The preciousness, timelessness and universal aesthetic in the jewelry of ancient cultures fascinate Jacqueline Ryan. She also admires their reverence and respect for nature, which are so unlike the prevalent greed and hunger for money of our own day and age. Born in London and now living in the city of Todi in Umbria, Italy, this artist makes her opinions visible in her unique pieces of jewelry. Her brooches and chains in organic shapes and series are masterfully crafted. Most of them are made from finely wrought gold, with visible traces left from the hammer, and from gleaming enamel. All of them pay homage to the universal beauty which this unpretentious goldsmith so greatly appreciates. Jacqueline Ryan also fits very well into the series of exhibits that the gallerist Isabella Hund organized to coincide with the Munich Crafts Fair: each show unites classical values with the highest contemporary standards.
Text Reinhold Ludwig