Congratulations to Hannah Oatman! Jewelry Edition's 1st award recipient! Jewelry Edition has been diligently preparing for this day. It has been a goal since the inception of JE in 2012 that we take steps to eventually grant awards such as this. We hope that in giving this award it will help to facilitate professional goals and assist in the growth of work. In addition to our financial commitment, this year, we have teamed up with Marissa Saneholtz and Sara Brown of Smitten Forum to offer a seat at their next gathering.
Invitation to JE V4
500 cash award
Invitation to Smitten Forum 2018
About Smitten Forum:
The concept behind Smitten Forum is to create opportunities that will give makers from the metals and jewelry field a place to come together in a creative environment and work side by side in a studio for one week. Each event is organized by Sara Brown and Marissa Saneholtz. Invitees range from emerging to well-established makers as well as educators and professional jewelers. A variety of techniques and mediums are represented, including traditional silversmithing, enameling, computer aided design, found object assemblage, tin construction, welding, powder coating, casting, and many more. By removing the distractions of everyday life and adding the energy of multiple makers, the participants are able to focus on their work. With the influence of those around them, participants can move in creative directions that may not have happened while working alone in their home studios.