About

Toni Greenbaum

Articles by


Toni Greenbaum

Article
Book Review – Art Jewelry Today

The very term art jewelry has been bandied about so much within the past few decades that one must endeavor to apply the designation correctly, and, when attempting a book of this scope, fairly comprehensively. It would be impossible to include…

Article
Missouri State University: Metal Under Glass

The recent exhibition, “Metal Under Glass,” at the Southwest Missouri State University, exemplifies some of the ways in which studio enameling, a craft “tenaciously tied to its traditional skills and interpretations,” has changed…

Article
Modernist Jewelers in Los Angeles

In the mid-twentieth century, studio jewelry activity centered around two cities in southern California: Los Angeles and San Diego. There existed distinct differences, in both educational opportunities for metalsmiths and overall style…

Article
Monographs of 3 Contemporary Metalsmiths

Superb mographs about three contemporary metalsmiths have recently become available: Ah Xian — a Chinese sculptor who uses time-honored practices from the land of his birth, such as pierced and/or painted and glazed porcelain, carved…

Article
The Perfect Paradox

Tone Vigeland’s oeuvre is contradiction objectified. Her jewelry is a visual discourse between opposites: large-small, hard-soft, rigid-fluid, tight-loose, inertia-movement, stricture-freedom, compulsion-relaxation. Each…