Featuring 450 full-color photos and 241 of theworld? foremost narrative jewelry makers, this book showcases the best of what today? makers, ranging from newly graduated students to the luminaries of the jewelry world, have to offer us: jewelry that? designed to evoke a range of thoughts and feelings. Do you have a piece of jewelry that offers a story? What story does the jewelry we own or desire tell? Why are you attracted to some pieces, but repelled by others? The answers unfold in this contemporary compendium, also featuring a foreword by jewelry professor and expert Jack Cunningham, PhD, and text by artists Jo Pond and Dauvit Alexander (The Justified Sinner). The makers and images selected for this book are a broad representation of the genre of narrative jewelry, and offer a fascinating look for anyone who wears, collects, or has an interest in jewelry or design.
Mark Fenn is a maker and curator of narrative jewelry. He has been making for over thirty years and holds a degree in silversmithing and jewelry design from the University of the Creative Arts UK. The narrative and the personal inform his studio work. Fenn creates commissioned work and small annual collections, and offers wedding ring making days where he tutors couples on how to make each other? wedding rings, helping them to create their story. His work has been shown widely, including at Christies and Goldsmiths. He lives in rural Wales with his wife and two dogs.