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Contemporary Jewelry Pioneer

Monday, January 14, 2019 | Karl Cole

On a cold January day, I stop and look at this beautiful brooch by Eleanor Moty and wonder why I haven’t introduced you to her jewelry?! She is a fellow Illinoisan by birth, and actually grew up ...

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Never "Pin" an Artist to One Art Form!

Monday, May 7, 2018 | Karl Cole

The word “pin” was entirely accidental in the title of this posting, but I’m sticking with it. In the 1980s, I received a broken-down version of Harry Bertoia’s (1915–197 ...

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Fantasy Christmas Present II

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | Karl Cole

Although I don’t wear a lot of jewelry other than my wedding ring, I’ve always been fascinated with jewelry design. I’m pretty sure that jewelry was one of the few art forms that did ...

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Sculpture as Jewelry/Jewelry as Sculpture

Monday, July 22, 2013 | Karl Cole

As you know, I consider artists in any medium to be ARTISTS, not “artisans” or “craftspeople” or “decorative artists.” When one looks at jewelry, even if it has bee ...

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Art on the body: Jewelry

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Karl Cole

Jewelry is one of those art forms that had previously been lumped under the designation “craft,” which you all know I hate, or decorative arts (not much better). The consideration of jewel ...

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