Highlights from AJF’s 2022 Programming

We printed 121 objects in 2022—greater than twice what we anticipated initially of the yr. Some highlights:


  • This yr, AJF celebrated its 25th anniversary! Information
  • We acquired an award from the Museum of Artwork and Design. Take a look at the press launch


  • Steven KP—a brand new author for AJF—interviewed matt lambert about their Self-Care collection
  • Ana Passos spoke with Miriam Mirna Korolkovas, a pioneer and curator of Brazilian Artwork Jewellery
  • Jennifer Altmann requested the Dutch artist Rian de Jong about Triggered, her exhibition at Gallery Loupe. Altmann is a author new to AJF. She printed two articles with us in 2022 and has tons extra within the works
  • Vicki Mason mentioned many issues, together with the Israel Biennale of Up to date Jewellery, with its founder, Ariel Lavian
Ariel Lavian
Ariel Lavian, picture: Chen Lavian


Exhibition view, Iris Eichenberg: The place Phrases Fail, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, picture: Henrik Kam

Picture Essays

  • Shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Elena Karpilova, a author new to AJF, put collectively two picture essays about Ukrainian jewelers. The primary one incorporates a hyperlink to the second.
  • Received a frown you need to flip right into a smile? Take a look at Why Is Jewellery So @*#% Completely happy?, by Carrie Yodanis
  • How do you outline artwork jewellery? We requested our members. Here’s what they advised us.


Annamaria Zanella at her bench
Annamaria Zanella at her bench, November 2014, picture courtesy of Gallery Loupe


  • Sebastian Grant, a author new to AJF, started an formidable collection known as Black Jewelers: A Historical past Revealed. He has written about Curtis Tann and Invoice Smith to date, with articles about Coreen Simpson, Winifred Mason, Vaughn Stubbs, and others within the works
  • One other new author, Christina Zetterlund, associated the life story of Rosa Taikon, whose work is now introduced in a everlasting exhibition at Sweden’s Hälsingland Museum
  • Rebekah Frank reported on the work of jewelry-adjacent artists Kumi Kaguraoka, from Japan, and of California artist Monica Canilao
  • Saskia Van Es gave a historical past of the Françoise van den Bosch Basis and the artist it honors
Invoice Smith, Physique Decoration, modeled by Merème, picture: Aida Sulova, picture courtesy of Aida Sulova and The Jewellery Library

AJF Dwell

  • Collector and curator Jorunn Veiteberg confirmed us her residence, her jewellery storage, and most of the items of bijou she owns
  • Current graduate Zahra Almajidi acquired the director’s award from Cranbrook Academy of Artwork
  • Douriean Fletcher was a part of the staff that designed the jewellery within the Black Panther movies
  • The pioneering Dutch maker Ruudt Peters took us on a tour of his residence and shared a part of his assortment with us
Douriean Fletcher, picture courtesy of Douriean Fletcher

Submit-COVID, we eased slowly into journey in the course of the second half of the yr.

  • We scheduled our June journey to the Metropolis of Fog to coincide with the opening of Iris Eichenberg: The place Phrases Fail, on the Museum of Craft and Design. Invoice Baker supplied us with a photograph essay of the journey.
  • We had been at Munich Jewellery Week, in July
  • One spotlight of October’s journey to Prague and Vienna was undoubtedly the Museum of Bohemian Paradise, a brand new discovery for a lot of of members. To our delight, the establishment was holding its annual worldwide symposium of up to date jewellery whereas we visited! See the picture essay
  • We had been additionally at NYCJW, in November
(Left) AJF’s government director, Yvonne Montoya, and (proper) AJF Board Chair Bonnie Levine in emiko oye’s studio throughout our journey to San Francisco, making an attempt on jewellery by the maker, picture: Invoice Baker

AJF in Dialog Panel Discussions

  • Gathering for Pleasure came about at NYCJW, in November. Couldn’t make it? Simply watch the video we filmed.
  • Gathering—The Subsequent Era was held in July, throughout Munich Jewellery Week. Watch our video of the discuss to search out out the approaches moderator Christian Hoedl and panelists Mallory Weston, Paulo Ribeiro, Juan Harnie, and Dennis Pellens take
  • How Is the Subsequent Era Gathering is a fast learn that summarizes the hour-long panel dialogue Gathering—The Subsequent Era talked about within the earlier bullet level
Juan Harnie and Dennis Pellens generally buy work that they’re probably not into, however Harnie agreed that once they purchase it’s largely a case of “we simply fall in love with the piece, and if I can nonetheless eat subsequent month, it’s wonderful, we’ll take it.” Juan Harnie sporting many, many brooches, from a put up on his Instagram feed, @thejewelleryupdate

2022 Younger Artist Award
We spoke to the winner and finalists once we introduced their names throughout AJF Dwell, and likewise printed interviews with them all year long to study extra about their work.

Mallory Weston, Optical Alocasia Necklace #1, 2020, anodized titanium, leather-based, cotton, thread, 711 x 127 x 6 mm, picture: artist

We Added 16 Gadgets to Our Digital Library
Amongst them:

  • The exhibition catalog for Lynn Batchelder: Stays, organized by Gallery Loupe
  • Slice: Biodigital Jewellery, the brochure for Paul McClure’s present at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h
  • The Fact—Mine and Yours, curated by Ariel Lavian
  • The public sale catalog for Worn to Be Alive, from Quittenbaum Artwork Auctions
  • The exhibition catalog for Bettina Speckner: Navegar é Preciso (Crusing Is Mandatory), at Galeria Tereza Seabra
  • The exhibition brochure for American Jewellery: The Susan Grant Lewin Assortment on the Yale College Artwork Gallery
Exhibition view, Slice: Paul McClure, picture courtesy of Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h

By the Numbers: 2022’s Publishing

  • 15 interviews
  • 12 opinions
  • 16 picture essays
  • 4 remembrances of individuals our neighborhood misplaced
  • 16 articles and press releases
  • 11 AJF Dwell occasions
  • 2 journeys
  • 2 in-person panel discussions
  • 24 installments of OMG, Have You Heard—our bimonthly information report, which is enriched by finds from Carrie Yodanis
  • 23 On Provides, by which we tempt you with new jewellery from our member galleries

We recognize everybody who writes for AJF and contributes to the group—we couldn’t do it with out you! AJF is at all times searching for article submissions and writers. Please submit your proposals or share any of your concepts for articles.

Subsequent yr guarantees extra fascinating tales about artwork jewellery. It’s such a pleasure to provide this programming for you. In case you get pleasure from it and aren’t already a member of our group, please contemplate becoming a member of AJF. (See the advantages of membership right here.) Want to make a one-time donation? Go here.

Right here’s wishing you a cheerful, wholesome, and affluent 2023—one which overflows with artwork jewellery!