Dover jewelry artist wins statewide grant
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Dover jewelry artist wins statewide grant

Dover artist is the only representative of Kent County to receive a statewide grant. By Andre Lamar; [email protected]; @302DoAndre; (302) 346-5438 Arden Bardol and super-villain Darth Vader share something in common. They both wear special helmets. Unlike Vader, Bardol’s helmet isn’t designed to keep her alive. But rather it protects her eyes when using a blowtorch to create metal jewelry fused with clay in her Dover metal shop (or Death Star). Recognizing Bardol’s artful abilities, which she chooses not to use for evil, the Delaware Division of the Arts named her a 2017 winner of the Individual Artist Fellowship award. She was one of 18 artists in the state to receive it. Bardol is also the only Kent County IAF winner this year. "I’m very honored," she said. Her whimsical jewelry ranges from pins to necklaces. Bardol’s jewelry is meticulously crafted in geometrical shapes ornamented with colorful pieces of polymer clay on top. Artful architect The Dover resident’s art is inspired by her experience as an architect. She’s been in the industry for 30 years and is a senior associate at Becker Morgan in the Capital City. She’s worked there since 1999. In Bardol’s eyes, architecture and jewelry are […]

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