Claire Kahn interviewed by Patina Gallery about her new exhibition Peaceable Kingdom

Interview  /  Artists   Exhibiting
Published: 14.10.2016
Claire Kahn. Necklace: Untitled, 2016. Cylindrical glass beads in neutrals with line of silver nuggets.. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Untitled, 2016
Cylindrical glass beads in neutrals with line of silver nuggets.
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Jewelry maker Claire Kahn creates finely textured, seductively supple necklaces and bracelets using tiny beads and precious stones. With intricate hooks and knots invisible to the eye, she crochets what she calls infinity ropes, each handmade and one of a kind. To the touch, the bead ropes are snakeskin. To the eye, they are the complex mosaic on the face of an Italian cathedral. An exhibition of her latest work opens Friday, December 16, at Patina Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. While preparing to open Peaceable Kingdom, Kahn took time to answer questions about art, influences and her 2016 move into the “peaceable kingdom,” her Northern New Mexico dream studio.