Monday, December 21, 2009


John Iversen, born in Hamburg Germany and now living in New York, has been creating jewelry for over 30 years. A master craftsman, Iversen has been acknowledged for his work with the George Jensen Award at the Smithsonian Craft Show in 2001 and the Excellence in Crafts Award at the Baltimore ACC crafts show. Iversen's foray into "Nature Casting" spans the gap between fine art and craft and showcases his talents in both arenas. Developed in the 18th century, the nature cast is a technique used to create one of a kind representation of a natural object. Working in bronze, silver and gold, Iversen's pins retain the delicate surface of the leaves that he so carefully chooses. The artist draws inspiration from the organic forms and surfaces seen in his leaves and incorporates them into his varied collection. Simple collar necklaces are accentuated with finely detailed texture and his swirl bracelets are reminiscent of trailing vines. Iversen's work is as varied and unique as the natural world itself.

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