Category Archives: Jewelry

Group Show in Prenzlauerberg

I was fortunate enough to be a part of a group show at new gallery in Prenzlauerberg across from the Kulturbrauerei called GHYCZY. To be more specific, I was exhibiting my jewelry in the section of the gallery called New Values. These are just the kind of talented artists I would like to be shown with!

Here are some Photos from the opening that at the end of September.

Thanks very much to Ksenia Obukhova for having me in the show!  Also thanks to Nick Simpson for taking these photos, and if you would like to see more pictures of my jewelry and know a little bit more about it, look under the Schmuck/Popular Usage tab on the top right corner of this page.

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Open for business! –On Etsy

 

I have put this off for long enough. I now have my own little ‘shop’ on Etsy! So if you seen anything you like in my jewlelry section, the work is available for purchase through Etsy. I have more in stock than is shown on the website, so inquiries are welcome. More items will pop up over the coming weeks.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/PopularUsage

Happy shopping!

 

RSP/Damstuhltrager Studio Week 2

After a month back in Berlin, I was given the extreme privilege of taking over the downstairs at Rockelmann Stuhltrager Projects for a 2 month residency. The first week I moved all relevant materials into the space, and by now I have started a few drawings and busted out some smaller ideas that I have been wanting to do for a while.

Here are photos of the space.

The space is plenty of room to make big drawings, a few clay pieces, and some smaller casts that I a working on. For the past week I have been trying out a faux bronze patina on polyurethane casts. Eventually, I would like to do larger pieces with this technique but for now these are fun experiments.

There are larger drawings and clay pieces going on, but they are in the beginning phases.

The Youth

I am very pleased to announce that I have found a new location for my Jewelry line, Popular Usage, in Berlin. After reading about the opening of Wasted German Youth on my favorite blog, I then went in myself to see if they had any interest in displaying some AWESOME jewelry. They were excited about the project and offered to display them in the store for the summer and see what the response is. You can find Wasted German Youth at Memhard Strasse 1 next to Alexander Platz.

I look forward to working with the good people at Wasted German Youth and further possibilities for collaboration. Special thanks to Paul Snowden for taking such an interest in my work. Here’s cool man Paul, man of Berlin design mystery, pictured below.

Future-rising

I wanted to draw everyone’s attention to a spot that I got on an up-and-coming London-based blog called Futurising. The link is also now added on the left hand side. Take a look at both links and get a vampires taste of the London’s cultural PULSE. The articles are especially interesting off of the second link, and the first is truly full of eye candy. Guck mal an!

.HBC Indoor Flohmarkt

Welcome back to Berlin!

I have been back since the 29th of November and in my first week I found an opportunity to showcase my jewelry. What could be more appropriate that picking up where I left off, with the good folks at .HBC? They have come a long way in the two months that I have been gone. What was once a total mess, inhabited by an even messier artist (Sorry Anton, it’s true. But messy in a good way) has been fixed up into a pretty chic-looking party spot. The days are just packed at .HBC with music and live performances literally every night, and they even decided to have an indoor fleamarket on Sundays, inviting local (and international) artists to showcase their goods to the public.

Naturally, I was there pushing my Schmuck. Here’s a Sean’s eye shot of my little table.

Here are some close ups of the merch.

and here is one of the many interested on-lookers who came by.

At the end of the day, I ended up selling one pair of earrings. My first sale in Berlin! There is hope yet, and you can be sure that I will be back for the next Flohmarkt on the 20th of December to catch all of those artsy last minute Christmas shoppers!

When going to a fleamarket, or any other kind of public venue, it helps to have a friend for moral support, and I got just the guy. Andy Shaw, of Little Shawfish kids t-shirts and toys, came along to make some sales of his own. Andy is not only a veteran of the .HBC party scene, but helped moving the wings from Anton’s exhibition in September. Who else, I ask you? Who else would be better company on such an occasion? Here’s a shot of Andy himself, along with his adorable wares.

These little tees and toys can be found, both alongside my stand at the fleamarket on the the 20th, his website and listed under my links on the right hand side of this page.

Come and join us, won’t you? At a very merry fleamarket next Sunday!!!