What I saw in Julie


Ruth Anne Grove, Articulated Earrings, 1993

In 1994, Julie: Artisans’ Gallery was just about the only places you could see work by accomplished polymer jewelry artists.  When Julie Shafler Dale opened her gallery in 1973, it was the very first boutique dedicated to wearable art in America.  Ten years later, she wrote the first book on Art-to-Wear. And by 1994 her gallery was presenting the work of several polymer artists including Pier Voulkos, Michael and Ruth Anne Grove, Shellie Brooks and City Zen Cane. (top image courtesy of Jamey D. Allen from his book Five Artists – Five Directions in Polymer Clay, 1995

Ruth Anne Grove, Caned Necklace, 1993