in-between days collection 2016 …. déjà rien que ce titre, « in-between days » me touche, il est doux comme une écharpe de brume sur un paysage automnal, comme une légère nostalgie, une douceur évanescente …. douceurs et blancheurs parfaitement traduites par la porcelaine, par la rondeur des formes …. URGENT besoin de PAIX ……
ADORE these « secret » inner gardens !!!
Ute van der Paast - in-between days collection 2016 – necklace – bone china porcelain, paper clay porcelain, 14 ct yellow gold, cotton, linen ribbons
Ute van der Paast - in-between days collection 2016 – bone china porcelain – detail of little porcelain flowers (all handmade) inside
Ute van der Plaats - collection « In-between days ». (2016) ring with little porcelain flowers (all handmade) inside - The width of the balls is either 2,5 cm or 3 cm
Ute van der Plaats – in-between days collection 2016 – rings with a 3d print (a skeleton of a diamond) in silver
Ute van der Plaats - In-between days – bone china porcelain, paper clay porcelain, digital designed decals, cotton, linen ribbons
« I’m a jewellery designer born in Germany (1963), living and working in Brussels for the last 20 years. I have a Master of arts degree in History and a diploma of art jewellery design. Over the past years. I have been working as a teacher and as an independent jewellery designer. In 2015, I co – founded “s t u d i o F16 ”, a multidisciplinary art collective.
Designing and creating jewellery has been my passion since childhood, but life took me in other directions and it was only after having a child that I found my way back to jewellery design. Next to contemporary jewellery, it is graphic design and ceramics that make my heart beat faster. In my latest collection I have combined these three disciplines – a challenging but fascinating adventure. I like to experiment and to explore new materials and techniques.
A few years ago, I discovered porcelain – the white gold – and fell in love with it. Since then, this pure material has become the starting point in the creation process of my jewellery collections.
I am attracted by the translucent white colour, the fragile appearance with a surprisingly solid character and the almost sensual texture of unglazed porcelain. By integrating different materials such as 3D printed ornaments and digital designed images into handcrafted porcelain creations, I translate traditional jewellery concepts into contemporary pieces.
To me, every collection is a new journey and I love to get lost in a jungle of untrodden paths on the way to creating something new. » Ute van der Plaats
Ute van der Plaats - my two first works in porcelain – « Promises » collection 2015 – Mont blanc porcelain, handmade glass, sterling silver
Ute van der Plaats - ring of my collection “silent whiteness”. The ring is made of porcelain, latex and sterling silver.
2013 – 2016 graphic design, BKO Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Overijse, Belgium
2005 – 2009 edelsmeedkunst – contemporary jewelry design, RHoK Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium
1991 – 1995, Master of arts degree in History Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands