BORN: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1940
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, B.A. Music
Brooklyn Museum, New York;
studied jewelry making and cloisonne
Crafts Students League, YMCA; studied jewelry
Kulicke-Stark Academy of Jewelry Arts
Apprentice to Robert M. Kulicke
Jewelry Arts Institute, New York
Kulicke-Stark Academy, New York
Davis & Langdale Company, New York [annual exhibition]
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia,
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, California
John C. Stoller & Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marian Locks, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Swan Ball, Nashville, Tennessee
Davis & Long Company, New York [annual exhibition]
Ms. Jamieson has demonstrated granulation and enameling at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York and The Cloisters, New York. Ms. Jamieson was featured in a film demonstrating the art of granulation, shown at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in conjunction with the exhibition "The Castellani and Italian Archaeological Jewelry" (2004). Ms. Jamieson has also given lectures to the staff of The Cloisters on classical jewelry making techniques.
Ms. Jamieson is the former owner and director of the Jewelry Arts Institute in New York (a descendant of the Kulicke-Stark Academy) where for more than thirty years she taught traditional methods of classical jewelry making.
Bessie Jamieson's jewelry has been exhibited annually at Davis & Langdale Company since 1980.
BESSIE JAMIESON (born 1940)
A selection of jewelry is available for viewing by appointment
DAVIS & LANGDALE COMPANY, INC.
231 EAST 60 STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10022
1975 - 1980
Faceted sapphire beads and pearls with 22 karat gold chain sections and filigree clasp [19 inches]
Emerald in twisted wire granulation
11 cabochon rubies in 22 karat gold setting [size 6]
Faceted peridot drops each with four clusters of granules
Large sapphire cat’s eye cabochon [size 6]