The holiday season is upon is. I’m not sure if I’m ready, but I better be because there are three pop-up/market opportunities to find a gift for you or someone else. Of course, you always reach out and come by for a private shopping event. Read more
I closed out the 2022 show season with the American Craft Expo (ACE), held at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Unfortunately, the committee announced that this would be the final ACE show, so I feel lucky to have squeezed in under the wire as a first-time participant.
Incidentally, Glencoe, IL, where the garden is located, is where I spent a summer waiting tables and living at a nearby country club during college. I had just finished my second year at Indiana University. My parents divorced (on the east coast) and my mother moved. I had nowhere to go for summer break until a friend told me about this job. It felt a bit surreal to be back there after…gulp…37 years. Read more
Buying handmade local items is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only do you have a product infused with more soul and love than something made in a factory in distant lands, but you become part of a web of local goodness. You help keep dollars circulating where you live.
There are so many holiday pop-ups in the area, but here’s one you can visit over and over and find something new each time. Read more
Seattle’s Danaca Design Studio is at it again with their second Battle of the Rings. This is an elimination-style competition pitting 64 juried rings against one another in a public voting extravaganza via Instagram.
As luck would have it, my Presto Change-O Gemmy Ring made it into the competition. I can’t decide if it’s more like a children’s toy block ring or a sideways double layer cake. Either way, the faceted “gemstone” shapes connect via magnets. You can wear just the gray central piece, add a little green or go for the gusto and wear them all. The perfect cocktail ring conversation piece. Read more
Meet and shop from artists in Baltimore and across the country, and celebrate its regional craft scene
Normally I travel back east for this 600+-artist show. Though I’ll miss seeing my Maryland friends and all the artists I’ve come to know, I’m quite happy to be an armchair traveler…and seller this year.
December 12, 5 pm PST
Curators of color. Designers of delight. Purveyors of play.
Join 3 colorful makers for an evening of show and tell, a peek in the studio, Q&A the artists, and toast a new, and hopefully, better year. We make modern, playful, smart, handmade objects to brighten your life and make you think.
JANE PELLICCIOTTO / Contemporary jewelry for design lovers
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The pop-up will run approximately 30-40 minutes. Registration is via Zoom. Click on “register” below.
Plan to shop after? All the artists offer free shipping.
A good diversion to the regular studio practice is entering a unique piece into an exhibition. It stretches you, and might even inspire new work. The brooch above, Come Here, Go Away, is my response to Danaca Design Studio’s exhibition and fundraiser “STATE | Meant 2020: significant and powerful jewelry.” This virtual exhibition called on artists to create a piece of jewelry that makes a statement and to designate a non-profit/charity. If a piece sells, 50% will go to that artist’s chosen non-profit. Read more
I grew up on the East Coast and spent many summers kicking up sand on Rehobeth Beach. Just writing this makes me hunger for a Nic-a-boli. So it’s fun to be able to circle back and be part of the Heidi Lowe Gallery annual “Earrings Galore” exhibition featuring work by 30 artists from around the U.S. and abroad.
The show will be up for the whole year with an opening reception on June 29 from 6-8pm. But it’s coming to Portland as a pop-up exhibition as part of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) annual conference. The exhibition is open to the public, so if you’re in the area, please stop by.
Portland pop-up location: 219 SW 9th Ave. in Portland, OR.
Opening night: Thursday, May 24, 3–6 pm
Additional hours: Friday, May 25, 3–6 pm and Saturday, May 26, 1–3 pm
There are many more exhibitions going on as part of the SNAG Conference, not all of which involve metals. Here is a list of happenings that are open to the public. I’ll have work on display at both Alchemy Jewelers and Annie Meyer Galleries.
Thursday, May 24th
Pearl Arts District Galleries
5 pm–8 pm
I’m honored to be in a group art show at one of my favorite places in Portland—Powell’s Books. The show, entitled “Edges,” includes work from seven Portland artists working in a variety of mediums, from found object assemblage to collage to painting. The show will be up till the end of November. Check it out while you’re there loading up on holiday gifts. The four collages on the right are mine. Enjoy!
Join me for the 3rd Annual Studio Holiday Pop-Up. Each year I include other makers for a unique shopping experience. All local, all handmade goods. Shop jewelry, paintings and organic chocolate candy.
Meet artist Consu Tolosa whose tiny personita paintings on reclaimed wood make for a joyful gift.
Oregon Bark‘s Anne Smith makes all-organic peanut butter flake candy bars and Hazel Jones, candied hazelnut butter and rosemary candy bars. She’ll have gift packs and samples on hand.
Avoid the crowds, enjoy some refreshments and give the gift of handmade.
Saturday, December 2 from 11 am–5 pm.
1915 NE 12th Avenue
So nice to have a photo to share of an exhibition in which I have about 13 pieces of jewelry. Very cheerful! The title of the exhibition is called “Likeness,” and is on view till October 1 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s ARTSpace in Wisconsin.
From their website:
As part of our yearlong celebration of 50 years of art at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, ARTspace connects works by five contemporary artists to works housed in our collections. These works were not created in reaction or response to our collections; they were made unbeknownst to it in a separate time and space. However, the work bears a resemblance, a likeness in style, material, or concept.
I was very honored to be invited into this exhibition, a first for me in my fledgling jewelry endeavor. I’m familiar with the work of a few of the other artists, but a lovely surprise was being included with Ayn Hanna, whose work I’d admired at the American Craft Council Baltimore show in 2016.
All work is for sale.