Luana Coonen
  • Female
  • Haiku, HI
  • United States
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Maui, Hawaii
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
home studio, president of Maui Metal Arts Guild, instructor @ art centers & college level
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
I am an artist, most often working in silver, gold, acrylic and polycarbonate in combination with unusual natural materials. I create one of a kind pieces of art jewelry, as well as a line of contemporary art jewelry. When I'm not in my home studio, I'm teaching metalsmithing classes, and am very involved with my local Metal Arts Guilds. In my time off I enjoy international travel, hiking, camping, cooking and yoga.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.luanacoonen.com
What media do you work with?
art, metalsmithing, jewelry arts, silver, gold, brass, copper, plastic, acrylic, polycarbonate, nature, natural, art nouveau, contemporary, contemporary jewelry, art jewelry, circles, ovals, oxidized, fragile, ephemeral, organic, branching patterns, veins, heart, lichen, leaves, trees, rose petals, butterfly wings, beetle wings

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snakeskin earrings (front)

"these are amazing! I work with snake skin as well, but these are beautifully ornamental! nice work! "
Sep 13, 2013
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Nov 10, 2010
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Oct 18, 2010
Luana Coonen left a comment for Jennifer Trask
"Hey Jennifer! just saw the message from a while back. My boyfriend was raised in Ireland, so we moved there together so he could be "home". It is still new for me, but is green and beautiful, I can't wait to see how it influences my…"
Apr 14, 2010
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Apr 5, 2010
michelle sotolongo left a comment for Luana Coonen
"your work is beautiful! i enjoyed your approach to organic found materials."
Mar 27, 2010

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At 8:58pm on June 6, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 10:59am on May 7, 2010, marcus marguillier said…
I love the way that you make contemporary pieces that still are so unmistakably Irish !
At 12:39am on April 15, 2010, Vina Rust said…
thanks so much, luana - nice to meet you and your lovely work!
At 8:27pm on April 6, 2010, Miel-Margarita Paredes said…
Hi Luana! Thanks for reaching out. Your work is really wonderful and I am glad you were able to see the show at Velvet da Vinci. It's great to reconnect with a fellow CCAC alum!
-Miel
At 10:17pm on March 27, 2010, michelle sotolongo said…
your work is beautiful! i enjoyed your approach to organic found materials.
At 6:10pm on February 15, 2010, Jennifer Trask said…
Thanks Luana, so how did you end up in Ireland?
At 8:04pm on February 8, 2010, kelsey Simmen said…
Thanks, I'm gonna try it and see how it goes!
At 12:34pm on February 8, 2010, kelsey Simmen said…
Yeah, that was a good surprise. Hey I wanted to ask you if I melted down some old gold necklaces of different K's would it still look nice? My aunt wants me to make her something new out of her old pieces. xoxo Hope you're well
At 1:53pm on January 10, 2010, kelsey Simmen said…
Actually I wanted to ask you what kind of disc cutter you got from otto frei, if thats where you got it?
At 3:23am on January 10, 2010, kelsey Simmen said…
Hahah, just kidding I just saw one of the grass pieces! It turned out great.
 
 
 

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.

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Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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I've just got back from almost a week in the Lone Star State which I was visiting on the invitation of my friends and colleagues, James Thurman and Umut Demirguc Thurman. What a trip! Based in Denton, Dallas, the main reason for my visit was to speak to the students at the University of North Texas and to work with them on a couple of practical workshops. Before…See More
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Crafthaus Project Grant 2014

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Co:Operation GARNISH

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 exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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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…See More
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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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