2015 SAUL BELL DESIGN AWARD WINNERS
The predominant surface material must be glass-based enamels and may be fired on any type of metal.
Budd Lake, NJ, USA
Artist Statement: "Streaming Turquoise" consists of cloisonné enamel set in 22K gold with turquoise and diamonds. The "stream" in this piece represents a sacred, protected path enclosed in an expanse of matte black enamel. The high-karat gold, elaborate granulation and diamonds are evocative of religious splendor.
Raleigh, NC, USA
Artist Statement: Theodora started out life as a circus performer, but through the force of her own personality became one of the most influential and powerful empresses of the byzantine empire. I wanted to make a necklace that represented both sides of her story—the whimsy and the grandeur.