Blog > June 2023
Inspired by the strong yet delicate honeycomb structures used to build aircraft, Japan's Yuki Yoshioka makes metal appear lightweight rather than heavy.
Portugal's Susana Barbosa is a colour-loving jeweller...
...who also specializes in silicone molds...
...like this saltine duo that I am obsessed with.
"Fragments in Water" by South Korea's Song Yookyung, who also has a series inspired by reflections in the Han river:
Scrolling through Indian artist Sham Patwardhan-Joshi's gallery feels a bit like walking through a museum of interesting artefacts. You never quite know what's around the next corner but it's always engaging and a little surprising.
Spain's Iraia Aizcorbe likes "clean geometrical shapes combined with the freedom of expression that has always attracted [her] attention within painting." Visit her site for more collections in which she "aims to find the balance between simplicity and forcefulness, between elegance and strength."
New Zealand's Brett Thompson tempers big geometric statement rings with soft pastel hues.
I love the "apocalyptic chic" vibe of Poland's Gone Archive (Michal Danny Nowak), who handcrafts "contemporary yet rough and primitive wearable objects."
California's April EJ Oh gives heft to otherwise lightweight materials in these silk and ramie rings.
Hungary's Lampala Design creates wooden rings that seem to have no beginning or end, no edges or corners, just infinite, smooth roundness.
Netherlands-based Japanese artist Miho Bruin Hosokawa started as a fashion designer but veered into jewellery upon discovering Powertex, a "textile hardener but also a universal medium for painting, sculpting and decorating."
I originally mistook these faux ivory rings for tagua but it turns out the material is of the jeweller's own making. To see more of these striking, sculptural rings, visit South Africa's Gerda Goosen.
Pearls, pastels and puckered lips plus lots and lots of pink from Japan's mika, makers of "luxe jewellery with a whimsical touch."
Bali-based Italian jeweller Mariella Pilato, whose work is characterized by heavily etched lines, is "inspired by the materiality of silver and the different finishes that can be obtained through time honoured practices."