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Ken Loeber
Snow Landscape Pin
18k gold and sterling silver
1 1/3 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 inches
Ken Loeber
Sterling Snow Landscape Pin
Sterling silver
2 1/2 x 2 x 1/4 inches
Ken Loeber
White Rouge Pin
18k gold and South Sea pearl
1 4/5 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 inches
Ken Loeber
Y Pin
black coral, 18k gold and sterling silver
3 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 inches
Ken Loeber
Leaf Pin
18K gold
1 3/4 x 2 x 1/3 inches

Trained as a sculptor, Ken has successfully exhibited his jewelry nationally and internationally for over 30 years. In February 2002, Ken survived a severe stroke which left him without the use of his right hand. Fortunately, Ken is left-handed and has many friends who have encouraged him to return to his work and studio. With new equipment and great determination, he continues to design and create 18K gold and sterling silver jewelry.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: MFA sculpture, 1978. BFA 1970.

CRAFT IN AMERICA, PBS Series airing May 2007
Ken Loeber and Dona Look featured in Part 3, Community

Fellow’s Choice Award, American Craft Council, Baltimore.
curator: Michael Monroe. 1996.
NEA: Arts Midwest Fellowship, 1985.
13th International Pearl Design Competition Award Winner,
Tokyo, Japan, 1985.
American Craft Museum Design Award, 1985.
J. E. Caldwell Prize for Excellence in Jewelry, 1983.

American Craft Museum, New York, NY.
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI.

NO: Nouvel Objet, Design House, Seoul, Korea, 1996. page 120-123.
Metalsmith,“1996 Exhibition in Print”, vol. 16, no. 4, page 7.
American Craft, “Focus: Ken Loeber”, April/May 1995, page 83.
ORNAMENT, “Ken Loeber”, vol. 14, no. 4, summer 1991, page 36.
Four Seasons of Jewelry, “Ken Loeber”, Tokyo, Japan, no. 85, June 1989,
page 93.
Poetry of the Physical, American Craft Museum Catalog. 1986.
ORNAMENT, “Ken Loeber”, vol.6, no. 4, 1983, page 28.
American Craft, “Ken Loeber”, Portfolio Section, June/July 1985.
American Jewelry Now, America Craft Museum Catalog, 1985.
Jewelry USA, American Craft Museum Catalog, 1984.

“The Art of Gold”, curator: Michael Monroe, exhibition touring USA, 2003-2006.
Solo Show: Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL. 1982, 1984, 1986, 1992,
1994, 1998.
Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
1985-1986, 1993-2001, 2006, 2007.
“Celebrating American Craft”, The Danish Museum of Decorative
Art, Copenhagen, Denmark. 1997.
Philadelphia Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA. 1982-1984,
1991-2001, 2004-2006.
American Craft Exposition, Evanston IL. 1985, 1986, 1991-2002, 2005, 2006.
Edgewood Orchard Gallery, Fish Creek, WI. Featured artist:1997,1999.
“New Gold lll”, Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. 1996.
“Brooch the Subject”, Tempe Arts Center. Traveling exhibition. 1996-1998.
“Ten American Jewelers”, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago IL, and Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI. 1993.
“Borne With a Silver Spoon”, Traveling exhibition. Curated by Rosanne Raab Assoc., 1992-1994.
“Craft Today: USA”, American Craft Museum Exhibition touring Europe.
Solo Show: Carol Saunders Gallery, Columbia, SC. 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995.
“Artful Objects: Recent American Craft”, Fort Wayne Museum of Art,
Fort Wayne, IN. 1989.
Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical”, American Craft Museum, New York, NY. 1987-1988.
Wisconsin Craft Masters”, C.A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI. 1988.
NEA Arts Touring Exhibition, 1986-1987.
“Designed and Made for Use”, American Craft Museum, New York, NY. 1985.
“Jewelry USA”, American Craft Museum, New York, NY. 1984.
“American Jewelry Now”, Exhibition touring Asia and New Zealand. 1985.