Monday, September 30, 2013

LOOT 2013 MAD ABOUT JEWELRY (c) By Polly Guerin

THIS JUST IN: The Museum of Arts and Design’s annual exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind , artist-made jewelry returns to the MAD from October 2-5, 2013. A Museum-wide Jewelry Day will take place on the last day of the exhibition, Saturday October 5 from 12 pm to 5 pm, and will offer panels on contemporary art jewelry, drop-in workshops, screenings, curator-led tours and a roster of some of the most exciting local artist and designers creating jewelry in Open Studies.

RARE OPPORTUNITY Now in its 13th year LOOT has become the ultimate pop-up shop for contemporary studio and art jewelry, offering the public the rare opportunity to meet some of the most innovative jewelry arts in the world and purchase a treasure at the same time. It’s the best of New York, and Only in New York my friends. Here’s the scoop!!

INTERNATIONAL COUNTRIES represented at LOOT include Argentina, Denmark, Japan, Poland, South Africa, and the United Kingdom to name a few. Participating artists in this year’s LOOT, too many wonderful artisans from 20 countries to mention here, includes:

Marina Massone (Argentina) Marina creates unique, and airy, metallic structures, cascading, bibs and necklaces with curves and movement in precise and finely pleated metals, organic flower-like structures that move with the body. Pictured left one of Massone's necklaces.

Michael Berger (Germany) – Berger’s hand-made collections feature kinetic rings that move and spin on the wearer’s hand. Some twirling objects resemble space ships while others fashion in black twirl about inbedded with diamonds.

Jane Macintosh (UK)- inspired by the Bauhaus movement, Mackintosh crafts one-of simple yet bold jewelry using traditional goldsmithing skills. She combines silver with gold or palladium and uses a matte finish to bring out the subtle tones and colors.

Ta Ta darlings!! LOOT at MAD is my choice this week. Fan mail welcome at Visit Polly’s Blogs at and in the left hand column click on the link to Blogs on fashion, remarkable men and women.


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