A rare, handmade set by Winifred Clark Shaw;  sterling and wood cufflinks with tie bar; cufflink cubes are each 5/8" square x 3/8" high; wooden section of tie bar is about 3/4" square, total length of the tie bar is approximately 1-3/8"; all pieces are marked: "WIN., STERLING; " fine condition.

Winifred Clark Shaw attended Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where, in 1953, she received a Master of Fine Arts degree with a major in metalsmithing and a minor in weaving. Her large body of work demonstrates her refined sense of color and material in both linear and three-dimensional design. Of particular interest are her pieces that combine original weavings with metals.

Shaw participated in many important national mid-20th century exhibits including Midwest Designer Craftsmen (1954), The Chicago Art Institute; American Jewelry Today (1963), Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania; Craftsmen of the Eastern States (1963), Worcester, Massachusetts; Jewelry 64 (1964), State University College, Plattsburgh, New York; Decorative Arts Exhibition (1964), Wichita, Kansas; as well as many juried exhibitions in New Hampshire and a retrospective exhibit at the University of New Hampshire in 1987.

Her work was also included in the League of New Hampshire exhibit at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Winifred Clark Shaw taught jewelry making and weaving at the University of New Hampshire for thirty-three years beginning in 1954.

Source: Win's Best: The Jewelry and Weaving of Winifred Clark Shaw, The University of New Hampshire, 1987

$350.00  (item #SMMJ015)

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