The countdown is on - DoP @ MJW is 12 days away!!!

First up, we've got more artist intros! The awesome Lynn Batchelder, Demi Thomloudis, Masumi Kataoka, Alexandra Hopp, Yumi Janairo Roth, and Tova Lund.

How To Build A House (Badge), edition of 5 pins, Reconstructed house paint, sterling silver, steel, 2016

Lynn Batchelder received her MFA from SUNY New Paltz and BFA from Western Michigan University. Her recent work is rooted in the drawing process, translating the quality of the drawn line into metal as she seamlessly moves between creating jewelry, objects, and drawings. She is the recipient of the 2016 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award and in 2015 was a Society of North American Goldsmiths Emerging Artist Lecturer at the Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair in Chicago. In 2015, she exhibited in the prestigious Talente exhibition at the International Trades Fair in Munich, presented a solo show, Inlets & Exits at the Heidi Lowe Gallery, and in 2017 will have a solo exhibition in NYC at The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross. Batchelder is currently Assistant Professor of Metal at SUNY New Paltz.

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Over the Fence (90 Brooches), cement, brass, steel paint, graphite pencil, 2016

Demitra Thomloudis is a studio jeweler, visual artist, and Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork at the Lamar Dodd School of Art located at the University of Georgia. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she received her MFA from San Diego State University and her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her work is recognized nationally and internationally. Thomloudis has been invited to exhibit, lecture, and teach at institutions/fairs/events such as SOFA Chicago, Athens Jewellery Week (Greece) and the Penland School of Crafts. Artist residencies include Smitten Forum and a yearlong appointment at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Demitra is included in publications such as, 500 Plastic and Resin Jewelry, 500 Enameled Objects, and The Art of Jewelry: Plastic & Resin: Techniques, Projects and Inspiration. Demitra’s work is represented by Charon Kransen Arts - USA, Alliages Organization - France, and Penland Gallery located at the Penland School of Crafts - USA.

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Rattle 1 (collaboration with Heidi Gerstacker)Sterling Silver, Animal Intestine, Glue, Stainless Steel, Rice, Silk, 2015

Masumi Kataoka was born in Yokohama, Japan, and she now lives and works in Houston, Texas. She received her MFA in Jewelry/Metals from the University of North Texas in 2003. Since then, she has served as Artist in Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and shown her work regionally, nationally, and internationally. Recently, she participated in a three-person exhibition titled Prayer, at Ulterior Gallery in New York City. Kataoka was awarded an Emerging Artist Award from Art Jewelry Forum in 2008, and her work has been published in several publications both nationally and internationally, including Dreaming Jewelry.

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Flexible riveted chain constructed out of karat chains culled from 111 commercially produced necklaces: each signifying the karat (14k) and country of origin (Italy). The necklace is comprised of 97 yellow gold tags, 5 white gold tags, and 9 rose gold tags,14 karat gold tags, tubing, and wire, 2016.

Alexandra Hopp has the combination of a fine arts background alongside the rigorous training of a traditional goldsmith. She has been making jewelry for over 25 years. Alexandra started her jewelry education at the age of 13. She received her MFA in Jewelry and Metalwork from San Diego State University and her BFA in Jewelry and Light Metals from Rhode Island School of Design. Hopp’s long career as a jeweler evolved into her current art practice focusing on exhibition work. Her work was recognized with Windgate Scholarships in 2010 and 2011, and the Marzee Graduation Prize in 2013. Hopp is influenced by the history, traditions, and techniques of the goldsmith; her most recent body of work explores how Obsessive Compulsive Disorder relates to the identity and practices of that profession. Her work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally, and is in the collection of the CODA Museum in the Netherlands.

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Meta Map, archival digital print, 2007. 

Yumi Janairo Roth was born in Eugene, Oregon and raised in Chicago and Washington DC. She currently lives and works in Boulder, Colorado where she is professor of sculpture and post-studio practice at the University of Colorado. She received a BA in Anthropology from Tufts University, a BFA from the School for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an MFA from the State University of New York, New Paltz. She has exhibited and participated in multiple artist-in-residencies nationally and internationally.

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Here and There, Slate, wood, copper, steel, silver, 2015.

Tova Lund is best known for her jewelry and objects that combine articulately fabricated metal components with the raw materiality of found, natural objects. Her work ranges from intimately scaled jewelry to larger-scaled conceptual sculpture, and includes objects that reference use and utility. While her work explores variety in its form, all of these avenues lead to questions about the relationship of our bodies to our surroundings. Lund grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but currently resides in northern California and teaches at College of the Redwoods. She has presented at the SNAG conference, the Findings symposium, and has been included in publications such as, American Craft and Metalsmith magazines. A recent artist residency at NES in Skagaströnd, Iceland continues to push her work in new directions.

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Last weekend Kerianne and I finally got to organize and plan this project in the same state for once! I flew out to San Diego to mock up our display pre-Schmuck, wear cool jewelry, and eat tacos of course.

(husbands are great help!)



(Steven Gordon Holman geode awesome-ness!)


It finally arrived! Here is sneak peak at the cover

We are incredibly honored and excited to have contributing essays written by two amazing scholars - Glenn Adamson and Sarah Archer! Be sure to get your copy at MJW!


the website is live - GO!

We will have our final artist intros next week, plus more exciting details before our planes take off.

See ya soon Munich!

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