One World / 40 Artists respond to COVID-19. An online exhibition.

Logo: Thomas Gentille





Breakfast and Bracelets

Gallery Loupe and The Jewelry Library invite you to start the day at a special event showcasing the jewelry of the Taller Arte Papel Oaxaca. Francisco Toledo revived the pre-Columbian craft of paper-making using the renewable fibers of trees, shrubs, and plants growing in the region and then enlisted the American artist Kiff Slemmons, to design and teach jewelry making to the artisans of the Taller. Stop by The Great Room @ The Jewelry Library on Wednesday, November 20 from 9:00 am to noon to shop the simple, modern, and graphic bracelets and necklaces of the Taller, and join us for hot chocolate and an informal discussion on sustainability, community-building, and the preservation of ancient technologies and indigenous craft.

JEWELRY FOR AMERICA at the Metropolitan Museum

Jewelry for America, an exhibition on view at the Metropolitan Museum, through April 5, 2020, explores the evolution of jewelry in this country from the early eighteenth century to the present day. The show includes a neckpiece by Thomas Gentille, constructed with eggshell overlay. In its August 12, 2019 review of the show The Wall Street Journal commented on Gentille's use of unusual materials, techniques and designs.


Congratulations to Gallery Loupe artists Laura Deakin, Reiko Ishiyama, Melanie Isverding, Nils Hint and Bruce Metcalf who were selected to show work at the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades in Munich from March 11-15, 2020.

Munich Jewelry week showcases avant-garde contemporary jewelry by both established and emerging artists. It is the most significant event throughout the world in the field of contemporary jewelry. Approximately 800 artists from 61 countries applied. Three of the 63 artists selected to show their work will be awarded the prestigious Herbert Hofmann Prize on March 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm.


Kiff Slemmons will speak about her work at the Pinakothek der Moderne, the International Design Museum, in Munich on March 15, 2020. Slemmons is the first American artist to receive this honor. Self-taught in metalsmithing, her artistic practice incorporates found and non-precious material and manifests itself with cultural references and visual puns. Her work is included in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Art and Design (New York), Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), and Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich), among others.

Robert Baines Named Klassiker Der Moderne For 2020

Congratulations to Robert Baines on being named the Klassiker der Moderne for 2020. This award, given each year since 1992, recognizes an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the field. A selection of his works will be on view at the International Trade Fair during Munich Jewelry Week.


Congratulations to Melanie Isverding on being appointed Professor in Metal Design - Jewelry and Body related objects, University of Applied Science and Arts Hildeshelm/Holzminden/Goettingen, beginning the winter semester 2019/2020.

Isverding became a master goldsmith in 2004 then moved to the program at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under the direction of Professor Otto Kunzli. Since 2014 she has been Artistic Associate of Professor Daniel Kruger and Professor Hans Stofer at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle.

Isverding's work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions internationally and is included in collections of The Danner Foundation, Munich; The CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands; and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.

Robert Baines Artist in Residence Lecture Series

Robert Baines is the 2019 Artist-in-residence / Visiting Professor in the Department of Arts and Design at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. Baines will deliver his fifth lecture "Larger than Life" in the "Fifty Years a Goldsmith" series on October 26, 2019.

Striking Gold: Fuller At Fifty

Works by Georg Dobler, Caroline Gore, Esther Knobel and Jennifer Trask can be seen in the Fuller Craft Museum exhibition "Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty." The exhibition marks Fuller Craft's fifty-year anniversary; to commemorate this milestone the exhibition will explore contemporary interpretations of gold as an artistic material, while investigating cultural and sociopolitical associations.

The exhibition is co-curated by Fuller Craft Museum Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Collections Beth McLaughlin and Suzanne Ramljak, art historian, writer, curator, and former editor of Metalsmith magazine.

An exhibition catalogue with images of exhibition artwork and essays from the co-curators and Stuart Kestenbaum, Poet Laureate of Maine and Former Director, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is available through their online store.

Thomas Gentille Shares his Thoughts on Jewelry

In case you missed seeing Thomas Gentille, in live conversation with Andrea Dinoto, during the recent it is again

And, here's an added bonus of Thomas as the 2018 American Craft Council Fellow:

Munich Jewelry Week

Munich Jewelry Week  is just around the corner. We're looking forward to all the jewelry goings-on and to seeing some of our wonderful gallery artists included in the Schmuck 2019 exhibition.

Robert Baines, Peter bauhuis, Melanie Isverding, Esther Knobel, Bruce Metcalf, Yutaka Minegishi, Annamaria Zanella

Munich Jewelry Week 2019

A View from the Jeweler's Bench

Bard Graduate Center 
Feb. 14 - July 7, 2019

Including gallery artist Kiff Slemmons

Yale University Art Gallery acquires Work by Rachelle Thiewes

We're pleased to announce that Rachelle Thiewes "Shimmer Bracelet" is now part of the Yale University Art Gallery's permanent collection. Thiewes holds a MFA from Kent State University and BA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She was Professor of Metals in the Department of Art at The University of Texas in El Paso for thirty-seven years. Thiewes is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and was a nominee for a United States Artist Fellowship in 2010. In 2009 she was named “Texas Master” by the Houston Center of Contemporary Craft. The Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at Un Her work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and Museum of Arts and Design, in New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part I

Museum of Arts and Design
Sept. 6, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Including gallery artist Attai Chen

Peter Bauhuis: Schoonhoven Prize

Congratulations to Peter Bauhuis upon receiving the Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018. The Schoonhoven prize is devoted to inspiring artists to explore the boundaries of their traditional art and craft. i.e. stimulating the exploration of new technologies and uses, and innovative art forms. Innovation, as envisioned in the Award’s present edition, would center on the rejuvenation of older, time-honored techniques, and on the preservation of an immaterial heritage by injecting dynamic new life.

An exhibition of all nominated works will be presented in a 3 month exhibition at the Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhaven and will then travel to several cities in Belgium and Germany.

Now at the Gallery...

Arnoldsche Art Publishers Presents:

Inspired by the Arte Povera movement, jewellery artist Annamaria Zanella combines base materials with precious metals. The unmistakable blue pigment, produced according to a recipe from the fourteenth century, is just as important as plastic or corroded steel. Their interplay reveals the indwelling energy of the jewellery.

The pieces of the twice winner of the Herbert Hofmann Prize contain personal impressions and wearable references to nature surrounding her. The artist's living reality - and thus her oeuvre - also encompasses the political, the question of how we as a society want to live together.

Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment

Fuller Craft Museum
Oct. 6, 2018 - April 21, 2019

Including gallery artists: Georg Dobler, Bruce Metcalf, Jennifer Trask

Uneasy Beauty

Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines

Museum of Arts and Design:
Oct. 16, 2018 - March 3, 2019

Fake News and True Love is a clever examination of jewelry as a document of popular cultural history. The artist's fanciful pieces and accompanying "evidence" encourage belief in the fourteen stories he presents. Baines has fabricated alternate realities that span from B.C.E. to the present day and encompass an equally wide range of topics, including migration, conspiracy, forgery, celebrity, and politics.

Fake News and True Love