Why Vintage Costume Jewelry is Worth Collecting with Barbara Schwartz, Founder of TruFaux Jewels

Episode 23

Barbara Schwartz is a vintage jewelry costume expert and the founder of TruFaux Jewels, an online boutique of exquisite costume jewelry made in Europe and North America from the 1920s-1950s. With an eye for high-quality and unusual pieces, Barbara helps women select vintage costume jewelry that expresses their personal styles and makes a statement. A […]

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Opening Your Eyes to the World on Fine, Decorative & Visual Arts with Lisa Koenigsberg, Founder & President of Initiatives in Art & Culture

Episode 20

Lisa Koenigsberg is the Founder and Conference Director of Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) which aims to educate diverse audiences in the fine, decorative and visual arts. Lisa has organized conferences, symposia and special sessions at universities, museums and professional organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad which explore fashion, materials and process. Her writings […]

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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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