Foreword Reviews

Arts and Crafts Jewelry in Boston

Frank Gardner Hale and His Circle

2018 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Art (Adult Nonfiction)

Belief in the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, which held that art and beauty could instill morality and inspire joy, united a community of jewelry makers at the turn of the twentieth century in Boston. Frank Gardner Hale, who trained in England, became the most prominent and prolific creator of works of wearable art, helping to define the "Boston look" characterized by bold use of colored stones and enamels, refined and delicate settings, and exquisite design and craftsmanship.