30 January 2017
For all lovers of pre-Columbian culture be sure not to miss the specialist on the subject, Carole Fraresso’s next talk. This French expert in pre-Columbian art will take us through the worlds of the Chavin, Vicus and Mochica goldsmiths, all of whom were considered as the “jewelers of the gods”, as exemplified by the extraordinary funerary ornaments at the Larco Museum in Lima.
February 4th at 10:30 am at the Maison des Amériques Latines, Paris.
Jewelry designer Alexandra Jefford created a series of gold rings with crafted knots of colored Smythson leather.
Like fashion designers before them, jewelers are developing whole creative worlds. Foundrae’s designer, Beth Bugdaycay, has dreamed up blown glass objects...
In a more striking incarnation, the Ukrainian vinok is now finding a new young audience and is perfectly in tune with the wave of patriotism.
In her Copenhagen workshop, Orit Elhanati plays tirelessly with the yellow gold, torturing, hammering, denting it.
Maiko Takeda concentrates mainly on head adornments inspired by science, mathematics and the repetitive, obsessive music of Philip Glass.
In 2019, after several years of stagnation, the price of an ounce of gold soared by 20%. And there seems to be no end in sight…