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Gustav in Barcelona: LA JOYA BARCELONA ART JEWELLERY FAIR, 10/9/14 - 10/11/14

Gustav in Barcelona: LA JOYA BARCELONA ART JEWELLERY FAIR, 10/9/14 - 10/11/14


I'm so happy to be travelling to Barcelona at the end of this week to participate in the La Joya Barcelona international art jewellery fair. I've been hard at work these past few weeks, finishing show pieces and anticipating with great excitement the great embarrassment of  beautiful sights and fascinating people I'll encounter there.

I've been working on a handful of new pieces. As a sneak-peek, I'll share a couple of pictures of...


NEW WORK: Titanium & Shou Sugi Ban Oblong Hinge Cuff

NEW WORK: Titanium & Shou Sugi Ban Oblong Hinge Cuff

“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.” (Pablo Picasso)

When I use Shou Sugi Ban there is an element of burning away but also preserving what is underneath. It's a beautiful tension. 




NEW WORK: Shou Sugi Ban Two Piece Hickory Bracelet

NEW WORK: Shou Sugi Ban Two Piece Hickory Bracelet







NEW WORK: ARC + AD IDEM Pendant

NEW WORK: ARC + AD IDEM Pendant


ARC + AD IDEM 3-piece pendant on silver wire with magnetic closure.



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Studio Visit: Dominique Bereiter

Studio Visit: Dominique Bereiter

Last week, I had the great fortune of a visit from the jewelry artist Dominique Bereiter. Dominique has been following my work for some time, and invited me last spring to speak at the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), where I had a wonderful time.

Dominique and a friend visiting from Baltimore voraciously and joyfully descended upon the studio and wanted to see and know about everything in it. We had a great conversation about the genius of primitive man and my recent experiments with shou sugi ban, the Japanese wood...