Join Sparks Gallery for an evening of discussion exploring the symbiotic relationship between art and science.
It was an international gathering of pioneers and initiatives of all scales and covering not only "sourcing" but the big picture at the First Annual Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference! Grateful to Susan Wheeler for the idea and successful creation of this incredible conference in such a great city, attracting many regional participants from surrounding states. [...]
Reflecting on the incredible lead-up to our amazing opening night spectacle at Sparks Gallery, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone who participated in every way! There’s no such thing as a “solo show,” really. So many people are involved in putting an exhibition event together, and this one was self-consciously symbiotic and collaborative! From [...]
Proud to announce that Ethical Metalsmiths will be the beneficiaries of a raffle and wine sales at the Opening Night Spectacle of my solo show: Symbiosis at Sparks Gallery. Please RSVP for this event happening September 30 at 6pm. No kidding, it will indeed be a spectacle!
The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference First annual: October 12-13, 2017 The Chicago Responsible Jewelry conference features panels and speakers on topics relevant to current world and jewelry industry concerns. Discussions and panels will include, artisanal mining's effects on communities and the environment, the future of man-made diamonds, how to buy and sell responsible jewelry, ethical [...]
SYMBIOSIS: September 30- December 3, 2017 opening event: Saturday September 30 at 6pm at Sparks Gallery in the Gaslamp district, 530 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 Free Event open to all, includes drink ticket with RSVP Jewelry Raffle to benefit Ethical Metalsmiths Please bring friends, and wear your own wildest creations! Sparks Gallery presents symbiosis: an original collection [...]
Calling all metals students: the Deadline for the 4th annual EM Student Competition approaches- win up to $1000 and great exposure with EM! This exhibition has two goals: we are searching for the most innovative jewelry and metalsmithing work made within the past 2 years, while creating a platform for an honest dialogue about the [...]
Looking ahead at the next ACSD Exhibition at Sparks Gallery in downtown San Diego: Material Obsessions / A Group Show opening May 27, 2017 6-9 with RSVP Grateful for inclusion in this great show!
Another well cut, elegantly proportioned Fairtrade gem from my favorite colored stone provider Columbia Gem House. The cut was first developed by the Asscher brothers in Amsterdam, and much like round brilliants, the cut maximizes scintillation. Skillfully set in a tapered bezel, the nearly 3 ct amethyst hovers on a simple organically textured band. As always, [...]
Hot off the press, Cynthia Unninayar has published the latest Eco Trends in Jewelry and how and where they are worn! More and more attention is landing on designers and makers to source materials responsibly and this is our main goal as Ethical Metalsmiths. My reclaimed 18k gold Radiant Cufflinks with Diamond Foundry cultured diamonds [...]