April Higashi

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April Higashi: Ancient Band Ring, Gem quality natural diamond crystal (0.84ctw) and 18k yellow gold. Size 6.5 - May be sized to fit.
Ancient Band Ring
Gem quality natural diamond crystal (0.84ctw) and 18k yellow gold. Size 6.5 - May be sized to fit.
Item is available Available ($3655.00)
April Higashi: Pear Teardrop Shaped Rose Cut Diamond Solitaire, Ring in 18k rose gold with 1.14ct rose cut diamond and 22k yellow gold backing. Approx size 5.25-5.5 - May be sized to fit.
Pear Teardrop Shaped Rose Cut Diamond Solitaire
Ring in 18k rose gold with 1.14ct rose cut diamond and 22k yellow gold backing. Approx size 5.25-5.5 - May be sized to fit.
Item is available Available ($2881.00)
April Higashi: Rustic Diamond Stacking Ring, Rustic diamond set in 18k yellow gold with file finish. Size 6 - May be sized to fit.
Rustic Diamond Stacking Ring
Rustic diamond set in 18k yellow gold with file finish. Size 6 - May be sized to fit.
Item is available Available ($1236.00)
April Higashi: Tapered Band, 18k palladium white gold band with nine diamonds. Band is 7mm wide. Size 7.5 - May be sized to fit.
Tapered Band
18k palladium white gold band with nine diamonds. Band is 7mm wide. Size 7.5 - May be sized to fit.
Item is available Available ($3440.00)
April Higashi: Anniversary Diamond Band with Sand Texture, 18k yellow gold band with twenty 1.25mm white, brilliant cut, flush set diamonds. Band is 2.25mm wide and 1.5mm thick. Size 5 3/4. May be ordered to size.
Anniversary Diamond Band with Sand Texture
18k yellow gold band with twenty 1.25mm white, brilliant cut, flush set diamonds. Band is 2.25mm wide and 1.5mm thick. Size 5 3/4. May be ordered to size.
Item is available Available ($2365.00)
April Higashi: Red Rose Cut Ring, Rectangular rose cut red diamond (0.55ct) and 22k yellow gold. Size 6.25 (May be sized to fit)
Red Rose Cut Ring
Rectangular rose cut red diamond (0.55ct) and 22k yellow gold. Size 6.25 (May be sized to fit)
Exhibit: So Fine
Item is available Available ($4515.00)
April Higashi: , Red diamond slice ring (1.90ct), platinum foil backed, in 18k gold. Stone measures approx 15 x 11mm. Size 6.25 (May be sized to fit)
Red diamond slice ring (1.90ct), platinum foil backed, in 18k gold. Stone measures approx 15 x 11mm. Size 6.25 (May be sized to fit)
Exhibit: So Fine
Item is available Available ($5214.00)
April Higashi: Wishbone Earrings, Sterling silver and steel cut beads. Approx 2 3/4" long. 1 1/4" wide.
Wishbone Earrings
Sterling silver and steel cut beads. Approx 2 3/4" long. 1 1/4" wide.
Exhibit: So Fine
Item is available Available ($435.00)

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Biographical Information for April Higashi:


Residence:
Berkeley, CA

WORK AND Education:
2005 Present Owner, Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1990 BFA with an emphasis in textiles, from the University of San Francisco, in conjunction with The Academy of Art.


Selected Exhibitions:
2013 Michi, April Higashi and Seiko Tachibana, Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley
2012 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
The De Patta Project, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco
2011 Sea & Sky, April Higashi and Aondrea Maynard, Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley
April Higashi Jewelry and Eric Powell Sculpture Show, Gallery Lulo, Healdsburg, CA
2010 Hard Brilliance, Diverse Approaches to Contemporary Enameling, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle WA
200 Rings, De Novo Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
2009 American Enamels, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
American Craft Council, Fort Mason Piers, San Francisco, CA
2008 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
2007 SOFA Chicago, Patina Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artwear in the Galleries, Steven Weirz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Memories of New York, Aaron Faber Gallery, NYC, NY
2006 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
The Art of Enameling, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2005 April Higashi, enamel jewelry, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
In Print / In Person, Thomas Riley Gallery, Cleveland, OH
100 Brooches, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
2004 Collect, Victorian and Albert Museum, Velvet da Vinci, London, England
Focus on Enamels, Part II, Aaron Faber Gallery, NYC, NY
2003 Brilliant! Masters of Fired Enamels, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
Asian Roots, Western Soil, Visual Poetry in Metal, NJAHS, San Francisco, CA
Chess: Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA, Vennel Gallery, Irvine, Scotland
2002 Craft Showcase 3, Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco, CA
Departure, Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco, CA
2001 Higashi and Pfeifer, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
Full Circle, The Oakland Museum Collectors' Gallery, Oakland, CA
2000 NCEG International Enamel Exhibition, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
Higashi and Gard, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA,
1999 Swedish + USA Contemporary Jewelry and Metalwork, Galleri Mettallum, Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish + USA, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

Publications:
2014 7x7, Dec, pg. 24
American Crafts, Oct/Nov, pg. 35
2009 American Craft Magazine, Dec 09/Jan 10, pg. 10
San Francisco Chronicle, Style Section, October 04, "Handcrafted in Berkeley"
Crave; San Francisco/Bay Area:
The Urban Girl's Manifesto, pg. 175
2008 The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers 2008, Volume I, pgs. 871-2
Diablo Magazine, Feb., "Golden Age", pgs. 43, 45
2007 Diablo Magazine, December, "Artists in Residence" pg. 90
Figaro Voyage Magazine, Spring issue, pg. 42
500 Wedding Rings, Lark Books, pg. 8
500 Earrings, Lark Books, pg. 54
2006 500 Necklaces, Lark Books, pgs. 30, 305
San Francisco Magazine, March Fashion Issue, Making Waves; Five Bay Area Jewelry Designers, pg. 62
2005 500 Brooches, Lark Books, pg. 59
500 Bracelets, Lark Books, pg. 320
2004 The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration; Edited by Linda Darty, pg. 46, 88
Lapidary Journal, February Issue, Learning the Business, pg. 14
Estilo, April / May Issue, Petting Zoo, pg. 78
2003 Metalsmith, Curated Exhibition in Print, Contemporary Enamel, Vol. 23, pg. 29
Chess, Chessman by International Artists, catalog pg. 04 no. 20
San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, November 16 Issue, The Art of Giving, pg. 18
2002 A Report; from the Museum of Craft & Folk Art, Vol. 18, No. 3, From Hand to Hand: Masters as Mentors, interview
Arts Monthly, December Issue, cover detail
1999 Sweden + USA, contemporary jewelry and metalwork, catalog, pg. 35
1997 MODA, December Issue, MODA shopping, pg. 61


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