Donald Friedlich

Jewelry in Glass and Gold

 

Donald Friedlich’s jewelry is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, the Newark Museum, the Racine Art Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Friedlich served a term as President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and also as Chair of the Metalsmith magazine Editorial Advisory Board.


Friedlich has lectured at conferences and universities all over the United States and abroad. In 2003 he was the first jeweler to be an Artist in Residence at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. In 2004 Friedlich was a featured speaker at an international jewelry conference in Melbourne, Australia and an Artist in Residence in both the Glass and Goldsmithing Departments of Canberra School of Art at Australian National University. In 2007 he was visiting faculty at Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan and was one of only two American jewelers chosen for the prestigious international exhibition Schmuck 2007 in Munich, Germany. In 2008 he was the keynote speaker at the PMC Conference at Purdue University in Indiana. In 2009 he spoke at the annual Glass Art Society conference in Corning, New York and was an Artist in Residence at the glass school in Kramsach, Austria. In 2010 he lectured at universities in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing, China. In 2011 he was the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and taught at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. In 2012 he was a featured speaker at the Renwick Symposium at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, an Artist in Residence in the glass and metals programs at California College of the Arts for the spring semester, and won the Excellence in Jewelry award at the Smithsonian Craft Show.


Friedlich’s jewelry has recently been in major international exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Toledo Museum of Art. His work is currently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London as part of their permanent collection. In October of 2009, Friedlich was the first American to have a solo exhibition at Villa Bengel in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.


Friedlich received his BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design in 1982. His many awards include a National Endowment for the Arts New England Regional Fellowship and the 2001 Renwick Gallery Acquisition Award at the Smithsonian Craft Show.



Email: dfriedlich@aol.com




 

Magnification Series Brooch

Collection of the Museum of Arts and Design

and the Corning Museum of Glass