2014 Saul Bell Design Award Winners

The 14th annual Saul Bell Design Award Competition challenged jewelry designers to unleash their imaginations and create innovative designs in any of six categories.
The predominant metal is gold or platinum group metals including palladium or a combination.
May be cast, fabricated, forged, assembled or created with any combination of techniques.

First Place-Gold/Platinum
"Golden Kinematic: Ring"
Igor Salnikov
Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Second Place-Gold/Platinum
Andrea Koenig-Carnahan
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Hollowware/Art Objects
Includes vessels and non-wearable objects made of precious metal constructed primarily from milled stock
using one or more metal forming techniques. Decorative cast components may be incorporated.

First Place-Hollowware/Art Objects
"Silver Filigree Vanity Mirror"
Aleksandr Maryaskin
Yorktown, Virginia, USA
Second Place-Hollowware/Art Objects
"Oil Can Teapot"
Sue Aygarn Kowalski
Carver, MA
Silver/Argentium® Silver
The predominant metal is silver or Argentium® Silver or a combination of both.
May be cast, fabricated, forged, assembled or created with any combination of techniques.

First Place-Silver/Argentium® Silver
"The Cynosure II"
Valerie Jo Coulson
Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Second Place-Silver/Argentium® Silver
"Carnelian Wave"
Bruce Hartman
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA
The predominant surface material must be glass-based enamels and may be fired on any type of metal.

First Place-Enamel
"Bobcat Secret"
Merry-Lee Rae
Freedom, California, USA
Second Place-Enamel
"Luminous Ring-Mandarine Fish"
Artem Kutyrev
Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Alternative Metals/Materials:
The predominant material can be any non-traditional metal (not covered in another category, including
base metals and reactive metals) or material (including resin, glass, wood, found objects and textiles).

First Place-Alternative Metals/Materials
"Celestial Winds"
Zoltan David
Bee Cave, Texas, USA
Second Place-Alternative Metals/Materials
"It Begins"
Elysha Roberts
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA
Metal Clay
The predominant material is metal clay (silver, gold, bronze, copper, etc.) and may include gemstones and other findings as desired.

First Place-Metal Clay
"Doors To My Dreams"
Christi Anderson
Marana, Arizona, USA
Second Place-Metal Clay
"Slavic Tales: Leshy"
Anna Mazon
Kraków, Poland
Emerging Jewelry Artist
Reserved for young designers, 18 years of age or younger, this category places no limitation on media used
and requires only that the finished piece is wearable jewelry adornment and fabricated by the entrant.

First Place-Emerging Jewelry Artist
Luis Figueroa

Quito, Ecuador
Second Place-Emerging Jewelry Artist
"Renoir’s Desire"
Aneka Hausmann
Auburn, Washington, USA
Third Place-Emerging Artist
"Oriental Grace"
Inbum Yu
Carrollton, Texas, USA


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