One for the Home Team

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I just received news that my polymer work is featured top and center on the cover of a new book about contemporary art jewelry. Of course I’m pleased for personal reasons, but more importantly, polymer garners added status within the field of contemporary art jewelry. This volume by Jeff Snyder is a revised edition of Dona Meilach’s classic Art Jewelry Today. Scheduled for publication in late September, you can pre-order the book here: Art Jewelry Today 2

The publisher, Schiffer, describes the book as follows:

Hundreds of stunning color photos display the wearable artwork produced by today’s top art jewelers, including one-of-a-kind necklaces, brooches, bracelets, rings, and earrings in gold, silver, mixed metals, glass, enamel work, found objects, and more. Here is sculpture made small and designed to adorn the body and draw the eye, created by artists who have committed their lives to their work. The text introduces artists from around the globe. This book is the second in a series pioneered by the late Dona Meilach and provides readers familiar with her work with a new look at some of the artists they have come to know as well as an introduction to artists not previously known. This is a valuable guide to today’s art jewelry, for buyers and artists alike.

I cannot remember a time in my life that I wasn't interested in looking at art, talking about art and the making of art. In 1990 I earned a Phd in art history at the University of Maryland. My first experiences with polymer clay were in 1992, but I consider my real work with the medium to date from 1999.