Hinting at order, pulled into disorder, or perhaps simply reordered…responding to their surroundings.
Exploring multiple iterations of an element, demonstrating possibilities through permutation.
A search for the elemental: a complexity from simplicity. Paring things down opens them up to the infinite.
Kristine’s work evolves at the bench where she explores structural forms using simple hand tools. Her recent work has focused on lightweight metal constructions that move, flex, and collapse. She hopes that the wearer is encouraged to explore and discover this motility in her jewelry: a movement that reflects both the motion of the wearer and the inevitable pull of gravity.
Kristine Bolhuis received her MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2003. She also holds a BFA in Metals from Massachusetts College of Art and a BA in History of Art from the University of Michigan.
Kristine is an independent jewelry maker working out of her studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her recent work has focused on lightweight metal constructions that move, flex, and collapse. Kristine is also a part-time lecturer in the Art Department at Eastern Michigan University where she teaches jewelry classes. She has received several grants and awards including a Women’s Jewelry Association scholarship, a Niche award for jewelry, and a travel grant from the St. Botolph Club Foundation. Her work has recently been published in Metalsmith Magazine, 21st Century Jewelry, several of the Lark Books 500 Series, and Art Jewelry Today.
Where to Buy
Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.