First Place Winner of "There's No Boo Hoo in Keum-boo Challenge.
Award-winning American-Brazilian artist Angela Baduel-Crispin began making jewelry in 1990 after receiving her university degree in International Affairs. Initially self-taught, Angela further developed her work through metalsmithing courses in the early 90's at Formation BJO and Nicolas Flamel, the two most highly respected jewelry schools in Paris at the time. Since 2003 she has focused her work on the use of metal clay, introducing it to France through her jewelry, through her classes and later through the launch in 2007 of the non-profit French Guild of which she is the founding president. Angela teaches metal clay classes under her own program, L'Ange Est Là. In 2008 she was invited to create the metal clay program for the Pôle Bijou Baccarat in the East of France where she teaches four times a year. She also gives certification classes under the Art Clay program introduced to France in January 2010.
Angela has lived in France since 1987 where sells her jewelry in selective galleries and shows under her brand name " L'Ange Est Là ". She is a contributor to Metal Clay Artist Magazine and maintains an active online presence through a number of forums, social media and her bi-lingual blog, in order to further help develop knowledge of metal clay. Her work has been published in over 30 international publications including "PMC Decade", "Ring a Day", "The Premier Guild Annual", "New Directions in Powder Metallurgy",…, and in magazine articles (Ornament, Le Bijoutier, Art Jewelry, Ateliers d'Art, Metal Clay Artist, Jewelry Artist, Findings, …).
Here recent awards include:
- 2nd honors in the Saul Bell 2010 Awards, Metal Clay Category for her "Oh!" Ring,
- The French 2e Prix SEMA (Socété d'encouragement des Métiers D'Art") Morbihan 2006 for Contemporary Design.
She is an active member of * Les Ateliers d'Art de France ,* L'institut Natinal des Méteirs d'Art
former SEMA), * The World Crafts Council-Europe, * The Association of Contemporary Jewellery,
UK, * The Society of American Goldsmiths, * Présidente de la Guilde Francophone, - The Art Clay
After 15 years in Paris, Angela now has her studio on the North-Western Coast of France where she lives with her family.
Artist's statement: "I feel as artists we have the joy and the obligation to connect with others and express ourselves in the highest most sincere way allowing our art to meet people's hearts, helping them in turn to feel the joy of more fully expressing themselves when wearing what we create or applying what we teach. We should never stop that flow."