Mar 22, 2013


These images are from the opening for Suspend.ed In Pink at Studio Gabi Green. I was so pleased to be a part of this traveling exhibition that included 50 different jewelers from around the world utilizing the color pink. It was curated by Laura Bradshaw-Heap whom I finally had the opportunity to meet and was such a lovely person. The work was really varied and seemed to focus on new materials and techniques. Pieces were hung from the ceiling so the viewer could navigate all angles of the jewelry; It was nice to be able to see small works up close, as the gallery often creates an implied boundary between the viewer and the work.

More info about the show, the artists, the catalog (so beautiful!), and future locations for the exhibition, go here:

Myself at the opening, sporting pink. my piece is to the right of my
head but hard to see... there is a photo below.

Artist: Drew Markou

Artist: Heng Lee

My piece in the show. Materials: house paint, silver, steel

Suspend.ed Catalog! You can order one from Laura

Our friends Zach Lechtenberg and Marissa Saneholtz outside the gallery

Myra & Hyun!

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Mar 17, 2013

Otto Kunzli everywhere

These images are from "Otto Kunzli FOR SALE" at Galerie Wittenbrink. Missy, Hyun, and I went one afternoon when the gallery was completely empty, so we got a special view of all his pieces. The gallery attendant pulled out all the pieces, told us about them, and showed us the backs  (us jewelers get crazy about a good pin back). This show was separate from his retrospective at the Pinakothek der Moderne... Otto Kunzli was everywhere! Even the dance floor on Friday night... :) 

Mar 13, 2013


With a palindrome as a show title, the works by Akiko Kurihara are quite clever, funny, and strange while also very wearable/approachable. The exhibition was at Micheko Galerie. I will put a caption with the descriptions of each work which are sort of like a small poems.

Faces -- "Every pearl looks alike, but is actually not."

Men -- "A man is not always what he seems to be."
confetti -- "If you would walk through a parade or festival,
you might find some confetti on your jacket."
"Bookmark yourself!"
see image below for information about this piece, "temperature"

gallery watch dog
outside the gallery looking in


Nine Jewelers at the Bowling Alley

Fallmamal – Umsturz Erwünscht | Nine Jewelers at the Bowling Alley.

This exhibition took place in a one lane bowling alley in the basement of Theresa Restaurant. It was still a functioning bowling alley so you had to take of your shoes to walk down the wooden lane to view the work. We absolutely loved this space. I hope it continues to be a Schmuck exhibition venue. We talked to a few of the artists involved and they had been to the restaurant last year during Schmuck and basically discovered the space that way. As the exhibition/event list keeps growing and growing each year, I feel like this type of thing is happening a lot. So many of the exhibitions take place in odd locations. What I realized is pretty much anyone can have an exhibition in Munich, you just have to have a connection or a place. Munich 2014?

The Artists: Sungho Cho, Anja Eichler, Beate Eismann, Julia Heineccius, Young-Hee Hong, Wolfgang Löffler, Barbara Schrobenhauser, Gabi Veit, Manuel Vilhena

Myself and Missy exploring the show in our socks
Hyun and Missy
Hyun looks so happy in every photo from our trip! ... Jewelry therapy? 
Gabi Veit (artist) -- cut wooden bowling pin

Barbara Schrobenhauser

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Mar 12, 2013

Home from Home

Home from Home launched this past week at the Handshake booth of Handwerk & Design at the 2013 Internationale Handwerksmesse in Munich. With in this project, Sarah Read invites you to step out of your usual routine and invite her into your home for a 3-day research residency. Within the booth Sarah had forms for those who wanted to participate to fill out. Sarah promises that in return she will welcome anyone who she visits into her home in Wellington, New Zealand. I am really found of this project and I am really looking forward to the exchange that happens between artists she visits along the way. If you are interested in participating or following in this project click the link below 

Mar 10, 2013

NYC bound! (Then to NP)

Hello again.

We're heading out... John and I... I have some photos of my favorite work to post, but it'll have to wait until we're back on American soil. Right now it's 4:46 am and were dead tired from this whirlwind week. Goodbye Munich! Again, more photos to come, we just really need some sleep.

Ok bye.

- Steven H
- John H

Manfred Bischoff.

Things have been so hectic as we are all trying to see as many exhibitions as possible, so I have not been attending to the blog posts as I thought I might! But I am going to post an entry still (but a little late) for many of the shows I saw the last few days! Many of us are leaving Munich soon, so check back for more posts as we recap events and re-organize our lives/brains.


close up of drawings/marks on the display

view through the front window of the gallery
These photos are from a very small gallery with a very nice front window, Maurer Zilioli-Contemporary Arts, and showcased the work of Manfred Bischoff on one side and Bruno Martinazzi on the other. I only have photos of Manfred's work for some reason-- I think because I was particularly interested in the drawings and drawn-like qualities of his gold work. The display was really very simple and unlike seeing work in a museum, you could get very close to the pieces. It was great to have an up close view of his pieces (and most jewelry because of its often small scale) as there are many subtleties in the texture, line, and finish of the gold work. Small areas have been selectively scratched or burnished and are evident only at certain angles. So many beautiful discoveries and irregularities! Also, he had a great foldout catalog for sale for only €3, so we were able to get a take-away with really nice photos of his work. I also tried to identify a man that worked there as Manfred Bischoff, which he totally was not, and laughed at me for asking... but I had to ask... I wanted to meet him. :) Overall, this was a tiny but lovely exhibition.

Dank für das Lesen ...Thanks for reading (??)