Friday, August 21, 2009
Judith Price, founder and Presiden
Judith Price, founder and President of the National Jewelry Institute, has put together a remarkable show that surprises and impresses, 'Masterpieces of American Jewelry'.
Hosted by the American Folk Art Museum (and, by Somerset House in London), it claims to be the first museum show devoted entirely to American jewelry.
The two hundred exhibits were all made and distributed in America between the late eighteenth century and the 1980s. As such, it presents an opportunity to define just what makes American jewelry distinct.
Ms Price, no stranger to India's complex jewelry tradition, has her own no-nonsense theories. 'Simplicity and a sense of humor. Do you know the American trade code "kiss"? It stands for "keep it simple stupid".