The collection will be on display from Sept. 1 to Sept. 28, 2009 and will also feature a fashion show which will showcase the jewels on Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Miriam's daughter Ming will be one of the fashion models.
The designer was born in Russia and has a background in the visual arts. Her jewelry is made from white clay, which is sometimes colored before being fired and glazed. The designs are colorful, free-form, and immediately attracting to visitors.
For more information on the artist, you can view an article about Maria "Miriam" Gofshteyn on the Jewish Journal website. I wish I could be in Marblehead this month. I'd love to see more of her work.