Falkenhagen snags polymer

Falkenhagen's man in red turban polymer/gold brooch

Pictures, often transfers on polymer clay, form the central visual elements of Diane Falkenhagen’s fabricated fine jewelry. She invents images or borrows them from historial sources.

Falkenhagen's Io brooch

This Man in a Red Turban and her IO brooch looked elegant and mysterious and caught my attention on her Crafthaus page luring me to examine the rest of her portfolio.

“The artistic freedom associated with less-expensive, non-conventional materials leads to an uninhibited spirit of exploration, a broader expressive vocabulary and greater artistic risk-taking,” says Falkenhagen.

She is co-chairing the 2010 SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) conference in March whose theme is Going to eXtremes. Nice to know that polymer is part of that.

  • reply Eva ,

    Nice to remind us her work!!!

    • reply Anita Brandon ,

      Such beautiful and unique work. Yet another creative use of PC.

      • reply Cindy Walcott ,

        I appreciate the artist’s comment about the freedom that comes from using less expensive materials. It pleases me that I can make handcrafted jewelry available at a cost that is accessible to the average person.

        • reply Lynn/UnaOdd ,

          Gorgeous and inspirational! I just love the mysterious qualities of her work, and the use of unconventional materials.

          • reply Janice Sears ,

            Her work is very inspirational and quite a positive argument for mixed media approaches. Thank you for introducing some of us to this artist. I was not familiar with her work.

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