Table of Contents
Barbara Heinrich. A Delicate Balance
Smithsonian Craft Show 2017
Mountain Modern. Virginia Dudley's Rising Faun Enamels
Hats Off to Impressionism! Edgar Degas and the Paris Millinery Trade
Tamar Navama. A Vindication of Skin
Fiber Arts. Andrea Geer
Jewelry Arts. Celestial: Comets, Cupids, and Other Heavenly Bodies
Ethnographic Arts. Chinese Silver Hairpins
Postscript From the Editors
A Potpourri of Recent Articles
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.
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.
Ornament delves into the glamorous life of revolutionary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. The Algerian-born Frenchman broke numerous barriers in women’s fashion, bringing into style such articles of formerly male clothing such as pants and tuxedos.
An indepth view of several of the emerging artists and newcomers for the 2016 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show gives a savory taste of the exhibiting talent. As always, members of the top craftspeople in the field are represented in this premier craft show, whose proceeds benefit the museum.
Talented jeweler and enamelist David Freda recreates nature to a degree previously unknown. Using techniques that he developed or refined, Freda has created a series of plant and animal jewelry that can rival historic makers like Lalique or the Blaschkas.
Located in the destination town of Healdsburg in northern California, Lulo Gallery is a multimedia exhibitor. Co-owned by Danish immigrant Katrina Schjerbeck and glass/metal jeweler Karen Gilbert, they exhibit jewelers worldwide, often those with a minimalist aesthetic.
Dutch textile firm Vlisco distributes their products widely in West Africa, where a talented pool of local end-users design dramatic clothing from these bold prints.
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Read about the exuberant jewelry of Julie Shaw, who easily combines the color, textures and metaphysical properties of stones and enamel in her wearable art.
Mood Indigo. Textiles from Around the World
The Seattle Museum of Art uses indigo-dyed textiles as the basis of this striking exhibition, offering us both the beauty of these blue clothes, as well as the background of this treasured dye.
Eveli Sabatie was born in Algeria, and an early student of famed Hopi jeweler Charles Loloma.
Shoemaker Chris Francis has worn many hats in his life, but the path he now treads brings him an unparalleled canvas for creativity and contemplation of the human condition.