Figurative Art Jewelry
Facèré Art Gallery (pronounced fa-cherry) in Seattle is a wonderful little jewel box of art jewelry from over 40 artists. I always make a point of popping there to admire, be inspired and hunt for a treasure that one day might be added to my art jewelry collection.
Their jewelry artists range from bold and simple to fanciful and amusing and everything in between. Some of their artists works feature little humans doing amazing things. Here are a few of them…
Cynthia has been working in polymer clay since the 1980’s.
Examples of Cynthia’s polymer clay mosaic pieces can be seen in numerous museum collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Tacoma Art Museum and the New York Museum of Art and Design.
In plastic and sterling silver. Approx 1 1/2″ tall.
Featured Artist: Margaux Lange
March 4, 2009 – March 25, 2009
This month Barbie will turn 50. Brooklyn based artist Margaux Lange makes jewelry with a little help from the icon. Lange has been creating accessories from ‘discarded and repurposed’ Barbie dolls since earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001, where her ‘Plastic Body Series’ was first conceived.
Lange credits a childhood obsessed with Barbie’s miniature world for nurturing her creativity and dexterity. “Whether you love her or hate her, there are few who feel neutral about the plastic princess. I am fascinated with who Barbie is as a cultural icon and the enormous impact she has had on our society.” Lange’s work has exhibited extensively and has been published in books such as ‘500 Bracelets’ and ‘500 Necklaces,’ by Lark Books, as well as ‘Cool Green Stuff’ highlighting ‘Green Design,’ by Random House Publishing.
Facèré is located in the City Centre Building (on the first floor behind the escalator) at 1420 Fifth Avenue in the heart of downtown Seattle. City Centre is bounded by Fifth and Sixth avenues, and Pike and Union streets. View map
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery
1420 Fifth Avenue, #108
Seattle, WA 9810
Gallery hours: Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday noon to 5pm.