Table of Contents
From the Editors
Linda MacNeil. Monumentality of the Intimate
Smithsonian Craft Show 2018
Wiley Sanderson. Rediscovered Modernist Jeweler
Checha Sokolovic. Finding Beauty in Stuff
Tuareg Amulets And Crosses.
Saharan/Sahelian Innovation and Aesthetics
Fancy Footwear. Stepping Out.
10,000 Years of Walking the West
Technology as Muse. Iris van Herpen.
The Body Embroidered. Tattoo
California Dreaming. Back Again, Forever
A Beadmaking Town. Idar-Oberstein Agate Beads
A Potpourri of Recent Articles
Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell engages eminent fashion historian Aileen Ribeiro in a discussion of how she approaches and researches fashion and art history in her new book, Clothing Art, which covers dress between 1600 and 1914.
The Jewish Museum in New York City brings together Jewish dress from across the world in this insightful exhibition, drawn from the collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Beauty Brings Us Joy
The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art hosts a retrospective on four decades of Northwest jeweler Nadine Kariya’s beautifully crafted work.
Keri Ataumbi started her artistic career as a painter, then went into jewelry in her late twenties. While of Kiowa heritage, her jewelry, often animal themed, does not announce as Native American, but they speak with loving concern and poignancy of her life, family and heritage.
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.
MORE FROM OUR ARCHIVES
David Updike covers 2016's PMA show, where nearly twenty-six percent of the one hundred and ninety-five artists are new exhibitors. He gives us an indepth view of several of the emerging artists and newcomers, giving potential visitors a small taste of the excellent work on display.
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.