Art Jewelry Today: Europe and Nikolay Sardamov



2014 PAGE 194-197

Catherine Mallette

Hundreds of fascinating color photos reveal the wearable artwork created by today’s top art jewelers of Europe, including one-of-a-kind necklaces, brooches, bracelets, rings, and earrings in gold, silver, mixed metals, glass, enamel work, found objects, and more.
The artists are arranged alphabetically so readers may see the entire scope of their work on the page together. The artists provide personal statements about their work and its significance. These artists have created small sculptures that adorn the body and draw attention. This is the first book in the series to focus solely on the artists of Europe. Included among them are new artwork from artists readers have come to know in the previous volumes and an introduction to the work of artists whose jewelry has not been previously seen.
This is a valuable guide to current trends in art jewelry design for buyers, jewelry enthusiasts, collectors, and artists alike.

Art Jewelry Today: Europe,
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Layout: 11″ x 8 1/2″
Color photos: 200+
Pages: 256
Binding: hard cover
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4678-1

ARTIST STATEMENT by Nikolay Sardamov

This body of work, "Intersections," consists of brooches, pendants, rings, and earrings. I use the circle as a basic component and put together three-dimensional forms with six different circle sizes. These forms are built symmetrically, starting from a center and adding and arranging the components in different angles to form clusters and layers. The resulting shape is a rigid meshwork, where the cube can be recognized as the main organizing form.

Building the forms was like a game for exploring variations. I used the same number of components to put together forms with different characteristics: pattern, density, and size.

The pieces are first built up in wax and then cast in one piece in silver or gold.

jewllery in book by Nikolay Sardamov