Thursday, May 21, 2009

Philippa Roberts Jewelry Exhibit at Smith Galleries

Philippa Roberts jewelry is a mainstay at Smith Galleries on Hilton Head Island. The gallery is featuring a special exhibition of her jewelry now. You can see a slide show of the exhibition here.

Simply beautiful and classically romantic, Philippa Roberts jewelry makes a woman feel purely feminine.

Her daily walks along the coast of the pacific ocean with her husband, Brian, their dog, Maggie, and their daughter Charlotte inspire much of her creativity. From the clean, blue stones in many of her pieces to the simple replication of a dragonfly on a necklace, her work stems from the nature around her. Yet she also incorporates a feeling of the urban, with lines and patterns that imitate architecture and design seen around the city.

Having started with a basic sterling silver and pearl design, she has expanded her line by integrating silver and gold with different colored stones, adding texture, shape and hue to many of her designs. Philippa creates all the original pieces by carving in wax or fabricating in metal.
using silver as her main medium, Philippa creates necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings that can be worn formally or informally, with an appeal to all ages.

Drop by Smith Galleries in the Village at Wexford between the hours of 10 & 6 Monday through Saturday.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

StoryPeople by Brian Andreas at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries features the best selection of StoryPeople prints, sculpture and books. The art of Brian Andreas is taking every man's thoughts and stating them in a few words so that you "get it".

Gallery hours are 10-6 eastern time.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Loren Lukens pottery featured at Smith Galleries.

Smith Galleries is celebrating its 21st anniversary. For nearly 21 years Smith Galleries has heard customers oooh and aaah over Loren Lukens's porcelain pottery. His work is both beautiful and functional. Loren is just one of many potters featured at Smith Galleries.

Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Thom Kellam Jewelry Boxes at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries is celebrating its 21st anniversary. Fine handmade boxes have been a prime feature of the gallery since opening day back in 1988.

Thom Kellam has been featured in the gallery for all 21 years. Thom is a woodworker specializing in fine handmade jewelry boxes. The box shown here is made from cherry and has four drawers that slide in both directions. It measures 12" x 6" x 7" and is $535.

We know you will find the perfect box for those folks in your life who appreciate fine handmade objects. We have boxes for ladies with lots of jewelry, as well as smaller boxes that make a very special gift for young ladies. And the gallery has valet boxes for men and we even have boxes for the desk that make great gifts for the graduate headed off into academia or the business world.

Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Art Glass at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries is celebrating its 21st anniversary and art glass has always been a main feature of the gallery.
Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday.

The beautiful taco bowl shown is by Christian Thirion and is $625. See more art glass.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Smith Galleries Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Smith Galleries is celebrating its 21st anniversary with three major exhibitions of jewelry. The three artists are Ed Levin, Philippa Roberts and Judith Neugebauer. The necklace and earrings shown are by Judith Neugebauer.

Smith Galleries is located in the Village at Wexford on beautiful Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cynthia Chung featured at Smith Galleries.

"Cat Pin" 2.25" W x 3.25 H
   Smith Galleries has just received a new selection of ceramic pins by the nationally recognised artist, Cynthia Chung and her husband Erh-Ping Tsai. The jewelry that they create is as intricate and detailed as anything an emperor ever wore: rich with metals, semi-precious stones, paint and above all, porcelain and worked with colored clay inlays, underglazing, overglazing, and millefiore techniques.
    Their pieces invoke tradition in depicting the insects, butterflies and fish that have appeared in Chinese art for centuries. However, more importantly, it is the humoristic and whimsical nature of their wildlife jewelry that wins the love of so many. The vivid colors of the pieces, witty expressions of every character, and countless ways to wear them, bring jewelry design to a whole new level. These one of a kind pieces are unlike any other wearable art.
    Along with these creatures, come a decade of unforgettable and moving stories. Their ability to bring a smile to anyone’s’ face has had an impact on all of Cynthia and
"Lemur Pin" 2.25" W x 5" H
Erh-Ping’s admirers. Having the ability to bring happiness and amusement to people’s lives are what motivates these artists to continue building an amazing career that astounds all.

Please stop by the gallery to see more of their work or visit us on the web. Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday. Be sure to join our E-Club. 800.272.3870

Friday, May 1, 2009

Judith Neugebauer Jewelry Featured at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries' new exhibition of fine handcrafted jewelry by Judith Neugebauer has arrived and we can't wait for you to see it.

Judith came to jewelry making after studying and performing classical ballet as well as performing in musical theater. Her awareness of form, line, and movement are obvious in the fluid lines of her jewelry. Created in sterling silver with 23k gold leaf, Judith's work has qualities that make it both dramatic and elegant. Using sterling and oxidized sterling in combination with die-formed hollow elements to create visual depth, Judith maintains lightness and movement while creating jewelry with substance. But the real beauty of Judith's jewelry becomes evident as it takes on life on a woman's body. You will definitely want to add several of her pieces to your collection of fine handmade jewelry.

See pictures of the exhibit here or a slide show here. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday. 800.272.3870