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Member Achievements – May 2013

Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia is showing the jewelry of Ken Bova.

Jessica Calderwood has a solo exhibition at the Penland School of Crafts Focus Gallery May 3-June 16, 2013. It includes sculpture, wall work and wearables.

Susan Crow’s work from her East Fourth Street collection was shown at the Goldstein Museum at the University of Minnesota for a juried exhibit entitled “Redefining, Redesigning Fashion: Designs for Sustainability.” Her accepted pieces were four rings made from recycled 14kt yellow gold set with fair trade gemstones. Susan also participate in the panel discussion “Industry Panel: Social Responsibility in Apparel: Industry Perspectives and Practices”
at the Fashion and Social Responsibility symposium held in April at the University.

Christine Dhein has been working with students and teachers at San Francisco Waldorf High School and San Francisco City College to implement changes to make their jewelry studios more eco-friendly. (more…)

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Member Achievements – April 2013

Hilary Sanders is a recipient of the 2013 Windgate Fellowship awarded by the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.

Student Design Competition Awards:

  • Rings Category – 2nd place Shiying Gao
  • Brooches Category – 1st place Jiarui Lu and 3rd place So Young Kim
  • Necklace Category – 1st place Jiarui Lu and 2nd place Corrina Goutos
  • Bracelets Category – 2nd place Christina Lu

Johnny Johnson

Torch Awards

Third Place – Johnny Johnson


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Member Achievements – March 2013

2013 NICHE Award

These members are 2013 NICHE Award winners.  The NICHE Awards program recognizes the creative achievements of professional and student artists based in the U.S. and Canada.

Professional Category

Joe Diemer for “Gothic Spire Birdcage”

Sophia Georgiopoulou for “Chiarscuro Necklace”

Aleksandra Vali for “Chocolate Dessert Rotating Ring”

Alison Bear for “Lace Cuff”

Ezra Satok-Wolman for “The Mathematical Fingerprint of God and Teensegrity Icosahedron”

Liaung Chung Yen for “Secret Garden Necklace”

Yuka Okane Inoue for “Every Eye Is Unique”

Sooyoung Kim for “Fruit of Life

Jacob Albee for “Promise Ring”

Melissa Lovingood for “Torah Pointer”

Brian Ferrell for “Water Vessel Set

Student Category

Adrian Brown for “Secrets”

Melissa Kaye for “Etched Shakudo Bangle”

Corrina Goutos for “Lim(b)itless”

Ryu-Hee Kim for “I Miss You”

Ben Dory for “Scaled Ovoid

Grace Gaynor for “Handheld Image Viewer”

Mary Lynn Podiluk for “Metalanguage”


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Member Achievements – February 2013

Anne Havel
Anne Havel is a finalist for the Niche Awards in the medium of Metal-Enameled for her piece “State of the Earth Series:  From Above, This is What I See.”  Additionally, Anne was one of three artists featured in the article “Enameling with Fire” in the November 2012 issue of Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist.

Anne will be teaching torch-fired enameling at Jewelry Studies International in Austin, TX from April 15-19, 2013 and at Genevieve Flynn Studios in Kansas city, MO from June 14-16, 2013.  She will also be teaching “How to Know What to Charge for Your Work” at the International Society of Glass Beadmakers’ (ISGB) annual conference in Rochester, NY on July 24 & 25, 2013.

Kaminer Haislip

Kaminer Haislip was recently honored with the “Made in the South Award” in the Home category by Garden & Gun magazine.  Visit for the details.  For the published article, see the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Garden & Gun magazine.

Joe Silvera

Joe Silvera was recently featured in two episodes of Beads, Baubles and Jewels a fraft show on PBS.  Episode 1711: Making Connections aired January 10, 2013 and Episode 1712: Creative Textures aired January 17, 2013.


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Magazine Roundup – October 2012

Ornament Volume 35 Number 5 has articles on both Debra Lynn Gold and Mary Donald,a feature on the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston that includes a stunning John Paul Miller necklace, and a feature about Bill Seeley and his Reactive Metals Studio.

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist ‘s August issue contains features and work by James Binnion, Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Porter, and Cynthia Eid.  A tool and tips article written by Helen Driggs, and a ‘Doer’s Profile on Shana Kroiz. Other work featured is by So Young Park, Pierre-Yves Paquette, Judith Kinghorn, and J. Fred Woell.

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist ‘s September/October issue contains a tool and tips article written by Helen Driggs, and a ‘Doer’s Profile on Jan Arthur Harrell. Other work featured is by Helen Blythe-Hart, Nancy Megan Corwin, Charles Lewton-Brain, Nanz Aaland, Tim McCreight, Miranda Scott, and Don Friedlich.

American Craft August/September 2012 includes features on both Ruth Reifen and David Huang‘s work, and includes pieces by Evan Chambers and Casey Sheppard in the ‘Goods for Your Life’ section. A feature on Style Makers includes works by Steven Ford/David Forlano, Talya Baharal, Heather Guidero, Reiko Ishiyama, Marianne Hunter, Donna Veverka, Valerie Hector, and Carol Windsor.  Lastly, the section on ‘Ideas’ features a piece by Jennifer Trask.

Art Jewelry September 2012 issue features a tool review by Annie Pennington, a tool article by Andy Cooperman, the ‘Gallery’ section includes work by Evelyn Dombrowski and Richard Salley, who also wrote a feature article for the ‘Project’ section.

MJSA Journal 9/12 issue includes an announcement about student winners of MJSA Educational Foundation scholarships, which include student members Jessica Armstrong and Chelsey Hammersmith. The ‘Ideas & Inspiration’ section showcases Manya Tessler (half of Manya & Roumen), Diana Vincent, and Todd Reed. Oliver Passe wrote a feature for the ‘At the Bench’ section. And a feature on Elizabeth Garvin who won the Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year Award .