Stephen Zeh and Tamberlaine Zeh

Temple, ME

Our years of hand crafting baskets influences the design and techniques we use in our work in precious metals. Each piece is individually hand fabricated using the techniques of drawing, rolling, beveling, braiding, weaving, wrapping, soldering, and forging.

Rebecca Myers

Baltimore, MD

With my work, I try to capture the sublime beauty found in natural forms and patterns that are awe inspiring to us all. I use high karat gold, palladium and oxidized silver in most pieces. I use diamonds and colored stones to produce a dusting effect, or complete a pattern, as opposed to being the focus. My pieces can start with a casting and have many fabrication steps thereafter, or can be completely fabricated from sheet or stock. I utilize abrasive finishes, embossing and patinas to achieve color and texture.

Jeong Ju Lee

Rochester, NY

I am interested in the potential for steel mesh to create three-dimensional sculptural jewelry. I discovered that when two sheets of wire mesh overlap with distance, they create beautiful patterns and geometry, giving the illusion that there might be something else in between. In my work, more than two layers of sheet mesh are stacked together in order to invent a new form or pattern.

Francesca Vitali

Rochester, NY

This body of work is a new interpretation of the signature black and white body of work with a new player: yellow! Yellow stands for freshness, happiness, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism, enlightenment. Who doesn't need all these during this crazy period?

Rebecca Myers

Baltimore, MD

With my work, I try to capture the sublime beauty found in natural forms and patterns that are awe inspiring to us all. I use high karat gold, palladium and oxidized silver in most pieces. I use diamonds and colored stones to produce a dusting effect, or complete a pattern, as opposed to being the focus. My pieces can start with a casting and have many fabrication steps thereafter, or can be completely fabricated from sheet or stock. I utilize abrasive finishes, embossing and patinas to achieve color and texture.

Holly Mitchell

Indianapolis, IN

For 30 years, I've had an endless fascination with newspaper. It began with an assignment in a metalsmithing class to create a piece of jewelry which did not consist of any traditional materials (no metal, precious stones, etc.). I chose newspaper. I love to push the boundaries of its text, color and content. For example, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today have very different fonts. I love to juxtapose them to create wonderful rich textural patterns. I use Comic Strips because the characters' expressive faces contain bold, bright and powerful colors. I use Expired Coupons because the textural patterns of many elements including the UPC Bar Codes are reminiscent of African Kente cloth. I strive to bring out these aesthetic strengths to create jewelry which is equally interesting both on and off the body. I truly believe the ordinary (such as newspaper) can be extraordinary.

Cornelia Goldsmith

Sausalito, CA

My jewelry designs are fabricated in high-carat gold and platinum alloys using both precious and semi-precious stones. Through many years of experimentation I have created a unique and innovative granulation technique. Many of my tools are individually handmade specifically for particular projects keeping in mind the final design, ultimate purpose of the piece and the effects to be accomplished.

Jennifer Chin

Boston, MA

My delicately industrial jewelry is inspired by an affinity for machine components, kinetic movement and the beautiful natural patterns occurring in nature. Using mostly silver, gold and occasionally gemstones, I create delicately linked geometric patterns and organic imagery like bird wings, flowers and leaves. Kinetic movement plays a role in the designs, concentric circles spinning inside hexagons or a stairway of silver folding like a puzzle.

Barbara Baur

Philadelphia, PA

This work is inspired by the wind, water and wave forms as well as the seafaring vessels that interact with these things. As a sailor for nearly 35 years, I feel a personal connection to life on the water. My practice expresses this connection by creating art jewelry for ornamentation of the body and the home.

Tara Locklear: Contemporary Jewelry With a Twist

“The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show has not only been an incredible opportunity to connect with many great artists around the United States, but also a great gateway to meeting new clients for my work.”

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