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VOLUME 39.5

FEATURE

ENDURING SPLENDOR OF INDIA

Ornament, in partnership with the Fowler Museum at UCLA, reviews the culture of adornment and jewelry in India, focusing on the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat in the Thar Desert Region.

 

 

VOLUME 39.5

FEATURE

BARBARA MANN

Barbara Mann explores both the macro and the micro as she makes work that interprets cell biology and the cosmos. A graduate of the University of Georgia’s craft programs, Mann uses silver, gold and unusual semiprecious gems as components in forming her narrative pieces.

VOLUME 39.5

DEPARTMENT
Retrospective

COUNTER-COUTURE

The Museum of Arts and Design brings us back to the heyday of the hippie era. Clothing, jewelry, photographs, and other memorabilia from the 1960s-1970s demonstrate the extravagance and ingenuity of that era.

 

VOLUME 39.3

FEATURE

KRISTINA LOGAN

Kristina Logan’s glass art career has been quite the evolution. From her early emergence as a glass beadmaking master and teacher, she has went on to combine metalworking with her precision beads and jewelry, then adding pâte de verre to her flameworking skills for the fabrication of vessels.

VOLUME 39.3

FEATURE

CHENILLE GARMENTS

Five stories are told about how this quintessentially American textile was marketed and used in varying ways, including garments, boosted by the popularity of the Colonial Revival.  Contributor Ashley Callahan traces how instrumental individual women were in creating a nation-wide fad for chenille fashion.

VOLUME 39.3

DEPARTMENT
Ethnographic Arts

JOLI! A FANCY MASQUERADE FROM SIERRA LEONE

A rare group of eleven spectacular Sierra Leone headdresses, which combine with costumes to make full-body masquerades, show at the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles.


 

VOLUME 39.4

DEPARTMENT
Jewelry Arts

CELESTIAL

Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington, featured twenty-two artists charged with exploring the universe as subjects for jewelry. The celestial landscape, it turns out, is not just out of this world but within.

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VOLUME 39.2

Feature
David Freda. Naturalist Jeweler

Using techniques that he developed or refined, David Freda has created a series of plant and animal jewelry that can rival historic makers like Lalique or the Blaschkas.

Department
Gallery Lulo

Co-owned by Danish immigrant Katrina Schjerbeck and glass/metal jeweler Karen Gilbert, Gallery Lulo exhibits jewelers worldwide, often those with a minimalist aesthetic. 

VOLUME 39.1

Feature
Saul Bell Design Awards 2016

Now in its sixteenth year, this annual competition consisting of seven categories, is sponsored by
well-known jewelry supplier Rio Grande. It
showcases a strong and varied mix of domestic and international jewelers and metalsmiths.

VOLUME 38.5

Feature
Smithsonian Craft Show 2016

For the 2016 Smithsonian Craft Show, contributor Robin Updike compares her own impression of the show to her own experiences at a 1970s southern California craft show, her first exposure to handmade crafts.


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