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Fourth Annual Selected University Metalsmiths

Fourth Annual Selected University Metalsmiths Norman R. Eppink Art Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS October 24- November 11, 1983 For a number of years two universities have been selected to send work for an exhibit at Emporia…

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66 Enamels in a California Show

The Northern California Enameling Guild (“NCEG”) and the ACCI Gallery recently sponsored an excellent show of works from around the world. Located in Berkeley, California, the ACCI is a cooperative of good reputation and a…

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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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10th Brazil Gem Show: Back to the Source

The 10th Brazil Gem Show was, in many respects, a show reborn. Held March 15-18 in Governador Valadares, Brazil, the show was in a new city with a new exhibitor mix designed to bring buyers closer to the source. A view of Ibituruna Peak in Governador…

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2007 Complex Individualism

True, predicting the color of fashion is not an exact science like meteorology. But since the mid-1970s, professional color forecasters have been able to tell us — in subtle detail — what colors will predominate in fashion, home design,…

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Heard in Basel

The World Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel, Switzerland — also known as Baselworld — closed with a record high attendance this year. Held March 30 through April 6, the show attracted 94,200 attendees, a 5 percent increase over last year.…

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Prix Golay 2006: Winner’s Circle

Prix Golay 2006 The “cultured” pearl served as this year’s theme for the Prix Golay, as participants used a South Sea pearl to interpret a culture of their choice in their jewelry creations. The contest featured original…

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2008 2

Success in Silver Even as a child, he wanted to be an artist – today he is an internationally renowned jewelry designer and will be celebrating his 20 year anniversary: Belgian born Nico Taeymans has designed an anniversary silver collection…

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2008 1

Practical Experience Counts     What seems practically impossible in Germany is no problem at all in England. Here, applicants can apply for a postgraduate course based on their previous practical knowledge and experience and end up with a Master’s…

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Ornamentum Gallery: A Jewel in Constant Transition

His cosmopolitan origins are reflected in the choice of artists that he represents. Together with his wife, Laura Lapachin, Stefan Friedmann, an American with Swiss and German passports, has spent the past five years running the Ornamentum

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2007 4

Happy Birthday: 25 Years of the Goldsmiths’ Fair Ben Day Katharina Vones Malcolm Betts David Goodwin Regina Aradesian   For over 700 years, the Goldsmiths’ Company has actively supported gold and silversmiths, along with jewelry designers,…

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2007 3

Sign of Belief The competition New Traditional Jewellery is being held for the second time and is focusing this year on the topic of ‘belief’. Whether this means belief in the sense of an established religious community or of a…

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Intergem 2007 Gemstones in All Colors

Good news for the gemstone sector: color is a triumph again – the trend for genuine crystals continues. Ever more expensive jewelry comprising large stones is also in demand. Jewelry designers have certainly drawn courage from fashion…

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Contemporary Jewelry in Pitti Palace

Florence is world-famous as the cradle of the Renaissance. Yet in the capital of Tuscany many think that this great history has led the city to rest on its laurels, cramping its horizons and prospects for the future. Nonetheless, things are

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2007 2

Concrete – It Depends what You Make of It For years in Germany, this was the advertising slogan used by the concrete industry. Concrete is a synthetic construction material, which even ancient Romans used to build their aqueducts or…

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The JCK Show: The World’s Elite Designers

The JCK Show in Las Vegas from June 1 to 5, 2007 is seen around the world as one of the largest industry events for jewelry and watches. Special attention will be paid to the over 100 designers exhibiting in the Sands Expo Center. For over a decade…

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Ars Ornata Europeana July 2007

Ars Ornata Europeana is a major biennial European celebration of contemporary jewelry, which will be held in the UK this year and set to offer an exciting program of exhibitions and events July 5 through 8 in Manchester. Aimed at jewelers, artists,

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2007 1

Fly now! International jewelry makers should note this date. From August 6-12, 2007 Ruudt Peters helds this years’ jewelry course in Ravenstetn (NL) under the title “fly now”. Peters who teaches as a professor also at…

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2006 4

The Brat Pack at the Inhorgenta Every industry benefits from the energy and innovative ideas of its young talent. The international watch and jewelry business is no different. The jewelry show Inhorgenta Europe very consciously places its…

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2006 3

Fall Trade Shows – Ordering for the Christmas Period Jewelers, goldsmiths and specialist retailers are ordering on increasingly short notice. In times of economic uncertainty, consumer demand for new goods is significantly more…

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2006 2

Haute Couture Deluxe Any woman wearing this magnificent cocktail dress doesn’t need any other jewelry. After the luxury pearl brand Schoeffel and the Berlin-based fashion label Unrath & Strano launched initial business relations,…

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35 Years of Electrum Gallery

Electrum Gallery was founded by Barbara Carlidge in June of 1971. She was prompted by the significant changes in the understanding of jewelry in these years, for which there were barely any opportunities for public exhibition. This is why

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2018 Top Gem and Jewelry Trends

In addition to miles of aisles of beautiful finished jewelry on display, the JCK Las Vegas show offered attendees the opportunity to discover the latest in jewelry trend research. At the show in June, trend forecasting service TrendVision…

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17th Annual Saul Bell Design Winners

Saul Bell Design Award Winners Named. Rio Grande honored the winners of its 17th annual Saul Bell Design Competition at an awards dinner held during the Santa Fe Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The following is a sampling of winning…

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2017 Top Jewelry Trends

Discover the 2017 Top Jewelry Trends in gold, silver, and platinum—and an update on the metals markets as compiled by Shawna Kulpa. Gold Trends Flowers, Well-done Buddha Mama With darker colors and heavier fabrics gracing the fall runways,…

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Fancy Color Diamonds

Coveted for their beauty and rarity, fancy color diamonds remain the hottest category in the diamond market. At gem and jewelry shows during the first half of 2017, including Baselworld in late March, fancy color diamonds were among the leading…

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2017 MJSA Vision Award Winners

Some designers find inspiration in the night sky, others in the natural world, and some in flowing architectural lines. This year’s winners of the MJSA Vision Award competition reflected all of that and more. On the following pages…

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2006 1

Collect 2006 – discover the art of collecting The third Collect will take place at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London from 9 until 13 February 2006. Organised by the British Crafts Council, Collect is the only art fair in Europe that…

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Competition for Jewelry Made of Silicon Carbide

Within the framework of the competition “Jewelry plus silicon carbide”, participants were asked to use the aesthetic properties of a to date exclusively technical material in their creations. The aim was to achieve concepts that allow…

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Danner Prize 2005: Competition for Arts and Crafts

The Danner Prize has existed for over two decades; it was organized for the eighth time in 2005. The arts and crafts prize is awarded every three years. It has established itself as an artistic event, recognized throughout Germany, although…

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2005 4

Trade fair in Vicenza: Shapes of Jewelry According to the fashion gurus, jewelry manufacturers should focus on the immaterial value of their products – especially the design – in order to restore their customer’s interest; after all,…

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The Right Preparation for Visiting a Trade Fair

Trade fairs are still the most important platform to find information on trends and new products. Direct discussions between existing and potential business partners or with competitors and industry representatives, young designers…

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The Second Round of Orders Has Higher Profile

Jewelers, goldsmiths and specialist retailers are increasingly ordering on short notice. In saturated markets, the demand among consumers for new products is a lot more spontaneous than it used to be. Advertising pressure is necessary

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2005 3

Magic and the mystery of preciousness It was designed as the project of the century, just as expensive as it should be visionary: The “Schmuckwelten (Jewelry Worlds) Pforzheim”. The new exhibition was intended to allow end customers,…

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GZ Art+Design Spots 2005 1

Swiss quality in the tool sector Edenta, the specialist company guarantees absolute quality consistency. Its range of top grade abrasive and polishing rotary instruments includes all features of the highest quality products. Their programme…

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GZ Art+Design 2004 5 Spots

German art awarded Dutch prize The SilverArt Foundation was established in 2001 with a view to bringing modern silverwork to the attention of a wide, art-loving public through exhibitions. Accordingly, the SilverArt Foundation organized…

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Exhibitions in the Pforzheim Jewelry Museum

An exhibition is dedicated to the feather decoration of the natives of South America from the study collection of Horst Antes (from July 16 to October 17, 2004). Horst Antes is a painter and sculptor who has been collecting feather decoration…

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GZ Art+Design 2004 Spots

I.H.M. 2004 with Shining Jewels The International Crafts Fair in Munich (March, 4 to 10, 2004) will focus this year on jewelry in particular. As the organizer of the Herbert Hoffmann Prize for exemplary work in contemporary jewelry production,…

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Pinakothek of the Modern

The Pinakothek of the Modern unites four important museums for the first time under one roof, spanning over 12,000 square meters of exhibition space. The building, designed by Stefan Braunfels, is characterized through its open and generous…

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Gallery Oona: Jewelry in the Creative Center

Berlin Mitte is one of the most popular addresses for creative people and their agents. The new and traditional heart of the city is not only a magnet for visitors from all over the world, it is also a fruitful soil for unusual concepts, pioneers

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GZ Art+Design 2003 Spots

The Secret of Hammering Gold Traditional crafts can disappear more quickly than one might think. To keep traditional gold hammering from sliding into obscurity; that is the aim of the Leipzig-based goldsmith Thomas Garcia. For over 10 years…

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The Project Silver Summer Gallery

For the third time, visitors to the Inhorgenta 2004 in Munich will be pleased at the very different kind of outdoor restaurant set up in the designer hall: the Silver Summer Gallery. Snapshot: Silver Summer Gallery banquet Remote-controlled…

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The Giebichenstein Castle

As early as during the acceptance exams, preferred creative people are selected not only for their artistic talent, but also for their ability to come to grips with the challenges of modern society. The Giebichenstein Castle School of Art

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Artistic Jewelry Austrian Galleries

Many galleries have tried to exhibit artistic jewelry in the past, but only few remained. They have gained international reputation and have already all celebrated their tenth anniversary, thus becoming an “institution”. View of the…

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Creative Jewelry in Florence

Creative Jewelry in Florence It’s hard to believe, but true: in Italy, where more than in almost any other country it is taken for granted that luxury will be put on display, opportunities to learn the noble craft of the goldsmith at college…

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2008 Enamel Foundation Conference

Our second conference was a success! The conference started promptly at 9 a.m., August 18 – a beautiful sunny day. Ben Caldwell’s demonstration of his double-torch, large-scale enameling was first up. He setup on the Thompson’s…

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International Exhibition of Enameled Jewelry

Organized by the Museum voor Vlakglas-en Emaillekunst, Ravenstein, Holland Florale by Ralph Bakker. 2005. Enamel on silver, gold. Colour is an important factor in the effect of a piece of jewelry. During thousands of years, precious stones…

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International Cloisonné Jewelry Contest

Owing to 201 entried works from 20 countries over the world, The 20th international Cloisonné Jewelry Context has closed successfully on March 28, 2007. Award-winning works at the 20th International Cloisonné Jewelry Contest. 1. and…

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Vivian Kline Retrospective Exhibition

Vivian’s retrospective exhibition was a grand tribute to a fine lady who has been extremely busy during the past fifty years. For some thirty years, we have seen her work at exhibitions, galleries where she sold her work, and workshops,…

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San Diego Enamel Guild Exhibition

This past summer, I received notification that several pieces of my work had been accepted into the San Diego Enamel Guild 2004 Exhibition – Playing With Fire. An opportunity arose allowing me to travel to attend the opening, and since…

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Enamel Arts From Korea and Japan Exhibition

The Korean Enamelling Artist Association celebrates its 22nd year in 2004. The group is host to the Contemporary Enamel Arts from Korea and Japan Exhibition by inviting the Japan Enamelling Artist Association. Enjoying the Cool of Evening,…

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Enamelist Society of India Exhibition

Since the inception of The Enamelist Society of India, in December 1999, we have been working towards the resurgence of enameling in India! About 50 workshops have been conducted, and there are over 70 members of the Society. So we were encouraged…

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Something Special in NE Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a North American state with beautiful scenery, one and a half million cows, a reputation for harsh winters, and also one of the best-kept secrets in the art world! The Kohler Company, the largest iron foundry in Wisconsin, allows…

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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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Pioneers in Enamel

Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley. The names are always said together, blended as if they were one person. Yet this visionary West Coast couple, who raised the art of enameling to national recognition, were distinct individuals. It was the unique…

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1991 National Metal Competition

Cu3, as a national metal competition, was a sequel – albeit more than ten years later – to Copper 2 (1980) and to the Copper, Brass and Bronze Competition in 1977. The first two exhibitions were shown at the Museum of Art at the University of…

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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 ’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 ’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 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 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 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 ’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 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 ’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 ’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 ’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 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 ’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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Recent Sightings: SNAG’s first Exhibition-in-Print

This article series from Metalsmith Magazine is named “Recent Sightings” where Bruce Metcalf talks about art, craftsmanship, design, the artists, and techniques. For this 1995 Winter issue, he talks about SNAG’s first Exhibition-in-Print.…

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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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1992 Snag Conference Review

This article is a review by Matthew Hollern of the 1992 SNAG Conference held in Providence, Rhode Island on June 17 – 20, 1992. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference The SNAG conference convened…

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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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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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10th International Biennel of Enamel

While Limoges, France was celebrating its 200th anniversary as the city of the “Arts of Fire” this year, July and August will also hold the 10th international Biennial of Enamel exhibiting some of the most exciting new enamelwork…

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William Harper: Artist as Alchemist

It seems only just, when so many barriers are collapsing, that one of the more prophetic artists of the late 20th century should work in the so-called minor craft of jewelry. By instinct, intelligence and conviction, William Harper has been…

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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 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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Wendy Ramshaw: Picasso’s Ladies

Those of us who have been following Wendy Ramshaw’s work, for close to 20 years, hove come to anticipate the fluid evolution of her personal language. She takes on challenges with great deliberation and resolve; even chance effects…

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The Life Works of Carl Jennings

This past fall, the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee mounted a retrospective exhibition of the work of master metalsmith C. Carl Jennings. A graduate of the California School of Arts and Crafts in 1934, Jennings worked…

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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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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 ’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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The Intimate World of Alexander Calder

The real Alexander Calder is to be found in the intimate work – the toys, gadgets, jewelry – those delightful preoccupations of his that often get overshadowed by the big mobiles that hang in many public spaces. It’s no wonder that…

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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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The American Kayserzinn Pewter Exhibition

The first American exhibition of Kayserzinn Pewter, the trademark for art pewter ware manufactured at the turn of the century by J.P. Kayser Sohn of Krefeld, Germany, occupied the changing exhibitions area in the design installation floor…

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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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1990 SNAG Conference Review

This article is a review by Betsy Douglas of the 1990 SNAG Conference held in San Francisco, CA on March 14 – 17, 1990. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bridges bring people together. “Bridges,” the theme of this conference, brought…

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1985 SNAG Conference Review

The statement below could well have been made by many individuals upon reflection on their friends and colleagues. But in this case it is an excerpt from the International Exchange panel of the 1985 SNAG conference. Our professional ties,…

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Helen Shirk: Patterns of Growth

Last fall, the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee hosted a retrospective of the work of Helen Shirk. Nearly 70 pieces, from her early silver work in the late 1960s, to her recent patinated copper and brass vessels, confirmed…

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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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The Anatomy of Ornamenta 1

In this article, Marjan Unger describes what Ornamenta 1 means and is all about. It contains information when and how Ornamenta 1 was created and the artists that gave a big hand on its success. The Anatomy of Ornamenta 1 The number 1, added…

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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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Bruce Metcalf: Between Darkness and Light

Bruce Metcalf’s recent exhibition Between Darkness and Light thematically embraces and continues his ongoing concern with an anguished sensibility wedged between disenchantment and hope. Immediately striking is his pervasive…

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1989 SNAG Conference Review

“What’s in it for me?” is probably the thought of each SNAG member when the information on the annual conference arrives in the mail. This year was no exception. High on my checklist was the opportunity to travel to a new city…

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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 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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The Metal Art of Robert Ebendorf

Crushed tin foil, marred tintypes, rusted cans—some must have thought it looked like garbage. In 1967, this detritus of our collective consumption found its way onto the walls of the Art Gallery of the University of Georgia. The artist responsible…

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Fads and Fallacies: Modelling Fashion

This article is one of a series of articles from Metalsmith Magazine “Fads and Fallacies”.  For this 1989 Summer, A. Stiletto talks about modelling fashion and the essential relationship between jewelry and the wearer. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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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 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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Exhibition in Print: Metalsmiths Win The West

Our “notice” calling all metalsmiths guilty of western influences to turn in photographs of their work may have led some notorious and “wanted” characters to flee the limelight, but many bravely complied. This…

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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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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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Projects of Exploration: The Art and Science of Line

This is the third in a series of projects for students, created to provide a forum in Metalsmith for provocative and innovative work. We determined that a problem-and-solution approach would be fair and open, encouraging creativity and exploration.…

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Fads and Fallacies: Post Modern Collection

One of the heralded events in this year’s ebb and flow of jewelry fashion was the arrival of the Cleto Munari Post Modern Collection: 160 pieces, designed by “name” Post Modern architects, produced at a cost estimated at…

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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 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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Funk Art Jewelry

In Objects: USA, the chapter on jewelry bears witness to the hallowed names of modern history. The collective effort of such luminaries as Eikerman, Craver, Fike, Roach, Radakovich, Winston, Renk established a canon for work of the 40s, 50s…

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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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The Founding Masters Exhibit

The following is an excerpt from the text of the catalog of “The Founding Masters Exhibit”, held at the Schick Art Gallery of Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, guest curated by Kurt Matzdorf under the directorship of Professor…

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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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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 ’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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Galleries: Galerie RA

In October 1986, Amsterdam’s Galeria RA will mark its tenth anniversary in the forefront of Europe’s experimental jewelry movement. To celebrate the occasion, found-director Paul Derrez has invited the 80 or so artists who…

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The Jewelry of Gijs Bakker

Since the late 60s, Gijs Bakker (b. 1942) has been influential to both Dutch and international jewelry design. His work, often humorous and ironic, rarely decorative, poses the seminal questions: Why do people wear jewelry? What does jewelry…

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Ettagale Blauer: Soul Searching at 7000

We invited Ettagale Blauer, formerly New York Editor for Jewelers’ Circular-Keystone, to attend the 1986 Society of North American Goldsmith’s (SNAG) conference at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and to provide an outsider’s…

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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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The Intimate Abstractions of Rachelle Thiewes

The third week of October was, ostensibly, a week like any other. But in the art world, it was a wild week of almost deafening hype. There was coverage of the tedious back-patting that surrounded the opening of the new American Craft Museum. Concurrently,…

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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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Galleries: Concepts Gallery

“American jewelry has come into its own,” says Concepts Gallery owner Doug Steakley. “lt has really matured. . . My thesis is that a whole new professional has emerged in this country.” Concepts Gallery Carmel and…

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Judging Juried Exhibition

The cry of the rejected: “Why?” is the loudest single continuing lament heard after every juried show. Even when juror’s biases are known and catered to somewhat, the final selections are often a mystery, un clarified by juror’s…

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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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The Form Beyond Function Exhibition

“Form Beyond Function” was organized by Kington and David Prince of the Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, in conjunction with the Society of North American Goldsmiths. The exhibition, comprising 52 works by 40 artists,…

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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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1985 SNAG Platinum Jewelry Design Competition

The Johnson Matthey/Society of North American Goldsmiths Platinum Jewelry Design Competition celebrates its third anniversary this year. The competition represents a coordinated effort on the part of SNAG and Johnson Matthey to promote…

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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 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 ’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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The Search for Modernist Style Jewelry

It was about seven years ago, I was living in Paris, spending a typical Sunday afternoon scouring the flea markets of Clingancourt for “hidden treasures.” I had moved to Paris to paint, although at the time I found myself buying…

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American Modernist Jewelry 1940-1960

Recently, collectors have discovered a body of silver jewelry, eclectic in scope—by turns serious and whimsical—creative, original and quintessentially modern. It has been termed “50s jewelry,” as if it embodied—in…

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5 German Jewelers Marketing Strategies

Five German jewelers who chose not to follow the traditional vocational training of “master goldsmith,” but rather opted to study as artists in an academic context, having completed their education, are now confronted with…

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The Helen Williams Drutt Collection of Modern Jewelry

The Helen Williams Drutt Collection offers a personal view of the development in fine art jewelry over the past 20 years. A refined eye that understands new developments and experimentation chose works of jewelry for their intelligence,…

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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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A Metalsmith’s Guide to Toronto

In the Ojibway language, Toronto means “meeting place.” At this site on the northern shore of Lake Ontario 18th-century French and English traders met native Indians to barter for fur pelts. Today Toronto is a city of over two…

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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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Austrian Jewelers Exhibition

All five artists in this 5 Austrian Jewelers show were trained at the Hochschüle für angewandte Kunst in Vienna. While their work goes in slightly different directions, they all consider themselves “jewelry artists” and…

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Charles Lewton-Brain Exhibition

A goldsmith, not only a jeweler, Charles Lewton-Brain exhibits the competence and traditional skills accumulated through studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and his experience working with goldsmiths Karl Angermeir and…

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Joan Michlin: Current Metalsmithing

Celebrating its move to a new location, Creative Metalsmiths featured the slick art jewelry of Joan Michlin. Her futuristic style was toned down with materials that have transcended time—all gold jewelry, most with a small diamond or two.…

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German Jewelry: Freedom Through Precision

Mention German craftsmanship, and we think of diligent Black Forest elves making precision cameras and automobiles. Ordinarily, “precision” connotes accuracy, quality and attention to detail. Precision need not constrict…

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M. Avigail Upin: Current Work Exhibition

M. Avigail Upin’s carefully constructed work displays a cool and impeccable cleanness of style, with silver the dominant material. Her earlier work—jewelry and containers—characterized by literalness and elegant miniaturization…

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The Goldsmith & The Grape Exhibition

I thought this was a dazzling exhibition, even before I had a glass of wine. It was definitely a step back into history. Two of the great London Livery Companies, the goldsmiths and the vintners, joined to produce a comprehensive exhibition…

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Jewelry Design: New York State Artists Exhibition

For the “Jewelry Design” show at the Johnson Museum of Art, Louise Porter, Coordinator of Crafts, selected both jewelry and sculpture by New York State artists. She was especially drawn to artists oriented toward jewelry design…

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Janice Kluge: Metalwork and Sculpture

Janice Kluge’s exhibition of metalwork and sculpture at the Birmingham Museum of Art was small in scale but rich in variety and execution. The 11 pieces and drawings, from 1981-83, illustrated her ongoing involvement with natural…

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Carrie Adell: Energies of Transformation

Carrie Adell is perhaps best known for her jewelry which transforms common, familiar, organic and geometric objects and forms into interesting and wearable jewelry. Her work ranges from simple to flamboyant, classic to outrageous. This…

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Christine Clark and Dennis Leudeman Exhibition

This exhibition of two sculptors at the Merritt Gallery constituted the first major showing of work by either artist. An almost overflowing display of 25 floor and pedestal pieces ranged in height from 6 inches to 10 feet. There was more than…

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The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths

It all began in 1978. Gretchen Klunder-Raber issued an open invitation to all persons interested in metalsmithing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to meet to discuss the possible formation of a guild. Raber was keenly aware of the…

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Betty Helen Longhi Exhibition

It is refreshing to see a designer of Betty Helen Longhi’s ability break away from the museum mentality and move into the marketplace with affordable production jewelry. She was really three people at the Plum Gallery exhibit, each…

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Virtuoso Symposium Exhibition

It is possible to practice medicine and do it very successfully and happily without much familiarity with or interest in the history of that profession. It may also be possible to practice metalsmithing with the same attitude of detachment,…

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Metalwork: A National Invitational Exhibition

This show provided an overview of some of the new directions and esthetic concerns of metalsmiths in the 1980s. Curated by Janice Kluge, it included approximately 50 small metal sculptures and pieces of jewelry by 18 artists from throughout…

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Robert Ebendorf and Ivy Ross Exhibition

While this was not the first time that Ivy Ross and Robert Ebendorf have exhibited together, this exhibition showed clearly their diverse approaches: Ross’s jewelry relating to clothing and Ebendorf’s relating to wall collages.…

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Komelia Hongja Okim Exhibition

Translated into English, Korea means “chosen.” Komelia Hongja Okim, a native of Korea, has faced a great many consequential choices both in her personal and professional lives. Of these, one of the most important has been her…

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All That Glitters Exhibition

“All That Glitters,” the first national competitive exhibition of fine art glass and jewelry in Arizona, featured the work of 17 jewelers from all parts of the United States. The jurors were David Pimentel, Associate Professor…

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Curtis LaFollette Exhibition

From the very cover of the announcement brochure, one sensed the struggles and conflicts represented in the work in this often-puzzling show. Even though I consider Curtis LaFollette a good friend, I do not completely subscribe to the more…

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Wendy Ramshaw Retrospective Exhibition

This exhibit, which originated at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1982, will be traveling for two years throughout the United States. The pieces included in this collection, mostly metal and ceramic jewelry, span about 13 years…

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The San Francisco Metal Arts Guild

When I returned from Europe in 1951, my friend Margaret de Patta called and invited me to join a group of metal artists who were structuring an organization dedicated to the needs of producing craftsmen. This group held monthly meetings which…

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Jewellery in Transition

In early 1983 a call for entry was sent out across Canada for submissions to a multimedia, nonprecious jewellery exhibition “Jewellery in Transition” inspired by the spirit of the British “Jewellery Redefined”…

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Belgian Contemporary Jewelry Designers

The brain child of a private art-craft dealer, Denise Renard-Honhon, this exhibition presented 22 of Belgium’s contemporary jewelry designers. The idea was to introduce Americans to a representative selection of Belgium’s…

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Gayle Saunders Exhibition

Of the various schools of thought about design, “less is more” has been one of the most enduring of the 20th century. Its beginnings were in the reaction against the almost stupifying ostentation used to proclaim society’s…

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Samuel Yellin, Metalworker

At a time marked by an international revival of the blacksmith’s art, the Samuel Yellin exhibition at the Federal Reserve Bank provided a welcome opportunity to view the work of one of this century’s master metalworkers. Samuel

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Stuart Devlin Retrospective Exhibition

Stuart Devlin’s exhibition offered the viewer a feast, a visit to an Aladdin’s cave. The exhibition celebrated 25 years of achievement by an outstandingly innovative, creative and prolific designer. The abundance and range…

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The Work of John Marshall

The success of John Marshall’s art, as a practicing metalsmith, was evident in this impressive exhibition. Held in conjunction with the 1983 Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference at Asilomar, Marshall’s show was…

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1983 Artpark Experience

About 30 miles north of Buffalo, New York, less than 10 miles downstream from Niagara Falls, is a unique facility called Artpark. It is not so much a place as a program; in fact more than that, it is a concept. Artpark is a cultural resource designed…

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1984 SNAG Conference Review

On the second day of the 1984 Society of North American Goldsmith’s conference held in June in New York City, the pragmatic theme of “Art and Industry” was briefly abandoned and esthetic concerns came to the forefront.…

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Gorham Masterpieces in Metal Exhibition

Gorham Company was 45 years old when its 2,000-ounce “Century Vase” celebrating the nation’s centennial won great acclaim at the Philadelphia Exposition Over the next hundred years Gorham maintained its prominent…

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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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Natalie Paul Exhibition Review

This article is a review on Recent Works  of Natalie Paul, an exhibition held at the Venture Gallery, Lathrup Village, Michigan on May 12-June 6, 1984. Probably the most vociferous argument in the crafts world in recent years has been the…

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Knifemaker’s Art Exhibition

This article is a review on the Knifemaker’s Art Exhibition held at the Edward H. Merrin Gallery of Antiquities, New York City on  June 20-July 6, 1984. This exhibition of contemporary work was displayed at the Edward H. Merrin Gallery…

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Japanese Designers in New York Exhibition

This article features an Exhibition by 10 Japanese Designers in New York held at Gallery 91, New York City on March 8-31, 1984 Noteworthy in Gallery 91’s exhibition of 10 Japanese designers from various design fields, ranging from…

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Objects D’Dart Exhibition

This article features the Objects D’Dart Exhibition held at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City organized by Chuck Schwarz on June 7-17, 1984. The “Objects D’Dart” exhibition or, more fondly,…

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James Evans Jewelry & Small Objects

This article is a review on the Jewelry & Small Objects Exhibition by James Evans held at the Prime Canadian Crafts, Toronto, Canada on May 28-June 9, 1984. A search for “linearality” is James Evans’s definition…

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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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1984 Metals Invitational Exhibition

This article features the  Metals Invitational Exhibition held at the Southwest Texas State University on February 15-March 8, 1984 by various artists. The Southwest Texas State University Metals Invitational was conceived about…

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Randy Long: Works in Metal

This article is a review on the Works In Metal Exhibition by Randy Long held at the Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana on November, 1983. Randy Long began her new position as Assistant Professor of the metals department…

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Belle and Roger Kuhn: New Works

This article is a review on the New Works Exhibition by Belle and Roger Kuhn held at the Plum Gallery, Kensington, Maryland on April 8-28, 1984. Belle and Roger Kuhn have worked as a team since 1969, Belle striving for expertise in enameling and…

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1984 Jewelry International Exhibition

With the exception of “New Departures in Jewellery,” held at the American Craft Museum last summer as part of the “Britain Salutes New York” festival, it has been well over 10 years since the ACM offered a full-scale…

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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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1982 Sculptural Jewelry Exhibition

Sculptural Jewelry ‘82 Contemporary Artisans Gallery, San Francisco October 27-November 20, 1982 Under the theme “Sculptural Jewelry ’82” Contemporary Artisans showed the diverse work of eight nationally known…

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Doneghy Collection of Southwest Indian Silver

At a time when the country is still reeling from the vogue for Indian jewelry displayed around the necks of rock stars, like the chains of the Lord Mayor, and on the blue jean shirts of admirers of “the Santa Fe look,” it is refreshing…

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Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Metalwork

Quoting the scholar, Nyozekan Hasegawa, Masataka Ogawa Calls Japan the country of “the culture of hands.” Over the centuries, no hands have been stronger or more skillful in carrying on the traditions of distinguished craftsmanship…

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Masterpiece in Metal by Adolphe Himmel

Among the most distinguished known surviving pieces of New Orleans-made silver is this tureen made by Adolphe Himmel. With its swelling rococo-revival body decorated with grapevines, grape clusters and leaves—both cast and repoussé—it…

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Martha Glowacki & Fields of Reference

Martha Glowacki’s works are sculptural abstractions on the theme of landscape. They demonstrate her interest in the imposition of order on the randomness of nature and her discovery of pattern, both natural and manmade, in the landscape.…

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Towards a New Iron Age Exhibition

Three weeks before “Towards A New Iron Age” was to open at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, it arrived in a huge truck from its prior location at Southern Illinois University. An exhibition of this size (18,000…

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2009 Radiance Enamel Exhibition

Gallery 21, an all-white exhibition space in Spanish Village, San Diego, California, became home to the enamel exhibition, RADIANCE from October 3-25,2009. This square room, with a bank of windows on one wall, was transformed by Studio 5’s…

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2008 Mexican Enamel Exhibition

Last April 2008, at Galeria Medellin 174,in Mexico City, under the name of “Esmaltes Sobre Metales,” two artists exhibited their enamels: Alejandro Flores Horta, *EN RE 2,” and Maitza Morillas, “Incandescencias.”…

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Juried Exhibitions

There is nothing that will block the path towards acceptance in a juried situation more quickly than a poor quality or unintelligible image– be it digital or film. The goal is to convey as much information about the piece pictured as possible…

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New Generation Gallerists

What does it mean to be a gallerist today, especially one who deals exclusively in art jewelry? To find out, we investigated three twenty-first-century galleries in the United States launched by a new generation of dealers. We learned that…

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