Wednesday, April 18, 2018


 Neckpiece by Gian Luca Bartellone

Spotless glass cases carry the "loot" of 35 of the world's most innovative jewelry designers. Unlike the strands of sparkles at Cartier or Tiffany's, the spread at the Museum of Arts and Design's LOOT: MAD About Jewelry takes the conceptual "statement piece" on an artistic adventure. Representing 15 countries, this year's curated selection of contemporary art jewelry brings together an assorted aesthetic with emphasis on non-traditional materials (e.g. 3D printed nylon, safety pins, crocheted textiles, bicycle tires and more). Offering celebrated artists a "public platform for their creative practice" this is MAD's 18th year of being true to its commitment of presenting jewelry as an art form. Keep reading for a peek inside...

At LOOT, visitors are given in a rare opportunity to purchase exquisite handiwork and meet designers face-to-face. Complementing the "visual cornucopia," patrons can directly access the stories that inspired the creation of each piece. LOOT will be open Tuesday April 17th to Saturday, April 21st. This year, LOOT Award recipients include Loreen Arbus, Carolee Lee and Michael and Karen Rotenberg. Entry to LOOT is included in the price of admission--stop by to experience for yourself. 

 Roberta and David Williamson, US

Floral necklace by Christopher Thompson Royds, UK

 Lampblown glass jewelry by Jed Green (UK)

On offer from Jed Green, UK

Tania Clarke Hall (UK) with her designs in the background

 Anna Porcu, Italy

Gian Luca Bartellone manning his station

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