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Offered by Interweave, the Jewellery Arts Awards: Tucson Display Information Go over Opposition was open to any maker/designer doing the job in regular or other components using any methods. Two Grand Prizes had been awarded, alongside with Class Winners and Honorable Mentions in a few divisions: Gemstones, Metalsmithing, and Sterling Silver.
Entries had been so amazing that we couldn’t pick just a person Grand Prize Winner! John Dyer’s Oregon Sunstone and Julie’s Glassman’s cloisonne necklace every seem on the cover of the print and digital editions of the 2023 Tucson Demonstrate Guideline..
Below are the amazing pieces that caught the eyes of the judges.
Grand Prize Winners
Grand Prize Winner
Title: Oregon Sunstone Dreamscape Cut
Artist: John Dyer
Most important Approaches: Faceting, carving
Oregon sunstone sellers use the term “schiller” to explain the twinkling outcome of copper inclusions in sunstone. John thinks “schiller can genuinely add to the attractiveness of the gem when it is appropriately combined with the structure of the lower.”
Check out out a lot more of John Dyer’s do the job on his web-site.
Grand Prize Winner
Title: Sonoran Desert Dance
Artist: Julie Glassman
Most important Strategies: Cloisonne enamel, soldering, stone setting, sawing, sprucing.
“Lines, shade, and gentle rule my globe and inform my tale in enamel,” claims Julie. “All my get the job done is influenced by my mom and her battle with cancer… her memory is my muse.”
Check out far more of Julie Glassman’s operate on her internet site.
This classification characteristics beautiful thoughts for location, carving, or otherwise highlighting a attractive gemstone (or stones). Thank you to our sponsor: Fireplace Mountain Gems and Beads.
Title: Camouflage in the American West
Artist: Jill Tower
Major Resources: Hell’s Canyon petrified wood, sterling silver, high-quality silver, 24K gold, enamel
Jill shares her drive for this piece, “Tucson plays host to numerous national and intercontinental website visitors for the length of its exhibits, and I needed to share a piece that uniquely signifies the American West for everybody coming to this location.”
See more of Jill Tower’s function on her site.
Title: Riding the Wave
Artist: Barbara McLaughlin
Primary Resources: 18K gold, sterling silver, boulder opal, diamond, carved chrome chalcedony
See far more of Barbara McLaughlin’s work on her site.
These entries get total gain of regular and contemporary metalsmithing methods to convey to their stories. Thank you to our sponsor: Susan Lenart.
Title: Alhambra-Influenced Salt and Pepper Shakers
Artist: Adrienne Neszmelyi-Romano
Primary Methods: Forming, soldering, hammering, sawing, photoetching, patina
“My jewellery is motivated by my practical experience of the environment around me – the varied expressions of mother nature and cultures that I encounter by means of my travels. This piece was encouraged by the Moorish architecture and design and style that I encountered in southern Spain. The designs photoetched onto the surfaces are found in the Alhambra, found in Granada.”
Title: Last Snow
Artist: Adrienne Cantler
Main Tactics: Sawing, soldering, forging wire, stone setting
Look at additional of Adrienne Cantler’s operate on her web site.
These submissions grow our ideas about what jewelers can do applying sterling silver as the key content. Thank you to our sponsor: Halstead.
Title: Scaffold Bangle
Artist: Neil Ramsay
Principal Methods: Wireframe, CAD, casting
With styles that blend engineering and sculpture, Neil is “proud to make great jewelery statement parts that are intended to be wearable, but also just a little exterior the everyday.”
Title: Hexavalent Bond
Artist: Jonathan Bassett
Key Supplies: .925 sterling silver wire, gemstones
See additional of Jonathan Bassett’s perform on his internet site.
Connected: 2022 Bead Arts Awards Winners
Make guaranteed to decide up each print copies of the Tucson Present Guidebook this calendar year to have both of those stunning addresses! You can down load the digital version, which includes both addresses, now!