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The engines that drive my creativity are the wearability of my work, as well as the narrative quality implicit in the combined elements of each piece. My jewels speak of humanity's delight in the body-embellished. Essentially, each jewel is intrinsically wearable art...adornment... for without that, they would not be jewels; they would be solely small sculpture in precious metal and gemstones.

 

However central wearability may be, there is still more to my work than that. Aldous Huxley noted that human beings appreciate the transformative quality of stained glass windows, fireworks and gemstones. It is the possibility of that transformation that I hope to bring to my jewels. Quite obviously, jewels are costumes; we put on jewelry as an element in which we cloak ourselves. We become the outwardness of the jewels we wear.

 

Toward that end, my jewels thematically integrate hand fabrication techniques (including, but not limited to: engraving, stamping, fold-forming, oxidation/patination, roll-printing, cold connections), enameling, precious metals, precious stones, and occasional found objects. The pieces explore the fusion of all these elements with the stories my objects relate, each object speaking metaphorically as a collection of connected, coherent imagery and symbology.

Linda Kaye-Moses has been a full-time professional studio jeweler since 1978 and has exhibited nationally in galleries and at juried craft shows, including the Smithsonian Craft Show, American Craft Council Craft Fairs, and The Paradise City Arts Festivals.

 

She has been been teaching nationally and internationally since 1996, and from 1994-2001 she was the Jewelry/Metals Department Head at Interlaken School of Art (Stockbridge, MA).

 

Kaye-Moses was the Curator for All That Glitters, (1984, Berkshire Artisans (Pittsfield, MA), Millennial Metal; The Art of Precious Metal Clay (2001, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield, CT; and Re-Collected/Re-Invented; the Narrative Craft Object (2005, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield, CT. She was a final cut juror for the international jewelry competition, The Saul Bell Design Awards (2010).

 

Her work has been published most recently in: In the Picture; Framing the Visual Arts (Oxford University Press, Australia, 1996);  Art Jewelry Today, Art Jewelry 2 , 3, and 4  (Schiffer Pub., 2003, 2008, 2011); Discovery; Fifty Years of Craft Experience at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Univ. of Maine Press); Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects (Lark Books, 2005); Making Metal Beads (Lark Publishing, 2006); Metal Clay Fusion (Lark Books, 2012); and featured in the following periodicals: Craft Art International; Art Jewelry; Lapidary Journal; American Style; Metal Clay Artist; Cloth Paper and Scissors; and Niche Magazine.

 

Kaye-Moses is the author of Pure Silver Metal Clay Beads (Creative Publishing International, 2009), a workshop-style book. She is also the author of Roots, Stems, and Branches; a Recollection, (2011) an illuminated and illustrated book featuring autobiographical musings, personal photographs and retrospective images of her jewels.

 

A Bachelor of Arts degree recipient from The University of Vermont, she has received two Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council Grants, three Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grants, a Niche Award and has twice been Saul Bell Design Award Finalist (2005, 2014).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1979 The Moon and I; Sources of Design, Pittsfield MA

1981 Special Exhibit, The Potter’s Wheel, Williamstown MA

1982 Atrium Gallery, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington MA

1986 Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield MA

1990 Photography in Jewelry, Owen Patrick Gallery, Manayunk (Philadelphia) PA

1991 Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield MA

1992 Featured Artist, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles CA

1992 Featured Artist, Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton NY

2006 The Unruly Art of Linda Kaye-Moses, Atrium Gallery, Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington MA

2008 Wesleyan Potters, Middletown CT

2015 The Unruly Jewels of Linda Kaye-Moses, Lauren Clark Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA

 

JURIED & INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITS (abridged)

1998 Combined Visions, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson AZ

Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN

Metalsmithing in the New Millenium, Danforth Gallery, Portland ME

La Petite VI, Alder Gallery, Eugene OR

Scents & nonScents (A National Multimedia Exhibition), Signature Gallery, Chestnut Hill MA

Materials Hard and Soft, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton TX (Juror: Michael Monroe)

Arrowmont National Juried Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN

Playful Intent, Craft Alliance, Saint Louis MO (Curator: Richard Mawdsley)

Faculty Exhibit, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton NJ

Measure by Measure, Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT (Curator: Robert Dancik)

2000 Milestones, Sienna Gallery, Lenox MA

Filtered Senses, Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT (Curator: Charles Lewton-Brain)

Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN

CraftForms 2000, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA (Juror: Gail M. Brown)

2001 CraftForms 2001, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA (Juror: Michael Monroe)

Millenium Metal 2001, Artemis Gallery, Richmond VA, SNAG Conference Exhibition

25 Years of Fine Craftsmanship; Brookfield Craft Center Faculty 1976-2000, Brookfield CT

2002 Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN

CraftForms 2002, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA (Juror: Lloyd Herman)

2003 Anti-War Medals, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco CA

2004 Anti-War Medals, Electrum Gallery, London, England

50< >50: The Craft Continuum, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield CT

2005 Fine Contemporary Crafts, Artspace, North Carolina

PMC; The New Alchemy, Fleury Gallery, Houston TX

Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Spring, Gatlinburg TN

2006 Revolution/Evolution: Contemporary Work in Precious Metal Clay, Purdue University, W. Lafayette IN

2007 Anti-War Medals, Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA

2008 Anti-War Medals, Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor ME

Framing the Art of Jewelry; SOFA, Chicago IL

57-1, Purdue University Gallery, Purdue University, W. Lafayette IN

2015-2016 Alchemy 3, Enamelist Society, Montserrat College, Worcester Cetner for Crafts, New Hampshire League of Craftsment, McGowan Gallery

 

 

RESUME

Linda Kaye-Moses

 

 

 

 

JURIED & INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITS (continued)

2010 Cultural Messages; Symbolism Through the Ages, Purdue Univ. Gallery, Purdue University, W. Lafayette IN

2011 24 Artists-24 Chains, Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle ME

2014 Changing Hues: Color Embraced by Metalsmiths Around the World, Ganoksin.com online exhibition

 

 

SELECTED JURIED FAIRS (abridged)

Guilford Handcrafts Exposition

Crafts on Park Avenue

Danforth Museum of Art Craft Festival

Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair

Berkshire Craft Fair

Smithsonian Craft Fair

ACC Craft Fair: Baltimore, West Springfield, Atlanta, San Francisco, Sarasota

Crafts at the Castle, Boston MA

The American Craft Festival at Lincoln Center

Buyer’s Market of American Crafts

Morristown (NJ) Craftmarket

The Hand Workshop Craft and Design Show (VA)

Paradise City Arts Festival (MA)

Sausalito Arts Festival

 

JUROR (abridged)

1988 The Craft Fair at Rhinebeck

The Berkshire Craft Fair

The Guilford Handcraft Exposition

1990 The Guilford Handcraft Exposition

1993 The Guilford Handcraft Exposition

1995 Massachusetts Jewelry Exhibition, Welles Gallery, Lenox MA

1997 The Guilford Handcraft Exposition

1997 Paradise City Arts Festival

2002 Connecticut Commission on the Arts; Arts Fellowship Award Program

2009 PMC Annual #3

2010 Saul Bell Design Awards, Final Jury Panel

 

CURATOR

1984 All That Glitters, Berkshire Artisans, Pittsfield MA

2001 Millenial Metal; The Art of Precious Metal Clay, Bignell Gallery, Brookfield CT

2005 Re-Collected/Re-Invented; the Narrative Craft Object, Bignell Gallery, Brookfield CT

 

CONSULTANT

1980 Conference: Artists Health Hazards, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA, Consultant

1981 Crafts Steering Committee, Artabout (Pittsfield Arts Festival), Pittsfield MA

1984 Visual Arts Task Force, Focus on Women Conference, Pittsfield MA

1986 Panelist, Marketing Your Crafts, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA

1986, 1988 Craft Consultant, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA

2006 The Gift of Art, Pittsfield MA

RESUME

Linda Kaye-Moses

 

 

 

AWARDS & COMPETITIONS

1983 Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council Grant (Pittsfield MA)

1987 Galleries Elect Exhibiting Artist

1988 Artist’s Liaison Exhibiting Artist

1990 Niche Award (Jewelry: Silver)

1991 Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council Grant (Pittsfield MA)

1993 Niche Award Finalist (Jewelry: Fine)

1993 Craft Exhibitor Award, Guilford Handcraft Exposition, Guilford CT

1993 Best in Show: Metals, Portland Craft Show, Portland ME (Juror: Jonathon Fairbanks)

1994 Honorable Mention: “Scents and nonScents”, Signature Gallery, Chestnut Hill MA

1996 Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grant

1997 Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grant

1997 Collaboration: 10 Beadmakers, 10 Jewelers; Society of Glass Beadmakers

1999 Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grant

1999 Juror’s Award, “Materials; Hard and Soft”, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton TX (Juror: Michael Monroe)

2001 Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grant

2005 Finalist, Saul Bell Award Competition

2014 Finalist, Saul Bell Award Competition

 

 

COMMISSIONS/COLLECTIONS

1976-present Private Commissions and Collections

1986 Yod (Pointer), Temple Anshe Amunim, Pittsfield MA

1990 Hill Country Paintbrush, Neckpiece Project, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA

1993 Christmas Ornament, The White House, Washington DC

2004 Yod (Pointer), Temple Anshe Amunim, Pittsfield MA

 

 

PUBLICATION, PERIODICALS 

Jewelry (abridged)

American Style

American Jewelry Manufacturer

Calyx; Journal of Art and Literature by Women

Craft Art International

Jeweler’s Circular Keystone

Lapidary Journal

Metal Clay Artist Magazine (2010) 

Metalsmith Exhibition in Print 2007

Metalsmith 

Niche

Studio PMC

 

 

Writing (abridged)

The Crafts Report

Lapidary Journal

Professional Stained Glass Artist Magazine

SNAGNews

Art Jewelry

MJSA Journal

 

 

RESUME

Linda Kaye-Moses

PUBLICATIONS, BOOKS (jewelry)

1991 Jewelry/Metalwork Survey No. 1

1992 Who’s Who in American Crafts 

1992 Jewelry/Metalwork Survey No. 2

1993 Jewelry/Metalwork Survey No. 3

1996 In the Picture; Framing the Visual Arts, Oxford University Press, Australia

2003 Art Jewelry Today, Schiffer Publishing

2003 Creative Metal Clay Jewelry, Lark Books

2003 Discovery; Fifty Years of Craft Experience at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, jewelry & essay;

University of Maine Press

2005 Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects, Lark Books

Tracking Trilobites; Adventures in Paleontology, University of Kentucky

Teapot Makers and Collectors, Schiffer Publishing

2006 Making Metal Beads, Lark Publishing

2007 PMC Decade, Brynmorgen Press

PMC Annual

New Directions in Metal Clay: 25 Creative Jewelry Projects, Lark Publishing

Making Connections (Author: Susan Lenart Kazmer)

2008 Art JewelryToday II, Schiffer Publishing

PMC Annual

2009 Design and Make; Mixed Medial Jewelry:Methods and Techniques, (Author: Joanne Haywood),

A & C Black Publishers

Amulets and Talismans, (Author: Robert Dancik), Northlight Publishers

Metal Clay Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration, (Author: Barbara Becker Simon), Lark Books

2010 PMC Annual

2011 PMC Annual

2012 PMC Annual

Metal Clay Fusion, Lark Books

Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Brynmorgen Press

2011 Art JewelryToday III, Schiffer Publishing

2016 Art Jewelry Today IV, Schiffer Publishing

2016 Craftspeople in Their Own Words; Editors: David Bachrach and Valerie Hector

2017 Tales from the Toolbox; Narrative Jewelry, Schiffer Publishing

 

PUBLICATIONS, BOOKS

2009 Pure Silver Beads with Metal Clay; author (Creative Publishing International)

2011 Roots, Stems and Branches; A Recollection; author

2016 Craftspeople in Their Own Words; excerpt from Roots, Stems, and Branches; a Recollection; Editors: David Bachrach and Valerie Hector

2017 Strong Shoulders; Green Fire Press; nonfiction

 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY & APPOINTMENTS

1991-1992 Council Member, Pittsfield MA Arts Lottery Council (Massachusetts Cultural Council)

1982-1992 Buyers Market of American Crafts, Advisory Board Member

1992-1998 Council Member, Pittsfield MA Cultural Council (Massachusetts Cultural Council)

1994-2001 Founder and Department Head, Jewelry/Metals Studio, Interlaken School of Art, Stockbridge MA

1994-2002 Board Member, Celebrate Berkshire Women Artists, Inc.

1994-1997 Board Member, Massachusetts Metals Guild

1999-2000 Chair, Workshop Committee (“The Hand in Action”), Society of North American Goldsmith’s Conference

1995-2000 Founder and Coordinator, SNAG LINKS COLLECTION Project, Society of North American Goldsmiths

2000-2001 Board Member, Interlaken School of Art (Faculty Representative), Stockbridge MA

2002 Presenter, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference: The Work of Many Hands; 

The SNAG LINKS Collection 1996-2000

2005 Society of North American Goldsmiths Workshop Grant Juror

2005 Society of North American Goldsmiths NEA Grant Conference Evaluator

2005 Presenter: Roots, Stems and Branches; A Recollection, “From Eye to Ear” Lecture,

Pittsfield Cultural Council Series, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA

2015 Convener, Society of North American Goldsmiths

RESUME

Linda Kaye-Moses

 

MEMBERSHIP PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Society of North American Goldsmiths

Enamelist Society

 

TEACHING (workshops)

1994-2002 Interlaken School of Art, Stockbridge MA

1997-1999 Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT

2001-2005 Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT

1998 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MA

1998, 2000, 2004 North Bennet Street School, Boston MA

1999, 2000 Guilford Handcrafts Center, Guilford CT

1999 Metalsmithing in the New Millenium, (Guest Lecturer) Danforth Gallery, Augusta ME

1999 Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton NJ

1999, 2000, 2002 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN

2000 Horizons Craft Study Program, Williamsburg MA

2000 Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA; Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT

2001 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA

2001, 2004-2014 Snow Farm, Williamsburg MA;

2001 ‘03, ’05, ‘09 Metalwerx, Woburn MA

2002 Colin Forster Studio, Queenstown, New Zealand

2002 Dorthe Christianson Studio, Wellington, New Zealand

2002 The Bush Jewellery Studio, Auckland, New Zealand

2002 Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino CA

2002, 2003 Art Continuum, Cleveland OH

2004 Metals Edge, Scottsdale AZ

2004 Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA

2006, 2007, 2009 IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, Interlaken (Stockbridge) MA

2009 Metalwerx, Waltham MA;

2010 Metalwerx, Waltham MA; Snow Farm, Williamsburg MA;

2010 IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, Interlaken (Stockbridge) MA

 

EDUCATION

1963 Bachelor of Arts, University of Vermont

1976-Present Workshops

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Penland School of Crafts

Brookfield Craft Center

Worcester Center for Crafts

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen

North Country Studio Conference

1996 Precious Metal Clay™ Master Class

1999 Precious Metal Clay™ Certification

Touchstone Center for Crafts

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