Four Contemporary Jewelers in One Evening
By John Maxwell
This international group of young jewelers met at Sterling Quest School and workshop where the exchange of ideas is strongly promoted. Whilst each jeweler showing here has a distinct and unique approach, the four continue to work closely and with a constant dialogue.
Fri, Jun 12, 6:30-9pm
Expect to find pieces that challenge the boundaries of traditional silver jewelry. Fashion, nature, and the processes of making Avant Garde wearable art for the body inspire the jewelers.
Harriet Morris Jewelry: Harriet makes dynamic, statement silver jewelry from her bench at Sterling Quest studio. A respect for the balance between control and chance play a strong role in the design process, and therefore, each piece is unique. Harriet studied History of Art at Cambridge University and Fine Art in London. She has since worked in film and theater as a set and costume designer and brings this experience of art, design, and the body to her jewelry making.
Crystal Victoria Designs: Crystal Victoria was born in Monterrey and raised in San Miguel. She started making jewelry in 1997 at the age of 17. Stones and metal were always her passion! Crystal has traveled to the Middle East and gets her inspiration from her traveling, nature, and legends. In the past few years she set up a studio and show room where she does production.
Frédérique Mercure: This new jewelry collection by Frederique Mercure is the result of an intuitive attraction to traditional jewelry and the experiment of incorporating the minimalist lines of contemporary jewelry into this series. Her new collection is strongly based on finding inventive ways of mounting raw and rough cut stones and their castings. The geometrical shapes are made with the purpose of not interfering with the stone’s natural beauty.
Elsa Sin Miedo: These pieces are antagonistic products of what fear symbolizes in a contemporary society. It is daring, bold work that searches for more than favoritism within the masses, but to radiate their pure essence. They are intended to send a message that channels the artist’s gears, transmuting them to a piece that has an irregular or imperfect form. This allusion reflects our innate human fear. The jewelry is handmade in SMA with 100 percent Mexican recycled sterling silver. Each piece is unique.