After searching major craft shows for years, I finally made my find.
While most contemporary craft jewelry is fairly similar in style, Lisa & Scott Cylinder’s jewelry is exciting and innovative, which touched my soul. Their jewelry from beginning to end finishes well, like a good book. From their creativity & techniques, the materials and vintage found objects, down to their handmade pin backs, the art jewelry pieces are true gems.
The Cylinders have been creating jewelry since 1988, directly upon graduation from major university jewelry programs. In the last 10 years, they’ve ventured into creating more serious and substantial one of a kind pieces that has truly expanded their focus and will be the reason they will soon be recognized as major American jewelry artisans.
A few years back, my local paper featured Lisa & Scott Cylinder’s art jewelry in the weekend section for an upcoming, upscale local craft show. I wanted the piece that was pictured on the front cover. It was love at first sight. I planned on being first in line opening day and couldn’t sleep the night before. I rushed to their booth and to my disappointment found out the piece I desired was sold weeks before. My heart dropped, but soon I felt better when I found another great piece that was for sale. I bought my first piece of their jewelry and have been collecting their works ever since.
Lisa & Scott Cylinder creates a very limited number of art jewelry items. All the jewelry is one of a kind. They have been working on an exhibition – “Transpositions” – this past year, which will be opening at Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, in San Francisco, Ca., Aug. 11 – Sept. 17, 2010.
If you are lucky enough to be in San Francisco at this time, you must stop by the show and feast your eyes on some incredible creations. A better idea would be to purchase a piece of their art jewelry, (a great investment). See the Cylinder’s work soon in a museum near you.
Here are a few examples of the Cylinder’s jewelry…………………
Find more examples of Lisa and Scott Cylinder’s jewelry at Auerbachmaffia.com
Written by km.