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Jewelry Arts Awards 2022: Winners and Honorable Mentions | Jewelry

Jewelry Arts Awards 2022: Winners and Honorable Mentions | Jewelry

Offered by Interweave, the Jewelry Arts Awards: Tucson Exhibit Tutorial Deal with Levels of competition was open up to any maker/designer operating in common or other materials using any tactics. Two Grand Prizes have been awarded, alongside with Classification Winners and Honorable Mentions in three divisions: Gemstones, Metalsmithing, and Sterling Silver. 

Entries ended up so astounding that we couldn’t choose just 1 Grand Prize Winner! John Dyer’s Oregon Sunstone and Julie’s Glassman’s cloisonne necklace every single surface on the go over of the print and digital editions of the 2023 Tucson Exhibit Guidebook..

Below are the beautiful parts that caught the eyes of the judges. 

Grand Prize Winners

Sunstone, by John Dyer
Oregon Sunstone Dreamscape Lower, by John Dyer

Grand Prize Winner

Title: Oregon Sunstone Dreamscape Cut 
Artist: John Dyer 
Principal Methods: Faceting, carving 

Oregon sunstone dealers use the term “schiller” to describe the twinkling outcome of copper inclusions in sunstone. John thinks “schiller can definitely incorporate to the attractiveness of the gem when it is properly merged with the style of the minimize.” 

Examine out extra of John Dyer’s get the job done on his web-site.

Sonoran Desert Dance, by Julie Glassman
Sonoran Desert Dance, by Julie Glassman

Grand Prize Winner

Title: Sonoran Desert Dance 
Artist: Julie Glassman 
Major Procedures: Cloisonne enamel, soldering, stone placing, sawing, sprucing. 

“Lines, color, and light rule my globe and inform my tale in enamel,” suggests Julie. “All my function is motivated by my mother and her struggle with cancer… her memory is my muse.” 

Perspective additional of Julie Glassman’s operate on her web site.

Gemstones Classification

This class functions gorgeous concepts for location, carving, or otherwise highlighting a magnificent gemstone (or stones). Thank you to our sponsor: Hearth Mountain Gems and Beads

Camouflage in the American West, by Jill Tower

Category Winner

Title: Camouflage in the American West
Artist: Jill Tower
Main Elements: Hell’s Canyon petrified wooden, sterling silver, wonderful silver, 24K gold, enamel

Jill shares her commitment for this piece, “Tucson plays host to various national and intercontinental readers for the length of its demonstrates, and I required to share a piece that uniquely signifies the American West for anyone coming to this area.” 

Watch more of Jill Tower’s function on her site.

Driving the Wave, by Barbara McLaughlin

Honorable Point out

Title: Riding the Wave
Artist: Barbara McLaughlin
Main Components: 18K gold, sterling silver, boulder opal, diamond, carved chrome chalcedony 

Perspective additional of Barbara McLaughlin’s work on her web site.

These entries take complete edge of regular and contemporary metalsmithing strategies to notify their tales. Thank you to our sponsor: Susan Lenart

Alhambra-Inspired Salt and Pepper Shakers 

Adrienne Neszmelyi-Romano
Alhambra-Motivated Salt and Pepper Shakers, by Adrienne Neszmelyi-Romano 

Class Winner

Title: Alhambra-Influenced Salt and Pepper Shakers
Artist: Adrienne Neszmelyi-Romano 
Principal Procedures: Forming, soldering, hammering, sawing, photoetching, patina 

“My jewelry is motivated by my practical experience of the globe all around me – the varied expressions of mother nature and cultures that I encounter as a result of my travels. This piece was impressed by the Moorish architecture and design that I encountered in southern Spain. The designs photoetched on to the surfaces are observed in the Alhambra, positioned in Granada.”

Last Snow, by Adrienne Cantler
Final Snow, by Adrienne Cantler 

Honorable Point out

Title: Previous Snow
Artist: Adrienne Cantler
Major Methods: Sawing, soldering, forging wire, stone setting 

View a lot more of Adrienne Cantler’s do the job on her site.

Sterling Silver

These submissions develop our tips about what jewelers can do employing sterling silver as the primary content. Thank you to our sponsor: Halstead

Scaffold Bangle, by Neil Ramsay
Scaffold Bangle, by Neil Ramsay 

Classification Winner

Title: Scaffold Bangle
Artist: Neil Ramsay
Main Methods: Wireframe, CAD, casting 

With designs that mix engineering and sculpture, Neil is “proud to make fine jewelery statement pieces that are meant to be wearable, but also just a small outside the house the every day.” 

Hexavalent Bond, by Jonathan Bassett
Hexavalent Bond, by Jonathan Bassett. Photograph by Dexx Negron.

Honorable Point out

Title: Hexavalent Bond
Artist: Jonathan Bassett
Principal Elements: .925 sterling silver wire, gemstones 

Look at additional of Jonathan Bassett’s perform on his web-site.


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