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Jill Herlands

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Published: 09.01.2019

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10 new metal sculptures inspired by New York City's architecture. The On Sale list and the artist's statement are both refreshed.
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Architecture Ring, 2019. Sterling silver, steel.. 3.8 x 2 cm. Jill Herlands
Ring: Architecture Ring, 2019
Sterling silver, steel.
3.8 x 2 cm
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Molten Pearl Ring, 2019. Sterling silver, baroque pearl.. 2 x 1.2 cm. Jill Herlands
Ring: Molten Pearl Ring, 2019
Sterling silver, baroque pearl.
2 x 1.2 cm
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Square Signet Ring, 2019. Sterling silver.. 1.2 x 1.2 cm. Jill Herlands
Ring: Square Signet Ring, 2019
Sterling silver.
1.2 x 1.2 cm
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Jill Herlands. Piece: Molten Watch Band, 2019. Sterling silver, ruby, blue topaz.. 3.8 x 0.6 cm. Jill Herlands
Piece: Molten Watch Band, 2019
Sterling silver, ruby, blue topaz.
3.8 x 0.6 cm
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Geode Ring, 2019. Sterling silver, agate geode.. 1.2 x 2.5 cm. Jill Herlands
Ring: Geode Ring, 2019
Sterling silver, agate geode.
1.2 x 2.5 cm
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Weight Ring, 2019. Sterling silver.. 1.2 x 1.2 cm. Jill Herlands
Ring: Weight Ring, 2019
Sterling silver.
1.2 x 1.2 cm
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Patinated Foaming Ring, 2019. Sterling silver.. 1.2 x 1.2 cm. Jill Herlands
Ring: Patinated Foaming Ring, 2019
Sterling silver.
1.2 x 1.2 cm
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Brass Hollow Ring, 2019. Brass. 1.2 x 1.2 cm. Jill Herlands
Ring: Brass Hollow Ring, 2019
Brass
1.2 x 1.2 cm
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Jill Herlands. Earrings: Equilibrium Earrings, 2019. Sterling silver.. 7 x 5 cm. Jill Herlands
Earrings: Equilibrium Earrings, 2019
Sterling silver.
7 x 5 cm
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Purple Bloom Ring, 2019. Sterling silver, amethyst.. 2.5 x 2 cm. Jill Herlands
Ring: Purple Bloom Ring, 2019
Sterling silver, amethyst.
2.5 x 2 cm
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Oval Ring, 2018. Sterling silver.. 0.6 x 1.2 cm. Jill Herlands
Ring: Oval Ring, 2018
Sterling silver.
0.6 x 1.2 cm
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Gold Rock Ring, 2018. 14k gold.. 2 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Gold Rock Ring, 2018
14k gold.
2 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Double “Diamond” Ring, 2018. Moissanite, sterling silver.. 1.2 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Double “Diamond” Ring, 2018
Moissanite, sterling silver.
1.2 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Splash Ring, 2018. Sterling silver.. 3.1 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Splash Ring, 2018
Sterling silver.
3.1 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Bracelet: Wave Bangle, 2018. Sterling silver.. 2 cm wide. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Bracelet: Wave Bangle, 2018
Sterling silver.
2 cm wide
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Earrings: Granule Half Moon, 2018. Sterling silver, acquamarine.. 6.4 x 3.8 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Earrings: Granule Half Moon, 2018
Sterling silver, acquamarine.
6.4 x 3.8 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Square Studs, 2018. Sterling silver, 14k gold.. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Square Studs, 2018
Sterling silver, 14k gold.
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Neckpieces: Tubes, 2018. Sterling silver.. 30.5 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Neckpieces: Tubes, 2018
Sterling silver.
30.5 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Chunky Pyrite, 2017. Sterling silver, Pyrite.. 0.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Chunky Pyrite, 2017
Sterling silver, Pyrite.
0.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Bracelet: Double Bangle, 2017. Bronze, sterling silver, gold.. 3.81 Ø. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Bracelet: Double Bangle, 2017
Bronze, sterling silver, gold.
3.81 Ø
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Ocean Ring, 2017. Sterling silver, steel, resin, Tourmaline, Pyrite.. 1.90 x 2.54 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Ocean Ring, 2017
Sterling silver, steel, resin, Tourmaline, Pyrite.
1.90 x 2.54 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Intro
Jill Herlands is a self-taught art-jewelry artist living and working in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Jill began her metalwork career in 2015 and uses hand fabrication to create miniature sculptures. She works with precious metals and raw gemstones, as well as non-traditional materials such as concrete and resin. Her mission is to create experimental and elaborate wearable art forms that redefine 'accessory' and stretch the imagination

Statement

Metalwork came by accident for me, and the moment I held the torch and the flame errupted, I was enthralled. I approach my work not as jeweler, but as an artist who creates metal sculptures. 

Hand fabrication is my technique of choice and I thrive in an atmosphere of controlled chaos. As I create, I look for tension through disturbing symmetry, thus revealing unrecognizable shapes.  

I am pushed by the response of the metal to the fire, which compels me to shape the metal beyond its preconceived limitations.  The metal becomes flexible and open to the addition of other materials, which creates a result not predetermined.   

I find inspiration in New York City’s constantly evolving architecture. I find pleasure in deconstruction and am driven to push the boundaries of metalwork to build anew.  I believe that the only true ways to discovery are experimentation, taking risks and making mistakes. 

My attitude towards life, and my art, is decidedly non-conformist.

/ Jill Herlands

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2019:
Exhibition  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Quoil Gallery at Frame 2019.
2018:
Exhibition  03 Oct 2018 - 25 Nov 2018  Chasing Ghosts.
Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR.
Exhibition  03 Oct 2018 - 25 Nov 2018  Empire of Dirt.
Dab Art Gallery, Ventura, CA.
Exhibition  25 Aug 2018 - 07 Oct 2018  Abstract Catalyst 5.
Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR.
Exhibition  11 Aug 2018 - 07 Oct 2018  10 x 10 x 10.
Tieton Arts Center, Tieton, WA.
Exhibition  30 Jun 2018 - 11 Aug 2018  Living Mark.
Verum Ultimum, Portland, OR.
Exhibition  29 Jun 2018 - 27 Aug 2018  About Volumes.
Vitraria Gallery, Venice, Italy.
Exhibition  12 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018  Fun House 18: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic, and Bizarre.
Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Exhibition  14 Apr 2018 - 20 May 2018  Act 2: Art as a Career Sequel.
Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ.
Exhibition  14 Apr 2018 - 09 Jun 2018  Fierce and Frail.
Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR.
Exhibition  26 Jan 2018 - 24 Feb 2018  Arts on Douglas.
Exhibition  20 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018  Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies.
Crooked Tree Arts Center.
Exhibition  19 Jan 2018 - 03 Mar 2018  By Hand.
Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.
Exhibition  16 Jan 2018 - 24 Feb 2018  ADORN.
Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL.
2017:
Exhibition  01 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017  Gallery OVO.
Fair  30 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017  Good Things Come in Small Packages.
Studio Channel Islands Gallery.
Exhibition  29 Sep 2017 - 12 Nov 2017  LillStreet Gallery.

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Online Article:  Rebellion, Music & Jewelry | A New York Story. Norwegian.Jewelry:  Oslo,  2018
Online Article:  Fearless Influencer Chris Lavish Makes 19 Fashion Predictions for 2019. Russell, Madison.  One 37 PM Magazine:  Los Angeles,  2018
Online Blog:  Nile Goodlad. Lewis:  2018
Online Article:  Interview with New York Jewelry Artist Jill Herlands. Lavish, Chris.  Fashion Week Online:  2018
Online Blog:  Bottle Rocket. Just Magazine:  2018
Online Article:  Micro Scenery and Architectural Influences. Ruggiero, Ilaria.  Benchpeg:  Hampshire,  2018
Magazine:  Jill Herlands. IMIRAGE:  Paris,  2018
Magazine Cover, Edition #348.
Online Article:  Exhibition No Matter Matters. Ilaria.  A/DORNMENT Curating Contemporary Art Jewelry:  Venice,  2018
Online Article:  Artist Jill Herlands. JaamZIN.  JaamZIN Creative:  2018
Magazine:  MAY VOL 6 2018. Feroce:  2018
Online Article:  Wearable Art by Jill Herlands. Object of Reference:  2018
Online Blog:  MetalurJ at Gallery OVO (Recap). Rogers, Patricia.  Jersey Indie:  2017
Blog:  Scratching the Surface. Isabella Lee.  Rockin’ That Gem:  2016
Blog:  Designer Profile – MetalurJ. Michelle Orman.  Jewelry Logic:  2016
Online Article:  Spring 2016 JA Show- New Jewelry. The Gem Therapist:  2016
Online Article:  Designer Profile–MetalurJ. Orman, Michelle.  Jewelrylogic by JA New York:  New York,  2016
Blog:  Bling and Baubles Regalia. Mimi Santa Cruz.  The Insider:  2015
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