Cityscape Lisa Hawthorne, the winner in the gold jewelry with stones category.
The annual Niche Awards, which honors the best in contemporary design by American and Canadian artisans, were presented February 18 during a ceremony at the Buyers Market of American Craft tradeshow in Philadelphia.
Professionals and college students received awards in several categories including gold, silver and gemstone jewelry; fashion accessories; fiber arts and quilts; baskets; blown, fused and cast glass; metalwork; outdoor art; tables and seating; cabinetry; and teapots.
The awards competition, in its 22nd year is sponsored by Niche magazine, which serves retailers of American-made and Canadian-made gift and art products.
You can view the winners in the jewelry categories by following this link.
|Fashion Jewelry, Penelope Bracelet, Kathleen Nowak Tucci|
|Fine Jewelry, Mizu Wave Ring, Andrea Williams|
|Gold Jewelry, Circus, Circus, Pierre-Yves Paquette|
|Jewelry Sculpture to Wear, Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist Looped and Linked, Yong Joo Kim|
|Silver Jewelry, Collar, Michael and Maureen Banner.|
|Silver Jewelry with Stones, Le Mirage, Aleksandra Vali|
|Wedding Jewelry, Cell Band Wedding Set, Emily Johnson|
|Fashion Jewelry, Summer Dream, Leeyeon Yoo|
|Fine Jewelry, Beautiful Coexistence, Hyangmi Kim|
|Jewelry Sculpture to Wear, Garden of Eden - Haircomb, Kristopher Leinen|