Behind the Brooch part 2

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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. 

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 makers from all over the world.

Curator: Lorena Angulo

Exhibition: December 14 - January 14

Feel free to leave a comment and be ready to buy the book which is coming out in February, 2014. 

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Imaginary Books from “In Principio erat Verbum…” Series, 2011.

Silver, engraved,oxidized copper and paint.

1.8 x 3 x 0.4 in.

Photo: Josep Maria Oliveras

Rendered Brooch No. 4, 2009.

Sterling silver, copper, vitreous enamel, steel; hand drawn, etched, kiln-fired enamel in constructed setting with hand fabricated brooch finding.

5 x 2.25 x 0.2 in.

Photo: Emily Watson

Down by the sea, 2012.

Copper, mixed media, sea shells, iron wire, pearls, stones.

2 ½ x 1 ½ x ¼ in.

Photo: Tara Locklear

Floral Embroidery-Pixel 6.2, 2012.

Stainless steel, thread; laser cut, hand embroidery, fabricated.

4.9 x 3.1 x 0.4 in.

Photo: Heng Lee

Pierced No. 3, 2008.

Sterling silver; hand pierced, fabricated.

2 ½ x 2 ½ x ¾ in.

Photo: Allyson Bone

Coeur, 2010.

Sterling, 18k, brass, ping pong ball, velvet; fabricated, fused, melted.

2 x 3/8 in.

Photo: Andy Cooperman

14 Months, 2012.

Fine silver, glass beads, freshwater pearls, silk thread, photograph, resin, acrylic paint.

1.61 x 0.79 in.

Photo: Marsha Thomas

Section, 2012.

Cement, brass, copper, sterling silver, steel, powder coat, fiber, pigment; fabricated, soldered.

3 x 3 x 3 in.

Photo: Demitra Thomloudis

Remembrance, Through the Window (II), 2011.

Sterling silver, acrylic, stainless steel wire; CAD/CAM, cast, hand pierced. 2 x 2.5 x 0.7 in.

Photo: Samantha Vincent 

Bling Brooch #5, 2008.

Plastic, sterling silver, 14K gold, diamond; cast plastic, sandblasted, hand cut. 3 x 1.5 x 2 in.

Photo: Mary Hallam Pearse

 

Painted Decay #2 brooch, 2010.

Silver, 9ct red gold, copper, enamel; patina captured in enamel.

2.4 x 2.8 x 0.6 in.

Photo: Kirsty Sumerling

Hare, 2011.

Argentium silver; repousse , granulation.

2 ½ x 2 ½ in.

Photo: Hap Sakwa

 

Cafe Estrella, 2002.

Sterling silver, found object, patina; cast, constructed.

1  7/8 x 1 7/8 x 3/8 in.

Photo: Alex Jordan

Rococo Landscape, 2006.

Oxidized sterling silver, mixed media image on sterling silver, 14K gold, 23K gold leaf, stainless steel (pin stems); fabricated and cold connected. 2 ¼ x 3 5/8  x 3/8 in.

Photo: Bill Pogue. Private Collection

Lantern, 2011.

Re-purposed materials, silver, copper, ivory recycled from piano keys previous to the year 1911, hand carved amber from Chiapas; hand stamped, riveted, patinated.

2.75 x 2.75 x 1.5 in.

Photo: Jesse Bert

405 Summit Kitchen Sink, 2012.

Found metal, copper, enamel, brass; dye formed, enameled, cold connections.

2 x 1 ½ x ¼ in.

Photo: Kat Cole

Edmond Ranguette, 2011.

Silver, steel bottle cap, baby button, porcelain, gypsum powder; hand fabricated, rapid prototyped.

2.5 x 2 x 0.75 in.

Photo: Kevin Montague

Object of Sentiment #5, 2008.

Vintage fabric, doilies, thread, silver; sewn,soldered.

3 ¾ x 2 ¾ x 1 ¼ in.

Photo: Renee Zettle-Sterling

Look for me under your boot soles: a mechanical reliquary, 2012.

Copper, sterling and fine silver, brass, lazertran, mica, acetate, found objects; fabricated, riveted, patinated.

2.25 x 1.62 x 1 in.

Photo: Kimberly Nogueira

Polite Clapper brooch, 2009.

Aluminum, brass, doll shoes, paint, steel wire; hand-cut, folded, soldered, riveted, tabbed.

2 x 3 x 1.5 in.

Photo: Gary Schott

About the curator:

Sacred Milagro Heart, 2012.

Sterling silver clay, stainless steel wire, LOS patina;

hand sculpted, carved, fabricated.

1.96 x 1.55 x 0.45 in.

Photo: Marsha Thomas

 

Lorena grew up in Mexico and the time she spent there amongst the beautiful and traditional Mexican Folk Art shows in her body of work that she loves to create. Each of Lorena's intriguing creations seems to hold an untold secret that keeps you guessing its true meaning with each glance.

She has become a very active artist in metal clay wearable art. Her work has been featured in several books, magazines, and publications of the Precious Metal Clay Guild, and countless on line articles and industry websites. 

Lorena was asked to be one of the jurors next to Robert Ebendorf, Celie Fago and Kelly Russell for the PMC Annual 5.

Lorena is the author of the coming up book, Behind the Brooch. Behind the brooch: A closer look at backs, catches and pin stems will be published by Schiffer Publishing in February, 2014.

 

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Comment by Marilyn Davenport on April 15, 2014 at 8:47am

So much great work here.

Comment by Linda Kaye-Moses on March 5, 2014 at 9:02am

Rockin',

Comment by Suzanne Golden on March 4, 2014 at 3:28pm

I can't wait to get my copy....

Comment by Beverly Tadeu on March 4, 2014 at 1:45pm

i'm excited to see the final publication of Behind the Brooch...i've already pre-ordered my copy!

Comment by Lorena Angulo on March 4, 2014 at 1:41pm

The publication date for Behind the Brooch book is going to be May, 2014. 
I just received my advance copy and the book looks fantastic !!! ;)

http://instagram.com/p/lIXtL0GQNy/

Comment by Andrea Velázquez Calleja on January 24, 2014 at 12:02pm

Very nice to see the "behind the scenes" images from our most

remarquable artist.  

Comment by Vickie Hallmark on December 17, 2013 at 4:35pm

Such amazing work! Thank you for curating. I can't wait to see all the selections in the book…SOON!

Comment by Sophia Georgiopoulou on December 16, 2013 at 8:29pm

Amazing pieces that show the vast range of wonderful brooches and different techniques. Thank you Lorena for curating the exhibition and the artists for making them.

Comment by Lorena Angulo on December 15, 2013 at 9:57am

Thanks to all !!! Glad you are enjoying the exhibition !!

Comment by Vicky Saragouda on December 15, 2013 at 4:21am

Exceptional work! I already liked the first series of this exhibition. The second one is equally beautiful!!!

 

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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