My students at Towson University, alongside Montgomery College and the Baltimore Jewelry Center, have spent the fall semester working on the Radical Jewelry Makeover Project. The culmination of their hard work and research will be on view at the Baltimore Jewelry Center from November 10, 2017 through February 3, 2018. Check it out!
Radical Jewelry Makeover: Baltimore/New Works is an exhibition celebrating the culmination of Radical Jewelry Makeover: Baltimore, a community jewelry mining and recycling project that draws attention to the creativity and skills of local jewelers and designers and encourages people to consider their habits of consumption. RJM examines the stories behind our collections and breathes new life into unwanted or discarded jewelry. Ten thousand pieces of unwanted, broken, and discarded jewelry were donated by 128 individual donors and then local artists “mined” the donated jewelry as source materials to make new pieces. Sales of jewelry from the exhibition will benefit Ethical Metalsmiths and the Baltimore Jewelry Center.