On Offer – Art Jewelry Forum
January 2023, Part 1
There are so many reasons to purchase art jewelry…
- Celebrate that hard-earned promotion
- Honor a once-in-a-lifetime occasion
- Pay tribute to a major accomplishment
- Commemorate the beginning of a new relationship, or the end of one
- Pounce on the perfect piece to round out an aspect of your collection
- Or invest in a treat for yourself—just because
Art Jewelry Forum’s international gallery supporters celebrate and exhibit art jewelry. Our monthly On Offer series allows this extensive network of international galleries to showcase extraordinary pieces personally selected to tempt and inspire you. Take a look. You’re bound to find a fantastic piece you simply can’t live without! (Please contact the gallery directly for inquiries.)
“In between running Zu design and representing many makers, I create my own work,” says Jane Bowden. “The bangles are my latest pieces, inspired by my love of handcrafts and textile techniques. I select the small Japanese glass beads and crochet them on a fine cotton thread, playing with color and texture.”
This one-of-a-kind piece, by Yuki Sumiya, was made using the traditional Japanese hollow dry-lacquer technique combined with jewelry-making techniques. There are 12 different gemstones in this piece, signifying the 12 zodiac signs. This pendant necklace was made for ATTA Gallery’s 12th anniversary exhibition, currently on show. Yuki Sumiya (b. 1971) received her training in Japan and in Italy (at Alchimia). She now lives and works in Kamakura, Japan.
Gallery: Galerie Marzee
Mathematics, physics, and chemistry are always present in the studio of a jeweler—with calculations, processes, and reactions. But science can also be a source of inspiration on another level. The work of Åsa Christensson is colored by the esthetics of science—a world where old discoveries are challenged by new ideas, where the present rapidly transforms into history, and where the future moves closer every nanosecond.
Born in Montreal, Aurélie Guillaume is a French-Canadian jeweler, enamelist, and illustrator. Enameling has a long tradition of storytelling, dating back as far as the Byzantine era, when vitreous enamel was used in the depiction of religious icons. Using this traditional technique, Guillaume is reviving the idea of narrative in enameling through a contemporary context fueled by street art, comics, pop art, and counterculture. This piece, Il Ne Manque Plus Que Toi (The Only Thing Missing Is You), is included in a series titled Le Poème.
When worn, the metal lines of these Bottle necklaces come to life. The necklaces are part of the Drawings collection, and each design was produced in a limited edition of 10.
Peter McKay began his career as an apprentice to Kobi Bosshard on Banks Peninsula in the late 1960s, training in the techniques and aesthetics of European goldsmithing. Armed with those early skills, McKay’s interest turned to European Modernism and Medieval and Renaissance art before he developed the strong and very distinctive New Zealand voice that imbues his work today. McKay is a story-telling jeweler based in Akaroa, New Zealand. He has exhibited extensively during his time as a maker.
Gallery: Galeria Tereza Seabra
Gallery: Thereza Pedrosa Gallery
Korey Burns is a full-time jewelry artist living and working in NYC. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University, in Texas, with an MFA, concentrating in jewelry and metalsmithing techniques. Featured in the Signs, Signals, + Symbols exhibition at the Baltimore Jewelry Center, Korey noted this about her piece, titled Mortality: “Turkey vultures have always been a sign that either directed you to the area or scared you away from what you might find. To me they were a symbol of mortality. A circling reminder that we all succumb to death in the end.”