Pop Art!

Contest

Art can be and is suitable for the masses. Strong colors and forms — two or three-dimensional — a certain simplicity, a reference to everyday objects or free abstractions is possible, likewise a steady succession of objects. The mundane becomes original and refreshing, humor is very important!

 

 

 

Contest Status

Winners Announced

Below are the winners of the IBA 2012.

Winners

Loomwork

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3

Metal | Wirework

1
2
3

Bead Embroidery

1
2
3

Polymer Clay | Ceramic | Porcelain

1
2
3

Bead Crochet | Bead Knitting

1
2
3

Mixed Media | Experimental

1
2
3

Paper | Textile

1
2
3

Lampwork | Murano beads

1
2
3

Off-Loom | Bead Stringing

1
2
3

Readers’ Choice Award

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The Jury

Sabine Lippert

Germany

Sabine Lippert discovered beads in 2006 after a lifetime of handicrafts. This quickly turned out to be her favorite material. After a short time she began to design her own creations, write tutorials and to teach them in workshops. Meanwhile, she has published two books in Germany and the USA, had numerous publications in national and international magazines and gave up her profession as a doctor in order to devote herself entirely to her passion for beads. Sabine lives with her dog and her beads in Bonn on the Rhine River.

Jean Campbell

United States

Author, bead and jewelry artist.

Mike Poole

United Kingdom

Lampwork and jewelry artist.

Prof. Theo Smeets

Germany

Jewelry designer, professor of jewelry design at Trier University of Applied Sciences, gemstone and jewelry design in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

Ayako Ushirodani

Japan

Jewelry and accessory designer for MIYUKI.