Steel, iron and pig iron: materials used by humans for thousands of years. The Chinese were already making pig iron by the late Zhou Dynasty (1122-256 BC) and the usage of iron (Berlin Iron) in jewelry has been well documented.
Velvet Da Vinci Gallery and crafthaus have joined forces to create an exhibition of jewelry that brings ferrous materials into the contemporary realm. This exhibition showcases 61 artists who create jewelry in iron, steel, stainless steel and other iron alloys or incorporate ferrous elements into their pieces.
275 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T 1G1, Canada
Claudio Pino, CANADA
“INOX Reverie”, 2012
Stainless steel, 14k gold, Australian yellow prehnite, pearl, onyx
1 ½ x 1 x 1 inches
Photographer: Claudio Pino