Ice, that’s the word the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) gave to its members. Their challenge was to make jewellery that evoked it, which you see here.
No rules. No direction. No boundaries.
The AJDC, a non-profit that promotes the application of jewellery design as art, comes up with a new theme every year. Past years have included “wave”, “puzzle”, and “tear”. Invitation-only members like Alan Revere, Alishan Halebian, Todd Reed, Mark Schneider and Katey Brunini, rush back to their studios and make museum-worthy objects that express it.
“Variations on a Theme: 25 Years Of Design from the AJDC” is a travelling exhibition of more than 150 jewellery pieces chosen from previous years and previous themes. It is a celebration of creativity – a dramatic, thought-provoking, and entertaining display that inspires you to consider, “What type of jewellery would you make if given one word, like ‘ice’?”
“Variations of a Theme: 25 Years of Design from the AJDC” comes to GIA’s museum in Carlsbad from the end of July 2015 to early June 2016.