Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
past work for Beverly Schmeis
- one of a kind clay frames and found image jewelry collections.
Various pictorial jewelry featuring El Jaleo
by John Singer Sargent, A Young Lady of Fashion, Nasturtium & Isabella bracelets. We also worked together to create stained glass and many more image pendants over the years, though sadly lost the images in a computer crash.
Would be a dream to work with the ISGM again - creating a line for the shop, a singular pop-up event or the Visiting Studio Artist Program. Would love to share my passion for this special Museum with your visitors.
I have recently received a grant to explore enamel painting on glass at Snow Farm, The New England Craft Program. This has opened up a wide range of possibilities for one-of-a-kind designs, reflecting Nature & Art from within the Museum and in the gardens.
Currently working on a tiny, wearable version of this sweet cat sculpture from the Long Gallery (with a bit of my own little grumpy feline Galatea mixed in).
(Emmanuel Frémiet, Cat Figurine, 19th Century. Gilt wood.)
Next will be sculpting a Venetian gothic arch window frame that the cat can be placed inside, or simply worn on a chain.
Similar to a recent project Adapted from Albrecht Dürer's "Ornament with a Deer Lying in a Circle of Oak Branches".
Painstakingly carved in wax over a few months, finally cast in antiqued bronze and sterling.
Pictorial images from the ISGM collection & stained glass in colors that reflect the courtyard set into antiqued bronze or sterling silver frames.
Below are several styles currently in production, always working on new designs.
Fleur FrameI can set these with nasturtium or other images from the collection, best for a smaller focus.
Pendant is @ 7/8 of an inch at widest, @ 1 1/4 inches long. Suggested Retail @ $208. bronze $218. sterling.
more frame ideas
More possibilities for frame styles to customize for Gift at the Gardner. Click on any image for more examples.
for your consideration
We can test any of these collections in bronze, a lesser price-point than the sterling.