Establishing a Jewelry Week in NYC with Bella Neyman and JB Jones, Founders of NYC Jewelry Week

Episode 17

Bella Neyman is an independent curator and journalist specializing in contemporary jewelry. Since graduating with a Master’s Degree in Decorative Arts and Design History from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum & Parsons The New School for Design in 2008, she has worked for some of New York City’s leading design galleries. Her most ambitious […]

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The International Appeal of Nordic Crafts & Design with Irija Øwre, Gallery Director at Galleri Format Oslo

Episode 16

Irija Øwre is the Gallery Director at Galleri Format Oslo. She is responsible for the exhibition program, finances and personnel, as well as development of sales and presentation strategies. Founded in 1991, Galleri Format Oslo is the leading gallery for contemporary crafts and design in Norway. The gallery is an exhibition and sales venue of […]

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Having Confidence to Create and Wear Contemporary Jewelry with Charon Kransen, Founder of Charon Kransen Arts

Episode 15

Charon Kransen is an internationally known lecturer and gallerist representing studio jewelers from around the world. He established Charon Kransen Arts in New York City in 1993, and the gallery’s collection consists of jewelry, hollowware and accessories by both renowned and emerging artists. The work is presented annually at various American art fairs, such as […]

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Honoring Nature in Jewelry with Anna Johnson, Jewelry Artist at Anna Johnson Jewelry

Episode 14

Anna Johnson is a jewelry artist based in Asheville, North Carolina. Her compositions consist largely of found objects mixed with semi-precious and precious materials. Anna’s work is heavily influenced by nature, cultural ideas of value, and environmental preservation. Anna’s work is exhibited internationally and has received several recognitions, including being named as “30 Exceptional Craftspeople […]

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The Legacy of Boston Jewelry with Dr. Emily Stoehrer, Rita J. Kaplan & Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Episode 13

Dr. Emily Stoehrer is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, where she oversees a collection that spans 6,000 years and includes more than 22,000 objects. Over the last decade, Emily has curated numerous exhibitions at MFA Boston, lectured internationally on jewelry-related subjects, […]

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An Entrepreneur’s Approach to an Art Jewelry Business with Karen Lorene, Owner of Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery

Episode 11

Karen Lorene launched her retail career as an antique seller in 1972. Twelve years later, she opened Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery in downtown Seattle, which showcases up-and-coming designers with a focus on art jewelry. Karen is also a novelist and has written several books on jewelry and small business best practices. She produces an annual […]

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A Journey into The Met’s “Jewelry: The Body Transformed” Exhibit with Beth Carver Wees, Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Met

Episode 10

Beth Carver Wees is the Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she oversees the collections of American silver, jewelry and other metalwork. She is one of six organizing curators for The Met’s current exhibition, Jewelry: The Body Transformed (through February 24, 2019), as well as a […]

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