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Judith Neugebauer

"A 'previous life' in classical ballet and theater instilled within me a deep awareness of and appreciation for movement, line, and balance. These are the classical qualities I have always tried to incorporate into my jewelry designs—and in my life."

Judith Neugebauer has been a studio jeweler since 1974. Prior to this, she was trained in classical ballet, having studied and performed extensively in New York City and New Jersey. The many years she spent as a dancer have given her an awareness of form, line, and movement. These influences have inspired her as an artist and have been transferred into her work as a jeweler. Additionally, her explorations with clay in the early 1980s introduced her to an Asian aesthetic, which may be seen in the calligraphic use of gold leaf in her jewelry designs.

Neugebauer's distinctive use of 23k gold leaf and sterling silver has been her hallmark for 30 years. Her jewelry is made of die-formed, brushed sterling silver with an overlay of 23K gold leaf applied in sweeping, calligraphic strokes. Many pieces are enhanced with freshwater pearls and Australian boulder opals set in 22K gold. She also makes extensive use of oxidized, sandblasted sterling silver to create a rich, charcoal-black patina that contrasts even more dramatically with 23K gold lines.

Judith was educated at Farleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey, and she studied jewelry at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She also studied both jewelry and ceramics at Peters Valley School of Craft and the Visual Art Center of New Jersey. She lives and works with her husband, Tom Neugebauer (a nationally known ceramics artist and sculptor), in Milford, Pennsylvania.

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Amethyst Leaf Dangle
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 280
Feathered Cuff
Gold & Silver Bracelet

$ 360
Sapphire Link Bracelet
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 925
Evelyn II Necklace
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 380
Folded Leaf Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 166
Sparkling Quartz Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 800
Under the Sea Ballet Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 2,460
Golden Branches Earrings #2
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 750
Goldfinch Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 1,700
Elemental Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 540
Luna Necklace
Gold, Silver & Pearl Necklace

$ 380
Luna Earrings
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 320
Diamond Leaf Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 364
Aqua Leaf Dangle Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 400
Diamond Leaf Dangle Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 480
Lotus Gems II Necklace
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 1,200
Sapphire Garland Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 1,600
Evelyn Necklace I
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 380
Dewdrop Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 220
Red Berry Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 280
In Flight Necklace II
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 400
Journey Necklace
Silver & Gold Necklace

$ 585
Lattice Sapphire Cuff
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 880
Flirty Dancing Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 1,600
Vera Earrings
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 240
Pearl Bud Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 240
Budding Post Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 190
Feather Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 300
Pirouette Earrings
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 186
Feathered Pearl Earrings
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 220
Jasmine Pearl Earrings
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 240
In Bloom Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 620
Petite Leaf Cuff
Gold & Silver Bracelet

$ 350
Monarch Cuff
Gold, Silver & Pearl Bracelet

$ 800
Lotus Necklace
Silver & Gold Necklace

$ 980
La Petite
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 150
Opal Flower Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

 
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum , Washington, DC, 1999
American Craft Council Shows, Juror , New Paltz, Ny, Juried Art Services, 1998, 2008, 2015
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. MD, 2019
American Craft Council , Baltimore Convention Center , Baltimore, Md., 1986 to 2020