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Meet the Masters: Arline Fisch, Hanne Behrens & Rachel Thieves – Mobilia Gallery – Cambridge, MA

March 24, 2018

Please Join Us at Mobilia Gallery
Saturday, March 24th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Meet the Masters:
Arline Fisch, Hanne Behrens and Rachelle Thiewes

Capriccio Series: A Collection of Functional Vessels

March 1st – April 28th, 2018

“I paint. I am totally absorbed. Then I pour clay onto the plaster block and each time I lift the clay from the canvas a new picture is revealed. I cut fragments and fold them into unique and exuberant vessels. Capriccio – passionate mix of expressive painting and my love for ceramics.”

Capriccio Vase
Porcelain slabs, roller painted, manipulated, altered and formed
Capriccio Vase
Porcelain slabs, roller painted, manipulated, altered and formed
View More of Elke Sada’s work on our website


March 1st – April 28th, 2018

Meet Rachelle Thiewes at Mobilia Gallery:
March 24, 2018 from 3-5 pm

“My jewelry of recent years explores intense iridescent and color-shifting paints used for eye-catching custom jobs on cars.  A necklace or earrings come alive when the body is in motion.  Tangible movement is implied by the deceptive appearance of collapsing forms, swift color-shifts and the consequences of light.”

A catalogue, Duet: Wear It, will accompany the exhibition.

above: Duet #516, Reversible necklace and earrings. Steel, 14K posts, auto paint.

Rachelle Thiewes

Duet #517
Reversible necklace and earrings
Steel, 14K posts, auto paint

Duet #513
Reversible necklace and earrings
Steel, 14K posts, auto paint

View More of Rachelle Thiewes’ work on our website


March 1st – April 28th, 2018

Miki Asai explores the translucent beauty of seashells, including mother of pearl and eggshells, with glimmering wisps of gold or silver leaf and layered surfaces of Japanese lacquer.

“Miki Asai’s jewellery is inspired by intangible and those fleeting and changeable phenomenon, and how this portrays the nature of everything in the world. Her aesthetics and concept are strongly based on her Japanese aesthetic that finds beauty in impermanence, imperfection, transience and ephemerality.

She creates jewellery that captures and preserves momentary beauty to own the fragments of a fleeting world, life and everything.”

above: Miki Asai. Pair. Brooch. Paper, eggshell, seashell, Japanese lacquer, silver, steel wire. 2018.
2.75 x 1.57 x 2.36 in.

Frozen Drop
Brooch. Paper, seashell, Japanese lacquer, pin
1.38 x 1.38 x 1.57 in.

View more of Miki Asai’s work on our website


March 24th – May 5th, 2018

Meet Arline Fisch at Mobilia Gallery:
March 24, 2018 from 3-5 pm
Arline Fisch is a pioneer in pursuing new avenues of textile techniques in metal with her sculptural objects and jewelry. Fisch’s dedication, inventiveness and instruction have influenced a generation of artists. Fisch founded the programs in Jewelry and  Metalsmithing at San Diego State University in 1961, where she taught until 2000. Fisch is renowned for her book “Textile Techniques In Metal”, which is considered the ”bible” for anyone wanting to learn about textile techniques in jewelry.

In 1985 Fisch was declared a National Living Treasure by the Resolution of the California State Assembly. Other awards spanning her illustrious career include: two Fulbright grants; Doctor of Humane Letters, Skidmore College; Lifetime Achievement in the Crafts, presented by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Gold Medal presented by the American Craft Council; and Distinguished Craft Educator Award presented by the James Renwick Alliance.

Fisch’s work is held in numerous museum collections throughout the world, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Arline Fisch’s work was recently featured in ‘One of a Kind’ at the
Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA (on view June 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018)
Link to Exhibition Description:

Her work is currently being featured at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City, NY in the exhibition entitled Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection (on view now through May 28, 2018).
Link to Exhibition Description:

Pink & Green & Pearls
Anodized aluminum wire, pearls, spool knit.
11” Diameter x 2” W

Arline Fisch at work in her studio.

Arline Fisch’s instructional book on Textile Techniques in Metal

Orange Flowers
Sterling, fine silver, coated copper, stone beads, twisted wire
10” X x 12” L

Ruffled Cuff Bracelets
Color coated copper wire, knit and crocheted

View more of Arline Fisch’s work on our website


March 24th – May 5th, 2018

Meet Hanne Behrens at Mobilia Gallery:
March 24, 2018 from 3-5 pm

Hanne Behrens is a master of textile techniques in metal. She is known for the pure, clean lines of her designs. Using gold and silver wires, she deftly weaves, braids, knits and crochets her exquisitely crafted jewelry. She studied under Arline Fisch and Mary Lee Hu and is a master of textile techniques such as weaving, knitting and plaiting, with gold and silver wire. In 2000 she was commissioned to make a brooch as a gift to Queen Margrethe of Denmark on her 60th birthday. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Bronze and Silver medals from the Best in Danish Craft and Design exhibition, and has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Europe and the USA.

Above: Hanne Behrens, Bubble Earrings, Sterling silver. Knit and crocheted.

For the Bubble series, Hanne Behrens found her inspiration in Terry Winters’ Lithograph, Morula III. Held in the collection of the Tate Museum of London (pictured below).

Bubble Earrings
Sterling silver, oxidized silver, 18k gold. Knit and crocheted.

View more of Hanne Behrens’ work on our website

Assorted plates, bowls, tea bowls and sake cups
Plates: Bone china
Bowls, Tea Bowls, Sakazuki: soft paste Parian.

Ms. Feibleman is one of the most important and influential clay artists living today.
These evocative vessel forms are composed of intricately, and often delicately, patterned clay.

“Dorothy Feibleman’s spare porcelain forms — precise and finished to translucent, weightless perfection — elevate the art of pattern making to an extraordinary degree. In Feibleman’s hands, the ancient Japanese technique of nerikomi — in which ceramic objects are decorated with patterns created by combining different, often differently colored, clays — has been reinvented through the introduction of ideas drawn from glassmaking, mosaic art, jewelry making and other disciplines. Obsessively ornamented, with patterns that multiply across their surfaces, Feibleman’s most striking works are reminiscent of objects as diverse as blue-and-white Delftware, central Asian metalwork and printed Indian textiles.” – Scott Norris

Dorothy Feibleman’s new collection of dinnerware includes a functional collection of bone china plates with the artist’s Nerikomi imaging. They are avaiable in’ white on white’ (pictured, the six plates top and bottom), ‘blue on white’ and ‘green and red on white’ patterns.

The matte ‘white on white’ bowls and plates (plates on either end of the table setting, all white bowls) are made from Feibleman’s own crafted clay, a porcelain parian. These matte white Nerikomi plates and bowls are unique depending on how the artist cuts the patterns on the imaging block. The matte Nerikomi plates are spun and compressed by Feibleman and are made by special order. They can also be fabricated in grey or black.
All dinnerware is sturdy and dish washer safe.

The red and green tea bowls and sake cups (also pictured in the center of the table) are one of a kind pieces made by Feibleman with her signature porcelain clay – soft paste parian.


March 24, 2018
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