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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...


Scenes of a Move

Scenes of a Move

I've moved studio to the Midland Building, just a bit north and west from the old location. Here's a taste; I'll post more when everything's set.




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NEW WORK: 2 Bent Hickory Necklaces

NEW WORK:  2 Bent Hickory Necklaces

Two bentwood hickory necklaces in two different forms, with magnetic closures.

Simplicity is an important challenge. 



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NEW WORK: ARC SERIES Hickory & Walnut Pendant

NEW WORK: ARC SERIES Hickory & Walnut Pendant

"Who knows when first/aortic arches/registered/an ocean’s surge,/or slipped awake/or stirred asleep;/how many tides/had ebbed until/the tiny seahorse/heart could leap?"


This pendant is part of my ARC series: using bent wood segments as forms on their own terms. 

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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.