21st century art jewelry has been used as a new way of expression to transfer the traditional and culture to the modern. In addition to being a significant part of folk culture, jewelry has an important place in the field of art. The adventure of jewelry, which started with bones and stones in the historical process, has improved and evolved up to present day and pushes the limits of mind in terms of usage. Developed and renewed technology affected every part of life, led people and life styles. Perspective towards art changed radically and new approaches emerged in this period of change. The effects of all these changes and approaches are seen in the field of jewelry as well as every branch of art. Different aesthetical approaches occurred including industrial and artistic jewelry. Jewelry which used to be accepted as craft and symbolize status, has attributed different meanings with the necessities of new era and achieved to have a place among the branches of art. The first materials when mentioning about jewelry have been mines such as gold, silver etc. for ages. However, it is seen in the 21st century that, the material limits have disappeared and apart from being ornament, jewelry has been used as a way of expression just like a work of art.
On the basis of this situation, jewelry as an example of wearable art, the use of ceramics as an alternative material and ceramics jewelry in 21st century compose the theme of this study. Within this context, modern-day ceramics jewelry artists, jewelry with artistic values which are created with contemporary sense of art, the relationship of jewelry with ceramics and other materials and new ways of expressions are going to be researched and examples are going to be given.
Keywords: Ceramic, Jewelry, Wearable Art, 21st Century Art