Alison Antelman

Alison Antelman
Berkeley, CA

My current work, the Metropolis Collection, is inspired by the vitality of a cityscape.

My jewelry is hand fabricated and forged, like the cities that are its inspiration. I make all of my own hinges, hollow forms, fold forms, clasps, settings and every part of the piece. My materials are recycled 18 & 22k gold and oxidized sterling silver along with semi-precious and precious stones in their raw, faceted and smooth finishes. 

Alison B. Antelman was awarded a juror's choice Notable Submission in August of 2012 for the first annual Charles Lewton Brain Fold-forming competition. She exhibits and sells her work from her studio, galleries and at craft shows nationally where she was awarded; 2012 Merit Award at Main Street Arts Festival in Fort Worth, Texas; 2010 & 2009 Best of Jewelry and 2008 People’s Choice at Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival in Ketchum, Idaho; 2009 Best of Show-Jewelry at Park City Kimball Arts Festival in Park City, Utah.

 Her work is published in Art Jewelry Today 3, 2011 by Schiffer Publishing, San Francisco Chronicle article Five Jewelry Artists To Seek Out by Sylvia Rubin 2011, Lark Books 500 Gemstone Jewels, Lapidary Journal’s Jewelry Artist magazine featuring fold-forming in May 2012, mechanisms and hinges December 2011 and Pendants in 2010. 

Alison teaches classes and workshops at art centers including; Mendocino Art Center and Richmond Art Center in California, Sun Valley Center for Arts in Sun Valley, Idaho, at other artists studios and schools, through Guilds across the country, as well as out of her own studio in the historic Sawtooth Building.

As former President (2007-2011) of the San Francisco Metal Arts Guild (founded in 1951) she continues enjoying proselytizing the word of metal arts. She is often found creating one-of-a-kind jewelry in her well-lit studio, The Sawtooth building in Berkeley, California. 



2599 Eighth St. #45
Berkeley, CA 94710
United States
Phone: 510-704-1905
37° 51' 31.2192" N, 122° 17' 32.4816" W

Artwork by Alison Antelman