Behind the Brooch

by Sarah Loch-Test on July 8, 2013

Art jeweler and author Lorena Angelo contacted several artists last summer about a project she was compiling called Behind the Brooch.  She stumbled across my work on Crafthaus, so I’m lucky to be included in this forthcoming publication.  It’s recently been announced that the book will be out this coming February, 2014 thanks to Schiffer Publishing.  The concept of the book is to expose and share the reverse sides of brooches.  Whether it’s a nifty pin back/mechanism or just really neat detail, metalsmiths put as much time, (sometimes more!) addressing the side of a piece that not many people will appreciate.

Mark your calendars!  Although I can’t say which of my pieces will be featured, I can point you towards Lorena’s Blog and some other places with more information.

Ring by Lisette Fee of Eilisain jewelry

Lisette Fee, of Eilisain Jewelry (one of her claw rings is pictured here) will also have work in the book.

And if you haven’t seen it already, there was a sneak peak online exhibition on Crafthaus.

I’m really excited for the book to come out because I think Lorena took a good deal of care in selecting young artists, (like myself, Lisette and Sarah Truett.) to feature amoung established ones.  Can’t wait to get my hands on it and see all the wonderful artists included!

Piece by Sarah Truett

A ring by Sarah Truett, love how this gal uses enamels!

Sarah Loch-Test
I'm Sarah Loch-Test, an artist from Columbus, Ohio. I've been making jewelry for as long as I can remember! I like to have fun with my work and combine childhood obsessions (like Dinosaurs!) with elements of design and craft that inspire me. Art Nouveau, Islamic and Indian craft are my favorite sources of inspiration and I hope you can see that in my jewelry. My work can be found at the Mac Worthington Gallery, The Columbus Cultural Arts Center and on permanent display in Northland High School. I'm a graduate of the B.F.A. craft program at Kent State University, concentrating in Jewelry Metals and Enameling. I sometimes get distracted and work in other mediums such as felt or will do some sewing. I've been in shows and exhibitions at Kent State, the SNAG Conference and around the Columbus Area. You can view other work at Find my on Facebook: Twitter: @SarahLochTest Currently I'm in Pittsburgh, PA at the Society of Contemporary Craft, where I am the first ever Studio Apprentice. I'll soon be moving to North Carolina, to start grad school at East Carolina University.
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