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18/01/2016

Avoir les « BOULES » … ;-) avec Zeta TSERMOU

Classé dans : DECOUVERTE,Grece (GR),Zeta TSERMOU (GR) — bijoucontemporain @ 23:58

Zeta TSERMOU – her « Objects of Desire » fluffy & bubbly serie, presented at JOYA Barcelona 2015 – 2nd discovery of Zeta Tsermou, that I knew more by her geometric & architectural 2014 serie « Inner Core ».

« Objects of Desire » : « ​Curves are imprinted in our subconscious together with archetypal figures of fertility, motherhood & the female form. Stripped of the bodies that carry them, the same curves expand in space, creating cocoons of protection & desire. This work therefore explores the notions of femininity, motherhood & sexuality. The body is the primal figure: soft, round & full of creases, cavities, nipples & hair. Serving as a container, as a feeding machine or a sexual object as a feeding machine or a sexual object, the female body is interpreted as mysterious, erotic, fragile or even aggressive. ​ The pieces of this project attempt to reflect these qualities: the objects themselves resemble body parts to be possibly worn – in a strangely familiar, humorous or sometimes threatening way. »

Zeta Tsermou - Objects of Desire -  Zeta Tsermou – Objects of Desire

Zeta Tsermou - Objects of Desire -Zeta Tsermou - Objects of Desire  (ring ?)

Zeta Tsermou - Objects of Desire -Zeta Tsermou - Objects of Desire (brooch ?)

ZETA TSERMOU -​ objects of desireZeta Tsermou – Objects of Desire

Zeta Tsermou - Objects of Desire -Zeta Tsermou – Objects of Desire (brooch ?)

ZETA TSERMOU -​ objects of desireZeta Tsermou – Objects of Desire (ring ?)

Zeta Tsermou - Objects of Desire -Zeta Tsermou - Objects of Desire

30/10/2015

post JOYA 2015, COUPS de COEUR/DECOUVERTES ! Ismini Pachi

Ismini Pachi

Sweet Ismini Pachi ! what happened ? « Nightmare », « Insomnia », « Solitude » ….. ???? What « black black » thoughts emerged and created the « Reinventing oneself » collection ???

« In my work the Sphere represents the various elements a personality consists of. While playing with its pieces, new shapes emerge, each one as a reflection of a different emotional state. The diversity of textures applied on every surface, expresses the multifaceted personality of the human being. »

This collection was presented in JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair on October 2015 and will now be presented in Sofa exhibition 2015 in Chicago.

Ismini Pachi 'Nightmare' neckpiece 2015 - "Reinventing oneself" collectionIsmini Pachi ‘Nightmare’ neckpiece 2015 – « Reinventing oneself » collection

Ismini Pachi 'Nightmare' neckpiece 2015 (DETAIL) - "Reinventing oneself" collectionIsmini Pachi ‘Nightmare’ neckpiece 2015 – detail

Ismini Pachi -  Insomnia-shoulder brooch - Reinventing oneself collection -photo credits Nicholas C. HarhalakIsmini Pachi -  Insomnia-shoulder brooch – Reinventing oneself collection -photo credits Nicholas C. Harhalakis

Ismini Pachi - Black,black heart -ring  - Reinventing oneself collection  2015Ismini Pachi - Black,black heart -ring 2015   – Reinventing oneself collection

Ismini Pachi -  Reinventing oneself collection  Ismini Pachi  neckpiece  -  Reinventing oneself collection  2015 

Ismini Pachi - Light up your fears -(necklace) 1 Ismini Pachi – Light up the fears-neckpiece (CLOSED)- photo Nicholas C. Harhalakis - Black iron, white metal, pvc, monofilament

Ismini Pachi - Light up the fears-neckpiece photo credits Nicholas C. HarhalakisIsmini Pachi - Light up the fears-neckpiece (OPEN) – photo Nicholas C. Harhalakis - Black iron, white metal, pvc, monofilament

Ismini Pachi - "Solitude" ring - Black iron white metal silver pvc monofilament magnet: Ismini Pachi - « Solitude » ring (« closed ») – Black iron white metal silver pvc monofilament magnet

 Ismini Pachi | "Solitude" ring - opened: Ismini Pachi - « Solitude » ring – « opened »

could say …. when black thoughts, OPEN your mind … and you will 
« Reinvent yourself »THANK YOU Ismini !

 

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28/10/2015

post JOYA 2015, COUPS de COEUR/DECOUVERTES ! Heeang Kim

Heeang Kim

Once upon a time, at JOYA 2015, was a stand from the Kookmin University (Korea), full of TREASURES …..

Here it’s not about « treasures » but about « Proliferation » ……

« When I walk in the cities, I can find a colony of mushrooms. They are living not only on roadside trees but also on fallen leaves, and they are everywhere and suddenly disappear without a trace. This group appears in silence and makes us feel their presence by filling empty spaces in cities. The mushrooms reminds me of the image of proliferation. If we take a close look at fungi, there is repetition of a certain form, gradual alteration of sizes, arrangement of individuals and rhythm seen through wrinkles and texture. » (2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition – Quality award)

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2015 M.F.A. Metalwork and Jewelry, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea
2013 Exchange Student Program, Hochschule Pforzheim/ Pforzheim, Germany
2012 B.F.A. Metalwork and  Jewelry, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea

Heeang Kim brooch at JOYA 2015Heeang Kim brooch at JOYA 2015 – « proliferation 19″ sterling silver, clay

Heeang Kim - "proliferation 7" - brooch - 7.8 x 9 x 3.2 cm - 2014 - Copper, Brass, Resin Clay: Heeang Kim – « proliferation 7″ – brooch -  7.8 x 9 x 3.2 cm -2014  – Copper, Brass, Resin Clay

Heeang Kim - proliferation 4 - brooch 4.8 x 8 x 3.5 cm - 2014 Heeang Kim - proliferation 4 – brooch 4.8 x 8 x 3.5 cm – 2014  – Stone Clay, Brass, Acrylic Paint, Ceramic Paint

Heeang Kim - proliferation brooches at JOYA 2015: Heeang Kim - proliferation brooches at JOYA 2015

Heeang Kim - 7.4 x 10.3 x 3.6 cm / 2014  Proliferation 5 / Brooch / Stone Clay, Brass, Enamel Paint: Heeang Kim – 7.4 x 10.3 x 3.6 cm / 2014  « Proliferation 5″ Brooch / Stone Clay, Brass, Enamel Paint

Heeang Kim - Proliferation 2/ Brooch / Stone Clay, Brass, Acrylic Paint: Heeang Kim – Proliferation 2/ Brooch / Stone Clay, Brass, Acrylic Paint

Heeang Kim. (KR)  - 2015 Proliferation-3 brooch - Brass, Stone Clay, Gold Leaf, Enamel Paint: Heeang Kim. (KR)  – 2015 Proliferation-3 brooch – Brass, Stone Clay, Gold Leaf, Enamel Paint 

 Heeang Kim - 2014 - Proliferation / Brooch / Stone Clay, Acrylic Paint: Heeang Kim – 2014 – Proliferation / Brooch / Stone Clay, Acrylic Paint

Heeang Kim brooch  Heeang Kim brooch »proliferation »

 Heeang Kim  - proliferation brooch: Heeang Kim  – proliferation brooch

Marzee graduation show 2015 - Heeang Kim - Seoul: Heeang Kim from Kookmin University (South Korea)- necklace  exhibited at Marzee graduation show 2015 – « Proliferation XI »

 

26/10/2015

post JOYA 2015, COUPS de COEUR/DECOUVERTES ! Susanna Baldacci

Classé dans : AGC Italia,COUP DE COEUR,DECOUVERTE,Italie (IT),JOYA (ES),Susanna BALDACCI (IT) — bijoucontemporain @ 17:18

Susanna Baldacci

sur le stand de l’AGC, à JOYA, un coup de coeur et, honte à moi, mais mieux vaut tard que jamais …., une découverte : les bijoux de Susanna Baldacci. Des structures fortes et délicates, des couleurs qui vous prennent l’oeil, à faire pleurer de bonheur, des petits mystères (pourquoi la broche s’appelle « exit » ?) qui se trouvent être des évidences lumineuses …  (… parce qu’il y a une ouverture, une échappée ….), des vides et des pleins qui aspirent l’âme ….

JOYA Barcelona - Joyería Contemporánea - COLLECTIVES -  AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo presents Susanna BaldacciSusanna Baldacci brooch « Exit 1″ silver, gold, resin, pigment 2015

Susanna Baldacci spilla- cubo - pervinca - argento ossidato, oro, resina, pigmenti, acciaio: Susanna Baldacci spilla- cubo – pervinca – argento ossidato, oro, resina, pigmenti, acciaio -
….. while this one has no « exit » …..

« aree protette -
Quando esco di casa la mattina, l’aria frizzante, la stagione che cambia, i volti che incontro, sono elementi che spesso mi indicano una traccia. Capita che un suono, un odore, un colore, mi colgano di sorpresa dietro un angolo, incrociando altri esseri umani o sbirciando fugacemente un interno attraverso una porta socchiusa. E la giornata prende forma. Quando mi siedo allora, per iniziare il mio lavoro, gli elementi che ho sul mio banco, un pezzo di ebano, un filo d’argento, i pigmenti, quel pezzo di metacrilato traforato il giorno prima, si cercano. Possono organizzarsi in maniera armonica se la giornata è buona, discordante tra loro se sono irrequieta. Superfici cromatiche di rosso acceso, superfici cupe di ebano scuro, microcosmi azzurro-indaco: sono aree protette, ognuna a se stante dove potermi riposare. Non esiste filo logico tra un pezzo e l’altro se non il bisogno di sospensione momentenea, sono altre storie, cammei del mio stato d’animo.« 

 SUSANNA BALDACCI:  Susanna Baldacci  « l’indaco » orecchini – argento ossidato, resina, pigmenti.

Susanna Baldacci "interiors" orecchini, argento ossidato, oro: Susanna Baldacci   « interiors » orecchini, argento ossidato, oro

« Amo i vuoti che danno spazio al pensiero, che ti accolgono, i contrasti cromatici e delle forme, le superfici materiche, le ombre che si creano e che cambiano a seconda dei punti di vista e della luce. Spesso il “due”
ricorre nei gioielli che faccio: “due” come rapporto tra due elementi diversi ma esistenti ciascuno perchè esiste l’altro. Altre volte sono colori, forme, visioni dall’alto di luoghi che immagino lontani e incontaminati
e che amo proteggere con un vetro. I colori che utilizzo maggiormente sono i   rossi e gli arancio, i blu in tutte le sfumature fino all’indaco. »

 Susanna Baldacci   anello "casa al mare" anello - argento ossidato, oro, resina, pigmenti.  Susanna Baldacci   anello « casa al mare » anello – argento ossidato, oro, resina, pigmenti

Susanna Baldacci "azzurra" spilla - argento, resina, pigmenti, acciaio: Susanna Baldacci « azzurra » spilla – argento, resina, pigmenti, acciaio

Susanna Baldacci "blu lemon" spilla, argento, acciaio, resina, pigmenti.: Susanna Baldacci   « blu lemon » spilla, argento, acciaio, resina, pigmenti

 susanna baldacci   "rossarancio" spilla - argento, resina, pigmenti, acciaio.« rossarancio » spilla – argento, resina, pigmenti, acciaio.

susanna baldacci.  "reds" orecchini - argento ossidato, oro, resina, pigmenti.: Susanna Baldacci.  « reds » orecchini – argento ossidato, oro, resina, pigmenti

susanna baldacci.  "mediterraneo mon amour" spilla - argento, oro, resina, pigmenti, metacrilato, acciaio.: Susanna Baldacci.  « mediterraneo mon amour » spilla – argento, oro, resina, pigmenti, metacrilato, acciaio

Susanna Baldacci -  "tre" spilla - argento, oro, ebano: Susanna Baldacci -  « tre » spilla – argento, oro, ebano

 Susanna Baldacci - ring 'aghi di pino' - shibuichi, gold 2015: Susanna Baldacci - ring ‘aghi di pino’ – shibuichi, gold 2015

Susanna Baldacci brooch 'Exit 2' -  silver, gold, shibuichi, acrylic, enamel (at JOYA 2015): Susanna Baldacci brooch ‘Exit 2′ -  silver, gold, shibuichi, acrylic, enamel (at JOYA 2015)

 

 

25/10/2015

post JOYA 2015, COUPS de COEUR/DECOUVERTES ! Steffi GÖTZE

« Out of over 650 applicants from around 30 countries,my work has been selected to be part of TALENTE 2016. Some pieces of my « InsideOutside » collection are going to  Munich at the end of February. TALENTE 2016 presents the work of 102 artists, designers and craftsmen from 26 countries in 12 different areas of production.
See you in Munich!!! »

 

STEFFI GÖTZE

Well … I knew yet Steffi Götze jewelry, loved it yet (her 2014 « In Between » collection), but I think this year was the « coup de coeur’ year » ! ;-) all these whites & light blue-whites ……. hold in these black prongs, structures for the « anima », open windows on imagination, on dreams ….. « la page blanche » ….. the white sheet where ALL can be written ….
Welcome to the « Inside outside » collection.

« My work is an experimental and personal dialogue with poetry, intuition, the conscious and the unconscious, culture, experiences, emotions… I communicate the basic human emotions and memories through color, textures and narrative objects. My work is like a souvenir one takes home from a trip abroad, allowing oneself to return to the moment of purchase and be flooded with all the memories.
My jewelries are wearable life stories. »

Steffi Götze, brooch "Inside outside" collection 2015Steffi Götze, brooch « Inside outside » collection 2015

Steffi Götze, brooch "Inside outside" collection 2015 - BACKSteffi Götze, brooch « Inside outside » collection 2015 – BACK

Steffi Götze, brooch "Inside outside" collection 2015 at JOYA 2015Steffi Götze, brooch « Inside outside » collection 2015 at JOYA 2015 – my beloved !!!

Steffi Götze, brooch "Inside outside" collection 2015 - BACKSteffi Götze, brooch « Inside outside » collection 2015 – BACK

Steffi Götze, brooch "Inside outside" collection 2015  Steffi Götze, brooch « Inside outside » collection 2015 

Steffi Götze, brooch "Inside outside" collection 2015Steffi Götze, brooch « Inside outside » collection 2015

Steffi Götze, brooch "Inside outside" collection 2015 at JOYA 2015Steffi Götze, brooch « Inside outside » collection 2015 at JOYA 2015

Steffi Götze, brooch "Inside outside" collection 2015 at JOYA 2015Steffi Götze, brooch « Inside outside » collection 2015 at JOYA 2015 (photo by Autor)

Steffi Götze,   "Inside outside" collection 2015Steffi Götze,   « Inside outside » collection 2015

 » Perception is the interpretation of what we take through our senses. The way we perceive our environment is what makes us different from each other. I am interested in the connection of two concepts, the Inside and the Outside, and the undefined space in between of them. There are thousands of stimuli and experiences that come from the outside to touch our inside, like fragments of a puzzle. The way we put them together is what makes us unique »

 

 Brooch by Steffi Götze, winner of Joya Barcelona Award at AUTOR 11, 2014Brooch by Steffi Götze, winner of Joya Barcelona Award at AUTOR 11, 2014

Steffi Götze  - 2014 "In Between" collectionSteffi Götze  - 2014 « In Between » collection brooches

 

31/08/2015

DECOUVERTE – COUP de COEUR … Annie HUANG

Annie HUANG

Discovered thanks to MARZEE graduation show 2015 where her jewels are presented ….

Annie Huang.Annie Huang  – « Sense of Belonging » 2015 – stacked neckpieces.

Annie Huang - collection 2015 "sense of belonging"Annie Huang – collection 2015 « sense of belonging »

« Annie Huang is a South African-Taiwanese jewellery designer. Having lived in multiple countries, she is intrigued by cultures especially in arts and languages. Gaining her education in contemporary jewellery at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, UK, has allowed her to step into the niche world of art jewellery. 

15/06/2015- 18/06/2015: Graduate Show at The School of Jewellery, Birmingham, B1 3PA. (Annie Huang)

 For her current collection, she uses jewellery as a creative medium to explore the personal sense of belonging of individuals. She invites both jewellery and non-jewellery wearers to share their stories over a hot drink. As she listens and writes, the words written are then transformed onto metal to be formed into multiple layers representing the designer’s aesthetics. The burnished edges and lines of the layered metal, exploits the depth of human emotions and aims to provoke thought on where one truly belongs.

 Annie Huang - Sense of Belonging 2015 -   neckpieces detailAnnie Huang - Sense of Belonging 2015 -   neckpieces detail & textures

The jewellery is organic and imperfect to resemble a branch on a tree. There are certain bark like textures that seem to almost peel off, to resemble a partial unveiling of the self. The colours range from autumn leaves, to subtle grey tones, intended to allow viewers to contemplate their thoughts without distraction. On closer inspection, some pieces have visible words that the audience can choose to interpret or they can ask the designer to share the full story. The aim is to communicate, share and relate through art jewellery »

 Annie Huang -Sense of Belonging 2015 - metal, silver plated, oxidised, small broochAnnie Huang – « Sense of Belonging » 2015 – metal, silver plated, oxidised, small brooch

« Jewellery holds the sentiments of our attitudes towards life. The raw emotions of the maker, the expressions of the purchaser and the touch of the wearer, this is what has caught me into the contemporary jewellery world. It’s not just the creating but also the stories. »

« The inspiration for the ‘Sense of Belonging’ collection, came from looking at bird nests to the branches that they hang off of. Whilst playing around with the metal, the intricate layers formed caught my eye. The metal although malleable, has a will of its own. With limited control, the organic nature is allowed to form, this is evident in the burnished lines, colour and space between the layers. »

Annie Huang - Sense of Belonging 2015 -  metal, silver-plated oxidised bangleAnnie Huang - Sense of Belonging 2015 -  metal, silver-plated oxidised bangle

Annie Huang - Sense of Belonging 2015 -  metal, oxidised bangleAnnie Huang – Sense of Belonging 2015 -  metal, oxidised bangle …. like burnt wood ….

Annie Huang - Sense of Belonging 2015 - brooch - metal, silver and gold plated with engraved words Annie Huang – Sense of Belonging 2015 – brooch – metal, silver and gold plated with engraved words

Annie Huang -Sense of Belonging 2015 - metal, gold plated,  brooch with engraved wordsAnnie Huang -Sense of Belonging 2015 – metal, gold plated,  brooch with engraved words

Annie Huang - Marzee graduation show 2015 -  - necklace - material is copper that has been treated, oxidised, some parts silver and gold-plated. On closer look it's actually layer upon layerAnnie Huang - Marzee graduation show 2015 -  – necklace – material is copper that has been treated, oxidised, some parts silver and gold-plated. On closer look it’s actually layer upon layer

Annie Huang - Sense of Belonging 2015 - metal, silver-plated , oxidised, oxidised with engraved words neckpiece Annie Huang - Sense of Belonging 2015 – metal, silver-plated , oxidised, oxidised with engraved words neckpiece

I GO CRAZY with these neckpieces !!!!!

21/08/2015

COUP de COEUR / Découverte : bijoux (TRES) branchés de Yael LEVIN

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,DECOUVERTE,Israel (IL),SHENKAR (IL),Yael LEVIN (IL) — bijoucontemporain @ 2:22

Yael LEVIN ? MAIIIIIS si !!!!

« I’m a jewelry designer, currently live & work in Tel-Aviv, israel.​ 
I’m a graduate of the jewelry design department of Shenkar college of design & engineering, class of 2014.  I first started to learn silversmithing when I was 16 and been doing it ever since. I have always had  a passion for arts & crafts and my dream had always been to lead my life as a creative person, with hands busy all the time, to enrich peoples lives with products that show respect and awareness to shape, matter & beauty. 
As a designer, I see the human body as a great tool for exploring form & function.
jewelry design to me  Is a wonderful way of  bringing these into the practical world. During the design process, I try to get inspiration from as many different & varied places always keeping an open mined.
I believe that a creative person must be in a constant learning process, I feel that experience is something that I could never have enough of and that its value is priceless. More than that, I believe only by being open to new & different things and by  grasping every possibility at hand, can a designer bring  real change & innovation. »

Jul-Aug 2014  :   B.Design graduate exhibition Shenkar, Ramat Gan city, Israel. – Shenkar college of engineering & design certificat of recognition for outstanding achievements in 4 yaers jewelry design studies.

Immediate FASCINATION for Yael Levin industrial pieces ! :

Yael Levin industrial piecesYael Levin industrial pieces

Yael Levin  - bracelet done with electrical wires, silver ...Yael Levin  – bracelet done with electrical wires, silver …

Yael Levin  - bracelets done with electrical wires, silver, ready made sockets ...Yael Levin  – bracelets done with electrical wires, silver, ready made sockets ...

Yael Levin  - bracelets done with electrical wires, silver, ready made sockets ...Yael Levin  – bracelets done with electrical wires, silver, ready made sockets …

Yael Levin - electric wires necklaceYael Levin - electric wires necklace

Yael Levin - the golden cage necklaceYael Levin – the golden cage necklace 2012

27/06/2015

DECOUVERTE/COUP de COEUR ….. Rachel BLAIR from Glasgow School of Art

Rachel BLAIR

Rachel Blair – A Sense of Place
Rachel is a recent graduate from the Glasgow School of Art, 2015 (Degree Show 2015). She is a Jeweller, designer, maker from the Northern Isles of Orkney.  She is interested in creating pieces with contain balance in material and tension. Her work is an expression of her constant longing for a sense of belonging. She is interested in the phycology of attachment to place and the memories and thoughts alluded from the feeling of belonging. Her work this past year has been focussed on the idea of a ‘sense of place’, through this she has been investigating her own honesty. Her pieces are true to the original materials; she does not try to conceal construction. The sensitivity of the fragile papers held in by pressure and tension create uneasiness, however aesthetically beautiful.

Rachel Blair  - "overwhelmed" folded brooch -  white metal & ink stained paperRachel Blair  – « overwhelmed » folded brooch -  white metal & ink stained paper

Rachel Blair  - detail of "overwhelmed" folded brooch -  white metal & ink stained paperRachel Blair  – detail of « overwhelmed » folded brooch -  white metal & ink stained paper

« My pieces are mainly constructed from silver and gold wire frames with tension set wound papers. These papers are all hand dyed and wound individually to create intricate patterns incorporating the flaws and ripples. I uses papers to create pieces that have a sense of preciousness, papers that are usually worthless, but when manipulated and set in a precious setting have a much greater meaning. By using paper, my pieces have a limited lifetime. It is the wearing away of the precious papers within a materially precious band that is the interest. The piece is always under tension and stress, but aesthetically complete. » Rachel Blair

Rachel BlairRachel Blair Neckpiece: Held’ Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary, 2015 – Yellow metal, white metal & ink stained papers – 18 x 45 x3 cm – Photo by: Rachel Blair

She has been working closely with drawing materials in her pieces. Drawing is an integral part of her design process. It is the love of the tangibility and immediacy of a sketchbook, and how private and controlled a sketchbook can be; that is the catalyst to transfer those qualities into her work conceptually and aesthetically. Her pieces are constructed from silver and gold wire frames with tension set papers. These are hand dyed and wound individually to create intricate patterns within the layers. She uses papers to create pieces that have a duality of preciousness, papers that are usually worthless, but when manipulated and set in a precious setting have a much greater meaning. By using paper, her pieces have a limited lifetime. It is the wearing away of the precious papers within a materially precious band that is the interest. The piece is always under tension and stress, but aesthetically complete.

« I have been teaching Rachel Blair at Glasgow for the past four years and have watched how her work has grown in confidence and skill.
Her degree body of work focuses on her love of her home, Orkney. The work explores ways of capturing a sense of place and communicating visually her connections to the island. From this exploration of emotions and memories colour and material exploration has become a key component of her work. Through a thorough research investigation into paper and the use of colour Rachel has created complex yet simple pieces using ink and paper. Gradients of colour, washes of blues and browns create warmth and detail in tightly bound paper structures. This is an unconventional choice of materials within a jewellery degree and showcases Rachel’s efforts to challenge convention. Jonathan Mathew Boyd, Lecturer Glasgow School of Art, 2015«   (Glasgow School of Art 2015 Degree show)

Rachel Blair - 1st visual "shock" when entering on her website/gallery !Rachel Blair - 1st visual « shock » when entering on her website/gallery !

 Rachel Blair -  "overwhelmed" ripple brooch -   - white metal & ink stained paperRachel Blair -  « overwhelmed » ripple brooch -   white metal & ink stained paper

Rachel Blair- reverse of "overwhelmed" ripple brooch -   white metal & ink stained paperRachel Blair- reverse of « overwhelmed » ripple brooch -   white metal & ink stained paper

Rachel Blair jewellery - Bound neckpiece  - white metal & ink stained tapeRachel Blair jewellery – Bound neckpiece  – white metal & ink stained tape

Rachel Blair - Bound neckpiece detailRachel Blair – Bound neckpiece detail

Rachel BlairRachel Blair - Glasgow degree show 2015

Rachel Blair. Glasgow School of Art. New Graduates 2015.  - Neckpiece: Honesty, 2015 White metal, ink stained papers 5 x 7 x 7 cm Photo by: Rachel BlairRachel Blair. Glasgow School of Art. New Graduates 2015.  – Neckpiece: Honesty, 2015 White metal, ink stained papers 5 x 7 x 7 cm Photo by: Rachel Blair

 Rachel Blair Brooch: Restricted' Deep Yellow, 2015 White metal, ink stained papers 8 x 8 x 4 cm Photo by: Rachel Blair Rachel Blair Brooch: Restricted’ Deep Yellow, 2015 White metal, ink stained papers 8 x 8 x 4 cm Photo by: Rachel Blair

26/06/2015

DECOUVERTE ….. Monica Cecchi, recup’ in red

Monica Cecchi

  »My studio is like a child’s playroom where everything is permitted but under the rule of my game. I almost always start with very free sketches trying to keep the lightness and spontaneity of the gesture on paper. During the planning and the execution I do not exclude any possibilities of changing my plan that the randomness or other events can suggest to me. I try to consider what is happening and choose what interests me at the that moment. I think it is a game played on the unconscious memory because my intention is to loose a certain kind of control in my creative phase losing the intent of reason to arrive at something that I have known but, at the same time, surprises me.
I try to reach a result that amazes me while I can recognize as something familiar, like when, during the day you notice something that reminds us of a dream the night before that you were not able to recall with an effort of will. I work both in field of jewelry and in sculpture probably because both of these two disciplines have a base of technical progress that is able to keep my ego and my opinion busy, until the end of the job.
One of the materials that I love are the old thin cans; I like their graphics because represent a certain type of history of society of the last century where the packaging was non junk it was reusable. These containers remind me of my childhood, of grandmother who preserved these boxes of cookies where they kept wires and button or other tools that they consider valuable. I am a passionate collector and, at the same time, a destroyer of these objects that have had a particular symbolism for me ranging from the protection and coercion, but at the same time, can be used as a palette for a painter and still possess a charm which doesn’t seek an explanation.
I really like using the old material, which has the signs of aging or has cracks that suggest their story without revealing it completely. Generally I join these objects, unique for and valuable for their history, with the material prized for its commercial value because it seems to me that this contrast is interesting and that between these two types of material a relationship and tension is born because their difference. »

Monica Cecchi  Necklace: Geometrie intorno al centro 2010  Tin, ironMonica Cecchi  Necklace: Geometrie intorno al centro 2010  Tin, iron

Monica Cecchi Ring: La cosa che ho perso, 2015 Recycled tin 5 x 3 x 1.5 cmMonica Cecchi Ring: La cosa che ho perso, 2015 Recycled tin 5 x 3 x 1.5 cm

Monica Cecchi Necklace: Legami di sangue, 2015 Recycled tin ø 20 cmMonica Cecchi Necklace: Legami di sangue, 2015 Recycled tin ø 20 cm

Monica Cecchi Necklace: Legami di sangue, 2015 Recycled tin ø 20 cm Detail viewMonica Cecchi Necklace: Legami di sangue, 2015 Recycled tin ø 20 cm Detail

Monica Cecchi Necklace: Corrispondenza, 2014 Recycled tin ø 25 cmMonica Cecchi Necklace: Corrispondenza, 2014 Recycled tin ø 25 cm

Monica Cecchi - Sculpture/Brooch: Lei 2009 Tin10 x 11 x 8 cm & 11 x 10 cm Monica Cecchi – Sculpture/Brooch: Lei 2009 Tin10 x 11 x 8 cm & 11 x 10 cm

Peperepe by Monica Cecchi  - Alchimia 2015Monica Cecchi  « Peperepe »  (Alchimia 2015)

Monica Cecchi - at Alternatives gallery Monica Cecchi - at Alternatives gallery

29/04/2015

DECOUVERTE : Hedda Bjerkeli, « BLOBBY » & PINKY !

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,DECOUVERTE,Hedda BJERKELI (NO),Norvege (NO) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:24

Hedda Bjerkeli :

« I like beautiful things that don’t quite match, that disturb the eye.
 The essence of my work is shape/material/color. I do investigational work with stone and jewellery. I want color of the stone, but not its weight. Therefor I use a technic were I crush the stone into fine powder and mix it with resin to give it a shape again.
 I like round shapes, I like when round shapes meet and that they meet several times. Either if they are firmly pressed against each other or just gently put beside one another, they are influenced with the tension that emerge and are shaped in that moment. I am inspired by everything that grows, the changes of a physical body. My jewelleries are natural forms that grow out of something and grow into something new that continues of its own.
I like beautiful things that don’t quite match, that disturb the eye. Disturbing is how life is. I want to show something beautiful in my jewellery, something that I like and care about. At the same time there is a presence of something unknown and disturbing. There is no such thing as perfect. There is a wish and a lust for something perfect. But being perfect is not possible because the shape is then identical with an idea or a thought of how perfect should look like. My process of making these jewelleries is a search for a shape that gives the eye pleasance and satisfaction, but at the same time curiosity and challenge. »

2008  :  Master, at Ädellab- jewellery and silversmith, Konstfack, Stockholm  Sweden

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