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Bio

Petra Class
Gold and Silversmith

Born   Stuttgart, Germany


EDUCATION AND WORK:
Own studio in San Francisco, 1991 to present
Own studio in Berlin, 1985 to 1991 
Design and construction of tableware at the workshop of Axel Gobbesso, Berlin, 1982 to 1985
Fachschule fuer Glas und Schmuck, Neugablonz, 1979 to 1982 
Art History and Philosophy, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 1977 to 1979 
Abitur, Johannes-Kepler-Gymnasium, Stuttgart, Germany, 1977

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

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
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:

2014  "Out of the Blue", Taboo Studio, San Diego
2008  Together-Apart, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York
2007  Process Documented, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, N.Y.
New West Coast Design, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
Jewelry by Artists: The Daphne Farago Collection, Boston Museum of Art
2006  Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005  Black Diamonds, Sam Shaw Gallery, Maine
2004  The Art of Gold, Mint Museum, Richmont, Virginia
2003  The Art of Gold, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
2002  Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Metalsmiths from the American West, Montana State University, 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:
Excellence in Jewelry, Smithsonian Craft Show, 2013
The Freedom of Limits, Metalsmith Magazine, 2013
Off the Beaten Path, MJSA Journal, 2011
New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World, Nicolas Estrada, 2010
500 Earrings, Lark Books, New York, 2007
Kings of Bling, Lapidary Journal, May 2007
500 Brooches, Lark Books, New York, 2005
Trading on Talent, The Sacramento Bee, January 5, 2003
Ernie Kim Award, Richmond Art Center, 2001
Best of Show, American Craft Council Show San Francisco, 2000
Award of Excellence, American Craft Council Show Baltimore, 2000
Structured Chaos, Ornament Magazine, 1999
Best First Time Exhibitor Award , American Craft Expo, 1999
Of Rings and Things, S.F. Bay Guardian, August 6, 1997