Discover the beauty and artistry of works inspired by everyday life by two contemporary jewelers. Learn how ordinary objects can spark design inspiration, from a rusted steel bolt from a walk in the woods to a flea-market find in Istanbul. Visitors can observe the stringing of pearls, stone setting, and other jewelry techniques. Afterward, visit “Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork,” highlighting the remarkable contributions of local jewelers and metalsmiths.
Mary Hughes and Caro-Gray Bosca have been collaborating on innovative design for 21 years. Both have degrees in art, and Hughes has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. They have exhibited their work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Fuller Craft Museum. For more information, visit hughesbosca.com.