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The Artist as Jeweler: Giorgio Vigna

Posted by Brigitte Martin on May 27, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Giorgio Vigna, Sasso

2015 collection, Copper, silver, magnetic brooches, Unique and signed, Courtesy Elisabetta Cipriani

BY Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop | May 26, 2015

Born in 1955 in Verona, designer and artist…


Exotic Bug Instruments

Posted by Brigitte Martin on May 27, 2015 at 9:00am 1 Comment

Denmark-based design agency Scandinavian DesignLab took on the task of creating a branding scheme for Copenhagen-based fashion store PARISTEXAS with a most unusual series of designs that merge bugs with musical instruments. The clothing retailer esteems itself on its distinct and distinguished…


Call for Artists: CAST (Publication)

Posted by Brigitte Martin on May 27, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

You are invited to submit work for inclusion in the upcoming book CAST.

CAST will feature gorgeous images from both contemporary and historic artists whose work is defined by their use of casting as a primary process.…


Towards a suit...

Posted by The Justified Sinner on May 26, 2015 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Thanks For Everything!

Just spent the weekend in Brighton, a much needed break after the week of marking last week, marking the final submissions of our degree students. The above cake was a present from the lovely…



Posted by Melissa Cameron on May 18, 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Image courtesy Platforma
Image courtesy Platforma

Going to be in Boston for the SNAG conference this week? Come say hi! Not going to be there? Follow along with the shenanigans on Instagram or Twitter by following…


Rabbits, Glass Sheep, Ada Lovelace and Virginia Woolf in Hindi

Posted by The Justified Sinner on May 17, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat - WIP - 64

The main event this week has been completing my watch and chain for the ACJ exhibition "Sleight of Hand". The last element to be completed was the fitting of a glass to the 1838 silver watch-case which was…


A Whole Other World: Sub-Culture Craft Exhibition at Racine Art Museum

Posted by Brigitte Martin on May 15, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Ed Kidera, IV

Rocket Pack #6, 2012

Steel, brass, chrome, leather, and glass, 58 x 18 x 18 inches,
Photography: Courtesy of the Artist…

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A and Collect 2015 at the Saatchi Gallery

Posted by Poppy Porter on May 11, 2015 at 4:30am 2 Comments

I expected to love my visit to these two exhibitions, to see gorgeous things and return inspired. Instead I have been left with a sense of ambivalence and uncertainty. The …


My Iron Lung - St Dauvit

Posted by The Justified Sinner on May 9, 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Jan Donaldson

At last I can reveal the "secret project" I have been working on for the last month for "The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange 2015" in which various contemporary jewellers around the world create…


Marcel Wanders - Bringing Back the Human Touch

Posted by Brigitte Martin on May 9, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Marcel Wanders (Boxtel, 1963) graduated cum laude from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (ArtEZ Institute of the Arts) in Arnhem in 1988 after being expelled from Eindhoven Design Academy. In 1995 he opened his studio…


SNAG / CH Scholarship 2015

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Kelly M Nye

Makers, Metalsmiths, and other Monikers.

What do you call yourself? Where do you belong in the Polarized Convocation of Jewelers?

This blog is a research-based discussion of personal inclusions in the Jewelry/Metals field and the titles and boundaries that define us as artists.

How do you define yourself and your practice?

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Behind the Brooch

This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With this exhibition, I would like to let you in on that secret, something that typically only the maker and the wearer know about. I hope you will enjoy with me this selection of brooches by…See More
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