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nikolay sardamov: jewelry & social commentary

Don’t be fooled by the industrial look of Nikolay Sardamov’s jewelry.

[nonmember]This archived post is for Members Only. Click here to become a member or to get a one day pass. If you are a member, please login to view the post. [/nonmember] [private_archives]Sardamov’s concern for society, the driving force behind this collection, is anything but steely cold and hard. In Bi-Re-Cycle, the Bulgarian artist pairs bicycle inner tubes and precious metals to draw our attention to the environment, sustainability and mobility.

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sharon donovan weaves glass beads onto precious metal frames

Sharon Donovan studied fiber techniques in metal with Arline Fisch, eventually developing her own technique consisting of fabricated precious metal frames that allow her to weave glass beads or pearls into the design. Love that 2.5D bracelet!

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Treasure House Bracelet, sterling silver, 14kt gold, glass beads, silk thread

2.5 D Bracelet, sterling silver, 14kt gold, glass beads, silk thread

Drusy Chrysacolla,
sterling silver, 14K gold, drusy with chrysacolla, glass beads, gold wire

Blue Drusy Earrings, sterling silver, drusy quartz, glass beads, silk thread

Pods I, II, III, sterling silver, 14kt gold, glass beads, silk thread

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lisa zerkowitz’s glass and steel landscapes

Lisa Zerkowitz splits her time between her studio where she creates cast glass and steel landscapes, and Two Tone Studios, where she and husband Boyd Sugiki produce a line of functional blown glassware.

Zerkowitz’s landscapes are meant to evoke quiet moments in time that pass quickly; that cannot be put into words, only feelings. Scroll down to read how she combines the glass, steel and ink and watch the video below to see more – including a glimpse of the process involved in making blown glass beach balls (see in the last image on this pos)t.

November, kiln cast glass, steel, ink, 20”x20”x3”


Of Moss and Fern, kiln cast & slumped glass, steel, ink, 49”x49”x4”


The Play of Light , kiln cast glass, steel, ink, bronze, 21”x32”x3”

Morning’s Blanket, kiln cast glass, steel, ink, 10”x10”x4”

Beach Balls, blown & cold worked glass, 5”-15”d

“The steel panels in the Botanical pieces are my canvas; where the landscape begins to take form from a simple line. Each mark traps ink that I apply to the surface of the steel, to provide a marriage of color and form. The glass and bronze elements provide a layering that is akin to the organics of nature. Most importantly, the glass is the light, bringing the viewer to a specific moment in time when light and nature combined are a language of their own.” Lisa Zerkowitz

 

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