Blog > August 2020
Starting the week and ending the month with the rarity that is the paper mache ring! These two are so vernal, which is funny for a post on the unofficial summer/autumn cusp (in Canada, at least), but so be it. For more work in a variety of different styles, see Spain's Andrés González.
If ever there were a case of photos not doing the rings justice, this is it. To fully appreciate the works of UK-based Ieva Mikutaite, you really need to see them in motion, so go check out some (or all) of her many short videos.
Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Haidée Drew.
Argentina's Mukenia (María Eugenia Ramos).
I see icy rings by Italy's Annamaria Pavone.
A signet with some edge literally, in the form of an ouroboros.
If you're looking for a "future heirloom," California's Talon (Emily Hirsch) is a good place to start.
Glass rings with an inner glow(-in-the-dark) by Japan's Mokuren.
Don't miss their other work, including glass ear cuffs and these delectable studs.
Ring-Free Thursday: Georgia's Humans Before Handles (Ash Sims).
Don't fix it it ain't broke. Not unintentionally, anyway. Russia's OSSA brings a little "antifashion" to your fingers with this eyecatching series.
Dreamy, cactus-inspired rings in pastel silicone and clay by Chinese jeweller Zhaoran He.
Rings from Kenya's Adele Dejak, makers of sustainable handmade jewellery.
From "Dust to Dust" by New Jersey's MJ Tyson. Be sure to check out her "Homes" sculpture series, in which the left-behind contents of houses are compacted into single blocks.
Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Kingston Jewellery (Jemima Kingston).
French jewellers 22.77 have a bold but minimal style, some with a texture representing "a long way from clean shapes to chaos."
These rings look to me like someone's insouciant signature, the kind you get to have when there isn't a "t" to cross or an "i" to dot. For more minimal silver jewellery, see Japan's Little Riddle.
I love the cosmic look of this snake ring by Singapore's Ferne Atelier, who also made the ring holders (both in polymer clay; gold rings from By Invite Only). The main theme of their work, however, is botanical as with these awesome turtle terrarium earrings!
Melanie Sherman is a "German ceramic artist living in Kansas City [Missouri], focusing on lavish surface decoration." These pretty designs are achieved by laying decals on porcelain.
Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Laugahey (Kate Lau).
I love the way Russia's Legenti Jewelry (Alexander Varyag) makes use of colour-anodizing in his titanium rings.
Some fabulously chunky Lucite "anvil" rings by New York's Jorge Caicedo Montes de Oca, who normally repurposes old Bakelite to create contemporary jewellery over at The Art of Bakelite.
I don't think I even need to say that these rings come from Greece. What I will say is that they come from, more specifically, Kourtzis Art Pottery, a family business that's been around for 200 years and five generations!