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Robert Baines: Artist-in-Residence

We’re pleased to share news of the appointment of Robert Baines to be the 2019 Artist-in-residence / Visiting Professor in the Dept. of Arts and Design of  National Tsing Hua University. During this June-July residency, Baines will host a creative workshop as well as a 4-part lecture series at the Nanda campus of the university.

The lecture series: Fifty Years a Goldsmith by Robert Baines will take place on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of July.

Lecture 1: Fri. July 5, 2 pm – 4 pm.
1969 -1995. The Pathway from Orthodox Gold and Silversmithing to the Artist Goldsmith.
In 1970 Robert Baines finished his education in gold and silversmithing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. This knowledge base led to investigation into the Bronze Age goldsmith processes and particularly the techniques of 19th Century jewelry makers. From this empowered craft position he continued to make his personal objects that are evidence of subject and meaning.

Lecture 2: Fri. July 12, 2 pm – 4 pm.
1995 to the Present. Intervention of Red Archaeometallurgy.
Personal research of jewellery history
High Wire
The Crinkle and Crankle of Wire Perception
Endangered Pink and the story of Fallalery Glamour

Lecture 3: Fri. July 19, 2 pm – 4 pm.
1995 to the Present. History works
The Schatzkammer
Bracelet “Java-la-Grande”
Fake News and True Love

Lecture 4: Fri. July 26, 2 pm – 4 pm
1995 to the Present. Fabulous Follies
The Official History of the Compact Disc
The BC and the AD of the CD

Collecting  In 2010 Robert Baines, goldsmith and Prof. emeritus at RMIT University, was named a “Living Treasure: Master of Australian Craft”.  He has maintained international acclaim with exhibitions, awards, lectures and publications spanning a 50 year career.

New Exhibition: Georg Dobler + Margit Jäschke / “Eye of the Beholder”

Join us for the opening of Eye of the Beholder – new work by Georg Dobler + Margit Jäschke. Sat. April 6, 6-8 pm. Read more

Yale University Art Gallery acquires Work by Rachelle Thiewes

We’re pleased to announce that Rachelle Thiewes “Shimmer Bracelet” is now part of the Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Thiewes holds a MFA from Kent State University and BA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She was Professor of Metals in the Department of Art at The University of Texas in El Paso for thirty-seven years. Thiewes is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and was a nominee for a United States Artist Fellowship in 2010. In 2009 she was named “Texas Master” by the Houston Center of Contemporary Craft. The Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at Un Her work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and Museum of Arts and Design, in New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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MAD Collects featuring Attai Chen


Ornament Magazine: Robert Baines / In The Spirit of Truth

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Peter Bauhuis: Schoonhoven Prize

Congratulations to Peter Bauhuis upon receiving the Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018. The Schoonhoven prize is devoted to inspiring artists to explore the boundaries of their traditional art and craft. i.e. stimulating the exploration of new technologies and uses, and innovative art forms. Innovation, as envisioned in the Award’s present edition, would center on the rejuvenation of older, time-honored techniques, and on the preservation of an immaterial heritage by injecting dynamic new life.

An exhibition of all nominated works will be presented in a 3 month exhibition at the Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhaven and will then travel to several cities in Belgium and Germany.

Peter Bauhuis prize

New York City Jewelry Week 2018

 Nov. 12-18

New York City Jewelry






Thomas Gentille:  Color  Light  Air

Artist conversation

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Antiquemania featuring Jennifer Trask







Parallel Lines featuring Naama Bergman

Parallel Lines

Thomas Gentille Elected to ACC Fellows

Congratulations to renowned jeweler Thomas Gentille, upon being named an American Craft Council  Fellow. This prestigious appointment is in recognition of Thomas’ outstanding achievement and leadership in the field of contemporary jewelry spanning his long, illustrious career.

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Robert Baines at the Museum of Arts and Design

A new exhibition of work by iconic jeweler Robert Baines will open at the Museum of Arts and Design on Oct. 16, 2018. The show,  Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines, is a clever examination of jewelry as a document of popular cultural history. The artist’s fanciful pieces and accompanying “evidence” encourage belief in the fourteen stories he presents. Baines has fabricated alternate realities that span from B.C.E. to the present day and encompass an equally wide range of topics, including migration, conspiracy, forgery, celebrity, and politics. The artist will give a performative lecture in conjunction with the exhibition. Thurs. Oct. 18, 6:30 – 8 pm.

Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines

Performative Lecture with Robert Baines: Vladimir, it’s not all about you !!!


Timothy Veske-McMahon / Soft Spot Currently on View

A new exhibition, Soft Spot, featuring the work of American artist Timothy Veske-McMahon opened on Sat. Sept. 8. This exhibition features his latest series, which addresses loss and remembrance within the construct of today’s era of fake news and alternative facts. Soft Spot runs thru Oct. 6.

Timoth Veske-McMahon / Soft Spot


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