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What does Contemporary Jewellery mean?

Article  /  CriticalThinking
 
Published: 17.04.2008
Benjamin Lignel. Ring: Happy family NHS, 2002. Rubber, gauze, ink. Set of two adhesive rings, edition of 300
. Photograph by Joel Degen (London). Benjamin Lignel
Ring: Happy family NHS, 2002
Rubber, gauze, ink
Set of two adhesive rings, edition of 300
Photograph by Joel Degen (London)
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Intro
Contemporary Jewellery is a type of practice - understood as the contemporary offspring of a craft-based design activity that finds its origin in medieval workshops.

This article first appeared in Metalsmith, Fall 2006. Metalsmith is published by the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), the premier association of jewelers, designers and metalsmiths,
www.snagmetalsmith.org.