Member Achievements – June 2019

June 21, 2019

Jim Cohen

Jim CohenJim Cohen was recently the subject of an article and video regarding his Judaica. Jim works in Durham, where he has a studio at Liberty Arts. He describes his work as taking items and “slightly change their appearance, so that you would not expect it, but nonetheless find it interesting, beautiful, intriguing.” Read the article here

Congratulations to Luci Jockel for being selected as a shortlisted artist for the 2019 American Craft Council Emerging Voices Awards. Luci is located in Philadelphia. Her work explores the memorialization of nonhuman animals through the intimate format of jewelry.

Debbie-Sheezel-Saul Bell Design AwardDebbie Sheezel was awarded Best of Show in the 2019 Saul Bell Design Awards. Debbie’s piece “Lineal Alchemy” is shown at the right. Debbie is an Australian enamel artist.

Work by Matt Lambert is included in the exhibition “PRIED,” being held at the Society of Arts + Crafts April 25-June 30, 2019. Matt is interested in exploring the body’s potential to push the traditional preconceptions of jewelry and adornment. Matt collaborates with an array of multi-media artists to reconfigure the current cultural systems of queerness and body politics, while challenging the boundaries of craft.

Rosario GarciaRosario Garcia was awarded 2nd Place Design Excellence (4+ Years in Business) in the 2019 MJSA Vision Awards. Rosario’s Yellow and Green Gold Ring (at right) features a natural sphene at the center of a unique ring that the 18k yellow and green gold was hand-forged and engraved, and then soldered to add the granulation. Dewdrops of diamonds added the finishing touch.

Congratulations to Cassandra Adame and Galen Boone for receiving 2019 Windgate Fellowships. Each year, the Center for Craft awards ten graduating college seniors with exemplary skill in craft a Windgate Fellowship. Awardees receive $15,000 — one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students.

Anna Johnson was recognized by the 2019 Smithsonian Craft Show for focusing on sustainability and the environment. Anna creates nature-inspired jewelry with ethically sourced stones, recycled metals, and found material in a conscious effort to shift cultural values toward respect for the planet.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Clara Williams, Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Steven Jacob, Inc.

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