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Gael & Howard Silverblatt - Jewelry Gallery


#1

Silverblatt Cloisonné
Lake Worth, Florida USA

Gael and Howard met at Kent State University in Kent Ohio where Gael was majoring in enameling under William Harper. After graduating in 1970 they traveled for several years, finally settling in Key West where they began a life long collaboration creating finely detailed cloisonné jewelry and small objects. They moved to the small coastal town of Lake Worth in Palm Beach County Florida in 1989. “We are fascinated by the challenge of cloisonne as a medium to portray the antics of minute characters in the midst of detailed backgrounds,” they revealed. Howard fabricates the miniature objects and jewelry using high karet gold and gemstones. Gael creates the unique narrative cloisonne images using fine ribbons of varying heights of gold wire to make portions of the image appear to float or recede within the layers of transparent enamel, suggesting a more three dimensional space. The repeated applications and firings of finely ground enamels create a saturated color field within a very small area. Over the years Gael and Howard have shown at numerous invitational gallery and museum exhibitions and as well as juried shows through out the US. With the continued support of many collectors around the country they have been able to devote the time necessary to make their very labor-intensive art. Recipients of the Florida Visual Artist Fellowship Award for 2008-2009, 1999-2000 and 1993-1994.



Materials: 24kt gold cloisonné enamels, Sapphire, 18kt., 22kt gold Dimensions: 1 1/4" x 5/8" x 1/4"

Hand fabricated pendant

Photo credit: Howard Silverblatt

Silverblatt Cloisonné
Lake Worth, Florida USA

Gael and Howard met at Kent State University in Kent Ohio where Gael was majoring in enameling under William Harper. After graduating in 1970 they traveled for several years, finally settling in Key West where they began a life long collaboration creating finely detailed cloisonné jewelry and small objects. They moved to the small coastal town of Lake Worth in Palm Beach County Florida in 1989. “We are fascinated by the challenge of cloisonne as a medium to portray the antics of minute characters in the midst of detailed backgrounds,” they revealed. Howard fabricates the miniature objects and jewelry using high karet gold and gemstones. Gael creates the unique narrative cloisonne images using fine ribbons of varying heights of gold wire to make portions of the image appear to float or recede within the layers of transparent enamel, suggesting a more three dimensional space. The repeated applications and firings of finely ground enamels create a saturated color field within a very small area. Over the years Gael and Howard have shown at numerous invitational gallery and museum exhibitions and as well as juried shows through out the US. With the continued support of many collectors around the country they have been able to devote the time necessary to make their very labor-intensive art. Recipients of the Florida Visual Artist Fellowship Award for 2008-2009, 1999-2000 and 1993-1994.


#2

Windy Ring

Materials: 24kt gold cloisonné enamels, 18kt, 22kt gold.
Dimensions: 1/2" x1/2"

Hand fabricated ring

Photo credit: Howard Silverblatt

Silverblatt Cloisonné
Lake Worth, Florida USA

Gael and Howard met at Kent State University in Kent Ohio where Gael was majoring in enameling under William Harper. After graduating in 1970 they traveled for several years, finally settling in Key West where they began a life long collaboration creating finely detailed cloisonné jewelry and small objects. They moved to the small coastal town of Lake Worth in Palm Beach County Florida in 1989. “We are fascinated by the challenge of cloisonne as a medium to portray the antics of minute characters in the midst of detailed backgrounds,” they revealed. Howard fabricates the miniature objects and jewelry using high karet gold and gemstones. Gael creates the unique narrative cloisonne images using fine ribbons of varying heights of gold wire to make portions of the image appear to float or recede within the layers of transparent enamel, suggesting a more three dimensional space. The repeated applications and firings of finely ground enamels create a saturated color field within a very small area. Over the years Gael and Howard have shown at numerous invitational gallery and museum exhibitions and as well as juried shows through out the US. With the continued support of many collectors around the country they have been able to devote the time necessary to make their very labor-intensive art. Recipients of the Florida Visual Artist Fellowship Award for 2008-2009, 1999-2000 and 1993-1994.


#3

Orbit

Materials: 24kt gold cloisonné enamels, 18kt and 22kt gold Sapphire, Tsavorite
Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 1" x 1/4"

Hand fabricated pendant

Photo credit: Howard Silverblatt

Silverblatt Cloisonné
Lake Worth, Florida USA

Gael and Howard met at Kent State University in Kent Ohio where Gael was majoring in enameling under William Harper. After graduating in 1970 they traveled for several years, finally settling in Key West where they began a life long collaboration creating finely detailed cloisonné jewelry and small objects. They moved to the small coastal town of Lake Worth in Palm Beach County Florida in 1989. “We are fascinated by the challenge of cloisonne as a medium to portray the antics of minute characters in the midst of detailed backgrounds,” they revealed. Howard fabricates the miniature objects and jewelry using high karet gold and gemstones. Gael creates the unique narrative cloisonne images using fine ribbons of varying heights of gold wire to make portions of the image appear to float or recede within the layers of transparent enamel, suggesting a more three dimensional space. The repeated applications and firings of finely ground enamels create a saturated color field within a very small area. Over the years Gael and Howard have shown at numerous invitational gallery and museum exhibitions and as well as juried shows through out the US. With the continued support of many collectors around the country they have been able to devote the time necessary to make their very labor-intensive art. Recipients of the Florida Visual Artist Fellowship Award for 2008-2009, 1999-2000 and 1993-1994.


#4

Lunch Date

Materials: 24kt gold cloisonné enamels,Tanzanite,Pink Tourmaline, 18kt gold, 22kt gold
Dimensions: 1 1/2" x 1" x 1/4"

Hand fabricated pendant

Photo credit: Howard Silverblatt

Silverblatt Cloisonné
Lake Worth, Florida USA

Gael and Howard met at Kent State University in Kent Ohio where Gael was majoring in enameling under William Harper. After graduating in 1970 they traveled for several years, finally settling in Key West where they began a life long collaboration creating finely detailed cloisonné jewelry and small objects. They moved to the small coastal town of Lake Worth in Palm Beach County Florida in 1989. “We are fascinated by the challenge of cloisonne as a medium to portray the antics of minute characters in the midst of detailed backgrounds,” they revealed. Howard fabricates the miniature objects and jewelry using high karet gold and gemstones. Gael creates the unique narrative cloisonne images using fine ribbons of varying heights of gold wire to make portions of the image appear to float or recede within the layers of transparent enamel, suggesting a more three dimensional space. The repeated applications and firings of finely ground enamels create a saturated color field within a very small area. Over the years Gael and Howard have shown at numerous invitational gallery and museum exhibitions and as well as juried shows through out the US. With the continued support of many collectors around the country they have been able to devote the time necessary to make their very labor-intensive art. Recipients of the Florida Visual Artist Fellowship Award for 2008-2009, 1999-2000 and 1993-1994.


#5

Mermaid and the Octopus

Materials: 24kt gold cloisonné enamels,Tanzanite, Pearl, 18kt gold, 22kt gold
Dimensions: 2 1/4"X1/2"X1/4"

Hand fabricated pendant

Photo credit: Howard Silverblatt

Silverblatt Cloisonné
Lake Worth, Florida USA

Gael and Howard met at Kent State University in Kent Ohio where Gael was majoring in enameling under William Harper. After graduating in 1970 they traveled for several years, finally settling in Key West where they began a life long collaboration creating finely detailed cloisonné jewelry and small objects. They moved to the small coastal town of Lake Worth in Palm Beach County Florida in 1989. “We are fascinated by the challenge of cloisonne as a medium to portray the antics of minute characters in the midst of detailed backgrounds,” they revealed. Howard fabricates the miniature objects and jewelry using high karet gold and gemstones. Gael creates the unique narrative cloisonne images using fine ribbons of varying heights of gold wire to make portions of the image appear to float or recede within the layers of transparent enamel, suggesting a more three dimensional space. The repeated applications and firings of finely ground enamels create a saturated color field within a very small area. Over the years Gael and Howard have shown at numerous invitational gallery and museum exhibitions and as well as juried shows through out the US. With the continued support of many collectors around the country they have been able to devote the time necessary to make their very labor-intensive art. Recipients of the Florida Visual Artist Fellowship Award for 2008-2009, 1999-2000 and 1993-1994.


#6

Wading Birds reversible bracelet

Materials: 24kt gold cloisonné enamels, 18kt and 22kt gold.
Dimensions: 1/2" x 7" x 1/4"

Hand fabricated reversible cloisonné bracelet with wading birds on one side and Kingfishers flying over a Florida landscape on the other. The catch has overlayed gold images on each side.

Photo credit: Howard Silverblatt

Silverblatt Cloisonné
Lake Worth, Florida USA

Gael and Howard met at Kent State University in Kent Ohio where Gael was majoring in enameling under William Harper. After graduating in 1970 they traveled for several years, finally settling in Key West where they began a life long collaboration creating finely detailed cloisonné jewelry and small objects. They moved to the small coastal town of Lake Worth in Palm Beach County Florida in 1989. “We are fascinated by the challenge of cloisonne as a medium to portray the antics of minute characters in the midst of detailed backgrounds,” they revealed. Howard fabricates the miniature objects and jewelry using high karet gold and gemstones. Gael creates the unique narrative cloisonne images using fine ribbons of varying heights of gold wire to make portions of the image appear to float or recede within the layers of transparent enamel, suggesting a more three dimensional space. The repeated applications and firings of finely ground enamels create a saturated color field within a very small area. Over the years Gael and Howard have shown at numerous invitational gallery and museum exhibitions and as well as juried shows through out the US. With the continued support of many collectors around the country they have been able to devote the time necessary to make their very labor-intensive art. Recipients of the Florida Visual Artist Fellowship Award for 2008-2009, 1999-2000 and 1993-1994.