Posts Tagged ‘ contemporary design ’

Jewelry trade shows & antique fairs in the U.S. 2014

Buyers Market Show, Philadelphia (photo Cathleen McCarthy)

JANUARY Jan. 5 – 7, 2014: Accessories The Show, Javitz Center, NYC Jan. 18 – 21, 2014: Buyers Market of American Craft, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia PA Jan. 24 – Feb. 2, 2014: Winter Antiques Show, Park Avenue Armory, NYC Jan. 24 – Feb. 15, 2014: Tucson Gem Shows, Tucson AZ Jan. 27 – 28, 2014: International...

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Helen Drutt: advocate of contemporary studio jewelry

Torque necklace by Stanley Lechtzin

Few people have done more to push contemporary studio art jewelry forward than Helen Drutt. She was teaching craft history at art schools in Philadelphia just as the Studio Craft Movement was taking off there in the 1960s. Albert Paley was studying studio jewelry with Stanley Lechtzin at Tyler School of Art, Olaf Skoogfors...

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How to photograph jewelry: DIY tips from successful designers #3

How to photograph jewelry: DIY tips from successful designers #3

When you have to produce new jewelry images every week, as many sucessful Etsy shop owners do, it helps to have nature working for you. Sheila Arguello Slick's backdrop is the tropical paradise in her own backyard.

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How to photograph jewelry: DIY tips from successful designers #2

How to photograph jewelry: DIY tips from successful designers #2

Second in a series on DIY tips from jewelry artists for shooting your own jewelry Like Hilary Hachey, jewelry artist Lauren Schlossberg has a few pieces photographed by Hap Sakwa to use as jury slides or counter displays at craft shows. She shoots the rest herself – and takes it very seriously. Because she...

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Snakes and stones: female designers in Bali

Snakes and stones: female designers in Bali

Like Jean-François Fichot, Carolyn Tyler and Penny Berton both found a haven and outlet for their creative expression in Bali. Both invested a chunk of their lives developing a little design industry there, and both have since retreated somewhat to their roots. Tyler (far right) maintains a home in Santa Barbara and Berton (left)...

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Snakes and stones: Jean-François Fichot, ex-pat designer in Bali

Snakes and stones: Jean-François Fichot, ex-pat designer in Bali

If you’re ever in Bali, check out Treasures Gallery in Ubud where you’ll find three primary designers – Carolyn Tyler, Penny Berton, and Jean-François Fichot, who died last year but whose jewelry designs are still represented. Together they tell the story of a generation of artists who rebelled against the pressures and conventions of...

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JAR in full flower: 18 rare jewels on the block

JAR in full flower: 18 rare jewels on the block

As Christie’s prepares to sell the largest private collection of JAR jewels ever offered at auction – at Geneva’s Four Seasons des Bergues on May 14 – I dug up an interview I did in 2006 with François Curiel about Joel Arthur Rosenthal. Curiel, then the Geneva-based head of Christie’s jewelry department, was getting...

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Fullerton-Bahr: mokume gane

Fullerton-Bahr: mokume gane

John Bahr and Lynda Fullerton like to learn new things. Having designed jewelry together since 1990, they had the basics down a while ago. But they get bored easily so they developed an annual tradition. As each year draws to a close, they put their heads together and come up with something both want...

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Frank Stella: stunning, not-so-wearable art

Frank Stella: stunning, not-so-wearable art

Most of us know by now that Dali, Calder, even Picasso designed jewelry at some point. But Yoko Ono, Frank Stella, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons? Before Picasso to Koons went up at the Museum of Arts and Design last month, I didn’t know they designed jewelry. Most of it is from the collection of...

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Lorraine Schwartz brings big gems, crazy glam to red carpet

Lorraine Schwartz brings big gems, crazy glam to red carpet

If there was any doubt that red carpet minimalism is giving way to big gems and over-the-top glam, last night’s Emmy Awards proved it. And not just white diamonds – although there were plenty of those – but gems in all colors of the rainbow. Jewels by Lorraine Schwartz were a special case in...

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