ORNAMENT Volume 38 No. 5

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chunghie Lee Stillness and Motion.
Smithsonian Craft Show 2016.
Kate Rothra Fleming Visions of the Natural World.
Little Dreams in Glass and Metal Enamel Jewelry from the 1920s to the Present.
Fashion Arts Fairy Tale Fashion.
Museum News The White Shirt According to Me: Gianfranco Ferré.
Questions/Answers “Fashion Victims” at the Bata Shoe Museum.
Collectibles Ramona Solberg's Fibulae.
Ethnographic Arts Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali'i.
Collaboration Hal and Margie Hiestand.

 

 
 

Chunghie Lee adaptats the traditional Korean patchwork cloth or bojagi into dynamic clothing and adornment. Made in the past by nameless Korean women, recycling squares of fabric into wrappings, she honors their sense of design and color with her wearable art, which move with graceful motion when worn, yet function as sculpture when hung.

 

Kate Rothra Fleming grew up with ardent naturalist parents who encouraged her study of art. After a short stint as an art teacher, she joined the Peace Corps, teaching art, math and English in Botswana. Eventually she took up flameworking; largely self-trained, she did study with Robert Ebendorf, Robert Mickelsen and Loren Stump. Living now in South Carolina and Costa Rica, her jewelry is still very much influenced by nature.

 

The enamel ornaments collected by Bernard N. Jazzar and Harold B. Nelson are the subject of a book and traveling exhibition entitled Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Jewelry from the Enamel Arts Foundation. Established scholars of art history, Jazzar and Nelson began collecting enamel about twenty years ago and their shared passion has led to formation of the Enamel Arts Foundation.

 

Robin Updike compares her impression of the 2016 Smithsonian Craft Show to her own experiences at a 1970s southern California craft show, her first exposure to handmade crafts. She interviews with insight a number of the participating artists. Her text is richly accompanied by images of this year’s crafts in many categories and media.