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Petra Class
Gold and Silversmith

Born: Stuttgart, Germany

EDUCATION AND WORK:

1991-present  Petra Class Studio, San Francisco, CA
1985-1991      Petra Class Studio, Berlin, Germany
1982-1985      Tableware design & construction, workshop of Axel Gobbesso, Berlin, Germany
1979-1982      Fachschule fuer Glas und Schmuck, Neugablonz, Germany
1977-1979      Art History and Philosophy, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
1977               Abitur, Johannes-Kepler-Gymnasium, Stuttgart, Germany

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Sam Shaw Jewelry, Northern Harbor, ME
          Von Bargens, VT
2016 Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2014  Sam Shaw Gallery, Northern Harbor, ME
2006  Telluride Gallery of Art, Telluride, CO
2005  The Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004  Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
          Positive Images, Austin, TX
2003  Materia Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2000  Sam Shaw Gallery, Northern Harbor, ME
          Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1999  Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
          Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1999  Martina Windels Gallery, Providence, RI
1997  Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1996  Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
          Sculpture to Wear, Los Angeles, CA
1995  Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
         THE POWER OF PEARLS, Taboo Studio, San Diego, CA
2016 Shadow Themes, Reinstein and Ross, New York, NY
2015 So Fine, Facèré, Seattle, WA

2014  Out of the Blue, Taboo Studio, San Diego, CA
2008  Together-Apart, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
2007  Process Documented, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
          New West Coast Design, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
          Jewelry by Artists: The Daphne Farago Collection, Boston Museum of Art, Boston, MA
2006  Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005  Black Diamonds, Sam Shaw Gallery, ME
2004  The Art of Gold, Mint Museum, Richmond, VA
2003  The Art of Gold, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
2002  Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
          Metalsmiths from the American West, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
2000  Martina Windels Gallery, Providence, RI
1999  Gallery Treykorn, Berlin, Germany
          Sam Shaw Gallery, Northern Harbor, ME
1998  Objects of Desire Gallery, Louisville, KY
1997  Nancy Sachs Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1996  Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1995  Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1994  Gems and Jewels, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA
1993  Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany
1990  Ambiente, Frankfurt, Germany
1989  Gallery Voigt, Nuremberg, Germany
1988  Unikat Schmuck, Frankfurt, Germany
          Hilde Leiss, Hamburg, Germany
1987  Cada Schmuck, Munich, Germany
          Gallery Cebra, Wiesbaden, Germany
1986  Gallery Lalique, Berlin, Germany

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS:

2013  Excellence in Jewelry, Smithsonian Craft Show
          The Freedom of Limits, Metalsmith Magazine
2011  Off the Beaten Path, MJSA Journal
2010  New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World, Nicolas Estrada
2007  500 Earrings, Lark Books, New York, NY
          Kings of Bling, Lapidary Journal
2005  500 Brooches, Lark Books, New York, NY
2003  Trading on Talent, The Sacramento Bee, January 5
2001  Ernie Kim Award, Richmond Art Center
2000  Best of Show, American Craft Council Show San Francisco
          Award of Excellence, American Craft Council Show Baltimore
1999  Structured Chaos, Ornament Magazine
          Best First Time Exhibitor Award, American Craft Exposition
1997  Of Rings and Things, San Francisco Bay Guardian, August 6