Ornament Magazine

VOL37.1 2014

Ornament is the leading magazine celebrating wearable art. Explore jewelry, fashion, beads; contemporary, ancient and ethnographic.

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contributors Carl Little Carl Little, on a sunny late August afternoon, sat down with Vermont jeweler Celie Fago in the dining hall at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, to talk about her life and art. Fago was in Maine to teach "A Perfect Pairing: PMC and Polymer Clay Bracelets." The dialogue that ensued provides a fascinating window into the rituals that make up Fago's life. Little is jurying the Maine Craft Association's "The Inspired Hand VI" exhibition at the Lewiston-Auburn College Atrium Art Gallery. His latest book is Nature & Culture: The Art of Joel Babb (University Press of New England). p. 48 Robert K. Liu Robert K. Liu has primarily been OrnamentÕs ethnographic and ancient jewelry researcher, and is mutual Coeditor with Carolyn L. E. Benesh. His contributions to our latest issue include an overview of the ethnographic shows taking place at the upcoming Tucson Gem & Mineral extravaganza, where he notes a shift in buying trends as well as providing advice on how to tackle the overwhelming amount of material present. He also pens an appreciative article examining old Chinese bangles, which, made by folk artisans, were well crafted despite the anonymity of its creators. p. 16, 70 Diana F. Pardue Diana F. Pardue is curator of collections at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, and has extensive experience with Native American jewelers and artisans across the Southwest. Pardue gives readers insight into the atypical work of Pat Pruitt, distilling his stainless steel jewelry to its essence, the pursuit of precision. She recently co-authored with Norman L. Sandfield the book Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage to Contemporary Artistry. Pardue is also the author of Shared Images: The Innovative Jewelry of Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird (2007) and Contemporary Southwestern Jewelry (2007). p. 42 Robin Updike 7 ORNAMENT 37.1.2013 Robin Updike is an arts writer in Seattle, Washington, who is a long-time contributor to Ornament Magazine. Her latest investigation into the arts is a review of the aptly named "Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion," which recently showed at the Seattle Art Museum and is now showing at the Peabody Essex in Salem, Massachusetts. "Japanese designers have broadened the vocabulary of style in the West," says Updike. "And I'm grateful they did." p. 20

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