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EXPO ‘I Care A Lot’ – Galeria Articula, Lisbon (Portugal) – 6 Nov.-6 Dec. 2010

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,GALERIES,Malaika NAJEM (Liban),Portugal (PT) — bijoucontemporain @ 23:10

 I Care a Lot at Galerie Articula, Lisbon – from November 6 2010

EXPO 'I Care A Lot' - Galeria Articula, Lisbon (Portugal) - 6 Nov.-6 Dec. 2010 dans Exposition/Exhibition 37158_286313674969_68603404969_1067315_5503567_n 39514_1658913833814_1266188402_31854196_7660678_n dans GALERIES

69329_1658915553857_1266188402_31854204_1306579_n dans Malaika NAJEM (Liban)


sur cette exposition voir articles :

* COUP de … ROUGE at “I Care a Lot” EXPO online

*EXPO ‘I Care A Lot – Opening’ – Gallery Platina, Stockholm (Sweden) – 2 Sept.-2 Oct. 2010

ita-flo-mnaj dans Portugal (PT)
Malaïka Najem – necklace, Camouflage, 2009, shibuichi, 18ct gold, yellow sapphire

Malaika Najem- ‘Forgotten’ pendant – Shibuichi, silver, gold

« This piece is about child soldiers and is called “Forgotten”. A subject that sadly still exists in 3rd world countries that are in war whether in Africa, the Middle East or Asia. The average child soldier is under the age of 18 and is forced and manipulated in doing and committing horrors that they are not aware off due to the use of drugs or brainwashing. The child is just an instrument, just a number; just a slave to the gun…the gun is the symbol of power. » (Malaika Najem)



Galeria Articula
Rua dos Remédios 102
1100-450 – Lisbon
Telephone: 00351 93 4113225


EXPO ‘Through Night and Day’ – The Scottish Gallery, – 6-30 Oct. 2010

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,GALERIES,Grande-Bretagne (UK),Judy McCAIG (UK/ES) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:03

 Judy McCaig – ‘Through Night and Day’

Judy McCaig studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, and at the Royal College of Art, London. She has since acted as visiting lecturer at Edinburgh and Glasgow Schools of Art, Farnham College of Art and Massana School of Art, Barcelona. Since 1991 she has lived and worked in Spain.

« Through Night and Day- It is not clear whether the birds are waiting to take off or have already arrived at their destination and are waiting to take off again. It is as if they are not sure where they want to land. The work expresses a desire to be on the move, to change, to arrive at a new place. It tries to convey certain restlessness and need to journey on. Details emerge, half hidden, almost disappearing under the translucency of the material. The images are small signs surrounded by space carrying with them a sensation of imminent movement and freedom.
Flying birds soar across the skies, upwards, slowly gathering height and speed, faster, guided by the motions of winds and of thoughts, they travel over landscapes and through white clouds, strange and different, on towards faraway forgotten places. Nearing their final destination, they prepare to land, closer, they are arriving, they have arrived. » -  Judy McCaig, 2010

Night Flight
Judy McCaig- ‘Night Flight’ – silver,resin,18ct gold,tombac,crystal,selenite – 2010

Journey Thru’ Night and Day

Judy McCaig- ‘Journey Thru’ Night and Day’ – silver,18,22ct gold,topaz,tourmaline,formica,perspex,paint – 2010

Swirling Winds
Judy McCaig- ‘Swirling Winds ‘ – brooch, silver, perspex, paint- 2010


Into the Light of the Moon
Judy McCaig- ‘Into the Light of the Moon’ – brooch, silver, perspex, selenite- 2010


Judy McCaig - ‘Daybreak’ – brooch, silver, gold, perspex – 2010



The Scottish Gallery
16 Dundas Street
Edinburgh EH3 6HZ
T 0131 558 1200
F 0131 558 3900


EXPO ‘Le grenat de Perpignan, une gemme de caractère’ – Escola Massana, Barcelone (ES) – 19 Oct.-3 Nov. 2010

Classé dans : BARCELONA,Exposition/Exhibition,MASSANA (ES) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:14

Exposition organisée à l’Escola Massana de Barcelone par le syndicat artisanal des bijoutiers et la confrérie du Grenat de Perpignan avec l’Institut du Grenat.

En février 2009, l’Association pour la Promotion de l’Histoire dans les Pyrénées-Orientales (APHPO) a créé l’Institut du Grenat, en développant une collaboration avec le Syndicat Artisanal des Bijoutiers des Pyrénées-Orientales. Cet Institut est animé par l’historien Laurent Fonquernie, par ailleurs auteur de « Grenats de Perpignan, bijoux du Roussillon ».

L’exposition se déplacera ensuite au Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de Perpignan. Elle débutera dans le cadre de la deuxième fête du Grenat de Perpignan (du 26 novembre au 5 décembre 2010). Durant cette semaine, les bijoux réalisés par les élèves de l’Escola Massana seront présentés à la Casa Xanxo de Perpignan.


Escola Massana  (19 oct- 3 nov)
Hospital  56
08001 Barcelona (Espagne)
renseignements : Institut du Grenat, Laurent Fonquernie : 00-33- 683 82 22 918


Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle (26 nov – 3 déc.)
12 rue Fontaine Neuve
66000 Perpignan  (France)


Exposition de bijoux des élèves de l’Escola Massana (26 nov – 5 déc.)
Casa Xanxo
8, rue de la Main de Fer
66000 Perpignan


Institut du Grenat
22, bd Wilson
66000 Perpignan


Confrérie du Grenat de Perpignan

COUP de COEUR ! Sayumi YOKOUCHI et ses « petits mondes »

Sayumi Yokouchi was born in Tokyo, Japan and now lives in Brooklyn, New York where she maintains her studio. Sayumi began her studies in jewelry at Cabrillo college in Santa Cruz, California. She received her MFA with honors from SUNY New Paltz, and BFA from California College of The Arts. She has participated in many galleries and museum exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has taught and lectured as visiting artists at many places, currently teaches at the 92nd street Y in New York city. (Sienna gallery)

« My jewelry is a place of discovery; a reflection of the world in which I inhabit and my material of choices are response to my daily experiences and common belongings in the community. I’m curious about the way we adapt common objects in the domestic environment and how the objects become precious and memorable in our life experiences. I am fascinated by inherent transformative qualities of seemingly banal and common place objects, and isolating the moment when materials progress from their original form into something more beautiful and precious.« 

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi « There is little to choose between them #2″ Rings  – « There is little to choose between them #1″ Ring  — « There is little to choose between them #1″ Ring

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi« Hydrangea » Necklace  -  « Fruity Pebbles Necklace #1″

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi- Bee Hive Brooch  — Fiori Brooch

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi - Necklace (detail)

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi- Kyohanabi Brooch

« I find beauty in industrial materials, and posses a fascination for using them when making a piece of jewelry. Being born and raised in the big city of Tokyo Japan, and now living in New York City, I’ve come to see urban life as a kind of landscape resembling an enormous field of flowers where the natural and unnatural grow and live together. New buildings appear in the place of old ones and people continually come and go, much like new flowers coming into bloom season after season.
New life becomes old quickly in the urban environment. Old to new, new to old — echoed everywhere from computer systems, to houses, mone ìy, fashion trends and even personal relationships; all of which perpetuate the continuous and vast urban cycle.
In this respect, I see my jewelry as an empty field, wherein I plant my own kind of flowers and create my own form of urban nature within the field. My flowers are blooming one by one, always metaphorically contrasting the synthetic (urban) and precious (country). My material choices are my responses to the world I inhabit, and ornamentation is a result of my purest desire.
My approach to work is an endless experimentation with materials and process. I search for a boundary-free territory within the field of jewelry making, and thus, I find a great deal of pleasure when I find myself deeply connected to my chosen materials.« 

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi – brooch (The Plastic show)

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi« White Dish »  (The Plastic show)

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,

Sayumi Yokouchi« Orange Dish »  (The Plastic show)

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi « Ptelea Trifoliata » Brooches

COUP de COEUR ! Sayumi YOKOUCHI  et ses
Sayumi YokouchiUrban Topographia Brooch #5silver, palladium white gold, colored wire, nylon thread, paint

sy14 dans Gal. Sienna Patti (US)
Sayumi YokouchiBloom Brooch 1silver, 14kt gold, plastic bottle caps, silk thread


All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi YokouchiBrooch, Lichen Familia Series (& detail)



Agnes Larsson :


Studium an der Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Ädellab – Silversmithing & Jewelry, bei Prof. Ruudt Peters, Helena Lehtinen, Karen Pontoppidan, abgeschlossen mit Master of Fine Arts


Minor Field Studies, Saathicenter, Indien


Studium an der Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design,Stockholm, Ädellab – Silversmithing and Jewelry, bei Prof. Ruudt Peters, Kim Buck, Christer Jonsson, abgeschlossen mit Bachelor of Fine Arts


Ausbildung an der Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm, Metal design and Craft

« I let the material lead the way threw the working process, drawing inspiration from thoughts about gravity, lightness and heaviness, death, life, transparency and darkness, growth, decomposition and transformation to show contrasts like fragility and strength, depth and surface, darkness and light. »(Agnes Larsson)

Agnes Larsson - carbo necklace Agnes Larsson – carbo necklace

November 2010 at  SOFA Chicago Art Fair

 Susan Cummins, Chair of the Art Jewelry Forum (AJF), and Susan Kempin, Award Program Chair, are pleased to announce this year’s (2010) Emerging Artist Award winner, Agnes Larsson. Larsson was chosen from among 117 entries, from 38 countries.
The goal of the Emerging Artist Award is to acknowledge promise, innovation and individuality in the work of emerging jewelers. The competition is open to makers of art jewelry who have recently completed their professional training and have not been a featured artist in a commercial gallery or museum. Larsson will receive a $5,000 cash award. In addition, her work will be featured by an AJF member gallery at the Sculptural Object and Functional Art (SOFA) Expo in Chicago and in AJF ads, and she will serve as a juror for next year’s competition.
Jurors for the 2010 competition were Namita Wiggers, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon; Susan Beech, long-standing member of AJF and collector of contemporary jewelry; and Sharon Massey, jeweler and recipient of the AJF’s 2009 Emerging Artist Award.
Criteria used in the judging were originality, depth of concept and quality of craftsmanship.  Larsson used carbon and horse hair in this series of work she submitted. She allows the material to lead the way through the working process, drawing inspiration from thoughts about gravity, lightness and heaviness, death, life, transparency and darkness, growth, decomposition and transformation to show contrasts like fragility and strength, depth and surface, darkness and light.
Juror Susan Beech commented, ‘This body of work most exemplified the guidelines for judging: originality, depth of concept and quality of craftsmanship. The use of carbon and horsehair, original materials, work well together. The first thought that came to mind when I looked at this body of work was elegant.’ Sharon Massey added, ‘Agnes Larsson presents a cohesive body of work that I found quite unusual and poetic. Her forms are simple, emphasizing the texture and blackness of the carbon as well as the fragility of the horsehair. Her artistic voice seemed the most authentic and unique.’
Larsson received a BFA, in 2004, and an MFA, in 2007, in Silversmithing and Jewellery from Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. (AJF blog)

Agnes Larsson, Necklace: Carbo 2010  Carbon, thread Agnes Larsson, Carbo, 2010, mixed media, 16 x 18 x 1 inches

Agnes Larsson Carbo serie, 2010

Agnes Larsson, Carbo Neckpiece, 2010, carbon and horse hair Agnes Larsson  jewelry – Charcoal, horse hair and wire

Agnes LarssonAgnes Larsson, Carbo, 2010, mixed media

BKV-Preis für Junges Kunsthandwerk 2010 :  3rd Preis: Agnes Larsson (Schweden, Stockholm)

Karbon, kohlenstofffaserverstärkter Kunststoff, ist ein ungewöhnliches Material für Schmuck. Bei der Herstellung der Stücke spielte auch der Zufall eine Rolle. Die Farbe Schwarz, die reizvollen Oberflächen, die Bruchspuren: Erst bei der bewussten Beschränkung auf einfache, aber elegante Grundformen kommen sie zum Tragen. Ein wirkungsvoller Kontrast ergibt sich auch daraus, dass die schwer wirkenden Objekte in Wirklichkeit ziemlich leichtgewichtig sind.

(le charbon …. est un matériau rare pour les bijoux. Dans la fabrication des pièces « l’accident » a également joué un rôle. La couleur noire, les belles surfaces, les traces de fractures : ce n’est que lorsque la restriction délibérée des formes de base entre en jeu, simples mais élégantes. Un contraste efficace en raison du fait que les objets, d’apparence lourds, sont en fait assez légers en réalité)(traduction google …) 

Diese Auszeichnung ist dotiert mit EUR 1.000.-

« FOUR »… à ne pas confondre avec les trois Mousquetaires qui étaient 4 eux aussi !

« FOUR » … à ne pas confondre avec les trois Mousquetaires, qui étaient quatre …. Là elles s’appellent « Four », et elles sont bien quatre, quatre créatrices de bijoux suédoises : Hanna LiljenbergKarin Roy Andersson, Malin Lövgren, Ellen Jacobsen Holvik.


Dans leur « Jewellery Art shop/workingspace/gallery« , elles représentent aussi  les artistes suivants : Rouge Jewellery — Linnéa ErikssonPernilla PerssonSanna Svedestedt — Aor Sutthiprapha — Märta Mattsson — Modefluga — Marc Monzo — Saako

45039_420159186980_651021980_5201053_2327412_n dans Ellen JACOBSEN HOLVIK (SE)

45083_420417881980_651021980_5206421_6605596_n dans Four (SE)

40475_419571051980_651021980_5189695_4801349_n dans GALERIES

46576_419862681980_651021980_5195351_5011936_n dans Hanna LILJENBERG (SE)

41146_422323836980_651021980_5251002_1440192_n dans Karin Roy ANDERSSON (SE)
fabric necklace

45965_420672966980_651021980_5212655_5949614_n dans Linnea ERIKSSON (SE)

40258_418882011980_651021980_5173329_6031946_n dans Malin LOVGREN (SE)

46040_421299761980_651021980_5231754_393412_n dans Marc MONZO (ES)




FOUR : Jewellery Art shop/workingspace/gallery
Nordhemsgatan 74
Gothenburg (Göteborg) – Suede


COUP de … ROUGE avec Maria BROSSA

Classé dans : BARCELONA,BOOKS / BIBLIO,COUP DE COEUR,Espagne (ES),Maria BROSSA (ES) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:48

Maria BROSSA Studied advertising and later on graphic design. At the same time she was working on these fields, she took some artistic courses of photography, theatre, silkscreen printing, basic jewellery and lost wax casting (Saint Martins London and Massana Permanent Barcelona).
On 2006-08 she started studying full time at Alchimia contemporary jewellery school in Florence, Italy. On 2008 she based her own jewellery studio in Barcelona.
Her works were selected for several european exhibitions (Spain, Italy, Greece) and have been published in some internacional books (500 Plastic Jewelry Designs Lark Books, Garbage Pin Project catalog Klimt02)

COUP de ... ROUGE  avec Maria BROSSA dans BARCELONA b291c13439923b13407f05b2f2b7def1
Maria Brossa – Earrings, gold and paper – 2009

c90de7b3958b34688f907b84ebbf2a6f dans BOOKS / BIBLIO
Maria Brossa« Semi », 2008. Earrings. Oxidised silver and latex.

42cd5f78834672e36370cd37d5a0863d dans COUP DE COEUR
Maria Brossa« Semi », 2008. Bracelet. Silver and latex (published in « 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs » Larkbooks)

a24c17360cf132e4a4a3eb182e6ca62f dans Espagne (ES)
Maria Brossa‘Calder’, 2007. Brooche, silver, car pinture.

114a698e28a4ebe50d7a594d0a4b099e dans Maria BROSSA (ES)
Maria Brossa‘Calder’, 2007. earrings, silver, car pinture



« In my work I am investigating the world of black. A world which each kind of black has his own light. One urban tower on a volcanic ground, seems to be familiar to me. » (Dina Abargil)

entre le charbon, l’élément calciné, le fer noirci, brûlé, bois, métal ou pierre, on cherche l’élément « originel », la matière est dense, puissante, profonde, appelle la main et le toucher, interroge l’oeil … SUPERBE puissance que celle de ces noirs là !

All images from The Pendant Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Dina Abargil, ‘Without Words’ Pendant

BLACK is BEAUTIFUL - Dina ABARGIL dans COUP DE COEUR 20657_1328498300888_1483871776_900580_53529_n

20657_1328498340889_1483871776_900581_5344024_n dans Dina ABARGIL (IL)
Dina Abargil, ‘Fiori della Città’ – collier en ciment et Shibuichi (détail)

20657_1328498180885_1483871776_900577_6842380_n dans Gal. Alternatives (IT)
Dina Abargil, pendentif en ébène, Shibuichi, Shacudo (détail)

20657_1328498260887_1483871776_900579_2891852_n dans Gal. Velvet da Vinci (US)

Dina Abargil, ‘As You Want It to Be’ Pendant (The Pendant Show at Velvet da Vinci Art Jewelry)



TEXTILE is « in the air » …… air de la chanson !

Oui, le textile et les techniques textiles ont l’air d’inspirer tout particulièrement le monde du bijou en ce moment (ce qui n’est pas fait pour me déplaire !)

Trois expositions, en cours ou en préparation :

* Bijoux textiles , au fil de la parure, à Lyon (France)

voir article   EXPO ‘Bijoux textiles, Au fil de la Parure’ – Musée des Tissus de Lyon (FR) – 15 Oct 2010-13 Fevr 2011

« …..Alors que le bijou évoque des matières nobles, comme l’or, l’argent et les pierres précieuses, l’exposition «Bijoux textiles, au fil de la parure» dévoile une autre vision des bijoux par le jeu d’entrelacs de fils, de fibres ou de métal tissé…..« 

EXPO Lyon - Aude Tahon -  détail collier
Aude Tahon -  détail collier


* Hanne Behrens : Textile Techniques In Metal, à Cambridge (USA)

voir article   EXPO ‘Hanne Behrens: Textile Techniques In Metal’ – Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge (USA) – 7-27 Oct. 2010

Hanne Behrens - Metal Tekstilt (Exhibition Catalog)



* EXPO en préparation  :  ‘du Textile au bijou’
du 3 nov 2010-4 avril 2011 au Pôle Bijou Baccarat

Du Textile au Bijou

« C’est sous ce titre que nous créerons la prochaine exposition qui sera présentée du 3 novembre 2010 au 4 avril 2011. Tisser, coudre, broder, nouer, tricoter… autant de gestes qui, réinventés au fil du temps, ont donné naissance à une incroyable variété d’objets. Ces gestes si anciens sont aussi employés dans le monde du bijou, soit car des créateurs les transfèrent dans le métal tissant du fil d’or et d’argent, cousant de petites plaques les unes avec les autres … soit car ils utilisent le textile et la variété de ses techniques pour créer des objets originaux et merveilleux ! Ils sont une trentaine à être invités pour votre plus grand plaisir … à ne pas manquer … mais nous vous en reparlerons.« 

« Le Pôle Bijou-Galerie de Baccarat proposera aux visiteurs de découvrir les techniques du tricot, du tressage, du tissage, du maillage, de la broderie, du pliage, du point, des noeuds… Tout ceci au travers de créations exceptionnelles en tissu ou en métal ! …….

Créateurs invités :
Arline Fisch, Hanne Berhens, Felieke Van Der Leest, Constanze Schreiber, Karen Paust, Blanka Sperkova, Corina Rietveld, Claudia Silveira Oliveira, Frédérique Trinchese, Tzuri Gueta, Catalina Gomez, Frédérique Coomans, Xiaojia Wang & Jean-Marc Waszack, Fie Von Krogh, Beate Klockmann, Lolita Tchelkina, Brigit Daamen, Lily Alcaraz & Léa Berlier, Lilas Force, Aude Tahon, Sophie Dalla Rosa, Jackie Tadéoni, Marie José Morato, Sara Bran … et d’autres encore…. » (


Fie von Krogh (NO)-
  ‘Litosphaeri’ – collar

Loukia RICHARDS Textile Jewelry from Greece

Loukia Richards, Greek designer, is inspired by the  shapes, colors & motifs of traditionnal Greek embroidery.

« My jewellery is a game of inventing something precious in form and meaning from an unexpected material. I work with textile a material of sacred character in my hellenic heritage — the sacred character is evident both in the uses of the material in the ancient world as well as in the religious ceremonies of the present.
I am inspired by the shapes, colors and motifs of embroidery tradition of Greece, my mother’s country of origin. My recent work is inspired by the neolithic figurines and the cuneiforms of the cycladic civilization: white, simple, very basic. »


Loukia RICHARDS Textile Jewelry from Greece dans COUP DE COEUR folkpixnecklacedetail
Birds & flowers necklace- silk & cotton threads, semi-precious stones

folklrlinknecklacedetail dans fibres / thread
« Link (faces) » necklace -  silk & cotton threads, silver

folklrdancingcuffdetail dans Grece (GR)
Lovers dancing cuff – textiles, wool, silk & cotton threads, pearls, button

cuff – 17th Century Embroidery Interpretation – 2006 (CraftCouncil)[GetAttachmentlr.jpg]

New work from Loukia Richards : Images are from a fibre book produced by Loukia Richards during her stay as an artist-in-residence at Ted Noten Atelier in the Amsterdam Red Light District in May 2009. Loukia Richards describes the project as « One of the most didactic and exciting studies I have ever undertaken ». (blog « The Needle Files« )



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