Table of Contents
From the Editors
Keri Ataumbi. Art To Wear
Kat Cole. Autobiography in Steel and Enamel
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show 2017
Wayne Wichern. A Hat For All Seasons
Costume Arts. Chagall: Fantasies For The Stage
Museum News. Glass Ornaments
at the Israel Museum.
Fashion Arts. Native Fashion Now
Design Awards. Saul Bell Design Award 2017
Ethnographic Arts. Jewelers at the
International Folk Art Market
A Potpourri of Recent Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Co-owned by Danish immigrant Katrina Schjerbeck and glass/metal jeweler Karen Gilbert, Gallery Lulo exhibits jewelers worldwide, often those with a minimalist aesthetic.
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.
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.