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American jewelry designer Donald Friedlich

American jewelry designer Donald Friedlich

Clothes Pins. Brass, gold and silver plated; etched and assembled. 1983. Work by American jewelry designer Donald Friedlich

American jewelry designer Donald Friedlich
Born in 1954, Donald Friedlich is a talented professional artist, designer and many awarded innovative jeweler. First, he studied jewelry at the University of Vermont and later at the Rhode Island School of Design, from which he graduated in 1982. Totally committed to the form, Friedlich sees his jewelry as an expression of ideas, and he rejects conventional approaches, themes, and materials. Committed to alternative materials, one of his lines became a series of earrings made from a laminate. Traditionally, he creates pieces that in every aspect reveal the sculptor at work. Featured here series of vintage abstract brooches created in 1980s is of high collectible value.
Devoted to the abstract, Friedlich works in series, for example, “Erosion,” “Balance,” “Interference”, etc.
Noteworthy, the Japanese esthetic underlies his work most clearly, the work of the sculptor Noguchi, or
Japanese gardens, or even traditional Japanese packaging.
According to the artist, his goal in these small pieces is to create a powerful impression, something dynamic, interesting and also beautiful.

‘Balance’ series brooch. Slate, bronze, sterling silver. 1982

‘Balance’ series brooch. Slate, bronze, sterling silver. 1982

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1985 Signature

American jewelry designer Donald Friedlich

‘Erosion’ series brooch. 18k gold and red jasper. 1985

‘Erosion’ series brooch. 18k gold and red jasper. 1985

‘Interference’ series brooch. Slate, 18k gold, titanium. 1986

‘Interference’ series brooch. Slate, 18k gold, titanium. 1986

‘Pattern’ series earrings. 18k and sterling silver laminate. 1985

‘Pattern’ series earrings. 18k and sterling silver laminate. 1985

Mixed metal sterling silver 14k gold filled brutalist earrings

Mixed metal sterling silver 14k gold filled brutalist earrings

Modernist design Sterling 18K Gold Pin. 1965

Modernist design Sterling 18K Gold Pin. 1965

Slate design earrings. Mixed metal sterling silver 14k gold filled

Slate design earrings. Mixed metal sterling silver 14k gold filled

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