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New Work from Jennifer Trask

Is it a neck piece or a sculpture? According to artist Jennifer Trask, it is both.This new work is made of “antlers, found and re-purposed bone and ivory pieces, along with freshly carved deer and cow bone, fish fin, deer teeth, resin and a few diamonds tucked here and there. The ‘vines’ are directional, implying a growth pattern, and literally wrap back around on themselves.”…See More
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Psychomanteum/ Nicole Polentas On View November 17th

NEW DATE for Nicole Polentas SHOW AND TALK…We have rescheduled the opening of the Psychomanteum show to November 17th. Don’t despair, Nicole will still be in attendance.She will also be speaking at Brooklyn Metal Works on Friday Nov. 16th at 7 pm and not on Nov. 11th as originally planned.See More
Nov 7, 2012
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Psychomanteum: Nicole Polentas

Psychomanteum: Nicole PolentasExhibition: Nov. 10 – Dec. 1Artist Reception: Sat. Nov. 10, 7-9pmNicole Polentas currently resides in Australia, but her connection to her family’s origins in Crete are an important influence on her jewelry. An accomplished gold and silversmith, she draws on her Greek heritage for inspiration and for the unique manner in which she exhibits her current body of work – in a setting meant…See More
Nov 2, 2012
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Loupe Artists on the Web

The Art Jewelry Forum has just posted two interviews with our Birthday Boys, Thomas Gentille and Peter Skubic.The read both interviews visit the AJF website.Additionally the American Craft Council has uploaded a video on the artist Ruth Reifen. View the video on youtube.See More
Oct 25, 2012
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The Birthday Boys at Brooklyn Metal Works, October 21st at 4pm.

Just a quick reminder…Thomas Gentille and Peter Skubic will be speaking at Brooklyn Metal Works about their current exhibition Birthday Boys October 21st at 4pm. RSVP is recommended as seating is very limited. For more info visit if you weren't able to join us for The Birthday Boys opening last Saturday, we have posted some photos on our…See More
Oct 18, 2012
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The Mathilda Fund

Last weekend Gallery Loupe hosted the Mathilda Fund, an annual event that supports the fight against ovarian cancer. This year internationally recognized contemporary jeweler Pat Flynn created a commemorative brooch to help us raise awareness and money to help find a cure…See More
Oct 5, 2012
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Oct 5, 2012
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The Birthday Boys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETHE BIRTHDAY BOYS – GALLERY LOUPE CELEBRATES THE WORK OF TWO JEWELRY ARTISTS – THOMAS GENTILLE/PETER SKUBICMONTCLAIR, NJ – They celebrate their birthdays on the same day – August 11 and they share their celebrity status as important contemporary jewelry artists who have done…See More
Oct 1, 2012
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Nicole Polentas Coming to Loupe November 10th

Although it is still summer, here at Gallery Loupe we are already thinking about the fall. It’s not that we long for the cold but just that we are excited about our upcoming exhibitions. In particular we are looking forward to showing the work of the Melbourne based artist Nicole Polentas. Opening on November 10th, Psychomanteum will mark the debut of Polentas’ solo work at Gallery Loupe. We first showed Polentas’ work in March of 2011 as part of the Australian Jewelry Topos exhibition.…See More
Aug 13, 2012
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2012 Andy Prize Awarded to Shirly Bar-Amotz

Gallery Loupe happily announces that Shirly Bar-Amotz, an Israeli artist whose work we exhibited as part of “No-Problem (?): Nine Israeli Jewelers” in February 2010 has been awarded the Andrea M. Bronfman Prize for the Arts or “The Andy.”  Bar- Amotz, 38, found out a year ago that she was the recipient of this year’s award and has since then been creating new work for an exhibition which opened at the Tel Aviv Museum…See More
Jul 2, 2012

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New work from Alexandra Bahlmann

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New work from Alexandra Bahlmann that we brought home with us from Schmuck.  Bahlmann was also responsible for the incredible installation at Schmuck 2013.

Alexandra Bahlmann, Necklace. Oxidized silver, amazonite.…


Attai Chen Wins the Andy Prize 2014

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We’re looking forward to Attai Chen’s solo exhibition at the Gallery in early…

BlouinARTINFO just released part 3 of their “Innovators” series, Five Figures Who Are Redesigning the Way We Experience Art. Murray Moss is number two. He’s described as “making sparks” by causing a …

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BlouinARTINFO just released part 3 of their “Innovators” series, Five Figures Who Are Redesigning the Way We Experience Art. Murray Moss is number two. He’s described as “making sparks” by causing a collision of art and design at the Phillips auction last fall. Murray is a big advocate of art jewelry and we continue to enjoy a terrific collaboration with Moss Bureau. Click…


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At 5:13pm on December 16, 2009, Montserrat Lacomba said…
I like your last pieces you have added, where we can see more of your work?
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Hi Patti,

Welcome to crafthaus! There's so much great work to see and people to meet. Hope you enjoy.

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Welcome, fellow New Jerseyan :)
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Instill - Material Matters 2014

  INSTILL-material matters “The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”  Hal Borland The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University presents the thesis work by students of the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course. The show celebrates the achievements of a group of exceptionally diverse individuals, with each piece on display offering an unexpected adventure through material that…See More
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Ligia Rocha joined Lorena Angulo's group

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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Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One

Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. See More
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Ayasha Wood - Embroidery

Ayasha Wood is a UK based surface designer, specializing in embellishment for fashion.With an eye for color and composition, she utilizes a mixture of…See More
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"This piece is so beautiful. I look at it often."

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!

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