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10/01/2016

EXPO ‘Not Too Precious’ – National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny (Ireland) – 22 Janv.–30 Mars 2016

 Not_Too_Precious exhib
(Attai Chen on left – Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary on right)
Not Too Precious explores inspirational work by 25 international jewellers using materials for their expressive potential rather than for their intrinsic value. Radical artist jewellers of the late 1960s and 70s vigorously rejected the idea that jewellery should be considered ‘precious’ simply because of the materials of which it was made. Today, the use of a huge variety of materials in jewellery is far more accepted, but economic pressures are putting that freedom of artistic expression at potential risk as people revert to traditionally ‘valuable’ materials for ‘safety’. Not Too Precious challenges preconceptions about ‘non-precious’ materials by encouraging us to consider ‘accrued value’: what talented makers bring to their work through their ideas and skill.
The selected artists, who currently work in the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, create innovative, skilfully-made jewellery that is insightful and culturally resonant. Sometimes poignant, sometimes witty, their work communicates at many levels. It is above all honest and – for want of a better term – not too precious.

Jewellery by 25 international makers :  Attai ChenCarina Chitsaz-Shoshtary Eunmi ChunWarwick FreemanEmmeline HastingsChristel van der LaanFelieke van der Leest Sari LiimattaMärta MattssonJasmin MatzakowKazumi NaganoShinji NakabaLina PetersonZoe RobertsonMichihiro SatoMariko SumiokaEmiko SuoTore SvenssonJanna SyvänojaMirei TakeuchiTimothy Information LimitedTerhi TolvanenCatherine TrumanFlóra VágiHeather Woof.

Kazumi NaganoKazumi Nagano

Marta Mattson - http://www.nationalcraftgallery.ie/ not too precious  Marta Mattson

Not Too Precious - Shinji Nakaba: Shinji Nakaba

Catherine TrumanCatherine Truman

Not Too Precious - Warwick Freeman:  Warwick Freeman

Not Too Precious - Sari Liimatta: Sari Liimatta

Not Too Precious -  Michihiro Sato: Michihiro Sato

Not Too Precious - Heather Woof: Heather Woof

Carina Shoshtary; Necklace "The green Escape"; 2015; Graffiti, silver.: Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary

Eun Mi Chun  Eun Mi Chun

National Craft Gallery, Ireland

 Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland

T +353 56 7796147
info@nationalcraftgallery.ie

18/06/2012

EXPO Design Centrum, Kielcke (Poland) – 23 Juin-4 Aout 2012

inauguration of Design Centrum Kielcke Poland (June 23-24th)

« For the official opening of the Design Centrum Kielce in the spring of 2012, our first exhibition will present exceptional achievements of Polish and international contemporary design, showing wide spectrum of this creative field and its unconventional approach towards everyday life.
In the main galleries the exposition will present furniture, lighting and innovative home accessories.
In the thematic galleries we will display contemporary industrial porcelain, ceramic and glass, avant-garde jewelry and projects of Kielce architects. In the library we will exhibit graphics, lettering and book design. »

EXPO  Design Centrum, Kielcke (Poland) - 23 Juin-4 Aout 2012 dans Arek WOLSKI (PL)

Jewelry artists :  Arek WolskiKarolina BikDanni SchwaagSilvia BeccariaYoko TakiraiMaria Cristina BelucciMarc MonzoNora FokEla BauerDonald FriedrichDoug BucciShunichiro NakashimaChristel van der Laan

are invited to exhibit their contemporary jewelry in the design exhibition curated by Daga Kopala. The exhibition will be held in Kielcke, in Poland for the inauguration of Design Centrum Kielcke Poland on June 23th to 24th

 

 

 

 

14/06/2012

Decouverte – CHRISTEL VAN DER LAAN

Classé dans : Christel van der LAAN (NL),COUP DE COEUR,Hollande (NL) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:05

CHRISTEL VAN DER LAAN

« Usually materials form the starting point for a work, or often I have a title in mind and the piece develops from there. Much time is spent arranging and drawing until I find harmony and tension between compositional elements »

Chistel van der Laan - 'Priceless Bangle', 2004. Gold plated sterling silver, Dyed nylon swing tags.Christel Van der Laan – ‘Priceless Bangle’, 2004. Gold plated sterling silver, Dyed nylon swing tags.

« Collecting, arranging and making things have been a part of my life since I can remember.
It is a passion I have shared with my parents Els and Piet, grandparents, Bep, Wim and Miep, aunts Marion, Olga, Atie, Mieke and Liesbeth, uncles Adri,Theo and Tom who between them have/had careers or an interest in everything from antiques, tribal art, textiles, photography, contemporary art, furniture and design to plant and animal life.
Emigration to South Africa as a child, back to the Netherlands and then Australia, presented dazzling natural environments and cultures for exploration. Often my extended family would visit and trips into the « veld » and later, « bush » would yield unexpected booties and a wealth of impressions, while second-hand shops and roadside vendors were a source of many extraordinary finds. My mother was my principal partner in these adventures and when she died in 1994, my focus shifted.
In the last few years these precious items, or later finds with associations to particular times and places, have begun to play a more meaningful part in my jewellery.  There is humour and sadness in some of these pieces, even guilt, while others are simply a celebration of the beauty of individual elements, transformed when placed next to others.
Usually materials form the starting point for a work, or often I have a title in mind and the piece develops from there. Much time is spent arranging and drawing until I find harmony and tension between compositional elements.
A material I am currently exploring is ceramic honeycomb block, known more for its heat distribution qualities during soldering than as a focal point in a piece of jewellery. I am mesmerised by its beauty and the possibilities it presents aesthetically and conceptually.
Challenging notions of preciousness in conventional jewellery in a way that is gently humorous and sometimes ironic remains an enduring theme in my work. I love word plays and how they create new layers of meaning when used in the title of a piece.
Most importantly, I want to make surprising, beautiful objects that move people, to seek and to think and to smile. What could be more precious? »

de la transparence « industrielle » des débuts aux matités organiques actuelles, choix en blanc :

Christel van der Laan - Priceless Bangle, 2004. Gold plated sterling silver, polypropylene swing tagsChristel Van der Laan – Priceless Bangle. Gold plated sterling silver, polypropylene swing tags – 2004

Christel van der Laan - Priceless Bangle, 2004 (DETAIL)Christel Van der Laan – Priceless Bangle, 2004 (DETAIL)

Christel van der Laan -  Ring: Priceless Gem 2003Christel Van der Laan -  Ring: Priceless Gem 2003

Christel van der Laan - Cut Price Ring, 2006. Gold plated sterling silver, polypropylene swing tag ends.Christel Van der Laan – Cut Price Ring, 2006. Gold plated sterling silver, polypropylene swing tag ends.

Christel van der Laan - brooch:  Karoo 2008. Ostrich shell, ostrich beads, painted sterling silver, 18ct goldChristel Van der Laan – brooch:  Karoo . Ostrich shell, ostrich beads, painted sterling silver, 18ct gold – 2008

Holier Than Thou brooch, 2009

Christel Van der Laan – Holier Than Thou brooch, 2009

Christel van der Laan - Butterfly Brooch 2009. Painted sterling silver, 18ct gold, vintage camphor glass, mother of pearl button, mother of pearl shell, quartz, glass bead, freshwater pearlChristel Van der Laan – Butterfly Brooch 2009. Painted sterling silver, 18ct gold, vintage camphor glass, mother of pearl button, mother of pearl shell, quartz, glass bead, freshwater pearl

Christel van der Laan - Lily Pad Brooch 2009. 18ct gold, vintage camphor glass, painted copperChristel Van der Laan – Lily Pad Brooch 2009. 18ct gold, vintage camphor glass, painted copper

Christel van der Laan - brooch: Mother Daughter 2008. Painted sterling silver, 18ct gold, mother of pearl shell, freshwater pearlsChristel Van der Laan – brooch: Mother Daughter 2008. Painted sterling silver, 18ct gold, mother of pearl shell, freshwater pearls

Christel van der Laan - brooch: Here and There  2008. Painted sterling silver, ostrich shell, fish vertebra, pebble.Christel Van der Laan – brooch: Here and There  2008. Painted sterling silver, ostrich shell, fish vertebra, pebble.

24/10/2010

Comment avoir de belles fleurs avant l’hiver …. Flower power !

Comment avoir de belles fleurs avant l'hiver .... Flower power ! dans Alidra ALIC (DK)
Renee Bevan (NZ) – Large puffy rose brooch worn by Bill Riley (on Kit&caboodle)

 dans Aline KOKINOPOULOS (FR)
MinJeong Kim  (SIERAAD Art Fair page on Kit&Caboodle)

 dans Allison WELLS (CA)
Renee Bevan (NZ) – Wooden rose brooch  (on Kit&caboodle)

 dans Ana HAGOPIAN (ES)
Nubia Gonçalves (Brasil) – Red Carambola Choker with Pearl  (on Kit&caboodle)

 dans Catherine JACQUET (FR)
Renee Bevan (NZ) – Daisy chain necklace (on Kit&caboodle)

 dans Christel van der LAAN (NL)
Sunni Elizabeth Gibson- Corsage back view – 2010, Resin, Stg silver, synthetic leaves (on Kit&caboodle)

Christel van der Laan - Cactus Brooch 2009. Painted sterling silver, rough agate, honeycomb block, electrical componentChristel van der Laan (AU) – 2009 Cactus Brooch 

uk-lon-dbre dans COUP DE COEUR
Donna Brennan – brooch The Blank Canvas 2010, costume jewellery, bio resin, light sensitive paint

 dans Cynthia del GIUDICE (RA)
Sina Emrich – flower brooch (on Kit & Caboodle)

http://wearableart.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54fd5676f883400e553a635658834-320wi
Alidra Alic – flower ring

 dans Donna BRENNAN (AU)
Kath Inglis (AU) – cut flower brooch

broochJoao Vaz (AU) – big blue Brooch – Fabric, synthetic pillow stuffing, wool and romanium wire

 dans Eiko YOSHIDA (JP)
Jane Dominese (UK) – Over the ear flower earring

 dans Inni PARNANEN (FI)
Sharon Fitness (NZ) – Rachel’s Happy Birthday Flower

 dans Jane DOMINESE (UK)
Eiko Yoshida- Sugar paper flower broach (on Kit & Caboodle)

 dans Joao VAZ (AU)
Sabrina Meyns – brooch – Handmade paper, seeds, fine silver, stainless steel

 dans Karin WAGNER (CH)
Sabrina Meyns (IRL) – ring – Handmade paper, fine silver (on Kit & Caboodle)
des MERVEILLES de délicatesse en papier !

 dans Kath INGLIS (AU)
Cynthia Del Giudice – flower ring – fold formed, constructed sterling silver, patina

blacklotushd dans Kim THOMSON (AU)
Michelle Pujol - blackened lotus flower ring

trailing-orchid-ring dans L'Etoffe des Fees (FR)
Michelle Pujol - Trailing Orchid Ring -2 toned silver ring with forged vine shank and 3 trailing flower elements.

 dans Melinda YOUNG (AU)
Michelle Pujol - blackened silver ring, forged with moving stamen parts

 dans Michelle PUJOL (AU)
Melinda Young (Metalab on kit & caboodle)

 dans MinJeong KIM (KR)
Sarah Carlson (AU) – « Proteus »-S/S cast leucadendron flower 

flowerpotringbyallisonwells dans Nubia GONCALVES (Brasil)
Allison Wells- ‘flower pot ring’ – 2004

 dans Renee BEVAN (NZ)
Kim Thomson (AU) – Dianella Revoluta – Anodised alluminium, sterling silver rivets. acrylic, surgical steel. Materials are 95% recycled and works are made using ethical manufacturing techniques

 

18853_1310242205038_1500099122_790672_2421810_n dans Sabrina MEYNS (IRL)
l’ETOFFE DES FEES (Aurore Flenner)- collier origami  – textile

18853_1310242645049_1500099122_790681_8199954_n dans Sarah CARLSON (AU)
Catherine JACQUET- collier « Jardin d’un jour » – plastique(s)

18853_1312438899954_1500099122_795142_1679976_n dans Sharon FITNESS (NZ)
Aline KOKINOPOULOS – bague « corolle », avec son rajout de 3 « petites pousses » – argent et or

http://bijoucontemporain.unblog.fr/files/2010/02/ringfinnishjewellerinniprnnenwhocreatesbotanicaljewellerywithageometricbentflowerringinburntpaperwax.jpg
Inni Pärnänen (Finnish) botanical jewelry with a geometric bent – flower ring in burnt paper & wax 

http://www.flowgallery.co.uk/jewellery/images/Karin%20Wagner.jpg
Karin Wagner – glorious poppy felt ring

http://www.bytalking.com/wp-content/uploads/ana_hagopian_2.jpg
Ana Hagopian – paper jewelry

27/09/2010

EXPO ‘The Plastic Show’, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco (US) – 1er-31 Oct. 2010

 ‘The Plastic Show’, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco

The Plastic Show  (click to see more about this show)
(Rebecca Hannon earrings- ‘Modular Multi-Color’ – Formica, sterling silver)

 

 ‘The Plastic Show’, an exhibition featuring work from the recently published Lark Jewelry Book 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. The Plastic Show features 250 pieces by 75 artists employing a variety of plastic materials such as resin, latex, rubber, epoxy, and thermoplastics, many of which are reused or recycled. Having been embraced by artists and designers, these materials are now firmly woven into the language of contemporary jewelry making. Used alone or in combination with traditional elements, these substances can, with certainty, be classified as precious. Thanks to the use of plastics, conventional components like silver, gold, platinum, and gemstones are now only part of the jewelry-making equation. The jewelry in this collection represents the best work being produced today by artists who use plastics as a foundational element in their pieces.

 

 

Participating Artists:
Shana Astrachan, Anastasia Azure, Ela Bauer, Lea Marie Becker, Iris Bodemer, Sofia Björkman, Sigurd Bronger, Burcu Büyükünal, Ana Margarida Carvalho, Peter Chang, Joe Churchman, Jens A. Clausen, Barbara Cohen, Lisa and Scott Cylinder, Peter Deckers, Coco Dunmire, Janine Eisenhauer, Beate Eismann, Ute Eitzenhofer, Diane Falkenhagen, Jantje Fleischhut, Javier Moreno Frias, Velina Glass, Robly A. Glover, Suzanne Golden, Rebecca Hannon, Tamara Grüner, Arthur Hash, Pavel Herynek, Ellen Himic, Eero Hintsanen, Kath Inglis, Jiro Kamata, Masumi Kataoka, Sun Kyoung Kim, Sarah King, Susanne Klemm, Jocelyn Kolb, Katja Korsawe, Birgit Laken, Margaux Lange, Carla Pennie McBride, Edward Lane McCartney, Karen McCreary, Charlene Modena, Masako Onedera, Niala Orsmond, Emiko Oye, Seainin Passi, Mary Hallam Pearse, Ruudt Peters, Natalya Pinchuk, Katja Prins, Yuka Saito, Karin Seufert, Leslie Shershow, Susan Kasson Sloan, Anika Smulovitz, Lin Stanionis, Rebecca Strzelec, Donna Mason Sweigart, Anthony Tammaro, Billie Jean Theide, Carolyn Tillie, Cynthia Toops, Silke Trekel, Jacomijn van der Donk, Christel van der Laan, Mona Wallstrom, Kathryn Wardill, Emily Watson, Karla Way, Josephine Winther, Sayumi Yokouchi, Lily Yung, Sandra Zilker.

 

En bonne « fille des années 60-70″ je voue un amour inconsidéré au plastique ! Il faut dire aussi qu’un événemant particulier de ma vie a grandement joué en ce sens : petite, vivant à Thessalonique (nord de la Grèce), on y subissait de nombreux tremblements de terre. L’un d’eux a déclenché un gigantesque incendie où ma famille a TOUT perdu. Mon ère a pleuré son Toulouse-Lautrec, moi mon nounours, et ma mère son argenterie qui a entièrement fondu …. MAIS …. les pompiers nous ont remis ce qui a vait été sauvé : la VAISSELLE en PLASTIQUE, rangée dans le placard au-dessus de l’évier, près du réservoir d’eau ……… c’était le premier signe ! ensuite, remeublement oblige, mes parents se sont entièrement remeublés en « design tout plastique » : sièges en ABS de Guy Paulin, tables plastique de Vico Magistretti chez Artemide, et toute « l’invasion » de plastique orange des années 68 (vous visualisez ? la balance terraillon en plastique orange ? le tourne-disque Phillips mallette-portable-ouvrable ? les miroirs à bords arrondis de chez Artemide ?  les tables de nuit de chez Kartell ??? ) ………et voilà ! j’AIME le plastique !! :-) ses infinies possibilités de formes, ses couleurs « décapantes », son humeur joyeuse  ……….. bon, d’accord, il n’est pas écologique DU TOUT et, parait-il, rend stérile ….. mais … ça me réjouit et me met en joie ! :-)

 

EXPO 'The Plastic Show', Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco (US) - 1er-31 Oct. 2010 dans Anika SMULOVITZ (US)
Yuka Saito – Brooch ‘Under the Sea’ – Polypropylene, nylon, acrylic, sterling silver

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Birgit Laken « Summer-in-the-City » Necklace (from the Lovin’ Spoonful series)

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Tamara Grüner « Bavarian Heat » Brooch

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Suzanne Golden « Welcome to Hawaii » Necklace

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Suzanne Golden « Plastic Fantastic » Bracelet

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Rebecca Hannon ‘Orna’ Necklace

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Sun Kyoung Kim « Protrusion » Brooch  &  « Palm 01″ Brooch

 

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Mona Wallström « Foam » Brooch

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Emiko Oye « The Duchess » Neckpiece (from My First Royal Jewels)

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Masako Onodera « Effervescence » Brooch   & Germination Brooch 3″

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Natalya Pinchuk « 25.09-Growth Series 2009″ Brooch

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Susanne Klemm « Mutation » Rings

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Anika Smulovitz « Body in Motion: Study » Neckpiece  &  « Body in Motion: Study 5″ Neckpiece

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Kathryn Wardill « White & Pink Pod Branch » Brooch   & « Pink & Grey Pod » Necklace

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Josephine Winther « Rubyfruits » Necklace& earrings

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Emily Watson « Solo Flight » Brooch  &  « Vena Cava » Ring

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Donna Mason Sweigart ‘Ruff’ Necklace

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Katja Korsawe ‘Panty’ Necklace

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Arthur Hash « Chain » Necklace

 dans Anthony TAMMARO (US)
Karin Seufert -  Brooch 259 – Pvc, reconstituted coral, elastic, steel

60115_425909268980_320393918980_4993538_6261040_n dans Arthur HASH (US)
Anthony Tammaro – necklace

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Sayumi Yokouchi – Brooch ‘White dish’ – Airline meal tray (! :-) ), silk thread

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Sayumi Yokouchi brooch

 dans Barbara COHEN (CA)
Lin Stanionis – Brooch – ABS plastic

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sofia Björkman Brooch 

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Mary Hallam Pearse « Bling Brooch #4″  & « Bling Brooch #5″

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Rebecca Strzelec Brooches 

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Javier Moreno Frias « Split » Brooch  & « Maimed » Brooch

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Jacomijn van der Donk Necklace

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Joe Churchman « Burden Cuff »

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Ela Bauer Necklace & ring

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Coco Dunmire « The Yellow One » Brooch

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Robly A. Glover « Bobber » Necklace

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Leslie Shershow « Neon & Gem » Brooch 

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Masumi Kataoka Brooch 

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Charlene Modena Endangered Gangotri Glacier Bracelets 

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Jantje Fleischhut « Nightfall » Brooch 

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Barbara Cohen « Bloom » Ring & « Ties Thet Bind » Ring

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Velina Glass « Uro » Brooch  &  « Fossil » Brooch 

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Burcu Büyükünal Brooch 

(All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery)

 

 

Velvet da Vinci Gallery
2015 Polk Street
San Francisco CA 94109  (USA)
Phone 415.441.0109
Tuesday – Saturday 11 to 6,   Sunday 11 to 4

http://www.velvetdavinci.com/shows.php

 

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