Contemporary Goldsmithing

Jurors Statement

JURORS: George Sawyer, Judith Kinghorn, Tom Herman

The Art of the Goldsmith

The unique art of the goldsmith goes back thousands of years, a common language of accumulated technique that transcends time and culture. It allows us to express thoughts and emotions, intellect and humor, love, spirituality and all manner of wealth and power no matter what culture we inhabit or what language we speak.  Like verbal languages, it is constantly evolving through the use of newly invented techniques, tools and materials as well as being influenced by the constantly changing human condition and state of mind expressed by individual artists.  The entrants to this exhibition came from several cultures in ten different countries but all expressed their art in a language understood by all.

The pieces in the exhibition were chosen for their creativity, originality, and quality of construction. The jury chose pieces that exhibit new techniques, new materials and a cleverness of expression and execution. We especially liked pieces that broke away from the predictable arcs of design and conceptual thought, pieces that developed a concept into a well expressed, well executed piece of metalworking eloquence.

We also have included work made with computer-based tools like CAD design and rapid prototyping. These tools are beginning to be used in a more artistic manner and as they become more accessible we are certain to see a blossoming of their use by goldsmith-artists.

The art of the goldsmith is one of the few human creative rootstocks that has nurtured every era, style and artistic movement in almost every culture for millennia.  It’s a pleasure to see the newly emerging shoots represented by the pieces in this exhibition.

Artist Information

Contemporary Goldsmithing  /  Sandra Enterline

Artist Information

Contemporary Goldsmithing

Jurors: George Sawyer, Judith Kinghorn, Tom Herman

The art of the goldsmith is one of the few human creative rootstocks that has nurtured every era, style and artistic movement in almost every culture for millennia.

Full Juror Statement

"Wedding Brooch (Maid of Honor)"

2013
Sterling silver, copper, nickel silver, enamel, 3" x 4.5"

Photo Credit: Sydney Brown

Sydney Brown

Portfolio: www.sydliz.com

Contact: sydliz@gmail.com

"Hand-fabricated pendant"

2013
Sterling silver, 22K gold, black drusy agate, boulder opal doublets, ideal-cut diamonds, 2.25" x .75"

Photo Credit: Ben Coppelman

Ross Coppelman

Portfolio: www.rosscoppelman.com

Contact: info@rosscoppelman.com

"Untitled Necklace (Front)"

2013
Fine silver, sterling silver, copper, acrylic, resin, acrylic paint
7" x 16" x 7"

Photo Credit: Mally DePerna

"Untitled Necklace (Back)"

2013
Fine silver, sterling silver, copper, acrylic, resin, acrylic paint
7" x 16" x 7"

Photo Credit: Mally DePerna

Chelsea Fay

Portfolio: www.chelseafay.com

Contact: Chelsea@Chelseafay.com

"Nebula Cuff"

2012
Pink tourmaline, hot pink sapphire, diamond, 22k yellow gold on forged and oxidized sterling silver
1" x 3" x 1.75"

Photo Credit: Hap Sakwa

Elizabeth & Jack Gualtieri

Portfolio: www.zaffirojewelry.com

Contact: info@zaffirojewelry.com

"Ookpik"

2011
Inuit design on John Lunn flute. Chasing & repousse on sterling silver flute mechanism
7.25" x 1.5" x .65"

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Nintzel

John Lunn

Portfolio: www.johnlunn.com

Contact: 18k@comcast.net

"Mud Ball: The Timeless Toy (Open)"

2011
Copper, brass, clay, flocking
4.5” x 3.5” x 3.5”

Photo Credit: Becky McDonah

"Mud Ball: The Timeless Toy (Closed)"

2011
Copper, brass, clay, flocking
4.5” x 3.5” x 3.5”

Photo Credit: Becky McDonah

Becky McDonah

Contact: becky.mcdonah@gmail.com

"Helix Neckpiece - Crossed Connections"

2013
Argentium silver, copper, 9" x 9" x 2.5"

Photo Credit: Jenn Parnell

Karen Moon

Contact: karenmoon8@yahoo.com

"Liquid Lexicon" Tea strainer

2011
Sterling silver, 2.625" x 4" x 3.375"

Photo Credit: Tim Thayer

Thomas Muir

Portfolio: www.tommuir.org

Contact: tmuir@bgsu.edu

"Find Me; I'm Here"

2011
Copper, sterling silver, fine silver, found object, diamond, 1.6" x 5.1" x 3.5"

Photo Credit: Guy Nicol

Yuka Okane Inoue

Contact: YukaOkane@gmail.com

"Bullfinch" Two part brooch

2013
Top: 14k repousse gold, pink sapphires, diamond
Bottom: 14k gold, pink sapphire, rhodonite, silver
4.5" x 1.5"

Photo Credit: Robert Diamante

Linda Priest

Portfolio: www.lkindlerpriest.com

Contact: linda@lkindlerpriest.com

"Transition"

2013
18k yellow gold with pavé of 280 black diamonds, total weight of 2.9 ct. A 9.5 mm high luster Tahitian black pearl is nestled in 18K gold wire, 41.76 mm H, 28.55 mm

Francesco Teresi

Portfolio: www.francescoteresi.com

Contact: report@francescoteresi.com

"Deer in the Forest" Ring set

2012
18k yellow gold, sterling silver, uvarovite garnets, tri-color tourmaline, diamonds, custom-cut onyxes, 1" x 1.75" x 2"

Photo Credit: Hap Sakwa

Manya Tessler

Portfolio: www.MANYAandROUMEN.com

Contact: info@manyaandroumen.com

"Swimming Sundial Necklace"

2013
Forged and fabricated 14k yellow gold and sterling silver with sundial shell, jasper, garnet, citrine, smoky quartz, carnelian and freshwater pearls, 3" x 2" x .5"

Photo Credit: Ryder Gledhill

Barbara Umbel

Portfolio: www.barbaraumbel.com

Contact: urchinjewels@gmail.com

"Diana's Arrow"
18k gold, opals, diamonds, mokume gane' made of 18k gold and shokudo
(The bead in this piece flips over)
3.25" x .75" x .5"

Photo Credit: Ralph Gabriner

"Diana's Arrow"
18k gold, opals, diamonds, mokume gane' made of 18k gold and shokudo
(The bead in this piece flips over)
3.25" x .75" x .5"

Photo Credit: Ralph Gabriner

Wayne Werner

Portfolio: www.wlwstudio.com

Contact: waynewerner@mindspring.com

"Blooming #3"

2013
Sterling silver, 3.5" x 1.6" x 1.5"

Photo Credit: Keith Meiser

Shuyu Wu

Contact: sue2010.wu@gmail.com

"The Secret Garden" Necklace

2012
18k yellow gold, diamonds, black tourmaline, 6" x 7" x 0.5"

Photo Credit: Hap Sakwa

Liaung Chung Yen

Portfolio: www.liaungchungyen.com

Contact: liaung@yahoo.com

Start from the Beginning

SNAG would like to thank Nicole Jacquard, Natalie O'Neal, Jim Bove, Jennifer Wells, Bryan Park, Social Design House and Jurors George Sawyer, Judith Kinghorn, Tom Herman for making this exhibition possible.

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