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Alison Antelman

Alison B. Antelman

"The physical act of creating jewelry out of raw materials is a labor-intensive process that I constantly explore. The materials evolve through a process that involves the manipulation and movement of metal, much like solving a puzzle. I am drawn to the relationship between metal and stones, movement and form, and how they transform the wearer. "

Inspired by the vitality of the urban landscape, Antelman's jewelry is hand fabricated and forged, much like the cities that are its inspiration. Her designs take their cue from the canyons and peaks of the city as well as the shapes of the botanical life within it. She is interested in exploring the idea of hanging gardens—bringing nature into city life.

To create each piece, the artist uses hammers to shape the metal into hollow forms with creases. She then adds texture and lines by fold-forming the metal, a process of folding, hammering, and unfolding it to make a crease. Antelman contrasts oxidized sterling silver with high-karat gold while drawing from a palette of natural stones. She hand fabricates the clasps, incorporating them directly into design for function and adornment.

Studio jeweler Alison Antelman took her first metals class at City College in San Francisco in 1991. She has since had access to workshops and associations with highly accomplished artists. As former president of the SF Metal Arts Guild, she continues to spread the word about metal arts. She creates her distinctive jewelry in a well-lit studio in the historic Sawtooth Building in Berkeley, CA.

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Horizon Necklace
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace
by Alison Antelman
$ 430
Branching Out Necklace
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace
by Alison Antelman
$ 580
Vertical Ladder
Silver & Stone Necklace
by Alison Antelman
$ 560
Crescent Drops
Silver & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 386
Crescent Moon Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Alison Antelman
$ 250
Long Pod Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Alison Antelman
$ 290
Gold M-Pods
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 1,100
M-Pods with Diamonds
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 366
Ilana's Pod
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace
by Alison Antelman
$ 320
Horizon Earrings with...
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 386
Tri-Form Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 880
Horizon Mini Necklace
Silver & Stone Necklace
by Alison Antelman
$ 320
Vertical Horizon
Silver & Stone Necklace
by Alison Antelman
$ 560
R-Pods
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 366
Metro Ring with Garnet
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring
by Alison Antelman
$ 426
M-Pods with Garnet
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 366
Grand Staircase Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 1,420
M-Pods
Silver & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 366
Grand Staircase Brooch
Gold, Silver & Stone Brooch
by Alison Antelman
$ 680
Metro Ring
Silver & Stone Ring
by Alison Antelman
$ 426
M Pods
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 366
Horizon Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 386
Metro Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 400
Metro Ring
Gold & Silver Ring
by Alison Antelman
$ 360
Metro Ring
Silver & Stone Ring
by Alison Antelman
$ 426
Metro Ring in Gold
Gold & Stone Ring
by Alison Antelman
$ 2,400
Gold Pods with Sapphire
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 1,840
Metro Earrings in Gold
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 1,860
Pod Earrings
Gold, Silver, & Stone Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 286
Long Pod Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Alison Antelman
$ 320
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Charles Lewton-Brain Fold Forming Competition, Florida, N.Y. U.S., Center for Metal Arts, 2014
Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival, Sun Valley, ID. U.S. , Sun Valley Center, 2013
Scottsdale Arts Festival, Scottsdale, AZ. U.S. , Center for Performing Arts, 2013
Top Jewels National Jewelry Design Competition , Durango, CO. U.S., Durango Arts Center, 2014
Rock On! Featuring jewelry encompassing rocks, minerals and gemstones, Seattle, WA. U.S., Facere' Gallery, 2013
The Nature of Jewelry: Botanical Design and Symbols , Fish Creek, WI. U.S., Peninsula School of Art, Guenzel Gallery, 2013
Ornamental Connections, Contemporary Interpretations: Art for the Ear, The Art of the Ring , Cambridge, MA. U.S. , Mobilia Gallery, 2012/2013
2015 Niche Awards, Washington, D.C. , Rosen Group/American Made show, 2015