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EXPO ‘Snapshot’ – Galeria Reverso, Lisbonne (Portugal) – 28 Nov. 2015- 15 Janv. 2016

Galeria Reverso: « Snapshot« 

Christmas group exhibition with works by Patricia Domingues (MA 2013), Danni Schwaag (Diploma 2008), Edu Tarìn (MFA 2015) et al.

Opening saturday, November 28, from 5 to 8 pm 

Snapshot - REVERSO

Snapshot – photography project with Diana Laires:
Words cannot say much about jewellery. You have to see, feel and wear the pieces on the body. You have to live with them. Only then, the pleasure of the thought and made, of the formulated and fabulated with ideas, desires and matters, can irradiate fascination.
What should remain is the joy and the desire to understand and wear these pieces of jewellery as symbols of your own personality. /Jens-Rudiger Lorenzen (adapted) in Contemporary Jewelry, Stuttgart, 1989

Artist List:
Ana Margarida Carvalho
–  Andrea WagnerAnneleen SwillenBeate LeonardsBeatriz Horta Correia –  Beppe KesslerBirgit Laken –  Carlos Silva –  Castello Hansen Claude Schmitz  –  Cristina FilipeDanni SchwaagDulce Ferraz – Edu TarínEla Bauer Filomeno Pereira de SousaFloor MommersteegGabriela CoelhoHelena Johansson LindellHerman HermsenJoana Taurino – Kaori Juzu Laura RoseLeonor Hipólito  – Lina PetersonLuzia VogtManuel VilhenaMarc MonzóMasako Hamaguchi Mecky van den BrinkMirjam Hiller – Nikolay SardamovPatrícia DominguesPaula CrespoPaula RousseauSylvia BlickmanSofia GomesSuzanne Esser –  Tanel Veenre Telma SimõesTimothy Information LimitedUlrika Sward –  Valentim QuaresmaValéria Fazèkas.

Patrícia Domingues (MA 2013) • Brooch "Serie Duality " • Reconstructed coral and steel • 2015 • ©photo by Manuel Ocaña MascaronPatrícia Domingues (MA 2013 Idar-Oberstein) • Brooch « Serie Duality  » • Reconstructed coral and steel • 2015 • ©photo by Manuel Ocaña Mascaron

Edu Tarìn (MFA 2015) • Brooch "Antípoda 2" • Copper and gold • 2014 • ©photo by Manuel Ocaña MascaronEdu Tarìn (MFA 2015 Idar Oberstein) • Brooch « Antípoda 2″ • Copper and gold • 2014 • ©photo by Manuel Ocaña Mascaron

 Danni Schwaag (Diploma 2008) • Brooch "Jakop II" • Ebony, enamel on copper, bead cord, broken tile and steel • 2010 • ©photo by artistDanni Schwaag (Diploma 2008 Idar Oberstein) • Brooch « Jakop II » • Ebony, enamel on copper, bead cord, broken tile and steel • 2010 • ©photo by artist

Andrea Wagner Brooch: Cape Canaveral Porcelain, glass, and possibly other media, silver, wood, acrylic color and fibre: Andrea Wagner Brooch: Cape Canaveral Porcelain, glass, and possibly other media, silver, wood, acrylic color and fibre

 Anneleen Swillen Brooch: Glass of red fruits, 2014 Resin, plaster, stainless steel, iron: Anneleen Swillen Brooch: Glass of red fruits, 2014 Resin, plaster, stainless steel, iron

Leonor Hipólito Piece: Tout est sur la table, 2011 Sterling silver Photo by: Arne Kaiser: Leonor Hipólito Piece: Tout est sur la table, 2011 Sterling silver Photo by: Arne Kaiser

 Beppe Kessler Brooch: Skyline, 2013 Silver, wood, acrylic color and fibre 7.5 x 7 x 2 cm: Beppe Kessler Brooch: Skyline, 2013 Silver, wood, acrylic color and fibre 7.5 x 7 x 2 cm



Galeria Reverso
R. da Esperança 59/61
1200-655 – Lisbon
Telephone: +351 213 951 407
Fax: +351 213 951 407


EXPO ‘Gioielli Alternativi’ – Fiera Abilmente di Vicenza, Vicenza (IT) – 20-23 Fevr. 2014

« Gioielli alternativi: ingegno e creatività indossabile », Vicenza, Italia

Abilmente, Fiera di Vicenza

Gioielli Alternativi

The exhibition « Unconventional Jewels: Wearable Talent and Creativity« , hosted at Abilmente on the Vicenza fairgrounds, is dedicated to body ornaments testifying to the happy mix between manual skills and courageous insights gaining their strength from artist’s experiences, preferences and personal histories.
Curated by Nunzia De Feo is organized by associazione Nurò established in Verona, that aims to enhance works by artists and designers working on contemporary jewelry.
The more than one hundred works that will be presented, created ​​by 38 artists from various countries, in their wearability, meet the need, as old as humanity, to create artifacts with which to inevitably communicate fragments of real life stories and for this reason authentic .
As stated by one of the participants, the London based artist-goldsmith Joanne Haywood in her interesting book « Mixed-media Jewellery », there is no limit to the choice of materials to use. The rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and brooches exhibited are made ​​of ceramic, fiber, yarn, horn, leather, plastics, metals, wood, resin, silicone, enamels and fabrics, sometimes recycled and used in different ways to produce innovative solutions. Metal is not one of the preferred choices and is often absent or relegated to a marginal role.
In light of this consideration, the link is evident between this show and Abilmente, place of choice for fresh and important encounters with materials and experiences and with the objects of the workshops which characterize this fair.
In conclusion, these « unconventional jewels » possess an intriguing and captivating charm, sometimes as naive as disarming. They are characterized by a narrative or abstract language rich of symbolic or conceptual references and by a raw, bitter , pungent, or sometimes, by contrast, graceful, kind and almost childlike aesthetic. They offer rare moments of intellectual and spiritual empathy to visitors. They are « little living worlds » capable of awakening dormant emotions, never suspected inclinations and reflect today’s contemporaneity crossed by the incessant demand for vitality and positive zeal.
Curator Nunzia De Feo

(at Gioielli Alternativi) Marion DelarueMarion Delarue

Artistas participantes :

Luis Acosta (AR/NL) — Patricia Alvarez (AR) — Rafael Luis Alvarez Main (AR) — Agata Bartos (PL) — Elizabeth Bone (UK) — Isabelle Busnel (FR/UK) — Elizabeth Campbell (UK) — Aurelio Castano (USA) — Patricia Cruz (IT) –  Nunzia De Feo (IT) –  Marion Delarue (FR) — Corrado De Meo (IT) — Clara Del Papa (IT) –  Suzanne Esser (NL) — Resi Girardello (IT) — Laura Giusti (AR) — Marianna Hadass (UK) — Liz Hamman (UK) — Joanne Haywood (UK) – Paula Isola (AR) — Laserbean (UK) — Paula Lindblon (SE) — Francesca Marcenaro (IT/UK) — Rita Martinez  (CR/IT) — Robyn McLean (UK), Mikiko Minewaki (JP) — Maria Rosa Mongelli (AR) — Louise Perrone (CA) — Jelka Quintelier  (UK) — Wanda Romano  (IT) — Swing Kit (UK) — Uniqeco (FI) – Julie Usel (UK) — Stella Valencia (CR) — Monica Vinci (IT) — Iolanda Violante (IT) — Seo Jeong Woo (KR) – Melania Zucchi (IT)

Luis Acosta - bracciale  (at Gioielli Alternativi)Luis Acosta - bracciale
Laura Giusti - necklace (at Gioielli Alternativi)Laura Giusti – necklace

Paula Lindblom, Brooch, 2011Paula Lindblom - Brooch: Untitled, 2011 – Mixed media, glass beads, silver 925

Joanne Haywood, Neckpiece, 2013 Joanne HaywoodNeckpiece: Plant Hunter, 2013 – Silver, silk yarns, Merino felt

Elizabeth Bone, Brooch, 2012Elizabeth BoneBrooch: Geometric, 2012Oxidized silver with orange silk thread – 13x18cm

 Mikiko Minewaki, Brooch, 2006Mikiko Minewaki, Brooch, 2006

DELARUE Marion "Mania" Objet de main. Laque naturelle coréenne, cheveux humains. 2011.
Marion Delarue,   »Mania » Objet de main. Laque naturelle coréenne, cheveux humains. 2011.

Julie Usel - la route de la soie - Princes Von Thurn und Taxis: silk, thread, silver leaf, broochJulie Usel – la route de la soie : brooch « Princes Von Thurn und Taxis » – silk, thread, silver leaf

Jelka Quintelier  Polilla coll.Jelka Quintelier – Polilla, the butterfly of the night. Dark, graceful, rhythmic.

Louise Perrone - "strictly platonic" neckpiece - flag fabric, styrene sheet, nylon thread, sailing cord - 2013 Perrone – strictly platonic – Flag fabric, styrene sheet, nylon thread, sailing cord – 2013

Robyn McLean - Velvet Bone BroochRobyn McLean – Velvet Bone Brooch
Clara Del Papa, Ring IguazuClara Del Papa, Ring Iguazu
Corrado de Meo - brocheCorrado de Meo – brooch



Fiera Abilmente di Vicenza
Via dell »Oreficeria
36100 – Vicenza
Telephone: 333 7443972


EXPO ‘Color is more’ – iii-Gallery, Bruxelles (BE) – 1er Juill.-1er Sept. 2012


With the help of the creations of 16 artists/designers iii-gallery will be turned into an explosion of color

Color is moreavec :
Suzanne Esser — Falabrac — Pia Wustenberg — Misun Won — Thanh Truc Nguyen — Sabine Muller — Christiane Grinat — Dorit SchubertJimin KimYu PingJulia ReymannSofia SchaffsteinClaudia RinnebergAna HagopianMei Lee

EXPO 'Color is more' - iii-Gallery, Bruxelles (BE) - 1er Juill.-1er Sept. 2012 dans Ana HAGOPIAN (ES) 01-0Yu-Ping Lin - from Kaleido collection

Mei Lee -  "rosée" - 2 fingers ringMei Lee -  « rosée » – 2 fingers ring

Sofia Schaffstein -  Acrylglas, Furnierholz, Silber    schaffstein-schmuckdesign.deSofia Schaffstein -  Acrylglas, Furnierholz, Silber


Rue Sainte Anne 40
Brussels, Belgium 1000
tel 00 32 2 512 30 12
Closed until mercredi 12:00 – 18:00


EXPO ‘The Year was 2006′ – Studio2017, Waterloo NSW (AU) – 19-30 Juin 2012


An exhibition of 100 jewellery pieces made in 2006

The Year Was 2006 Waterloo Australia exhibitions unique custom jewelry custom handmade jewellery exhibitions

2006. It was a common year that started on a Sunday. John Howard was PM and Pluto was no longer classified as a planet. It is often bandied about that art is a reflection of our society; intrigued, we set out to find what 2006 might have looked like in terms of contemporary jewellery. 100 jewellers from across the globe have been invited to present one piece of jewellery they made 6 years ago. Presented as a salon hang, this exhibition will showcase an incredibly diverse array of jewellery and will give an overall snapshot of what these jewellers were thinking, making and the materials they were using all those years ago in 2006.

Alice Potter — Alice Whish — Alida Cappelletta — Amy Renshaw — Andrew Welch — Barbara Cotter — Bernadette Trainor — Beatriz Ruiz — Birgit LakenClaire McArdle — Coconut Lu — Bridget Kennedy — Danielle Butters — Danielle Sweeney — Deborah Rudolph — Diane Beevers — Elfrun Lach — Elfi Spiewack — Emma Fielden — Erin Timony — Francine Haywood — Heidemarie Herb — Helen Mok — Ilse-Marie Erl — InSync Design — Jacomien Labuschagne — Jandy Pannell — Jane Millard — Jane Pollard — Jane Reynolds — Jasmine Matus — Jennifer Gehbauer — Jessica McMullen — Jessica Morrison — Jessica Page — Judy McCaigJulie Usel — Julie Kiefel — Justine Austine — Karen Thompson — Karin Jakobsson — Karina Hunnerup — Karola TorkosKate BartonKath Inglis — Katrina Freene — Kelly McCallum — Kim Ebbeck — Linda Blair — Linda Van Niekerk — Lisa Furno — Luke-John Matthew Arnold — Madeleine Clark — Manuela Gandini — Mark Vaarwerk — Melanie Ihnen — Melinda YoungMelissa Cameron — Mervi Kurvinen — Michelle Kelly — Michelle Taylor — Minnette Michael — Mirca Maffi — Miriam Andraus Pappalardo — Nadine Smith — Naomi Schwartz — Paula Rodrigues — Phoebe Porter — Rachel Bell — Radka Passianova — Renee Damiani — Robi Szalay — Rudee Tancharoen — Sandy Marker — Shan Shan Mok — Sharon Fitness — Sharon Massey — Shauna Mayben – Shimara Carlow — Sian Edwards — Simon Cottrell — Sonya Scott — Stefanie Koelbel — Stephen Gallagher — Susan Frisch — Susanna Dwyer — Suzanne Esser — Szilvia Gyorgy — Tatjana Panyoczki — Teresa Faris — Vernon Bowden — Vicki Mason — Ximena Natanya Briceño — Zoe Brand
Flowering Gum Brooch Susan Frisch – Flowering Gum Brooch 

Alice Potter - spotty-necklaceAlice Potter – spotty necklace

Elfrun Lach - 'Corallium Rubrum' necklace - natural red coral branches, Elfrun Lach – ‘Corallium Rubrum’ necklace – natural red coral branches

carlow bangleShimara Carlow bangle
Birgit Laken -   Big Thumbnail, pendant hard fabric, 2006,Birgit Laken -   Big Thumbnail, pendant hard fabric, 2006


6b/ 2 Danks St
Waterloo NSW 2017  (AUSTRALIA)
Ph/fax: 02 9698 7999
Open: Tues – Sat 11 – 6pm
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Decouverte : Suzanne ESSER

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,Hollande (NL),Suzanne ESSER (NL) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:05

 Suzanne Esser : I particularly love her jewelry « granulated » with sand …..
Suzanne Esser brooch – silver patinated, sand 2008
Suzanne Esser silver brooch – sand, patina and paint

Suzanne Esser brooch – silver, sand – 2008


Decouverte : « IGOJA » group of jewelers

IGOJA, an International Group Of Jewellery Artists, is a group of jewellery artist friends.
It all began in Cologne in the studio of Marlene Gerhard, where some of us came together to work and exchange ideas ending up with an exhibition in private atmosphere at art minded friends. It was stimulating to see your colleagues working, experimenting with materials expressing their ideas, learning from one another, and also a reflection for oneself. The passion and enthusiasm, as well as the struggle, and how to manifest this in the jewellery art field is a common point of recognition. We decided to make our group internationally stronger and invited some respected colleagues to join
the group.
The represented nationalities of the six jewellery artists in IGOJA are German, Dutch, English and Portuguese. Our purpose is to share our passion, to visit inspiring places together, and to exchange in workshops and to exhibit.

Our first public presentation with the complete group will take place in Galleria Reverso in Lisbon in
September 2010.Serendipity, chance favours the prepared mind was the title of this exhibition.

A brief introduction of the IGOJA members:

Marlene Gerhard, from Germany, lives and works in Cologne in an old fire-station. She is trained as a goldsmith and jewellery maker in Idar-Oberstein, which is well known for its traditional jewellery industries and precious and non precious stones. After two years of working as a contract goldsmith she was slightly disappointed by the kind of work she was expected to do and started studying law for several years. However, the moment she came into contact with some inspiring jewellery artists who introduced her to several workshops, a completely new approach towards creating jewellery, her love for what she once started was back again. Suddenly everything made sense: she started to work again with different materials to create jewellery that is typical hers. Marlene has a very monumental approach which makes her work sculptural but this monumentality has lightness by its playfulness and humour.

hv Gerhard web
Marlene Gerhard‘horror vacui’ brooch – 7x7x4cm – tin foil, silver, gold, copper

Decouverte : serendipity04 dans Gal. Reverso (PT)
Marlene Gerhard2 rings

Hiltje Wynia, from the Netherlands has a studio in a Frisian village, Oudemirdum. She decided on a later age to develop her creativity in this field and began her studies in the Sculpture Department of the Academy of Art in Maastricht, but found out soon that the Jewellery Department suited her better. Suited is the right word, because Hiltje has a very developed sense for textile, clothes and jewelleryAfter her study she went back to her Frisian base in the north of the Netherlands where she created a series of jewellery made with and inspired by old traditional Dutch lace. Lace and the nature of the Frisian landscape, her love for gardening, all those things surrounding her makes an idea growing into her mind. Through the working process and a sometimes chaotic experimental struggle with materials the final outcome can be surprising in the end. These creative processes are what keep her love for making jewellery constantly evolving.
Hiltje Wynia - Colar “Springdrops”

serendipity08 dans Hiltje WYNIA (NL)
Hiltje Wynia - brooch

Suzanne Esser, from the Netherlands, has her studio in Amsterdam in a former Hospital, now used by
artists.  Suzanne grew up in an artistic surrounding; her father was sculptor and her mother a painter. She did choose for studying jewellery at the Academy of Art in Arnhem where she was taught by the famous Dutch designer Gijs Bakker. She developed a clear way of thinking and her jewellery is often based on form interventions. Her idea behind the piece is more important as its suitability as a wearable piece of jewellery but because of her love for repetition and regular rhythm her large necklaces are flexible and therefore by their very nature wearable. Her inspiration can come from elements of machinery; letting them grow as nature does; evolving into new spatial and monumental creations.

serendipity12 dans IGOJA
Suzanne Esser – necklace


Susan Cross from England lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she teaches in the Jewellery& Silversmith Department at Edinburgh College of Art. Susan completed her study in art and design with a degree in jewellery at Middlesex Polytechnic in London. Following her graduation she was invited to teach part-time and has since this time paralleled her own practise with teaching, thus allowing her the freedom and the so needed financial support in
this field. To be able to work alongside students she experiences is a privilege and an inspiration. Exchange programs brought her to several Asiatic countries where besides her teaching she could explore the culture. Recent inspiration from a visit to Korea include: exotic tied bundles of twisted roots to sacks full of dried flower heads and visiting temples in the wilds of the Korean mountains, she documents her travels with photography and sketches. In the studio she develops her collated research by drawing, abstracting, collage and three-dimensional models to develop and refine her jewellery.
Susan’s work is as a big gesture in which you can find a resonance between her love for constructed textiles and textural details.

serendipity02 dans Marlene GERHARD (DE)
Susan Cross - brooch


Paula Crespo, from Portugal, has her studio behind her Galeria Reverso in Lisbon. Having the feeling to live several lives, she dedicated her soul to jewellery since the eighties, both as a gallerist and as an artist. She has a degree of the Faculdade de Letras and taught at state schools until a few years ago. She is trained as a jeweller at Ar.Co in Lisbon, where she later taught jewellery design for some years. During ten years she ran the gallery/workshop ‘Arte facto 3’ together with two other colleagues. In 1998 she started up a gallery of her own to follow her individual path, and Galeria Reverso was born. A gallery and a studio on one location, making national and international exhibitions, training students, giving courses and making work of her own. Paula’s life is her love for art jewellery, being an important link in the development of Portuguese contemporary jewellery. In spite of her feeling to have a constant lack of time she developed her own work in an interesting way, even though it may seem she jumps over a period of time, her work has always a clear monumental construction. Her ideas ‘dance’ and then settle in her mind, and when it is time to come out she feels it is worth the development. Sometimes her jewellery is build up with thousands of little rings to form a flexible whole. Only
passion can be the motivation behind these achievements.
Paula Crespo – brooch

pc05_zoom dans Paula CRESPO (PT)
Paula Crespo  - ring

Paula Crespo / Colar Meccano
Paula Crespo – Colar Meccano-Ebonite, ónix e ouro – 2006


Birgit Laken, from the Netherlands, has her studio in the centre of Haarlem with a view on her garden. She studied drawing at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Finding out that the direct way of expressing in drawing and painting was not the right way for her, she decided to do a second art study on the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam to become a jewellery artist. Working with metal and other materials required a complete different approach, having an idea, making a plan first, finding out how to treat the material, that indirect way of expressing enabled her to channel and express her passion. Being a spontaneous character she is always in search of balance which is reflected in her jewellery. Her work can be very clear, restrained and sober, but also it can be playful, particularly when expressed through colour. Birgit often develops her work through a themed project which can evolve and grow over a period of time; this takes her to a deeper understanding of the source that inspired her.

13 Necklace/object ‘Harvest’ 1996. wood, leave gold, acrylic paint, synthetic material, 52x34cm
Birgit Laken- Necklace/object  1996- wood, leave gold, acrylic paint, synthetic material

Necklace 'Hoya Camosa' acrylic sheet and silver 350x270x4mm 2007

Birgit Laken- Necklace ‘Hoya Camosa’ acrylic sheet and silver 2007


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