The Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in New York City is panned by a critic who finds an ethical conundrum and poor display taste amidst all the sparkle and glitter. (To read the review, click here)
Ethical Metalsmiths are holding another Radical Jewelry Makeover in Santa Fe in October 2011, and they are looking for funding to support the project. If you are interested in becoming a benefactor, click here. And if you want to find out more about Radical Jewelry Makeover, or Ethical Metalsmiths, you can visit their website by clicking here.
Past, Present and Future: 40 Years of Electrum opened at Electrum Gallery in London on 21 April 2011, and will be celebrating the gallery's history as a pioneering space supporting the New Jewelry in the 1970s and 1980s. Jewelers on show include the crème of British contemporary jewelry, including Caroline Broadhead, Pierre Degen, Gerda Flockinger, Susanna Heron, Wendy Ramshaw and David Watkins. (To learn more, visit the gallery's website by clicking here.)
Craft Australia have published a series of articles on their website, exploring the issue of sustainability in relation to jewelry and metalsmithing. (To find out more, click here to visit their website.)
The Craft Research Fund organized by the Centre for Craft Creativity and Design has advertised for applications to the 2011 round of the Craft Research Fund. The deadline is 1 July 2011, and you can find out more about the criteria, guidelines and application process by clicking here.
If you are interested in spending some time in Amsterdam, you should check out 'The artist in residence' and 'The room', two accommodation options being offered by Dutch jeweler Rian de Jong. (To find out more, click here and here.)
The 7th Cheongju International Craft Biennale and associated craft competition is calling for entries on the theme of 'Not the new, just the necessary'. The deadline is 8 June 2011. To find out more about the biennale, including how to submit your work, visit the website by clicking here.
Something you don't see everyday - contemporary jewelry makes it to You Tube. (To watch the clip, click here. And to turn it into a drinking game, take a swig every time you see a member of AJF.)