Japan Jewelry Designers Exhibition Comes to the Armory

Dynamic Exhibition of the Japan Jewelry Designers Association Comes to the Armory Art Center
West Palm Beach, FL. (November 18, 2009)


Japan Jewelry Designers Exhibition Comes to the Armory


Japan Jewelry Designers Association Exhibition:

The ArmoryArtCenterpresents a stunning member’s exhibition of professional jewelers of the Japan Jewelry Designers Association, showcasing traditional and contemporary jewelry opening December 4, 2009. Fine crafted jewelry in both traditional and unusual materials will be shown including a diamond encrusted alexandrite and 18 k gold skull ring by Jurio Fujita and a whimsical bangle bracelet made of hand-made wa-shi paper, newspapers and string by Noriko Hatanaka.


“This exhibition, surprising in the range and use of media, is so fascinating,” said Sandra Barghini. “We are delighted to host such an important show of Japanese Jewelry.”


The exhibition is juried by Charon Kransen, artist and international artist’s representative, specializing in the field of contemporary metal and jewelry; organized and coordinated by Jim Bove in cooperation with Yukiko Ueda, SecretaryGeneral, JapanJewelry Designers Association and Emiko Shigeta, Chairperson of the International Committee, Japan Jewelry Designers Association.

Japan Jewelry Designers Association seminars

Introducing Japanese jewelry’s undisclosed history, concepts and unique and original use of materials and technique.

Jewelry Design in Japan
December 4, 2009
3:00- 4: 30PM

Discussion of the influence of Japanese traditional culture upon Jewelry design, Japanese Jewelry designers and design today and an introduction to Japanese jewelry, and the ways in which traditional techniques are utilized. Speakers include KOMIYA Takako- Exective Director of Japan Jewelry Designers Association, Visiting professor from Kobe University of Fashion and Design and President of Atelier Komiya and a participating artist from Japan.

Introduction to Japanese Traditional Techniques Applied to Jewelry and Actual Works
December 5, 2009
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Discussion on the process of IROGANE / Inlay and embossing. Experts include TANEZAWA Setsuko- Director of Japan Jewelry Designers Association and President of Jewelry studio “Meteorite” and SHIGETA Emiko- Chair Person, International Exchange Committee of Japan Jewelry Designers Association, Member of Japan Artists Association, inc., Judge of Niki-kai, inc., sculptures division and President of Atelier EMI

Annual Armory Art Sale:

Special Holiday Sale in the Armory Studios and Gallery Shop, featuring local artist works for sale including jewelry, ceramics, paintings and sculpture. Art Sale: December 4-6, 2009. Opening Reception: December 4, 2009from 6-8pm

The Japan Jewelry Designers Association is an organization of voluntary professional jewelry designers that promote the exchange of knowledge and experience among jewelry designers while enhancing the creative skills of designers. Exhibition: Friday, December 4-19, 2009. Opening Reception: December 4, 2009from 6-9pm.

Also on Exhibit:

Buckle Down!

International open call to enter showing functional buckles in all media ranging from precious metals with gems to experimental use of other media, juried by Robert Ebendorf. Exhibition: Friday, December 4-19, 2009. Opening Reception: December 4, 2009from 6-9pm.

Admission to the Opening Reception is free for Armory Members and $5 for non-members. Armory gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10am – 4pmand Saturday 10 am – 2pm. Please call 561.832.1776 or visit www.armoryart.org for more information.


Celebrating its 23rd season, the Armory Art Centerprovides opportunities for individual growth and self expression through participation in studio classes, exhibitions, lectures and other educational programs. With more than a dozen state-of-the-art studios and a student population of nearly 3,000, the ArmoryArtCenteris the community art center in the Palm Beaches. It is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit.

For more information on the Armory Art Center, or to sign up for classes, go to www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776.

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