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New Jersey
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studio jeweler, teaches at Visual Arts Center of NJ & Newark Museum, founder New Jersey Metal Arts Guild
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My work is a result of an evolving dialogue between materials and ideas. Using fiber, metals and found materials, and plastic, I make work for exhibition and sale. I teach jewelry making and recently founded the New Jersey Metal Arts Guild.
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Find my  work at:

Jewelerswerk Galerie

Velvet Da Vinci

Exhibitions

Upcoming:

2014

Cyan Silhouettes, Houston Center of Contemporary Crafts,

  curator Kathryn Hall (2 person)

Multiple Exposures : Jewelry and Photography, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, curator Ursula Ilse Neuman (group)

The Quick and the Deep, New Jersey Center of Visual Arts, curator Mary Birmingham (solo installation)

2013

New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Long Beach Island Foundation, Harvey Cedars, NJ

La Frontera @ Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City traveling to Velvet Da Vinci

Suspended in Pink 2013 traveling to:

The Atrium Gallery,School of Jewellery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Studio Gabie Green, Munich, Germany

Heidi Lowe Gallery, Delaware, US

Other-

2012, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship


Interview NYTimes Local Blog

Publications:

Push Jewelry, Lark Books (Arthur Hash, Marthe LeVan)

Showcase 500 Art Necklaces, juror Chunghi Choo, Lark Books

Jewelbook, International Annual of Contemporary Jewelry 12/13, Sticting Kunstboek, Belgium

Art Jewelry Today Volume 3, Schiffer Publishing, 2011

500 Felted Objects, Lark Books, 2011

"30 Minute Earrings", Lark Books, 2010
"Found Object Jewelry", Stackpole Books, by Heather Skowood

Art Jewelry Magazine, numerous issues Gallery section

Other:

New Jersey Metal Arts Guild- co-founder

Thea Clark's Blog

Creative Insomnia

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 10:45pm 0 Comments

My work in the studio is spent going back and forth between mining the old ideas and ushering in the new. Truthfully my mind is many steps ahead of my hands. I think I have always lived with  creative insomnia. Restless with things that I've explored before, wanting to push into the unknown, living with the risk and challenge that comes with that territory is easier for me than boredom.

Once I have an idea I have to judge my commitment to it. Is it urgent enough that I must…

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Inspiration @ a look ahead

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 9:41am 0 Comments

"Root" necklace, 2011 (Photo Steven Brian Samuels)

One of the pieces selected by…

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At 2:56pm on June 10, 2014, Danielle James said…

Thank you very much for your compliments! 

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At 8:30am on March 31, 2014, Nicolette Absil said…

Thanks! I'm really looking forward to it!

At 11:48pm on August 20, 2013, Laura Jaklitsch said…

Thank you for the kind words about my wood and plastic pieces, I'm a big fan of your work! 

At 4:49pm on January 25, 2013, Alisha Low said…

Thank you! The syringe fully functions and the finger extends to poke whoever you're interacting with. I made it with the intentions of being a socialization 'prosthesis'. I love to create work that will peek people's curiosity, thank you for sharing yours :]

 
 
 

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  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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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.

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