( WHAT CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY IS NOT ) Dear International New York Times, Today I saw your A Cut Above Jewelry feature (from the Dec. 9 issue) laying on the table and decided to give you a read. I must say, you’re soooo confusing!
Throughout history the human body and the female anatomy in particular troubled many thinkers who analysed them from the intellectual, political or psychological perspectives, often focusing their attention on speculations about the mind/body...
"ESPÈCES is the result of a collaboration between the jewellery designer Marie Artamonoff and the artist Sébastien Rien. The pair have designed and created a series of silver jewellery from bones. ESPÈCES‘s creations are based on a sociological sensitivity; the first universal, ancestral ornaments brought forth into our contemporary world. The bones used for the castings have been found and collected in their natural habitat, in the woods by a passionate young naturalist. The creative process that defines ESPÈCES is partly influenced by visionary authors having developed a post-human aesthetics on the link between man and machine. The collection comes in models made of silver and moulded from genuine animal bones."
By Julia Champtaloup For artist Simryn Gill, here can be a place between where we have been and where we are going, an intertidal zone of memory and time.
"Necklaces made of plastics and metals hang on blackened walls in circles for the work entitled Naught. For this installation, Gill employed her precise collecting and gathering of found objects, some from her home in Malaysia, reflecting her own personal history. The objects could have been washed up on the shores of any tidal zone, carrying tales of the many and of our resource rich and wasteful society."
Professional Jeweller Host of new designers make Goldsmiths Fair debut Professional Jeweller The Goldsmiths Fair returns next week for a fortnight-long jewellery showcase, welcoming new faces to the fold as it embraces contemporary design talents.
Another highlight from Superdesign was David Roux-Fouillet’s Diamond Shot, a fun and unique way to set a diamond. That’s right, specially made bullets are quite literally shot into jewellery to create the setting.
Readers who keep themselves regularly updated about architecture, fashion and design and who may have the chance to go every now and then to an art or design fair are usually pretty quick at spotting certain trends that may pervade...
Joanne now has a facebook page to add to her digital presence. Her jewellery has a rich craft practice and uses traditional jewellery materials such as silver along with threads that she crafts into tactile and colourful 3D objects. Always a pleasure to see her work.