September 2022, Part 2
There are so many reasons to purchase art jewelry…
- You got that hard-earned promotion—celebrate!
- You’re experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime occasion—honor it.
- You wrapped up that major accomplishment—pay it tribute.
- You want to mark the beginning of a new relationship or the end of one—commemorate it.
- Perhaps it’s an investment—do it!
- It’s the perfect piece to round out an aspect of your collection—pounce!
- Or maybe it’s a treat for yourself—just because.
Art Jewelry Forum’s international gallery supporters celebrate and exhibit art jewelry. Our monthly On Offer series allows this extensive network of international galleries to showcase extraordinary pieces personally selected to tempt and inspire you. Take a look. You’re bound to find a fantastic piece you simply have to add to your collection! (Please contact the gallery directly for inquiries.)
Gallery: Baltimore Jewelry Center
Contact: Shane Prada
Artist: Andrew Lowrie
Retail price: US$195
Andy Lowrie began his art- and jewelry-making practice in Australia at the Queensland College of Art, Jewellery and Small Objects Studio, where he earned his BFA in 2011. He moved to the United States in 2016 and earned an MFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2020. Lowrie joined the Baltimore Jewelry Center team in the fall of 2020 as the inaugural teaching fellow. Paper Diamond is included in Fulfillment, an exhibition that explores the experience of teaching a craft and sharing a passion juxtaposed in stark contrast to the extreme physical output demanded of American manufacturing and logistics.
Gallery: Galeria Tereza Seabra
Contact: Tereza Seabra
Artist: Caio Mahin
Retail price: €380, plus shipping
Currently studying at Campus Idar-Oberstein, Caio Mahin makes work that is all about fairy tales, as cultural themes like racism and sexism are often based on them. His goal is to open a politicized look at these stories by showing how they affect adult behavior, but also to overcome and twist narratives that often exclude non-normative bodies or turn them into obscure ones. In doing so, German folk tales have proven to be a great contribution to his canon, as have old toys, the mechanisms of which create clear narratives.
Gallery: Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h
Contact: Noel Guyomarc’h
Artist: Marion Delarue
Retail price: CAN$395
Inspired by Guimbardes brooches—sentimental French heart-shaped jewels, a little kitsch, often worn by men—Marion Delarue sculpts and polishes a shell carefully chosen for its color, its resistance, and the material it represents. The shape of the heart, as we know it today, was born in France in the 14th century and inspired by the ”subtle evocation of the chest and buttocks of the human body,” says Marilyn Yalom, from the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, at Stanford University.
Gallery: Platina Stockholm
Contact: Sofia Björkman
Artist: Karin Roy Andersson
Retail price: US$250
A constant search for new materials to recycle, and the interplay between her and the qualities of the materials—these challenge and motivate Karin Roy Andersson. The series with reindeer leather began when she collaborated with a Sami woman from Sapmi, in the north. The two artists have shared materials, experiences, and sources of inspiration, knowledge, and techniques.
Gallery: Thereza Pedrosa Gallery
Contact: Thereza Pedrosa
Artist: Jacqueline Ryan
Retail price: €1,700
Jacqueline Ryan’s works are micro natural cosmos captured in the eternity of gold and enamel. Each creation, inspired by natural elements such as plants, leaves, and sea creatures, comes to life the moment it is worn and interacts with the wearer.
Gallery: Zu design
Artist: Simon Williams
Retail price: AUS$630
Simon Williams is a mid-career maker. He created the Pipes series after he saw pipe organs on a trip to Copenhagen. The collection of different-sized polished tubes, which create varying notes, were reminiscent of geological forms that he had seen the week before in Iceland. These pieces are a perfect combination of Williams’s passion for both geological forms and contemporary jewelry.
Gallery: ATTA Gallery
Contact: Atty Tantivit
Artist: Jiro Kamata
Retail price: 203,500 THB
This eye-catching, one-of-a-kind necklace is from Jiro Kamata’s newest series, Holon. The Holon series has been exhibited at Alien Art Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in a duo exhibition with a French photographer titled HOPE; during Munich Jewelry Week in a group exhibition; and now at ATTA Gallery, in Bangkok, in a joint solo exhibition with a Thai photographer. A necklace from the Holon series was recently acquired by the Museum of Arts and Design, in NYC.
Gallery: Four Gallery
Contact: Karin Roy Andersson
Artist: Marie-Louise Kristensen
Retail price: US$500
Marie-Louise Kristensen is a storyteller. Her work consists of everyday impressions and observations but also her own additions and reflections. With humor, warmth, and some sharp arrows, Kristensen creates a universe with a very special gravity.
Gallery: Galerie Door
Contact: Doreen Timmers
Artist: Philip Sajet
Retail price: €8,000
This marvelous Wolves necklace, by Philip Sajet (1953 Amsterdam), shows that his work still occupies an exceptional position in the art jewelry landscape. Sajet’s work tells of the jewel, beauty, and seduction, and his craftsmanship is phenomenal. Especially for the exhibition Flowers and Wolves, Sajet has made this necklace, which consists of five wolves’ heads—cut and folded from thin silver plate—with red eyes and a rough niello surface. The coarse niello, the dangerous wolf, contrasts and is kept in check by the soft shine of pearls laced with gold thread. This necklace is part of the exhibition Flowers and Wolves, which is the 20th exhibition and the start of the fifth anniversary of Galerie Door. On display until November 5, 2022.
Gallery: Fingers Gallery
Contact: Lisa Higgins
Artist: Sam Kelly
Retail price: NZ$560
Sam Kelly is a bone carver. She engages in an intense and sometimes gruesome relationship with her chosen material. Drawing inspiration from patterns in the everyday and from details in the urban landscape, the physicality of the transformation makes these clean white surfaces even more precious to her. For years, achieving the perfect whiteness was her aim for the bone, but gradually she has started to appreciate its beauty in a variety of shades. Kelly lives and works in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
Gallery: Galerie Spektrum
Contact: Jürgen Eickhoff
Artist: Andrea Wagner
Retail price: €2,280
A wonderful brooch with a fantastic title from an outstanding Dutch/German artist.