Deadline to apply is March 15, 2010
Read more on Harriete’s post about “Exhibition in Print”
Deadline to apply is March 15, 2010
Read more on Harriete’s post about “Exhibition in Print”
One of the things I enjoy most about maintaining Metalcyberspace is following the links and discovering hidden gems. Recently while checking links I visited Russell Jones blog. I then stumbled across Kleinodienbuch der Herzogin Anna von Bayern (The Jewel Book of Archduchess of Baveria)- an amazing book with examples of hand painted gouache renderings by Hans Mielich (1516-1573) at the Digital Library Department of the Bavarian State Library which has been digitizing historical collections of books for online viewing.
This library collection is a must see for anyone interested in antique manuscripts.
I love painting with gouache and watercolor to create my jewelry designs so this is a real treasure to find. Can’t wait to explore the rest of the library.
For more information about rendering, I have a page on my website http://www.sarantos.com/designs.htm with the basics.
Call for Entries: 500 Silver Jewelry Designs, juried by Talya Baharal, is a 420-page, full color survey of contemporary jewelers prominently featuring silver in their designs. This international collection will be beautifully presented and widely distributed throughout the world.
All jewelry forms, such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and brooches are welcome. Materials other than silver, such as stones, other metals, or alternative materials, may be included, but silver must be the focus and should occupy roughly 80% of the piece. All design styles are welcome.
Jewelers whose work is selected for inclusion will receive full acknowledgment within the book, a complimentary copy, and discounts on the future purchase of books. Artists retain copyright to their work. Lark accepts high-quality transparencies, slides, and digital images. No entry fee is required.
Submissions must be postmarked by December 4, 2009.
Oral Examination Device by Lucy Rowlands
Equilibrium: Body as Site
Curated by Kate Bonansinga and Rachelle Thiewes
Jan. 22 – March 21, 2009 at Rubin and L Galleries
Equilibrium was curated for Metalsmith Magazine’s 2008 annual “Exhibition in Print”
Ted Muehling: A Portrait by Don Freeman – Susan Yelavich 2008
Alchemy: A Passion for Jewels – Temple St. Clair 2008
An exquisite look into the art of fine jewelry making, through the eyes of famed designer Temple St. Clair.
A Southern girl with a nomadic spirit and a voracious appetite for history and culture, Temple St. Clair grew up spending summer vacations in Morocco and Bavaria, studied at an international boarding school in Switzerland, and went night diving in Honduras with the son of Jacques Cousteau. In her early twenties, St. Clair landed in Florence, where she completed a master’s in Italian literature. In fact, she had no exposure to jewelry making until her visiting mother bought an ancient coin and asked St. Clair to commission a local goldsmith to make a piece of jewelry around it.
Armed with the coin and a sketch, St. Clair entered the ancient Palazzo dell’Orafo of Florentine goldsmiths, where she first discovered the centuries-old art of fine Italian jewelry making. Inspired by the distinctive craftsmanship, St. Clair continued to work with artisans to bring her designs to life. A new world soon began to open up to her—a world that engaged her multicultural education, vast experiences, and rich curiosity; a world that awarded her with a new identity as “an amateur anthropologist, a hopeless hunter and gatherer, a bit of a wanderer, and a self-made jewelry historian who loves to dream and draw.”
With an artist’s eye for detail and an unwavering esteem for the historic, St. Clair creates one-of-a-kind pieces that combine ancient influences with traditional craftsmanship and contemporary flair. In Alchemy, she takes readers on an idiosyncratic excursion into the intricate history and craft of jewelry making—from the ancient origins of talismans and charms, to the complicated pursuit of the perfect gemstone—all through the lens of her own fascinating experiences. The result is a mesmerizing and visually stunning book that will appeal to jewelry lovers, artistic dreamers, and anyone who suffers from wanderlust.
(Amazon book description)
Lark Books seeks artists to submit proposals for earring projects that can be
made…start to finish…in 30 minutes flat.
30-Minute Earrings will showcase more than 50 incredibly stylish step-by-step projects that can
be created without investing too much of a valuable commodity—time! The selected earring
designs will be modern and sophisticated and encompass many different styles and techniques.
The common denominator will be fast projects that look terrific!
30-Minute Earrings won’t teach fundamental jewelry making techniques. Designers can assume
that their readers are already proficient (and quick!) at skills such as sawing, soldering, and
Scheduled to publish in Spring 2010, this 128-page book will offer need-to-know information
unique to earrings. It will address topics like gauge, ear wire shapes, weight, and much more.
Winning jewelers will be paid between $150 and $250 to create their designs. We’ll require
written step-by-step instructions; a brief bio sent to Lark via email; a signed contract; a W-9 form for tax purposes; the project itself; and other supporting materials as may be requested.
We don’t reimburse for materials, but will return all projects after photographing them for the book, and designers may do whatever they like with them after that. Designers receive full credit in the book, a complimentary copy of it, and discounts on future purchases of it.
How to Submit
By January 26, 2009, submit to Lark one proposal form per proposed project. There is NO LIMIT to how many proposals you can submit. Each proposal must include:
• full-color sketch, photo, scan, or printout of your proposed design (you may submit already finished earrings)
• sample images of the materials you intend to use
• description of the techniques you plan to use
I look forward to seeing your proposal(s)! And if you know anyone who would also be especially
suited for working as a designer on this project, please feel free to pass on this information.
Gavin Young, Assistant Editor Lark Books
Bedazzled: 5000 Years of Jewelry
The Walters Art Museum – Baltimore, MD USA
Oct. 19, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009
Pansy Brooch by René Lalique ca. 1903
gold, plique-à-jour enamel, glass, sapphire
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
The Walters is one of the few museums worldwide that can provide an array of exquisite jewelry from 5,000 years of world history and a vast spectrum of cultures. It is the most wide-ranging collection of jewelry assembled by a private collector in the United States. Through the connoisseurship of founder Henry Walters, this renowned collection contains beautiful examples of craftsmanship, ranging from about 3000 B.C. to the early 20th century. With over 200 objects from the Walters’ collection-many never before exhibited-Bedazzled will present the evolution of jewelry-making techniques and materials throughout the ages as well as demonstrate the significance of jewelry as an expression of creativity and often wealth and position. A special section will be devoted to rings, the only type of jewelry worn continuously through the ages. Bedazzled traveled to The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville from Sept. 16, 2006-Jan. 14, 2007 and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla. from Feb. 3-May 27, 2007.
Gothic style bracelet ca. 1870
gold, carnelian, malachite, moss agate, amethysts, aquamarines, rubies
Gift in memory of Paul Esmerian, 1972
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
The exhibition includes many spectacular pieces from the renowned collection of Benjamin Zucker (New York), which are on loan to the Walters. Bedazzled is presented by The Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum with lead support from Betty Cooke, Bill Steinmetz, and The Store Ltd.; Richard S. and Rosalee C. Davison; The Eliasberg Family Foundation; and The Tiffany & Co. Foundation. Additional support is provided by Bob and Jackie Smelkinson.
The Walters Art Museum presents fun-filled programming relating to the fall exhibition Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. With more than 200 pieces from numerous cultures and over five millennia, Bedazzled will showcase some of the Walters’ greatest masterpieces as well as many hidden treasures on view for the first time.
Schedule of events:
First Fridays at the Walters: Bedazzled – Friday, Nov. 7, 5-9 pm
Price: free; Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry will be free during First Fridays
Mix and mingle at Baltimore’s newest cocktail party! Enjoy a delicious signature cocktail while listening to music and enjoying free admission to the special exhibition Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. You’ll also enjoy live performances, tours of the exhibition and other special events! Promotional support provided by STYLE Magazine.
Brownie & Junior Girl Scout Museum Day-Beadazzled & Bejeweled – Saturday, Nov. 8, 1-3 pm
Brownie Museum Day-Beadazzled & Bejeweled – Saturday, Nov. 15, 1-3 pm
Price: $10 per scout The Walters invites scouts to learn about art, especially pieces in the Bedazzled exhibition, while earning merit badges and pins. This program includes a guided tour of selected artworks, an art activity based on specific badge and belt loop guidelines and a specially designed Walters’ participatory patch. Pre-registration is required, and a fee is due at the time of registration. To register or for more information, visit http://www.thewalters.org or call 410-547-9000, ext. 373.
Basic sketching, rendering & jewelry design – Wednesdays, Nov. 12 & 19, 6:30-9 pm
Price: members $50; non-members $100, pre-registration required
Location: Studio B
Elissa O’Loughlin, Senior Paper Conservator This class will begin with a brief illustrated talk on the history of jewelry renderings, beginning from medieval time to modern day, while focusing on Fabergé, Boucheron, Cartier, George Jensen and Buccelati. Paper, colored pencils, markers and technical drawing tools will be used to help participants learn to sketch a brooch, a necklace and a bracelet.
College Night: Bling! Bling! Bling! – Thursday, Nov. 13, 6-9 pm
Price: free; Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry will be free during College Night, pre-registration recommended. Open to college and university students and faculty with valid college/university identification.
The evening will offer college and university faculty and students an opportunity to interact with Walters staff and local artists. With a unique infusion of hip-hop music and a dialogue about “Bling” and its culture, the Walters will engage students in a fun approach to the history of jewels and gems. College Night will include hip-hop performances, local DJs, free refreshments, gallery conversations led by curators and presentations by conservation staff.
Jewelry Fair at the Walters – Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 20-23
Price: $10 entry fee; programs vary in price.
The Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum is proud to announce the Jewelry Fair at the Walters. Twenty-one jewelry artisans will offer exquisite handmade wares, fashioned from copper, clay, Lucite, silver and gold. The four-day event begins with the preview party First Look, and the weekend will include jewelry making workshops for children, a panel discussion with local designers as well as interpretative jewelry and fashion designs by MICA students. For more information, call 410-547-9000, ext. 305, or visit http://www.thewalters.org or http://www.wamwc.org
Bead Making for Kids – Saturday, Nov. 22, 1-4:30 pm
Price: members $25 per child; non-members $35 per child, pre-registration required. Ages 7-10
A special guest educator will lead kids in creating wacky, fun and beautiful types of beads. While the children experiment with a range of materials to make one-of-a-kind wearable pieces, parents can indulge in the Walters’ Jewelry Fair and special exhibition Bedazzled.
Drop-in Art Activities for kids – Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Price: free, no registration required. Museum educators help families create artful projects related to Bedazzled.
November You’re a Gem! Families will discover and create treasures inspired by the gold, gems and jewels found in the exhibition Bedazzled. Kids of all ages can go home with new adornment, jeweled paintings and sacred amulets.
Walk, Wonder, & Create Family Tour – third Saturdays, 11 am
Price: Free, pre-registration required; meet in the Centre Street Lobby Recommended for ages 6-8; one guardian per two children required, other family members welcome This 45-minute experience allows visitors of all ages to enjoy an interactive, discovery tour of the Walters’ collection, and then create an artwork that relates to the gallery objects. November 15 Treasure Hunt Visitors can solve mysteries about ancient treasures’ origins and uses while making their own jewels.
A Mysterious Wedding Ring: Tracing Personal Jewelry Histories – Sunday, Nov. 23, 2 pm
Price: free, pre-registration highly recommended
Location: Graham Auditorium
Benjamin Zucker, Collector and President of the Precious Stones Company in New York
Benjamin Zucker has built an impressive jewelry collection, dating from about 600 B.C. to present, which focuses on finger rings but also includes bracelets, earrings and pendants. He will share stories about his collection, which supplement the Bedazzled exhibition, and offer insights into the role gems and rings have played throughout the history of jewelry design. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Bedazzled Walk-in Gallery Tours:
Sat., Nov. 8, 11 am
Sun., Nov. 16, 11 am
Sat., Nov. 22, 11 am
Sat., Dec. 6, 11 am
Sun., Dec. 7, 11 am
Sat., Dec. 13, 11 am
Sat., Dec. 20, 11 am
Sat., Dec. 27, 11 am
Sun., Dec. 28, 11 am
Price: free with Bedazzled admission; meet in the Centre Street Lobby
Please note: all programs are subject to change. Please consult the museum’s web site at http://www.thewalters.org prior to the date of the program to confirm.
More than 100 pieces will be shown.
The majority of the works, by such recognized masters as René Lalique, George Fouquet, and Louis Comfort Tiffany, are drawn from a private collection representing one of the largest and most important assemblages of Art Nouveau jewelry in the United States. More than half of the pieces have never before been exhibited. Included are such fanciful works as a belt buckle with lily pads and blossoms by Henri Vever and a pendant/brooch with female bust, probably by Louis Aucoc, both of which are from about 1900. A catalog of the exhibit is available
Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry – Yvonne Markowitz, Elyse Karlin – 2008