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05/12/2016

EXPO ‘IRREVERSIBLE’ – Popeye loves Olive gallery, Athens (GR) – 2-16 Dec. 2016

Raluca Buzura Solo Exhibition

IRREVERSIBLE
*impossible to return to a previous condition

 Opening: 02 December at 19.00
 Raluca Buzura Solo Exhibition
Popeye Loves Olive – Art Space presents, for the first time in Greece the Romanian jewelry artist Raluca Buzura. Using porcelain as a medium, the artist is creating three-dimensional jewelry, combining the organic forms with the elements of nature. 

   Raluca Buzura Solo Exhibition « IRREVERSIBLE

*impossible to return to a previous condition
Each human being lives for himself and takes his own actions, but as soon as he does it, this action, committed at a certain moment in time becomes irreversible and makes itself a part of the history. Therefore, my whole work defines the irreversibility of the actions I chose to take and of the material itself: once acquired a certain shape, at the end of the process, it cannot go backward, it becomes permanent. »
Nothing we do is inevitable, but everything we do is irreversible” -Joy Williams

Raluca Buzura  neckpiece

Raluca Buzura  neckpiece   - porcelain, transparent glaze, colloidal gold

 cover of "New Necklaces" Book by Nicolas Estrada with Raluca Buzura necklace cover of « New Necklaces » Book by Nicolas Estrada with Raluca Buzura necklace

Raluca Buzura  neckpieceRaluca Buzura  neckpiece   - porcelain, transparent glaze, colloidal gold

Raluca Buzura  neckpieceRaluca Buzura  neckpiece  – porcelain, transparent glaze, colloidal gold, leather ribbon, gold plated silver locks

Raluca Buzura  neckpieceRaluca Buzura  neckpiece

Raluca Buzura  broochRaluca Buzura  brooch

Raluca Buzura  neckpieceRaluca Buzura  neckpiece – porcelain, transparent glaze, colloidal gold, artificial leather, gold plated silver locks

Raluca Buzura  broochRaluca Buzura  brooch - porcelain, transparent glaze, colloidal gold, artificial leather, metal lock

Raluca Buzura  braceletRaluca Buzura  bracelet

Raluca Buzura  - brooch - porcelain, transparent glaze, colloidal gold,  metal lockRaluca Buzura  brooch - porcelain, transparent glaze, colloidal gold,  metal lock

About the artist:
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I attended the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, department ceramic-glass-metal, and then, from 2007,
I followed master in the same section.
During the studies, my works were in the installation area, participating in various projects and exhibitions. Since 2009, main focus becomes contemporary jewelry design.
My interest in jewelry may also come from the fact that this area has not been given much attention. Frequently, people use to see it only as an over plus brought to the human body, that has a value depending on the material used. Therefore, it was also a challenge to change viewer’s angle and to reveal an alternative, and more precisely that jewelry can be considered a work of art in its own right, having an artistic understanding, concept and message that can cover a wide range of fields. I continued to work by maintaining a preference for ceramic materials, due to the transformation of the material from one state to another: once acquired a certain shape, it can’t return to what it was before.
I like to combine seemingly fragile ceramic material with metal hardness or the warmth of a fabric, then to submit the form to compositional experiments that create the most expressive side of my creations. My work is a translation in porcelain of my personal experiences, trying to obliterate these traces during the process by simplifying the boundaries between real and abstract, in a swirl of colors and lines waterfalls from which are foreseen flashes of gold. The result of these experiences I like to think that is a legacy, a proof of my existence that reflects on the society, making it if not better, at least more beautiful and trying to rekindle the gap between public and art, by presenting a variety of aesthetic shapes and ideas that could remove it from the serial area.

 

 

Popeye loves olive
Limpona 5, Plateia Agias Eirinis,
10560 Athènes
opening hours: Tues.-Sat. 12.00-20.00, Sun-Mon. closed

 

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01/11/2016

SIERAAD Art Fair 2016 – Amsterdam – 10–13 Nov. 2016

SIERAAD Art Fair 2016 – Amsterdam – 10–13 Nov. 2016

 

SIERAAD Art Fair 2016 - Amsterdam - 10-13 Nov. 2016

ALL PARTICIPANTS 2016  here

Here is a little SELECTION :

MYTHS 2016 Loukia Richards, Valia Karapidaki, Marietta Karamaria, Maria Rousso, Jacqueline Vugs-Voets, Hadas Levin, Christoph Ziegler and Atelier Myths -  www.myths2015.de - stand 3MYTHS 2016Loukia Richards, Valia Karapidaki, Marietta Karamaria, Maria Rousso, Jacqueline Vugs-Voets, Hadas Levin, Christoph Ziegler and Atelier Myths -  www.myths2015.de - stand 3
  MARION LEBOUTEILLER JEWELLERY French marion.lebouteiller@gmail.com www.marion-lebouteiller.com  stand 65
  MARION LEBOUTEILLER  French marion.lebouteiller@gmail.com www.marion-lebouteiller.com  stand 65
  RIA LINS Belgium ria.lins@telenet.be www.ria-lins.be  stand 68RIA LINS  Belgium  ria.lins@telenet.be  www.ria-lins.be  stand 68
  HELMI LINDBLOM STRANGE BUT JEWELRY.COM Finish helmi.lindblom@gmail.com strangebutjewelry.com  stand 73HELMI LINDBLOM STRANGE BUT JEWELRY.COM  Finish helmi.lindblom@gmail.com strangebutjewelry.com  stand 73

YANNICK MUR -  French -   www.yannickmur.fr -  stand 45  YANNICK MURFrench –   www.yannickmur.frstand 45

VALERIA MARTINEZVALERIA MARTINEZChilean – www.valeriamartinez.cl stand 4
  PROCHAINE By: Andra Lupu Romanian contact@andralupu.com  stand 87aPROCHAINE By: Andra Lupu  Romanian  contact@andralupu.com  stand 87a
  RB DESIGN By: Raluca Buzura Romanian ralucabuzura@yahoo.com http://ralucabuzura.blogspot.ro/  stand 87cRB DESIGN  By: Raluca Buzura  Romanian  ralucabuzura@yahoo.com  http://ralucabuzura.blogspot.ro/  stand 87c
ZETA TSERMOU  -  Georgia Tsermou - Greek - www.zetatsermou.com - stand 10ZETA TSERMOU Georgia Tsermou – Greek – www.zetatsermou.com - stand 10

ANNA VLAHOS  -  Greek/Australian - annavlahos.com - stand 11ANNA VLAHOS Greek/Australian – annavlahos.com - stand 11

  PEGGY BANNENBERG Dutch info@peggybannenberg.nl www.peggybannenberg.nl  stand 81PEGGY BANNENBERG  Dutch  info@peggybannenberg.nl  www.peggybannenberg.nl stand 81
ALEJANDRA SOLAR     Spanish-Mexican www.alejandrasolar.com stand 21ALEJANDRA SOLAR   Spanish-Mexican  www.alejandrasolar.com stand 21

LOUISE SEIJEN TEN HOORN LOUISE SEIJEN TEN HOORN  Dutch  www.luzzious.com  stand 28

KAROLINA BIK JEWELLERY KAROLINA BIK JEWELLERY  Polish www.karolinabik.com  stand 30a
BYTOMSKI/ BYTOMSKA JEWELLERY          Polish  www.by-jewellery.com  stand 30bBYTOMSKI/ BYTOMSKA JEWELLERY    Polish  www.by-jewellery.com  stand 30b
LIISA HASHIMOTO  Japanese  www.hinge-dept.com  stand 32bLIISA HASHIMOTO  Japanese  www.hinge-dept.com  stand 32b
  Joo Hye Kim South Korean joo2024@hotmail.com  stand 88. CSM 2009Joo Hye Kim  South Korean  joo2024@hotmail.com  stand 88. CSM 2009
  Chen Wenting Chinese wentingchan@qq.com  Stand 88. CSM 2009Chen Wenting  Chinese  wentingchan@qq.com  Stand 88. CSM 2009
RITA BEY YU LIN  American  rita.jewellery@gmail.com  www.ritabeyyulin.com  stand 34aRITA BEY YU LIN  American  rita.jewellery@gmail.com  www.ritabeyyulin.com  stand 34a
NK STUDIO  Korean   Namkyung Lee  www.nkstudio5.co.uk   stand 39NK STUDIO  Korean   Namkyung Lee  www.nkstudio5.co.uk   stand 39
JO MCALLISTER      British www.jomcallister.com  stand 44bJO MCALLISTER      British  www.jomcallister.com  stand 44b
ALICE CLARKE British alice@aliceclarke.co.uk www.aliceclarke.co.uk  stand 42ALICE CLARKE British alice@aliceclarke.co.uk www.aliceclarke.co.uk  stand 42
  LINDA EZERMAN Dutch linda@ezerman.nl www.lezerman.com  stand 52bLINDA EZERMAN  Dutch   linda@ezerman.nl  www.lezerman.com stand 52b
  JILLIAN MOORE American jillian.a.j.moore@gmail.com www.jillianmoore.net  stand 52aJILLIAN MOORE  American  jillian.a.j.moore@gmail.com www.jillianmoore.net stand 52a
  POPPY PORTER ABSTRACT ARTIST: JEWELLER    British info@poppyporter.co.uk www.poppyporter.co.uk  stand 48POPPY PORTER ABSTRACT ARTIST: JEWELLER    British  info@poppyporter.co.uk  www.poppyporter.co.uk  stand 48
  YAN-ZE LUO Taiwanse nue0924@gmail.com  stand 53dYAN-ZE LUO  Taiwanse nue0924@gmail.com stand 53d
  SHIH-DEA DEBORHA TSENG Taiwanse deborahtseng@hotmail.com www.deborahtseng.wix.com/jewellery  stand 53b SHIH-DEA DEBORAH TSENG Taiwanse deborahtseng@hotmail.com www.deborahtseng.wix.com/jewellery  stand 53b
  HENG LEE Taiwanese henglee1017@msn.com www.facebook.com/HengLeeJewelry  stand 53aHENG LEE Taiwanese henglee1017@msn.com www.facebook.com/HengLeeJewelry  stand 53a
  JOHN MOORE British info@johnmoorejewellery.com www.johnmoorejewellery.com  stand 55bJOHN MOORE  British   info@johnmoorejewellery.com  www.johnmoorejewellery.com stand 55b
  ATELIER BLOEDJES By; Judith Bloedjes Dutch info@judithbloedjes.nl www.judithbloedjes.nl  stand 56  ATELIER BLOEDJES By  Judith Bloedjes Dutch info@judithbloedjes.nl www.judithbloedjes.nl
  stand 56
  AMY RIDYARD DESIGN British ridyardamy@gmail.com amyridyarddesigns/facebook.com  stand 60
  AMY RIDYARD DESIGN British ridyardamy@gmail.com amyridyarddesigns/facebook.com  stand 60
KSENIA VOKHMENTSEVA  Russian kseniavoh@yahoo.com www.kseniavoh.com  stand 63
KSENIA VOKHMENTSEVA  Russian kseniavoh@yahoo.com www.kseniavoh.com  stand 63
  CHRISTINE JALIO Finish christine.jalio@gmail.com www.christinejalio.fi  stand 70CHRISTINE JALIO Finish christine.jalio@gmail.com www.christinejalio.fi stand70

 

 

 

 

 

SIERAAD 2016
Gasholder Westergasfabriek
Klönneplein 1
1014 DD – Amsterdam – Netherlands
Telephone: 00 31 (0)33 4337009
website: www.sieraadartfair.com
mail: aberens@sieraadartfair.com  and on FB

 

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29/10/2015

AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair – Sala Dalles, Bucarest (Romania) – 7-8 Nov. 2015

Autor 14  : The autumn edition

7 – 8 november 2015, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Designers from all over the world coming to Bucharest for the 14th edition of AUTOR

AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair – Sala Dalles, Bucarest (Romania) – 7-8 Nov. 2015 dans Amira JALET(Costa Rica) AUTOR_targ_bijuterie_contemporana_editia14

THE AUTHORS
Adelina Petcan — Amira Jalet — Ana Bragança — Ana Marchetanu — Anca Popescu — Andra Lupu — Andreea Mogoșanu — Andreia Popescu — Arina Antonova — Arina Nițulescu — Blackout label — Carol Eunji Kim — Cleopatra Cosuleț — Contemporia — Corina Fakesch — Corina Mardari — Cristina Radu — Cubici Corina Florina — Daniella Saraya — Davide Zambon — Diana Vasile / Temper — Diana Drăgan-Chirilă — Doru Dumitrescu — Elena Ristovska — Elinor Cohen — Gabriela Secărea — Hitomi Kumagawa — Ioana Ardelean — Ioana Enache — Ioana Panaitescu — Irina Moise — Isabela Groza — Iulia Ivan — Iza Vișoianu — Kalina Filcheva — Kinsley Vey Design — Laura Munteanu — Letizia Maggio — Liana Sălăgean — Lisa ChiaTzu Kuo — Loredana Cleja — Lucienne’s — Luiza Teodorescu — Mădălina Marinescu — Maria Jose Ocon — Mariana Tănăsescu — Marie Guerrier — Mark Newman — Martina Singerová — Mihaela Ivana — Monica Stănescu — Monique Lecouna — Nevers — Noha Nicolescu — Polina Dimitrova — Quasi Caramelle — Rada Ureche — Raluca Buzura — Roxana Hodorog — Saskia Van der Knoll — Simeon Shomov — Simona Ghiga — Stephanie Elderfield — Teodora Rus — Utopic Art — Wagner Arte — Zest.

 Hitomi Kumagawa  - Necklace - Japan  Necklace by Hitomi Kumagawa from Japan 

Necklace by Letizia Maggio, Italy  Necklaces by Letizia Maggio, Italy

Mark Newman, “Harbouring Memory”, Ireland  Mark Newman, “Harbouring Memory” brooch, Ireland 

Simeon Shomov, brooch "Time Machine", Bulgaria   Simeon Shomov, brooch « Time Machine », Bulgaria

Raluca Buzura, "Hairy Tales", 2015.   Raluca Buzura’s collection, “Hairy Tales” 2015 comes out of an imaginary world and it’s a combination of new materials such as polymeric rubber, pumice, artificial leather and artificial hair.

Andreea Mogoșanu (Moogu) Rabbit, ring,   Romania - : Andreea Mogoșanu (Moogu) Rabbit, ring,   Romania

 Daniella Saraya, “Re-cover”, Israel  Daniella Saraya, “Re-cover”, Israel

Doru Dumitrescu - Wearable SculpturesDoru Dumitrescu - Wearable Sculptures

Martina Singerova, Czech Republic - Nebula broochMartina Singerova, Czech Republic – Nebula brooch

 

 

 

AUTOR Awesome Award
AAA (AUTOR Awesome Award): the international jury will award the AAA designer prize to the creator of the most impressive pieces. The prize is designed to help the winner develop his/her jeweller career.

AUTOR Special Awards
Assamblage School Award – The only contemporary jewelry school in Bucharest is offering a jewelry course to a talented young designer.
Krama Award – The newest of the prizes, recently established at the spring edition, consists of a jewelry course at Krama Institute of Contemporary Jewelry in Athens.
ELLE Award – ELLE fashion editors will extensively feature the chosen designer in the next issue of the most successful fashion magazine in Romania.
AUTOR Award for Joya Barcelona – AUTOR offers an award at the Joya Barcelona fair this October and the winner will have the opportunity to take part in AUTOR fair free of charge in 2016.
People’s Choice Award – Everyone present at the fair will be able to vote for the “People’s Choice Award” that gives the chosen designer the chance to automatically take part in the next edition of AUTOR.

-PAXP-deijE dans Andra LUPU (RO)

-PAXP-deijE dans AUTOR (RO)

 

 

Sala DALLES

Bd. Nicolae Bălcescu nr. 28, Sector 2
Zona: Universitate
010052 Bucuresti (intrarea se face prin Libraria Dalles)
p/f: +4031 80 52 491
email: office@dallesrevolution.ro
www.dallesrevolution.ro
http://www.dautor.ro
hello@dautor.ro

 

 

 

25/04/2015

AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair – AUTOR 13 – Sala Dalles, Bucarest (Romania) – 9-10 Mai 2015

Autor 13 / THE AUTHOR JEWELRY
9-10 May 2015
Sala Dalles
Bucharest, Romania

Autor 13

Connect with people through contemporary jewelry at this spring’s edition of AUTOR.
Serious proposals call for serious dates: save the 9th and 10th of May for AUTOR 13 and come see the jewelry at Sala Dalles in Bucharest, Romania.
We had the largest number of applications and we are proud to say we have an exquisite selection of contemporary jewelry worldwide – with the help of the equally exquisite international jury

Alina Carp Bijuterie Contemporana is the focus designer for ‪#‎AUTOR13 ‬! - Alina Carp "Faith goddess  Panthesilea"Alina Carp  is the focus designer for ‪#‎AUTOR13 ‬!
- Alina Carp « Faith goddess – Panthesilea » brooch

Here are some of the jewellers selected for AUTOR 13 :

Steffi Götze, brooch, Germany  - selected for AUTOR13Steffi Götze, brooch, Germany  – selected for AUTOR13
Steffi Götze is the winner of JOYA Barcelona Award at AUTOR 11. Experimental and deeply personal. Opposites attract in Steffi’s « Inside Outside » collection through silver, enamel or cooper.

  BLICK (Evgeniya Tsancova & yana tankovska design )   brooch, BulgariaBLICK (Evgeniya Tsancova & Yana Tankovska design), brooch, Bulgaria – Returning to #AUTORfair, this time as a duo! surprises our senses with contrasted color. A mix of love, dreams, desires and passion.

Velislava Bozhinova, brooch, Bulgaria   Velislava Bozhinova, brooch, Bulgaria – Finding spaces as a birthplace for the imagination. This is what #AUTOR13 calls true love. 

  Sébastien Carré, necklace, France  - Voulez-vous regarder la mitose des cellules avec #AUTOR13 ce soir? The faults in our cells, our sweet diseases by this french new entry. Sébastien Carré, necklace « la mitose des cellules« , France  – Voulez-vous regarder la mitose des cellules avec #AUTOR13 ce soir? The faults in our cells, our sweet diseases by this french new entry.

Sébastien Carré, L’inclinaison - Brooch, copper and brass chainmail & steel fibula  Photo: Milo Lee Photography #AUTOR13 Sébastien Carré, L’inclinaison – Brooch, copper and brass chainmail & steel fibula  Photo: Milo Lee Photography

Ye-Jee Lee, necklace, South Korea    Ye-Jee Lee, necklace, South Korea  – Connecting pieces through experimenting is our new entry’s way of creation. Her pieces for #AUTOR13 are made out of leather  

Alja Neuner, necklace, Austria #AUTORfair #AUTOR13Alja Neuner, necklace, Austria – Alja uses gold and silver as links between the porcelain-crystals and the minerals used in her jewelry

Contemporary jewelry schools return to #AUTOR13. Greek school Krama presents the work of 7 talented students (Xenia Deimezi, Chrisini Chatzi Piperidi ,Anastasia Karatrantou, Eleni Athanasopoulou, Maria Koutmani, Victoria Ioannidou, Katerina Roumelioti).  Maria Koutmani, pendants, ring, brooch, GreeceContemporary jewelry schools return to #AUTOR13.
Greek school Krama presents the work of 7 talented students (Xenia Deimezi, Chrisini Chatzi Piperidi ,Anastasia Karatrantou, Eleni Athanasopoulou, Maria Koutmani, Victoria Ioannidou, Katerina Roumelioti).
Maria Koutmani, pendants, ring, brooch, Greece

 

Sala DALLES

Bd. Nicolae Bălcescu nr. 28, Sector 2
Zona: Universitate
010052 Bucuresti (intrarea se face prin Libraria Dalles)
p/f: +4031 80 52 491
email: office@dallesrevolution.ro
www.dallesrevolution.ro
http://www.dautor.ro
hello@dautor.ro

 

 

 

 

21/10/2014

AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair – AUTOR 12 – Casa Universitarilor, Bucarest (Romania) – 1-2 Nov. 2014

It’s official! AUTOR 12 – the autumn edition will take place in Casa Universitarilor (str. Dionisie Lupu, nr. 46), București . The best designers, the most spectacular jewelry and lots of fun and surprises. And don’t forget about the AUTOR Awards.

AUTOR connects you through contemporary jewelry. Stay connected, join & share the event!

  AUTOR 12 -

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 Irina Moise - PINKMOSS  Irina Moise / PINKMOSS  « I like change, I always did. I think it represents this period of my life and I think I’m doing it consciously. »

 Viktor Pavlov Viktor Pavlov – “Fascinated by the qualities and the symbolical meaning of the gems I asked myself: why could not be created pieces of jewels having these characteristics but without using the real material of precious stones?”
Jewellery designer Viktor Pavlov, graduated in the “Metal” Department of the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, often uses recycled materials with the aim is to reflect the problem of eco-fashion and to raise awareness toward the overuse of non-degradable materials.

Elena RistovskaElena Ristovska – « I had one thing on my mind while I was creating this collection, to create a new planet. This planet is a place where, just for a brief moment you can hear your own voice, you can feel balanced rhythm of your heartbeat. »

 Velislava Urieva BozhinovaVelislava Urieva Bozhinova « With my work I want to represent the relationship between human and nature. Nature as an inspiration for the organic shapes of my works and the ready mades created by the human are the main keywords for my concept. »

 Raluca Buzura Raluca Buzura – “Being structured as an organized person, I wanted this time to go beyond and push my feelings to an irregular type of construction. It was more like an experiment over me, how much can you detach from a habit, a pattern that you got used to?”

AND « our » dear AAC jewellers (Alchimia Alumni Collective), will be present too, among others, with Akiko Ban, Anastasia Kandaraki, Andrea Coderch, Catalina Gibert, Chiara Cavallo, María Constanza Ochoa, Elisa Deval, Francesco Coda, Karin Kato, María Ignacia Walker, Melissa Arias, Rudee Tancharoen, Yuki Sumiya & Poly Nikolopoulou :

Andrea Coderch Valor - "Hana" necklace silver | wood | silkAndrea Coderch Valor - « Hana » necklace silver – wood – silk

Catalina Gibert L’mon necklace - linen canvas,  acrylic paintCatalina Gibert L’mon necklace – linen canvas,  acrylic paint

 María Constanza Ochoa - Climbing necklace -brassMaría Constanza Ochoa – Climbing necklace -brass

 francesco Coda - brooch - carbon, silver, steel, magnet, iron, paraloid b72Francesco Coda – brooch – carbon, silver, steel, magnet, iron, paraloid b72

María Ignacia Walker - Vuelo - necklace textile, plasticMaría Ignacia Walker – Vuelo – necklace textile, plastic

Rudee Tancharoen - neck and chest piece - steel wire, 18k goldRudee Tancharoen - neck and chest piece – steel wire, 18k gold

 Yuki Sumiya - Perfect house #5 brooch silver, shibuichi, 10K goldYuki Sumiya - Perfect house #5 brooch silver, shibuichi, 10K gold

Poly Nikolopoulou - "Gialiskari" brooch silver , feltPoly Nikolopoulou – « Gialiskari » brooch silver , felt

 

 

Casa Universitarilor
str. Dionisie Lupu, nr. 46
Bucarest
http://www.dautor.ro
hello@dautor.ro

 

 

 

02/08/2011

«Cheveu un bijou !!!» hurle la Dame de Coeur

«!Tranchez-lui la tête!!! Cheveu un bijou!!!» hurle la Dame de Coeur, dans Alice …

mais … faut pas se faire de cheveux dans la vie !! ici, on est à un poil du bijou ….. si ce ne sont pas des bijoux au poil !! ;-)

Au-delà du dégoût que peut susciter l’emploi d’un tel matériau (à la « grande époque » du bijou en cheveux, à l’époque Victorienne, mode lancée par la très romantique Reine Victoria, cet engouement eu un grand succès dans les pays anglo-saxons mais suscita du dégoût et un certain rejet en France et dans le reste de l’Europe), ce n’est pas étonnant, à mon sens, qu’il suscite tant d’attrait parmi la jeune génération de bijoutiers : à force d’interroger le rapport du bijou au corps, le corps s’incorpore petit à petit au bijou lui-même.

 

Tiffany Parbs – Extension (2008) – hand woven hair, digital print – photo Terence Bogue: Tiffany Parbs, Piece, 2008:

 Tiffany Parbs – Extension (2008) – hand woven hair, digital print – photo Terence Bogue

« Contemporary art is getting hairy Long and silky; short and curly. Blond, brunette, red or grey. It’s hair and it has an important part in our perceptions of ourselves. It defines gender and visual identity, and is playing an important role lately in art — in jewelry, drawings or in mixed media pieces. Hair has long had a role in the work of artists and artisans. In the Victorian era, creating jewelry from hair became almost as popular as knitting or crocheting.  By using one’s own hair or that of a beloved family member women were able to design bracelets, chains, rings and earrings. Apart from jewelry, mourners would weave hair into decorative, memorial wall hangings. By the early 1900s using hair fell out of fashion. During the past 15 years, however, there’s been a fascination among contemporary artists using skin, nail clippings, urine and hair to create various forms of art. Fascinated with Victorian hair jewelry, artist and jewelry designer Melanie Bilenker has revived the art form. Like the Victorians who kept lockets of hair and miniature portraits painted with ground hair and pigment to secure the memory of a lost love, renders the « quiet minutes, the mundane, the domestic, the ordinary moments » from her own tresses. Bilenker observes various daily activities such as cleaning, bathing, dressing, resting or eating. She chronicles the private moments by setting the camera’s timer and goes about her business which can be anything such as eating chocolate, writing a note or enjoying a Saturday morning breakfast. Once she has the photographed images, Bilenker creates tracings of the forms within ghem with thousands of tiny strands of her own hair – which are eventually fixed in resin.  She meticulously layers several different drawings to give the appearance of depth, one as foreground, another as background.  The entire process takes the course of about a week of laying hairs, mixing resin, and then allowing it to cure.  Says Bilenker, « Once the hairs are set as line drawings within resin, I shape, smooth and polish the exterior.  I then fabricate the jewelry findings and set them.  The piece is then complete. »" (Courtesy Melanie Bilenker and Sienna Gallery)

Melanie Bilenker Jewelry:   Oh, and they're made from human hair.: Melanie Bilenker (courtesy of Sienna Gallery) - miniature portraits painted with ground hair

hair jewelry by Melanie Bilenker: Melanie Bilenker

« Note » by Melanie Bilenker (courtesy of Sienna Gallery) - miniature portraits painted with ground hair: Each line in these drawings by Melanie Bilenker are made using strands of the artist’s own hair! The delicate drawings depict quiet scenes of domestic life which are sealed in Victorian-inspired brooches and rings.

 Galatée Pestre -Broche dans le sens du poil: Galatée Pestre- Le Sens des Bijoux – Broche ‘Dans le Sens du Poil’ – argent, poils, inox (photo by flavorflavy)

galatée Pestre - broche poils: Galatée Pestre- Le Sens des Bijoux – Broche ‘Dans le Sens du Poil’ (detail)

Nicola Scholz  Necklace: Untitled 2006  Pubic hair, gold: Nicola Scholz  Necklace: Untitled 2006  Pubic hair, gold

Rodrigo Acosta - necklace - pelo natural: Rodrigo Acosta – necklace – pelo natural

Rodrigo Acosta Arias  Lo permisivo de tu Dios, 2009.  Pendientes,pelo,latón, plata.  Fotos: Adolfo López      El cabello como armar de seducción y poder en el contexto de las distintas religiones a las que el hombre quiere pertenecer.  El pelo y lo prohibido, el pelo y la sabiduría, el pelo y la lujuria, el pelo y lo permisivo de tu Dios.: Rodrigo Acosta-  « Lo permisivo de tu Dios », 2009.  Pendientes,pelo,latón, plata.  Fotos: Adolfo López  -   El cabello como armar de seducción y poder en el contexto de las distintas religiones a las que el hombre quiere pertenecer.  El pelo y lo prohibido, el pelo y la sabiduría, el pelo y la lujuria, el pelo y lo permisivo de tu Dios

Agnes Larsson, necklace, hair jewelry: Agnes Larsson, necklace, hair jewelry 2015

Agnes Larsson, necklace, hair jewelry - Remains 9, 2015, necklace, calf skin, aluminum, horse hair, 16 x 9 x 1.25 inches ("Agnes Larsson - Remains" EXHIBITION at Ornamentum gallery  August 8 – September 7, 2015 ): Agnes Larsson, necklace, hair jewelry – Remains 9, 2015, necklace, calf skin, aluminum, horse hair, 16 x 9 x 1.25 inches (« Agnes Larsson – Remains » EXHIBITION at Ornamentum gallery  August 8 – September 7, 2015 )

Carolina Hornauer Necklace: The collector 2009 Cotton thread, synthetic cotton, river pearls, silver, patina, steel wire, enamel on cooper, magnets, burned wood, tinted hair, parts constructed, silver ball chain, silver tube textured, stone, silver charcoal (casting piece): Carolina Hornauer Necklace: The collector 2009 Cotton thread, synthetic cotton, river pearls, silver, patina, steel wire, enamel on cooper, magnets, burned wood, tinted hair, parts constructed, silver ball chain, silver tube textured, stone, silver charcoal (casting piece)

Carla Castiajo brooch Auto Portrait, 2007 gold, hair70 x 50 x 10 mm (via Contemporary jewellery - brooches) Carla Castiajo -  brooch « Auto Portrait », 2007 – gold, hair

Carla Castiajo   "horror vacui"  "Full of you"   brooch 6 x 5 x 3 cm   Gold, hair: Carla Castiajo   « horror vacui »  « Full of you »   brooch (back) 6 x 5 x 3 cm   Gold, hair

"Purity" 2008 Tiina Rajakallio - human hair: Tiina Rajakallio « Purity » 2008 – human hair

Monika Strasser – Hair Brooch 2012 - Hair, rubber, silver, steel – Series: On Beauty: Monika Strasser – Hair Brooch 2012 - Hair, rubber, silver, steel – Series: On Beauty

Maho Takahashi - central st Martins 2012 - “Celebration necklace” Human hair, glue: Maho Takahashi  – “Celebration necklace” Human hair, glue - Central st Martins 2012

Noon Passama - KNOBS - graduate project 2010 - Brooch and Lucia King's portrait: photography - DAN/NAD: Noon Passama – KNOBS – graduate project 2010 – Brooch (“Black Hair Knob” brooch, 2010. Antelope fur, sheepskin, silver.) and Lucia King’s portrait: photography – DAN/NAD

Mielle Harvey - Hair Colored Red: 1998, ca. 14in, human hair, dye, bone: Mielle Harvey – Hair Colored Red: 1998, ca. 14in, human hair, dye, bone (série « city tribal amulets »)

Mielle Harvey - City Tribal amulets serie - Blond Hair and Pearls: 1998, ca. 14in, human hair, pearls, 14k gold: Mielle Harvey (série « city tribal amulets« ) – Blond Hair and Pearls: 1998, ca. 14in, human hair, pearls, 14k gold

Marie Pendaries - "Boucle d’or"  Collier. Cheveu et or (hair & gold necklace): Marie Pendariès - Boucle d’or. Collier. Cheveu et or (gold & hair necklace)
Claire Baloge - "mais, vous avez un poil dans la main !"  2005  Hair, silver: Claire Baloge - « mais, vous avez un poil dans la main ! »  2005  Hair, silver
Claire Baloge - "Mes Tendres Poils"  -  2005 - hair, natural fibers, oxydated copper   Claire Baloge - « Mes Tendres Poils »  -  2005 – hair, natural fibers, oxydated copper   
 Marie Masson - necklace Cravate 2011, silver, horse hair, ribbon: Marie Masson – necklace Cravate 2011, silver, horse hair, ribbon
Marie Masson, France Brooch, Toiletrie 04 Hair transplant, 2013 Latex, horse hair, semolina, leather, 7,5 x 5 cm Leatherwork technics, embroidery, jewellery technics. photo : Marie Masson: Marie Masson, France Brooch, Toiletrie 04 Hair transplant, 2013 Latex, horse hair, semolina, leather, 7,5 x 5 cm Leatherwork technics, embroidery, jewellery technics. photo : Marie Masson
Eun Yeong Jeong -'Growth' from Growth series - copper, wool, wood, horse hair: Eun Yeong Jeong -’Growth’ from Growth series – copper, wool, wood, horse hair

Farah Bandookwala  - redhead neckpiece - sterling silver, fake hair    Farah Bandookwala (UK) redhead neckpiece – silver, fake hair

Farah Bandookwala (UK) –  "which one are you today ?" neckpiece 2007 - silver, fake hair  http://farahbjewellery.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/which-one-are-you-today-neckpiece3.jpg?w=460Farah Bandookwala (UK) « which one are you today ? »  neckpiece – 2007 – silver, fake hair 

FARAH BANDOOKWALA -blue hair brooch  Farah Bandookwala (UK) – blue hair brooch

FARAH BANDOOKWALA - platinum ring Farah Bandookwala (UK) « platinum » ring

Sint Lucas Antwerpen School - JOYA 2012 - Sandra Buyck: Sandra Buyck - fake hair neckpiece – Sint Lucas Antwerpen School – JOYA 2012

Clémentine Despocq - 'Vénus' - Parure de corps/Body ornament - Laiton, cheveux synthétiques/ Brass, synthetic hair  - (AFEDAP ) 2010: Clémentine Despocq – ‘Vénus’ – Parure de corps/Body ornament – Laiton, cheveux synthétiques/ Brass, synthetic hair  – (AFEDAP ) 2010

Olivia Creber - "Keeping Schtum" - resin, acrylic, brown horse hair - Edinburgh College of Art 2013: Olivia Creber - « Keeping Schtum » – resin, acrylic, brown horse hair – Edinburgh College of Art 2013

Roxane Amirouche  PERSONA - 2012  Masque de nuit  Laiton, cuir retourné, cheveux synthétiques,  Elastique  crédit photo Patricia Lemaire (diplome AFEDAP 2012): Roxane Amirouche  PERSONA – 2012  Masque de nuit  Laiton, cuir retourné, cheveux synthétiques,  Elastique  crédit photo Patricia Lemaire (diplome AFEDAP Paris 2012)

Ana Carolina Escobar (AFEDAP 2012) "chez moi chez moi" doble 3- cheveux , laiton, film thermopastique, papier: Ana Carolina Escobar (AFEDAP 2012) collier « chez moi chez moi »- cheveux , laiton, film thermopastique, papier

Julia ValleJulia Valle (Bresil) – hairy accessories

Mona Hatoum, Hair Necklace, 1995 - detail "human thoughts may not be what they appear to be at 1st glance, an idea that this necklace, made from the artist's hair, play with": Mona Hatoum, Hair Necklace, 1995 – detail « human thoughts may not be what they appear to be at 1st glance, an idea that this necklace, made from the artist’s hair, play with » 

Castle in the Air / ÕhuLoss.   - Kadri Mälk Brooch: Lossylong, 2013 Darkened silver, human hair, purple spinel: Kadri Mälk (Castle in the Air / ÕhuLoss) Brooch: Lossylong, 2013 Darkened silver, human hair, purple spinelPolly Van der Glas (AU) – hair jewelry – Sterling silver cast human hair plait necklace & Human hair knuckle ring 2008: Polly Van der Glas (AU) – hair jewelry – Sterling silver cast human hair plait necklace & Human hair knuckle ring 2008

Polly van der Glas -'red hair neckpiece' 2008 Polly van der Glas -’red hair neckpiece’ 2008  -oxidised copper, red Human hair, oxidised sterling silver

Polly van der Glas (AU)  -  Since 2005 my work has centered on materials that were once attached to our bodies: human hair, teeth and fingernails. These materials were at one time part of an intimate, elaborate maintenance ritual.: Polly van der Glas (AU)  -  Since 2005 my work has centered on materials that were once attached to our bodies: human hair, teeth and fingernails. These materials were at one time part of an intimate, elaborate maintenance ritual.

Juan Harnie - (MAD) - Hair (2014) Brooches & necklaces. Resin, human hair, elastic band, silver.: Juan Harnie – (MAD) – Hair (2014) Brooches & necklaces. Resin, human hair, elastic band, silver

Juan Harnie - Hair (2014) Brooches & necklaces. Resin, human hair, elastic band, silver.: Juan Harnie – Hair (2014) Brooches & necklaces. Resin, human hair, elastic band, silver

Untitled ("a hairy tale"), Nina Khazani, Human hair, gold-plated brass and linen - Royal College of Art 2012 dregree show: Nina Khazani, Untitled (« a hairy tale ») – Human hair, gold-plated brass and linen – Royal College of Art 2012 dregree show

Anna Schwamborn, who has worked for Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood and is studying at Central St Martins in London, uses real human hair and human ashes mixed with black bone china. Moxern Mourning Jewellery: Anna Schwamborn, who has worked for Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood and is studying at Central St Martins in London, uses real human hair and human ashes mixed with black bone china. Moxern Mourning Jewellery - Mourning jewelry, bracelet, human cremated ashes mixed with black bone china, human hair, « Wearable body pieces including human material « Morning Objects – The collection of objects contains post-mortem memorial pieces which include aspects of a deceased corpse, namely hair and cremated ashes »

Alchimia Gallery presents Chiara Cavallo "Disturbs" - my curly hair, nylon tube, thread: Chiara Cavallo « Disturbs » – my curly hair, nylon tube, thread (Alchimia)

Géraldine Luttenbacher -NOIR comme BASALTE 2015: Géraldine Luttenbacher - at « NOIR comme BASALTE » 2015

Sylvia Burgoa -’Raiponce–La Colère’/'Rapunzel–Anger’ -- Broche et Collier/Brooch and necklace -- Argent, photographies acetate, fil d’or, fil d’argent, cuir/Silver, photographic acetate, gold thread, silver thread, leather: Sylvia Burgoa -’Raiponce–La Colère’/'Rapunzel–Anger’ – Broche et Collier/Brooch and necklace – Argent, photographies acetate, fil d’or, fil d’argent, cuir/Silver, photographic acetate, gold thread, silver thread, leather – 2010

«Cheveu un bijou !!!» hurle la Dame de Coeur dans Agnes LARSSON (SE) Gejaagd-door-de-Wind-Willemstijn-2Francis Willemstijn- Gejaagd door de Wind, Zuiderzeemuseum – 2009 – Collier – Haar (human hair), git, glas, zilver, textiel Collectie Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen, NL

Francis Willemstijn - bracelet "Hair", from "gone with the wind" - silver, jet, glass, human hair, textile: Francis Willemstijn – bracelet « Hair », from « gone with the wind » – silver, jet, glass, human hair, textile

 Amy Tavern -Forget Me Not sterling silver, spray paint, picture of my father, my father's hair - detail: Amy Tavern - »Forget Me Not » sterling silver, spray paint, picture of my father, my father’s hair – detailAna Goalabré - bagues 'j'aimerais tant passer mes doigts dans tes cheveux' 1997 Ana Goalabré – J’aimerais tant passer mes doigts dans tes cheveux – Cheveux et résine – 1997  tous droits réservés.
« Puisant dans la tradition des bijoux en cheveux, matériau depuis longtemps collecté dans des foires et marchés ou dans l’intimité des familles pour devenir parure, Ana Goalabré se joue de cet usage en coupant une de ses mèches et en y taillant une bague qu’elle envoie à un homme accompagnée de la missive «J’aimerais tant passer mes doigts dans tes cheveux». Cette phrase, appel érotique d’un corps d’artiste, devient le titre d’une série déclinant divers contenus aimants et sensuels, traditionnellement gardés jusqu’alors implicites au nom d’une morale et d’une bienséance rigoureuse et qui tout à coup semblent avoir gagné le droit de dire clairement le désir, qu’il s’agisse de celui d’une mère, d’un père, d’une amante, d’un amant… et ce dans toute sa trivialité. Pourtant, il n’y a aucune charge obscène dans ces bagues. Qu’elles soient très travaillées ou reprennent le mouvement naturel d’une mèche de cheveux, elles nous renvoient à nos jeux tactiles dans les cheveux de l’autre, en fixant le mouvement, image arrêtée puis détachée du corps pour n’en garder que la sensation. »
(Monique Manoha – Actes du colloque international Projections : des organes hors du corps (13-14 octobre 2006)

Rickson Salkeld   Rickson Salkeld – I am interested in the feminine ideal in relation to the female body.  I enjoy creating work that expresses my wish to both conform and  rebel against ideas of femininity. Through various materials and  processes I take from my own body both physically and metaphorically.  Hair can be used to comment on feminine allure and power, while  clear resin is used to symbolize an abundance of tears

 Azahara Santoro - Tricomotealcyalgenfobia- Miedo irracional al pelo de las mariposas de coral plateado. Piezas unicas  Azahara Santoro  (EASD Valencia 2012) -   bagues avec cheveux (rings with hair) 
Tricomotealcyalgenfobia- Miedo irracional al pelo de las mariposas de coral plateado. Piezas unicas

maria ignacia walker - MFA JEWELLERY AND BODY ORNAMENTS Alchimia contemporary jewellery School 2013 - 2015: Maria Ignacia Walker – MFA JEWELLERY AND BODY ORNAMENTS Alchimia contemporary jewellerySchool 2013 – 2015 –   A simple fact of life that María Ignacia Walker obsesses over: The shedding of hair. The obsession – losing them, collecting them, ordering them, measuring them and archiving them. The desire – to preserve these losses – It gives rise to “transcendieron”.  The discourse is not about beauty and it is not about sensuality, not even about cultural symbols that hair carries.  How much hair do you lose constantly, everyday ? How many pieces grow out of your body and die every moment ?  “The transcendents” are a homage to the moments when you lose your hair. Captured and immortalized in the fragility of the porcelain, they give perpetuity and freeze all their expressions in the moment of their detachment from the body. With a threading method, the artist uses horsehair as connectors. They show the lightness, energy and freedom, while demonstrating the real, natural movement of the hair. Together with the act of keeping and protecting the hair in a porcelain form, they are given another life that keeps them present through their absence.

Maria Ignacia Walker  - 2015 - TRASCENDIERON - Materials: Porcelain / Horsehair / Resin / Gold thread / Gold: Maria Ignacia Walker  – 2015 – TRASCENDIERON – Materials: Porcelain / Horsehair / Resin / Gold thread/ Gold

María Ignacia Walker Contemporary Jewellery - 2015 - TRASCENDIERON: María Ignacia Walker  – 2015 – TRASCENDIERON

María Ignacia Walker   - 2015 - TRASCENDIERON: María Ignacia Walker  – 2015 – TRASCENDIERON

Maria Ignacia Walker Trascendieron 1 2015 Necklace-object, 28 x 45 cm, porcelain, horse hair and resin Photo by Marcos Bucco, courtesy of the artist: Maria Ignacia Walker – 2015 – TRASCENDIERON – Necklace-object, 28 x 45 cm, porcelain, horse hair and resin Photo by Marcos Bucco, courtesy of the artist

Maria Ignacia Walker - 2015 - TRASCENDIERON - necklace (detail)Maria Ignacia Walker – 2015 – TRASCENDIERON – necklace (detail)

Sébastien Carré - collection Hair Landscape - 2016: Sébastien Carré – collection Hair Landscape – 2016 broche (bijoux réalisés pour une collaboration avec le blogger Cut by Fred )

MARION DELARUE-FR Mania-Traditional korean lacquer, korean hair. 2011  MARION DELARUE - Mania :

MARION DELARUE — « Mania » – Traditional korean lacquer, korean hair. 2011 « During my stay in South Korea, I was struck by Korean ladies’ habits of playing with their hair fringes. As soon as they had the chance they would roll up their hair by making it slide between their forefinger and their middle finger and then pull on it softly. Since I was often bored during such long classes taught in a language I don’t understand, I spent time observing the students… »

Dionea Rocha Watt Pendant: Protection Locket, 2006 Silver, human hair 3.1 x 5.5 cm Piece for section History, Memory, Tradition: Dionea Rocha Watt Pendant: Protection Locket, 2006 Silver, human hair 3.1 x 5.5 cm Piece for section History, Memory, Tradition (at  « Think Twice: New Latin American Jewellery » 2010-2011)

Dionea Rocha Watt (Brazil) - locket/hair.: Dionea Rocha Watt (Brazil) – locket/hair

Raluca Buzura’s collection, “Hairy Tales” comes out of an imaginary world and it’s a combination of new materials such as polymeric rubber, pumice, artificial leather and artificial hair.   Raluca Buzura, “Hairy Tales”, Romania  Here come the Authors! 7 - 8 November | Sala Dalles | Bucharest: Raluca Buzura’s collection, “Hairy Tales” comes out of an imaginary world and it’s a combination of new materials such as polymeric rubber, pumice, artificial leather and artificial hair.  
at Autor 2015 – 7 – 8 November | Sala Dalles | Bucharest

Salome Lippuner  Neckpiece: Kin Kanshitsu 2008  Black and natural coloured Urushi on hemp-cloth,gold-leaves,horse tail hair  15 x 10 cm: Salome Lippuner  Neckpiece: Kin Kanshitsu 2008  Black and natural coloured Urushi on hemp-cloth,gold-leaves,horse tail hair  15 x 10 cm

REBECCA HANNON-USA Collier  Crin de cheval: REBECCA HANNON-USA Collier  Crin de cheval
REBECCA HANNON-USA -USA  Nest,Horse Hair Twist: REBECCA HANNON-USA -USA  Nest,Horse Hair Twist
AOI KOTSUHIROI AOI KOTSUHIROI - hair neckpiece – cabello humano en conjunto con piedras y pequeños cráneos
AOI KOTSUHIROI - hair neckpieceAOI KOTSUHIROI - hair neckpiece - cabello humano en conjunto con piedras y pequeños cráneos

 Aoi Kotsuhiroi Horse hair, horn, urushi lacquer and buffalo leather Aoi Kotsuhiroi Horse hair, horn, urushi lacquer and buffalo leather Vika Mayzel  (IL) - necklace (silver,wood,fur,leather)   Out of Cage vikamayzel.com: Vika Mayzel  (IL) – necklace (silver,wood,fur,leather)   Out of Cage vikamayzel.com

Lauren Passenti, Cleaning Fish on a Sunday Morning wrist piece, 2009, sterling silver, horse hair, 8 inches diameter: Lauren Passenti, « Cleaning Fish on a Sunday Morning » wrist piece, 2009, sterling silver, horse hair, 8 inches diameter

Eunmi Chun: Eunmi Chun, zebra, 2011, brooch, small intestine of cow, silver, human hair, gold leaf, 120 x 40 x 75 mm, photo: artist

 Brooch by Eun Mi Chun: Giraffe 2011 23 x 8 x 9 cm. Human hair, gold leaf, small intestine of cow, seeds, silver: Brooch by Eun Mi Chun: Giraffe 2011 23 x 8 x 9 cm. Human hair, gold leaf, small intestine of cow, seeds, silver

 

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Kerry Howley human hair jewelry - Kerry Howley Attraction/Aversion is a material exploration of how people can feel seemingly opposing emotional responses simultaneously. The necklaces are made of human hair, a familiar material that we take pride in. However once off of the body hair becomes an innate source of aversion.: Kerry Howley human hair jewelry
Kerry Howley Attraction/Aversion is a material exploration of how people can feel seemingly opposing emotional responses simultaneously. The necklaces are made of human hair, a familiar material that we take pride in. However once off of the body hair becomes an innate source of aversion.