Member Achievements – December 2013

Claudio Pino’s rings are worn by Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie. Pino is known for his sculptural rings that showcase colored gemstones in mixed metal with mechanical moving parts.

Member Achievements – October 2013

Sandie Zilker has been named as 2014 Texas Master by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC). Zilker joins the roster of former Texas Masters—Harlan Butt, Cindy Hickok, Rachelle Thiewes, and Piero Fenci—recognized for their roles as career artists in Texas who have made a significant impact on the field of craft.

Member Achievements – September 2013

Rebecca Rose is the winner of this year’s Halstead Grant for design excellence and business strategy acumen in the silver jewelry market. She recently returned to the jewelry studio to launch her line of Sculpturings. The cast rings are sculpted from found object components and original elements to interpret social issues or current events.

Member Achievements – May 2013

Melanie Bilenker, Lola Brooks, Susie Ganch, and Myra Mimlitsch-Gray were part of those featured from Sienna Gallery in Collective.1 in May. Collective is a new design fair in New York City, presenting a curated selection from galleries around the world. Also included were Jamie Bennett, Arthur Hash, Ruth Reifen, Sondra Sherman, and John Iversen.

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