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Donald Friedlich

Published: 06.10.2015
Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Celery Brooches, 2014. Glass, 14k gold. Photo by: Larry Sanders. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Celery Brooches, 2014
Glass, 14k gold
Photo by: Larry Sanders
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Asparagus, 2014. Glass, 14k gold. Photo by: Larry Sanders. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Asparagus, 2014
Glass, 14k gold
Photo by: Larry Sanders
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Asparagus, 2014. Glass, 14k gold. Photo by: Larry Sanders. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Asparagus, 2014
Glass, 14k gold
Photo by: Larry Sanders
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Temptation, 2014. Glass, 22k gold, sterling, niobium, 18k gold. Photo by: Larry Sanders. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Temptation, 2014
Glass, 22k gold, sterling, niobium, 18k gold
Photo by: Larry Sanders
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Temptation, 2014. Glass, 22k gold, sterling, niobium, 18k gold. Photo by: Larry Sanders. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Temptation, 2014
Glass, 22k gold, sterling, niobium, 18k gold
Photo by: Larry Sanders
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Navel Orange, 2014. Glass, 22k gold, sterling, niobium, 18k gold. Photo by: Larry Sanders. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Navel Orange, 2014
Glass, 22k gold, sterling, niobium, 18k gold
Photo by: Larry Sanders
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Butter/Fly, 2014. Wood, paper, laser engraved pearl by Kristen Beeler, 14k gold. Photo by: Larry Sanders. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Butter/Fly, 2014
Wood, paper, laser engraved pearl by Kristen Beeler, 14k gold
Photo by: Larry Sanders
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Butter/Fly, 2014. Wood, paper, laser engraved pearl by Kristen Beeler, 14k gold. Photo by: Larry Sanders. Piece on Body. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Butter/Fly, 2014
Wood, paper, laser engraved pearl by Kristen Beeler, 14k gold
Photo by: Larry Sanders

Piece on Body

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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Aqua Series, 2008. Glass, 22k gold, 18k gold, 14k gold. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Aqua Series, 2008
Glass, 22k gold, 18k gold, 14k gold
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Aqua Series, 2008. Glass, 22k gold, 18k gold, 14k gold. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Aqua Series, 2008
Glass, 22k gold, 18k gold, 14k gold
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Translucence Series, 2008. Blown glass, 14k gold, 2008. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Translucence Series, 2008
Blown glass, 14k gold, 2008
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2008. Glass, 14k gold. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2008
Glass, 14k gold
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2008. Glass, 14k gold. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2008
Glass, 14k gold
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Translucence Series, 2008. Glass, 14k gold. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Translucence Series, 2008
Glass, 14k gold
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006. Glass, 14k gold. 7,8 x 6,6 x 1,5 cm. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006
Glass, 14k gold
7,8 x 6,6 x 1,5 cm
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006. Glass, 14k gold. 7,8 x 6,6 x 1,5 cm. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006
Glass, 14k gold
7,8 x 6,6 x 1,5 cm
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006. Glass, 14k gold. 6,3 x 5,9 x 1,5 cm. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006
Glass, 14k gold
6,3 x 5,9 x 1,5 cm
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006. Glass, 14k gold. 6,3 x 5,9 x 1,5 cm. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006
Glass, 14k gold
6,3 x 5,9 x 1,5 cm
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Donald Friedlich. Necklace: Magnification Series, 2006. Glass, 22k gold, 18k gold, leather. 7,7 x 3,2 x 2,9 cm. Donald Friedlich
Necklace: Magnification Series, 2006
Glass, 22k gold, 18k gold, leather
7,7 x 3,2 x 2,9 cm
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2007. Glass, 22k gold, 18k gold. 3 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 inches. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2007
Glass, 22k gold, 18k gold
3 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 inches
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2007. Glass, 22k gold, 18k gold. 3 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 inches. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2007
Glass, 22k gold, 18k gold
3 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 inches
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2007. Glass, 22k gold. 3 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 inches. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2007
Glass, 22k gold
3 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 inches
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Textile Series, 2007. Glass, 14k gold. 3 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 5/8 inches. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Textile Series, 2007
Glass, 14k gold
3 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 5/8 inches
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006. Glass, 14k gold. 11 x 3,5 x 1,5 cm. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006
Glass, 14k gold
11 x 3,5 x 1,5 cm
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006. Glass, 14k gold. 11 x 2,8 x 1,5 cm. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Magnification Series, 2006
Glass, 14k gold
11 x 2,8 x 1,5 cm
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Translucence Series, 2004. Blown glass, 22k gold, 18k gold, 14k gold. 3 x 3 x 1/2 inches. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Translucence Series, 2004
Blown glass, 22k gold, 18k gold, 14k gold
3 x 3 x 1/2 inches
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Translucence Series, 2005. Blown glass, 14k gold, 18k gold. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 inches. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Translucence Series, 2005
Blown glass, 14k gold, 18k gold
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 inches
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Translucence Series, 2004. Blown glass, 22k gold, niobium, sterling. 2 7/8 x 2 x 3/8 inches. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Translucence Series, 2004
Blown glass, 22k gold, niobium, sterling
2 7/8 x 2 x 3/8 inches
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Translucence Series, 2001. Dichroic glass, 18k gold, 14k gold,. 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 inches. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Translucence Series, 2001
Dichroic glass, 18k gold, 14k gold,
2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 inches
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Translucence Series, 2004. Blown glass, 22k gold, 18k gold, 14k gold. 3 x 3 x 1/2 inches. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Translucence Series, 2004
Blown glass, 22k gold, 18k gold, 14k gold
3 x 3 x 1/2 inches
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Interference Series, 1995. Slate, 22k gold, sterling. 2 x 2 x 3/8 inches. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Interference Series, 1995
Slate, 22k gold, sterling
2 x 2 x 3/8 inches
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Interference Series, 1994. Slate, sterling. 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 3/8 inches. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Interference Series, 1994
Slate, sterling
2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 3/8 inches
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Statement

Much of my exploration has involved a search for qualities that are unique to jewelry as an art form. One quality that currently interests me is that brooches and necklaces are usually worn against a fabric environment. My clear glass jewelry exploits the optical qualities of glass to heavily magnify the clothing on which it is worn so the weave of the fabric becomes the image in the jewelry, while my frosted pieces exploit the translucency of glass to exhibit a subtle color shift with the color of the clothing. I think of these pieces as "site adaptive” jewelry. This body of work bridges three craft media: it is jewelry made of glass with textile imagery.
 

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2016:
Exhibition  04 May 2016 - 19 Jun 2016  In Glass by Donald Friedlich.
Fair  24 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016  Schmuck 2016.
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