk artist. In reality, he is an artisan who seeks to understand, preserve and reflect the beliefs, traditions and customs of the common people,…