Shibumi Gallery

April Higashi custom jewelry

Shibumi Gallery, located in Berkeley, CA, showcases contemporary jewelry, art and textiles created by accomplished local and international artists as well as emerging talent.

The gallery exhibits uniquely crafted and exquisite works while also striving to be a space that enriches the local community and culture.

Shibumi Gallery is curated by April Higashi who has been working as a contemporary art jeweler, curator and gallery owner in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years.  Founded in 2005, April conceived the gallery to be a dynamic space where she could not only create and exhibit her own work, but also showcase the inspiring work of fellow artists.  Her ability to spot emerging talent, coupled with a discerning eye and welcoming presence, has made the exhibits and special events at the gallery a favorite destination for collectors, jewelers and the creative community at large. The unique space also encompasses the workshop of April Higashi Jewelry which enables the gallery to create custom work on the premises and gives customers the opportunity to experience a working jewelry studio.

shi-'bu-me\ n. a subtle, unobtrusive, and deeply moving beauty cherished by artists and connoisseurs.