Barbara Walter jewelry
Bold, fun and unapologetic, Barbara Walter’s jewelry plays with our perception and shatters our preconceptions about adornments. Amongst her collections there are functional pieces with intricate mechanical movements, imposing sculptural rings with hidden characters, colorful toy rings meant to help us take a walk down memory lane into our childhoods and whimsical necklaces fit for a confident woman, homages to Dinah Shore and dinosaurs. The unusual shapes, surprising material pairings, her nostalgic narrative and miniature characters are inspired by tongue twisters, dreams, interesting conversations and communication in general. Ms. Walter discovered jewelry during her teenage years and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University. Since, her playful jewelry has been featured in various publications and has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, such as the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. or the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She also teaches jewelry and metalsmithing at Syracuse University, New York.
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