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EXPO ’111 ANELLI ‘Foreverrings & Ringchen’ ‘ – Marijke Studio, Padova (Italy) – 11-Nov.-24 Dec. 2011

111 ANELLI ‘ Foreverrings & Ringchen ‘… e NUVOLE ROSSE
Artists: Bettina Dittlmann, Michael Jank

EXPO '111 ANELLI 'Foreverrings & Ringchen' ' - Marijke Studio, Padova (Italy) - 11-Nov.-24 Dec. 2011 dans Bettina DITTLMANN (DE) Invito%20Nuvole%20Rosse

111 FOREVERRINGS, forged in finegold, fine silver, copper, mild steel in cooperation by Dittlmann & Jank alternated with ‘RINGCHEN’ (wire rings, iron enamel and garnet by Bettina Dittlmann.

- NUVOLE ROSSE screenprinted on T-shirts by Michael Jank
- Pendants in iron and enamel and brooches in acrylic glass by Bettina Dittelmann

For this occasion – peculiar, unique opening’s date – 11.11…11 – a special piece of jewellery will be designed by the artists

German jewellery artist Bettina Dittlmann is known for her richly detailed jewellery often comprising rhythmic structures made up of iron or silver. In many of the pieces, the metals are covered in coloured enamel or serve as a setting for stones. As a rule, the structures are powerful and tightly compact – yet sometimes the jewellery consists of nothing but a thin, black wire forming a fragile figure. In these cases, it is as though the artist were drawing a pure and delicate line in the air in a defiant attempt to negate the metal’s inherent heaviness.


The Fürimmerringe (‘Foreverrings’)
Bettina Dittlmann has fashioned jointly with her partner and artist colleague Michael Jank are a quite different proposition. The surfaces of the rings have a patina of muted colours, as if they had been lying in the earth. The metal is chunky, the forms roughly hewn; the surfaces bear signs of hammer blows. During the creation process the workpieces move back and forth between the two artists. The swapping of the half-finished rings could be seen as a gesture of giving. When a ring is finished, it is impossible to say who was responsible for creating which detail, which hand made which imprint with the hammer, and which artist made which decision.

The exchange of workpieces between the two artists can also be seen as a metaphor for the social function of the ring; it is an object that is given and received. Furthermore, the ring is a sign of belonging and affection. These rings look as if they are capable of surviving a fair number of difficulties and crises. With their physical weight alone they are an eloquent expression for the seriousness of the commitment we often make in our close relationships – they are forever. Are we willing to wear these rings and to enter into this kind of undertakings?
Forever Rings by Dittlmann & Jank. Copper, silver, iron.
Bettina Dittlmann & Michael Jank‘s ‘Foreverrings’ (2008) in steel (left) and silver (right)



Marijke Studio
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Inari KIURU – Winter Thoughts

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,Inari KIURU (FI),RMIT (AU) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:04

Inari Kiuru wins DIA Jewellery Award (Design Institute of Australia’s Australasian Student Design Awards 2011)

Craft Victoria Member and 2010 Fresh! exhibitor, Inari Kiuru, recently won the Jewellery category in the Design Institute of Australia’s Australasian Student Design Awards 2011 competition.
The RMIT Gold & Silversmithing graduate was nominated for her series Winter thoughts (Between two summers), created during 2010 under the supervision of Nicholas Bastin.

Inari Kiuru writes about the series:
« For this final year (at RMIT) series of jewellery, my research approach was to investigate experimental techniques in steel fabrication, surface texturing, and innovation in material use and generation.
Each piece in this series is a result of an experiment conducted in a small studio environment, using non-toxic, low cost, mostly recyclable materials which have traditionally been reserved for industrial uses. The series is titled Winter thoughts
as the colours, clean lines and dark tones emerging reminded me of the bare landscape in my native Finland, during the cold months.
I was especially interested in the qualities of very thin steel (such as shim and wire); alternative uses of industrial components such as plumbing mesh and pre-fabricated safety pins, and the application of liquid enamel which is only a very recent jewellery technique.

For characterising each material I first researched ways for non-toxic etching, and experimented with heat colouration of steel. PUK welding proved to be the best method for joining components as seams generated this way can withstand the heat of the kiln, for firing liquid enamel. Encaustic wax and fusing crystals enhanced the sense of winter elements, snow and ice, combining malleability with the firm metal elements. »

Inari Kiuru is currently undertaking a mentorship with Gordon Tait of design house TAIT and will also be collaborating with Studio Round in 2011 as outcomes of the 2010 Fresh! graduate exhibition.
Inari Kiuru, Selected pieces from Winter thoughts (between two summers) series – mild steel, enamel, glass, brass, encaustic wax, safety pins, steel coated copper mesh – ring

Inari Kiuru, Selected pieces from Winter thoughts
Inari KIURU - Winter Thoughts dans COUP DE COEUR mesh_brooch_s

Inari Kiuru – mesh brooch

glass_brooch_s dans Inari KIURU (FI)

Inari Kiuruglass brooch

fragile_nightmares3_s dans RMIT (AU)

Inari Kiuru« Fragile nightmares »


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