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La Umber és una artista de Seattle que treballa les joies com si fosssin petits quadres, amb històries i missatges per explicar. M’agrada com combina els elements visuals amb les pedres naturals, preciós!

Umber is a Seattle based artist that works jewels like small paintings, with stories and messages to tell. I love the way she combines these visual elements with natural stones, beautiful!

“I fell in love with the idea of jewelry as small scale art pieces that individual people choose to place on their bodies.  There is nothing more intimate than that contact on skin.  When one chooses to adorn their self with a piece of jewelry, that jewelry can become a symbol, a reminder, a message – be it private or public.  It can be a keeper of experience, the medium through which we layer on strength, history, joy and beauty.”

 

 

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Avui he descobert la feina de l’Anna, una dissenyadora afincada a Seattle, que fa unes peces molt delicades, m’agrada la combinació de les textures i les pedres que fa.

Today I discovered Anna’s works, a Seattle based designer that makes very delicate pieces, I really like the combination she makes of stones and textures.

Ring a Day at Punch Gallery

Ring a Day
65 artists. 1 year. 365 rings.

El gener de 2010 vaig començar a participar en el projecte Ring A Day; fer un anell per cada un dels dies de l’any. Ahir s’inaugurava a la Galeria Punch una exposició amb una selecció d’alguns dels anells que han participat en el projecte. Estic super contenta perquè hi ha tres anells meus!!! ;-D

“As a tie-in to the annual SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) conference, PUNCH presents this totally RAD (Ring a Day) exhibition showcasing 365 rings, accompanied by select photographs to illustrate the diverse, creative and inspiring rings artists have made from Day 1 to Day 365. Colleen Baran, Kathryn Cole, Shannon Conrad, Nina Gibson and Sara Westermark juried RAD from over 16,000 rings submitted to the Ring a Day group on Flickr. The exhibition features 65 international artists with work ranging from ephemeral and conceptual art rings to functional jewelry in both alternative and classic materials.

This project was an open challenge to metalsmiths and other artists across the globe to make one ring a day out of any material for the entire year of 2010. Over the course of the year artists continually added rings, new artists joined the group, ideas morphed into new ideas, artists played off the ideas of other artists, and materials were used in new and unexpected ways. On a daily basis, rings were created, photographed, and posted to the Ring a Day Flickr group. The majority of the artists represented discovered the project through social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blogs and word of mouth. This project reflects a population of metalsmiths and jewelry makers who are facile with current online technology.

Ring a Day is part of the Society of North American Goldsmith’s yearly conference; an event that brings together 800+ visitors from around the world for exhibitions, artist’s talks, trunk shows and more. SNAG is an international educational non-profit organization that supports and advances the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths.

Ring a Day would like to thank Artist Trust, Crafthaus, EtsyMetal, Etsy and SNAG for their sponsorship.”

Idle Hands Designs

Darrere el nom de Idle Hands hi ha la Lyndsay Behrens una joiera de Seattle que es descriu a ella mateixa així:

Behind the name Idle Hands there is Lyndsay Behrens, a Seattle jeweller that defines herself with these words:

“I’ve always been a bit different. Born on earth day, a vegetarian at age 11 and from a small town in Washington state. It seams that I was destined to be a hippie. Well almost, but it’s more like 50/50. I was influenced from a young age by the works of Ann Rice, The Pixies, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, as well as many more… So, it seams that metal + all of that = idle hands.”

Trobareu més peces seves al seu bloc, Facebook o botiga on-line! Estic segura que a la meva germana li encantaran aquestes peces!!

You will find more of her pieces at her blog, Facebook or her online store! I’m sure my sister will love her jewels!!

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Impresionants les peces d’aquesta noia de Seattle, podeu veure la seva feina al Flickr i a la web, que està en construcció. No tinc paraules, per tant millor triar les seves pròpies:

“This body of work is concerned with revelation of the interior, with slicing past the surface. Inspired by botanical illustrations and photomicrographs, it has allowed me to explore the idea of exposing intricate internal structures with devices such as the cross-section or selective staining of cells. It has also allowed me to pay tribute to the types of imagery that have cultivated a sense of wonder in me – there is a musical quality to the cellular structures they reveal, themes and variations in the logical patterning and loose architecture determined by functionality, which draws me in.

Other influences on the overall design of the work and on my own general sense of aesthetics are quite varied. With a cultural background that spans three continents, and training in both the arts and sciences, I often draw inspiration from a broad range of sources, from Rackham, Beardsley, and Lalique to the so-called “ethnic” jewelry of Southeast Asia and Oceania. My influences do, however, tend to share a common thread: acute observation of natural forms, and an appreciation for the tension between beauty and menace so often found in nature’s defenses.”