Bienvenue sur mon blog


EXPO ‘+Apantima’ (during AJW 2017) – Krama School, Athens (GR) – 19-21 May 2017


AJW 2017 on Facebook

19/05 :  18.00 : opening : +Apantima

@Krama School of Contemporary Jewelry 
Dates: 19/5 – 21/5

KRAMA school

 The group exhibition +apantima, will take part in AJW
Artists names : Nella Vlachou / Poly Nikolopoulou / Yiannis Siotis

Exploring, experimenting, expressing.
Feeling, transforming, communicating.
The human body.
The simple objects.
The subconscious.
The spur of the moment.
Different but together for beautiful and ugly, for good or for bad..

Yiannis Siotis  "Fragments - The Birth" -  Pendant Silver, threadYiannis Siotis « Fragments – The Birth » -  Pendant Silver, thread
« This collection has been created as a need to express my experience of being a new parent. When I observed all internal and external changes of the pregnant body, I embraced all the emotional ups and downs that we both had. I kept the storm of feelings created the moment we saw our baby and hold it in our arms and finally I stood amazed at the magnificent process of breast feeding. All these became the fragments of time at my beginning on the way to parenting.
Fragments / the Birth / pendant »

Yiannis Siotis "Fragments - The Birth" -  Pendant Silver, threadYiannis Siotis « Fragments – The Birth » -  Pendant Silver, thread

Poly Nikolopoulou  "Viaggio" Pendant SilverPoly Nikolopoulou  « Viaggio » Pendant Silver
« travel, resort, escape, freedom, stuff, filled … experiences, a suitcase full of life …
will open to share some …. when the time comes, the moment,when you arrive, suitable viewer, listener …
words scattered and similar feelings … hitting the walls and dissolve or not … Enjoy your journey... »

Poly Nikolopoulou Poly Nikolopoulou

 Nella Vlachou  "Broken Flower"  Object PlexiglassNella Vlachou   « Broken Flower »  Object Plexiglass
« The human body is a space. The human body takes up space. The human body is the separator of an inside and an outside space.
How do these spaces interact with each other? Are they interconnected or out of balance? How do human beings deal with the condition of being the mediator?
Maybe there is no distinct answer but the exploration of these questions through the notion of materiality might be an answer in itself. »

Nella Vlachou -  Plexiglass.Nella Vlachou. -  Plexiglass.


Krama School of Contemporary Jewelry
Evrou 9 Str.,
11528, Athens
tel. (+30) 6939080989, 6972840825
opening hours: Fri-Sat-Sunday: 11.00 – 21.00




EXPO ‘New Territories’ – Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Athens (GR) – 3 Fevr.–15 Mai 2016

at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum.


We are pleased to introduce the new temporary exhibition: « New Territories » . The exhibition will be launched on 3rd February at the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum and will show case the recent work of 50 Greek studio jewelry artists currently working in Greece

opening on 3rd February. 19h-22h

New Territories - Athens

The new exhibition at the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, “New territories”, brings together 50 established and emerging Greek studio jewelry artists presenting unique works show cased for the first time.
Handcrafted in the workshops of the artists, these jewelry objects are the antithesis of commercial high end, fine or jewelry of mass production. These works display a progression from traditional Greek metalsmithing to the use of new techniques and types, straying from the two-dimensional form and materials of the traditional object. They are marked by their direct and close connection to socio-political developments, the world of fashion and international trends in studio jewelry. The exhibition aims to showcase the talent as well as to highlight them as part of a vibrant current in contemporary visual art.
The exhibition illustrates the designers’ boundless imagination as well as the dynamism of a new “industry” associated to international studio jewelry production. New trends in crafts have grown to reply to global competition reflecting current events. Still, history and cultural traditions are very much embedded in the Greek artists’ agenda and the artists have been inspired from ancient Greek mythological heroes to Byzantine religious art and Greek regional costumes from the 17th and 18th centuries. However, evoking a moment in time is just what the artists attempt to show in this exhibition. It is here were we meet some troubled citizens influenced by the current economic unrest exploring a visual representation of catastrophe and then hope. Others seek a more romantic side of contemporary making and address environmental issues, using driftwood and dried flowers. Many of the artists have become involved in teaching classes to mentor the young ones in their own secrets. These experienced artists share with us works that are conceptual but of the highest technical craftsmanship. In the hands of the craftsmen we find that wearable jewelry can become free standing objects and vice versa, leaving the viewer to experience and imagine form and function in three dimensions.
Bridging geographical barriers we find that many of the participants have participated in shows in European countries mainly Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.  Their participation in art fairs and major jewelry shows has brought them experience with current trends and a new know how. But there is still some way until a higher recognition from museum curators and private collectors. After 22 years of presenting innovative temporary exhibitions with decorative arts and promoting studio jewelry in Greece, the ILJM once again attempts to take the initiative to showcase the work of contemporary artists active in Greece and abroad.  For this we have enriched our winter program with lectures by distinguished international guests from museums and galleries, art historians and collectors who will meet with the artists and give lectures to the public. Also in the next few months artists will organize events to better demonstrate their work to experts and the public through lectures, workshops, performances and highlight the educational role of the exhibition.

 [CultureNow]: Νέα Εδάφη: Νέα περιοδική έκθεση στο Μουσείο Κοσμήματος Ηλία Λαλαούνη


 Akis Goumas - 2013 - Peri-Apta - necklace "porfyra" - silver, textile, gold leaf, pigments - with textile fragments by sculptor Georgia Gremouti. : Akis Goumas - 2013 – Peri-Apta – necklace « porfyra » – silver, textile, gold leaf, pigments – with textile work by sculptor Georgia Gremouti




Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry MuseumKallisperi 12
Athens – Greece
+30 21 0922 1044




EXPO ‘Tamata’ – Gallery el.Marneri, Athens (GR) – 5 dec. 2014 – 5 Dec. 2015

Spells and incantations, amulets and fetishes, ex-votos and tamata – words, gestures, objects that tell of a need as old as the human race itself: to thwart evil and protect life, a need that is every bit as strong today as it was for our ancestors since time immemorial.

OPENING: Friday 5 December 2014, 18:00

Gal Eleni Marneri


El.Marneri Gallery invites artists to participate in building a collection of jewelry and art objects that revisits the age-old notion of the protective charm. One-of-a-kind or limited edition objects tap the ancient tradition of apotropaic symbols; they revise it, reinvent it, comment on it. The collection – that is to be permanent and exclusive to the Gallery – will constitute a work in progress that is to evolve through the addition of both participating artists and new acquisitions. The project is to be completed in a year’s time and will be launched at a special event held at the Gallery this coming Christmas.


Participating artists:

Sophia Zarari — Mari Aoyama — Tatiana Choremi — Katerina Anastasiou — Marigo Kassi — Lina Moisidou — ΠΟΤΝΙΑDesign — Stavroula Kaziale — Aliki n’ the Jaz rabbit — Maria Tsimpiskaki – Anna Theocharaki — Ioli Livada – Rallou Katsari — Anna Vlahos — Aliki Stroumpouli — Maro Vasiliadou — Xrysa Chatzikostantinidou — Kyriaki Panagi — Eyaggelia Dimitriou — Danai Gianelli — Paula Lakah — Voula Karampatzaki — Yiannis Siotis – Katerina Giannaka — Dimitris Korovesis.


Aliki  Stroumpouli - Aliki 'n' the Jaz rabbit - The exploding penis - against bad sexAliki  Stroumpouli / Aliki ‘n’ the Jaz rabbit - The exploding penis – against bad sex

Maria Tsimpiskaki - "interlaced necklace" 2013Maria Tsimpiskaki - « interlaced necklace » 2013

Eleni Marneri Creative Gallery

5 Lempesi str,
11742 Athènes
tel +30.210.8619488


EXPO ‘From Darkness to light’ – El.Marneri Galerie, Athens (Greece) – 24 Mai-29 Sept 2012

« From Darkness to Light »

The deeply symbolic work of the philhellene artist Stoian Donev, “Light and Darkness” is presented for the first time at Eleni Marneri galerie . The artist brilliantly utilizes the two contradictory meanings with the purpose to signify that with poetry, “light can dominate darkness”. Prompted by Donev’s work, 54 talented greek and international philhellene artists in the area of contemporary jewellery, painting and design get inspired and express their personal perception of “light conquering darkness”.

EXPO Grèce

The exhibition begins on Thursday , May 24th, 2012 at 20:00 and will take place in 4 parts.

Exhibition Schedule

Part  A    24/05/12 – 26/06/12 Opening  :  Thursday 24 May 2012, at  20:00            
Myrto Anastasopoulou — Calliopi — Joanna Cave — Katia Delatola — Erato Rallou Katsari — Christina Kellidi — Mira — Eleni Kyrmizaki Christina NiarchouPoly Nikolopoulou — Theodoros — Anna Tsalaga    

Part B  28/06/12 – 28/07/12  Opening  :  Thursday  28 June 2012 at 20:00             
Beckie Galanopoulou — Sophia Gaitani — Melanie Georgacopoulos — Danai Giannelli — Maria Sofia Gellou — Sofia Zarari — Maria Kaliabetsou — Chara Karamichali — Paula Lakah — Jeremy May — Giannis Mamoutzis — Olga Mergou — Nicky Stylianou — Tolias — Emilia Tsekoura — Dora Haralambaki.

Part C  02/08/12 – 01/09/12  Opening: Thursday 02 August  2012 at  20:00               
Svetlana Aristova — Maria Giannakaki — Giorgos Zoumboulakis — Maria Kamari — Maria Mastori — Katerina Mertzani — Dolly Boucoyiannis — Lina Mwysidou — Maria Papagrigoraki — Voula Priovolou — Vassilia — Vassiliou.                                                                          

Part D  06/09/12 – 29/09/12 Opening: Thursday 06 September  2012 at  20:00              
Argiris Aggelopoulos — Katerina Anastasiou — Chantal  Dalaporta — Connie Ochoa — Dimitris Dassios — Voula Karampatzaki — Constantinos Kyriacou — Antonia Lekatsa — Dimitris Nikolaidis — Stella Pissa — Eleni Pyrgioti Yiannis Siotis — Mary Triantafyllou.

  Konstantinos Kyriacou  Ring: Darkness and Light 2012  Silver, colourKonstantinos Kyriacou  Ring: Darkness and Light 2012  Silver, colour

Poly Nikolopoulou  Neckpiece: Inner Light  Silver, gold leaf Poly Nikolopoulou  Neckpiece: Inner Light  Silver, gold leaf Connie Ochoa  Brooch: Flashes of Light 2012  Lava stone, gold leaf,resinMaria Constanza Ochoa (Connie Ochoa) -  Brooch: Flashes of Light 2012  Lava stone, gold leaf,resin

"ενηλικίωση" by Ραλλού Κάτσαρη (Rallou Katsari) broochRallou Katsari -  »ενηλικίωση » brooch

Myrto Anastasopoulou  Ring: Wanderlust  SilverMyrto Anastasopoulou  Ring: Wanderlust  Silver

Christina Niarchou  Bracelet: Untitled  Oxidized silverChristina Niarchou  Bracelet: Untitled  Oxidized silver

Niki Stylianou  Neckpiece: Fragments 2010  Rubber hand cut + fabricated, aluminium, woodNiki Stylianou  Neckpiece: Fragments 2010  Rubber hand cut + fabricated, aluminium, wood


El. Marneri galerie
5-7 Lebessi & 16 Porinou Str
11742 Makriyanni, metro Akropoli
tel. +302108619488



la Méditerranée comme lien de création …. petit tour par la GRECE

l’Expo est passée, mais j’aime cette idée (étant moi-même profondément méditerranéenne…) de la Méditerranée comme lien entre des créateurs et des créations …..

exposition « Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo » (Pescara, Italy, juin 2009)

…….. Et plein de créateurs GRECS à découvrir,que je ne connais pas encore !! :-)

la Méditerranée comme lien de création .... petit tour par la GRECE dans Adrean BLOOMARD (IT) robanvelika
Nenad Roban (Croatia) necklace (voir plus sur Flickr)

The artists that have joined the project are: Amandine Meunier (Morocco), Estela Saez Vilanova (Spain), Marc Monzó (Spain), Yiannis Siotis (Greece), Ljudmila Stratimirovic (Serbia), Anda Klančič (Slovenia), Alidra Alic,  Andre de la Porte (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ramon Puig Cuyas (Spain), Augousta Themistokleous (Cyprus), Constantinos Kyriacou (Cyprus), Polytimi Nikolopoulou (Greece), Adrean Bloomard (Italy), Rallou Katsari (Greece), Selen Ozus (Turkey), Maud Traon (France), Sophie Robbe (France), Rana Mikdashi (Lebanon), Frederic Braham (France), Nenad Roban (Croatia), Pilar Cotter Nuńez (Spain), Ammal Labib (Egypt), Marijana Zebelijan (Montenegro), Petra Bole (Slovenia), Natasa Grandovec (Slovenia), Romi Bukovec (Slovenia), Fabrizio Tridenti (Italy), Giovanni Sicuro (Italy), Maria Rosa Franzin (Italy), Mirjana Rankovic (Serbia), Rossella Tornquist (Italy), and Maurizio Stagni (Italy).


aglea2-big dans Alidra ALIC (DK)
Rana Mikdashi  (Liban) ‘Algae’ serie – ‘clearing’ earrings, silver, fired enamel -
« On the beaches of Tyr there are huge black rocks, which become covered by vibrant green algae in May.  »

[poly1.jpg]poly+2 dans Amandine MEUNIER (FR)
Poly Nikolopoulou (GR) brooches
Maud Traon (FR) – bague ……. bleue comme la mer !

« The main topic of the event is the Mediterranean as the “sea between lands, border and connection sea between these lands”.
The Mediterranean is the line where north-west and south-east of the world meet and a crucial area for the future of humankind.
This point of contact may become, as the writer Samuel Huntington says, “the starting point for dialogue between civilisations”, where common features are mixed with differences and the respect for “diversity” is based on understanding and knowing other people’s nature.
Each community should learn from the others and teach to them: it is possible to break the “game” aiming at creating monolithic cultures only through these connections.
This was probably not understood in the past, but now a defined direction should be outlined and followed to achieve this objective.
Therefore, the “voice” of the Mediterranean is not coming from the past, but from the future, according to that balance between land and sea, belonging and freedom, where a living model does not demonize our need for establishing links or our need for freedom.
If it is true that hope is in the future, then assigning this message to an extremely contemporary and innovative art expression can help us achieving this objective.
This is the reason why Contemporary Jewellery was selected, as this is a sector of advanced research and experimentation halfway between design and tradition, as an expressive language to disseminate this message.

Through Contemporary Jewellery research, it is possible to highlight and give value to the cultural diversities characterising all communities living around the shores of this Sea.
This project has several purposes: promote the cultural heritage that has always characterised the Municipality of Nocciano, i.e. its Medieval Castle and Picture Gallery beyond the regional and national borders.
At the same time, this event includes the possibility to create a tourist-cultural movement between the Mediterranean Village and Nocciano, which are a few km far from each other.  »

Rallou Katsari (GR) – ring

EXPO Mediterrannee
Augousta Themistokleous (Cyprus) (page du catalogue)


The exhibition catalogue includes the contributions by Rita Marcangelo – president of the Contemporary Jewellery Association (AGC) of Trento, Bianca Cappello – jewellery historian from Milan, Rita El Khayat – awarded with the Palma per la Pace and official patroness of the Mediterranean Games, and Ivan D’Alberto, director of the MAAAC of Nocciano

EXPO - Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo- catalogo
Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo
Pescara: 2009 – 44 pp

n827530180_4159920_8827 dans Argiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR)
Yiannis Siotis - ‘Naturally Natural’ – Back Piece – Necklace


Autres créateurs GRECS découverts :

* Loukia Richards (découverte sur le blog d’Amy tavern)
tout un travail naïf, attendrissant, méticuleux, basé sur les techniques textiles, couture, broderie… une « petite Pénélope » des temps modernes …..

137290 dans Artemis VALSAMAKI (GR)137289 dans Augousta THEMISTOKLEOUS (CY)
’17th Century Embroidery Interpretation ‘ cuffs, silk, cotton, pearls -  Embroidery sewing
Triple knecklace  – silk cotton semi precious stones gold and silver elements and plastic

« My work is inspired by old-fashioned activities such as sewing and embroidering. I admire how children transform ordinary materials into valuable assets and try to pay tribute to their game. I use natural materials – silk, wool, cotton, semiprecious stones. I produce small quantities because I work on my own. Every piece is unique and tells a story: of a couple meeting, a flower garland, and happy home. I search for vintage materials – buttons, textiles, stones. I want my jewellery to be funny but also detail orientated. I often use old garments, buttons and stones just to show that every material can carry a memory and still have a second life. » (Loukia Richards) (on CraftsCouncil page)

Theodora Pantazopoulouearrings

(découverte sur le blog d’Amy tavern)


* la galerie Sagiannos (Athènes)
Makriyianni 3, Makriyianni, Athens, 18742
tel : 210/362-58223


* sur le site WEB de « MY PRECIOUS« , destiné à promouvoir le bijou contemporain GREC :
voir, entre autres,  Argiris AGGELOPOULOS :  (j’aime surtout sa série de bijoux mariant argent et textile), Christina NIARCHOU (TRES beaux bijoux de papier)

32189_1344248884006_1164764452_30824004_4056714_n dans BOOKS / BIBLIO27801_1314396697720_1164764452_30752018_7272804_n dans Christina NIARCHOU (GR)
Christina NIARCHOU – bague & bracelet

christina niarchou alternative jewellery
Christina NIARCHOU necklace


Argiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR) bracelet - oxidised silver, textileArgiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR) necklace - oxidised silver, textile, citrine
Argiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR) bracelet – oxidised silver, textile
Argiris AGGELOPOULOS  (GR) necklace – oxidised silver, textile, citrine

* of course,  Melanie GEORGACOPOULOS dont je vous ai déjà parlé , avec ses perles revisitées :

9622_167289865688_565065688_3277197_398095_n dans Chryssa DAMIANIDOU (GR)

(voir article :  COUP de COEUR ! Melanie Georgacopoulos – Deconstructing the pearl necklace)


* M C P- Maria Christina Papaleontiou

2657_58729799126_55579249126_1477197_3000089_n dans Constantinos KYRIACOU (CY)
M C P- Maria Christina Papaleontiou  jewelry – AMAZING !!! :-)

* Maria APOSTOLOU, découverte sur « kit&caboodle » – j’aime beaucoup ce mélange « naïf », « enfantin » d’argent brodé de coton rouge …… un joli « coup de rouge’ ! :-) allez voir son site !

photo dans COUP DE COEUR
Maria APOSTOLOU-  felted ring – silver, felted merino wool   –  red thread earrings

Chryssa Damianidou, who just had an exhibition of her jewelry at the Municipality Gallery of Mykonos (from 25 june to 1st July 2010 : « QUEENS » exhibition )

18379_1276242999684_1638259298_708674_6928298_n dans Dora HARALAMBAKI (GR)28835_1408222739095_1638259298_984028_41485_n dans Estela Saez VILANOVA (ES)
Chryssa Damianidou necklaces

* Artemis Valsamaki :

Earrings<br /> Silver, image applied on wood, amethyst, cat’s eye<br /> 2009<br /> Photo: Myrsini Mokka » src= » » width= »259″ height= »203″ /><img alt= Silver, thread, image applied on wood, agate, mother-of-pearl, amethyst
Photo: Myrsini Mokka » src= » » width= »264″ height= »202″ />
Artemis Valsamaki - Earrings – Silver, image applied on wood, amethyst, cat’s eye 2009 – (Photo: Myrsini Mokka)
Artemis ValsamakiPendant – Silver, thread, image applied on wood, agate, mother-of-pearl, amethyst 2009 - (Photo: Myrsini Mokka)

* Dora Haralambaki : récemment découverte, avec ses bijoux en porcelaine

Ring<br /> Earthenware clay with underglaze stains<br /> 2009<br /> Photo: Dora Haralambaki » src= » » /><br />
<font size=Dora Haralambaki – Ring – Earthenware clay with underglaze stains  2009



* ECOLES : voir le réseau Européen, avec les écoles « Galileo School » à Athènes, le « Mokume Institute » à Thessalonique (dont je vous avais déjà parlé, cf article Projet Européen «Quand la pierre brute devient bijou !» 2009) et la « DIEK jewellery school » à Volos.


Valérie Salvo |
dochinoiu | | Annuaire | Signaler un abus | Françoise Fourteau-Labarthe
| Aidez les jeunes artistes
| Tableaux de Christian Maillot