Spotlight: Barbara Seidenath
March 14, 2015 – April 18, 2015
Barbara Seidenath’s brilliant technical skills are evident in her hand fabricated jewelry. Inspired by nature, she constantly investigates and explores sculptural forms and designs with enamels, precious metals, quartz and gems. Born and raised in Munich, Germany, Seidenath studied jewelry making at the State School for Glass and Jewelry in Neugablonz, Germany, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Goldsmithing from SUNY, New Paltz, New York, followed by a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany, where she studied with the renowned jeweler, Herman Junger.
Barbara Seidenath has generously shared her time and knowledge with workshops, presentations and seminars in the U.S. and abroad, teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI for nearly two decades, and also currently teaching metal smithing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Selected Museum Collections:
The Design Museum of Munich, Germany
The Museum Het Kruithuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
The Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
The Museum of Art and Design, New York
The Museum of the City of Munich, Germany
The Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
The RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island