Newark Museum acquires Melanie Bilenker’s work

Melanie Bilenker’s brooch Itch has been aquired by the Newark Museum. Her work is great addition to their permanent collection especially for a museum currently exhibiting, In Her Eyes: Woman Behind and in Front of the Camera. Learn more about Melanie’s work here and watch a video about her work from the Smithsonian Museum here.  

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Gesine Hackenberg | A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewellery

A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewellery explores the appeal of ceramics, especially porcelain, in jewellery. Organized by the Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud and curated by the renowned German-born goldsmith and jewellery artist Monika Brugger, the exhibition showcases the versatility and allure of the medium, which can be modeled or cast, used alone…

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Lola Brooks on the cover of Ornament Magazine

The current issue of Ornament Magazine features a nice cover and piece on Lola Brooks.  Inside is another favorite, Eleanor Moty. Tempted to insert a Lola Brooks quote here – always rich and succulent – but this one below from an article about Southeastern European dress won out. Sounds like something Lola would say anyway.…

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Gésine Hackenberg at MAD and COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR

Today we received the Museum of Art and Design‘s e-news in our inbox (perks of being a member). Seeing Gésine Hackenberg’s work on the top of the news was a good reminder to remind YOU to go see the WEAR IT OR NOT an exhibition of recent jewelry acquisitions including works by Melanie Bilenker, Lola Brooks,…

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Twenty-First Century Heirlooms opens at Racine Art Museum

Artists Melanie Bilenker, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Jonathan Wahl, and Stacey Lee Webber are included in 21st century Heirlooms at Racine Art Museum. Featuring artists at various phases in their careers and objects crafted from a variety of different media, Twenty-First Century Heirlooms is a large-scale exhibition that offers a context for exploring what we value today…

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From the coolest corner

From the Coolest Corner – Nordic Jewelry includes Märta Mattsson and Julia Maria Künnap along side many other great artists. The exhibition began this winter  in Oslo and will close on April 21 before heading to  head to Copenhagen. You can read the full travel schedule on the exhibition site. Artist Marta Mattsson gives us…

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40 under 40 documentary on itunes

Though the exhibition 40 under 40: Craft Futures at the Smithsonian is over, for only $2.99 and allegiance to Apple, you can own the great documentary and watch it anywhere your devices take you. It includes two artists we work with, Melanie Bilenker (above) and Lauren Kalman. 40 under 40: Craft Futures features forty artists…

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recent acquisitions on view at the Museum of Art and Design

Over the past five years, MAD has collected nearly 200 exceptional pieces of art jewelry. From classic mid-century works to computer-designed musical jewelry, Wear It or Not: Recent Jewelry Acquisitions showcases the depth and variety of the new additions to the museum’s renowned permanent collection. The exhibition features nearly 130 works from around the world, with…

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New Blue and White including work by Gesine Hackenberg opens at Boston’s MFA

“Blue and white” means, at its simplest, cobalt pigment applied to white clay. Over the course of a millennium, blue-and-white porcelain has become one of the most recognized types of ceramic production worldwide. With roots in the Islamic world and Asia, and strong presence in Europe and the Americas, various cultures adapted blue-and-white, from the…

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interview: Lola Brooks on Art Jewelry Forum

Lola is a maker of traditionally inspired jewelry wrapped in nontraditional garb. (Her recent interview on this blog is worth a second look.) As always, Lola is a pleasure to read and an all around smart contributor to the thoughtful pursuit of making jewelry. read the full interview below or on the art jewelry forum…

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