NOVEL DESIGN IDIOMS
The Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show held from November 3rd-5th, 2017, never ceases to surprise. Check out the handcrafted works of some contemporary artists.
In its 11th edition, the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show returned to the Carter Center from November 3rd to 5th in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual event draws renowned jewellery artists to exhibit and sell their avantgarde works.
Founded and curated by Atlanta artists Leigh Griffin and Debra Lynn Gold, the show has gained stature for displaying contemporary jewellery designs that employ time-honoured techniques as well as cutting-edge processes and new materials to create classically innovative works. Coloured gold, gemstones, meteorite and damascene steel are some of the materials creatively used in the jewellery this time. Each artist was carefully selected for his or her unique vision and flawless skill at producing wearable yet uncommon works of art. The event drew collectors, jewellery lovers, and curiosity seekers to browse the latest collections. The show’s appeal lies in buying directly from the artist as it brings greater meaning to the purchase and an interesting backstory.
Among the 30 world-class artists who showcased their works were Jacob Albee, Carol and Jean-Pierre Hsu and Liaung Chung Yen.
Leigh Griffin, the show’s co-director, says, “This exhibit and sale has something for everyone with over 5,000 handcrafted pieces on display. The works are stylistically diverse, but similar in their high regard for craftsmanship and creativity. We want people to come, be entertained, meet the artists, and perhaps gain a deeper understanding of how and why the artists do what they do.”