Democracy of Jewellery 

Jamie Kroeger, Waterhauler, 2020

Democracy of Jewellery 

, - Alberta Craft Gallery, Calgary. To Mar 5

by Robin Laurence

 Curated by Kari Woo, this group exhibition features handcrafted jewellery in an examination of value, “precious materials” and the nature of adornment, especially in a time of DIY kits for kids and amateurs and alongside market-driven production jewellery. One of the questions Woo poses here is, “What happens to the independent maker, to craft and the status of the handmade when a niche skill set such as jewellery-making is subject to the generalization and globalization of the marketplace?” 

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