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25/02/2017

#MunichJewelleryWeek2017 – EXPO (66) – AAD Schmuckstücke Gioielli – Galerie Carl Weishaupt P13, Munich 9-24 Mars 2017

Classé dans : Barbara PAGANIN (IT),EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Exposition/Exhibition,SCHMUCK (DE) — bijoucontemporain @ 1:54

(66) Adria Alpen Donau/aad Schmuckstücke Gioielli  2017

Adria-Alps-Danube Schmuckstücke Gioielli Jewellery 2017 – 09.03-24.03

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Barbara PAGANIN

 „Adria Alpen Donau Schmuckstücke Gioielli 2017“:

Fifty goldsmiths currently living and working in the European region between the Adriatic Sea and the River Danube (AAD) will come together to exhibit their latest hand-crafted jewellery designs.The individual aesthetic of the designs combined with the artistic implementation of each goldsmith’s craftsmanship will initiate an intercultural dialog about contemporary jewellery design. Visitors are invited to join the extremely active and thrilling scene of these European goldsmiths, where ideas, feelings, dreams are realized into breath-taking and impressive jewellery.

AAD Catalog 2017

(66) Alpen Adria Donau Schmuckstücke Gioielli aad 2017 - Susanne Elster ringsAlpen Adria Donau Schmuckstücke Gioielli aad 2017 – Susanne Elster rings

 

From Germany:  Coralie Arntz — Alexandra Bahlmann — M. Becker — M. Beer — Susanne Elstner — Bernhard Grassl — E. Jocher — Stephan Kaddick — Leinfelder — Kerstin Lind — Michael Mann — Christian Mühlbauer — Nicolodi — H. Niggl — Sebastian Baron v.d. Recke — Imogen Rizkova — G. Schmelmer — Juliane Schölss — Michael Seubert — Gisbert Stach — Christoph Straube — Satoko Takeichi-Däntl — R. Wilhelm — Ulla Zierer

From Austria:  Petr Dvorak — Elisabeth Habig — Angelina Kafka– Gerti Machacek — Aija Neuner –  Seitner — Florian Wagner

from Italy:  Gian Luca Bartellone — Giorgio Cecchetto — G.Chiarcos — Marcus Frühauf — Doris Gabrielli — Konrad Laimer — Stefania Lucchetta — Martin Messavilla –  Barbara Paganin – Federica Pallaver — Jurgen Pollo — P.Reveane — Alessia Semeraro — Giovanni Sicuro — Silvia Valenti — Janos Gabor Varga — Michele Zanin — Stefano Zanin

SCHMUCK 2017 - Barbara Paganin -  - at AAD exhibition - Open Memory n°22 brooch: Barbara Paganin Open Memory n°22 brooch

SCHMUCK 2017 - Barbara Paganin -   at AAD exhibition - Open Memory n°26 brooch: Barbara Paganin  Open Memory n°26 brooch « biology lesson »

SCHMUCK 2017 - Barbara Paganin - at AAD exhibition   - Open Memory n°19 brooch: Barbara Paganin -  Open Memory n°19 brooch

« in the brooches « Memoria Aperta«  ………..  the artist effectively tests the value of the memories that bind everything and everyone. In this collection, ceramic animals, porcelain dolls, sculpted ivory shapes, woods, glass, miniatures of old photos—unearthed, inherited, and collected relics—are mixed in with incredible reproductions in lost wax of shoes, dresses, tiny tools of daily use, mini-bestiary, and gems. Paganin weaves her thick net of information on a sort of genetic algorithm in which everyone can find their reflection. Each brooch, every necklace starts a story. It’s up to us to choose the plots. »  (By Silvia Valenti on  AJF)

 

 

 

 

Galerie Carl Weishaupt P13
Promenadeplatz 13
Munich – DE
Tue-Sat 11:00–18:00
www.goldschmiedeinnung.de

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18/02/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Julia Obermaier – at « Die Vier » Exhibition(s) Munich

Julia Obermaier

Die Vier  Exhibition  -

* 18- 21 Febr. 2017 at  Inhorgenta  in Munich  – hall C2 – Stand 526
* 8-14 Mars 2017 IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse in Munich – Halle B1 – stand 728
* 19-21 May Eunique in Karlsruhe.

« Four women with a strong language expressed through jewellery have the aim to revive the traditions of stone carving and goldsmithing with a contemporary approach. Idar-Oberstein is the point of encounter from all the members of the group, coming from Costa Rica, Austria and Germany. »

   "Die Vier"  Exhibition  /  18 Feb 2017  -  21 Feb 2017   Inhorgenta:

 

Artist list  : Catalina Brenes — Denise Ebert — Pia Groh — Julia Obermaier

  »Even though each one of them has their own special way of expressing, they believe that presenting their works together, there are even stronger “Our differences disappear when the main motor of our creativity joins. We are four women, four designers, four aesthetics with one language: JEWELLERY.” »

Julia Obermaier. Necklace: Breathe, 2016. Rockcrystal, silver, iron, paint, resin. 33 x 18 x 2 cm. Photo by: Qi Wang. - - . - at  "Die Vier"  Exhibition  /  18 Feb 2017  -  21 Feb 2017   Inhorgenta: Julia Obermaier. Necklace: Breathe, 2016. Rockcrystal, silver, iron, paint, resin. 33 x 18 x 2 cm. Photo by: Qi Wang

Julia Obermaier (Germany), recently opened her own beautiful atelier in Kempten (Allgäu). Julia’s pieces from her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, Dept. Gemstone and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein will be on exhibition at Inhorgenta, IHM and Eunique. Come and visit us !!!!

Julia ObermaierWant to know more of Julia Obm follow her in facebook and Instagram or visit her website: www.juliaobermaier.com

  Julia Obermaier« My main subject is about private space. If someone is crossing the borders of my spaces without permission, it causes a bad feeling. I try to protect them as much as possible, but in daily life, one cannot always keep direct surroundings and personal space in their preferred way. Our outside world is always in relation with each other and our circumstances.
I create in my pieces rooms, containers, boxes or little caves. These spaces can be filled with ones own personal feelings, perceptions and sensations. I see my work as containers protecting the innermost emotions of the viewer or wearer, that they use to confront a busy world ».

Julia Obermaier
 Julia ObermaierJulia Obermaier Necklace: The Hug, 2016 Agate, silver, resin, pigment Photo by: Julia Obermaier
presented at TALENTE 2017 – during SCHMUCK – 8-14 mars 2017 -

 

 

Inhorgenta
Willy Brandt Allee 1, Messegelände
81829 -  Munich
GERMANY

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TALENTE
Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich
Willy Brandt Allee 1, Messegelände
81829 -  Munich
GERMANY

 

 

 

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07/02/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jina SEO – ready for #MunichJewelleryWeek2017 !!

New work from 2017 ….. ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!
«Her practice explores the relationships between body, clothing, sexuality, fetish, and space. »

 New work from 2017.. #MunichJewelleryWeek2017Jina Seo New work from 2017… – beginnings in white …. #MunichJewelleryWeek2017

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017.. – brooch – #MunichJewelleryWeek2017

Jina Seo New work from 2017.. -  First time using white leather. Gets almost translucent when it is wet..Jina Seo New work from 2017.. -  First time using white leather. Gets almost translucent when it is wet..

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017 – brooch -  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017 ….. ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017 – brooch

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017 ….. brooch

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... brooch: Jina Seo New work from 2017 ….. brooch

 

Artist Statement
The extraordinary power of objects is obtained, because people believe in them. The more mundane the objects are, the more powerful they become. 
My practice contextualizes the primitive energy that is submerged beneath the layers of garments. When the body is removed, the absence becomes an empty structure. The internal structure is evidence of human existence. It remains full of authentic spirit and fantasy. 
Through the processes of deconstructing and reconstructing materials into symbolic forms, I uncover the hidden intimate and sensual power of humanity. It is a moment when ordinary objects become surreal and uncanny in order to redeem the socially constructed expectations and perceptions.

 

Jina SEO on INSTAGRAM
her WEBSITE

 

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04/02/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jelizaveta Suska – Hatara Project, Time Perception Vol.3

Jelizaveta Suska

« So me and my friends are preparing for something really cool and exiting: Hatara project. From Finnish – a cotton candy. Like a sweet cloud, we, a bunch of 14 people, from all over the world will make a show in Munich this year. If you are going there for Schmuck Fare, don’t miss our exhibition, it will be under #36 (on a map)!
I will tell more about each participant as we move closer to the 8h of March – Opening day! Have a look at our project webpage. We looking forward to meet you! »
https://www.facebook.com/hataraproject

Jelizaveta Suska  Hatara project. From Finnish - a cotton candy. Like a sweet cloud,

9-22h, LOVaaS artSPace - 08-11 March

Hatara Project, Time Perception Vol.3“,
with : Marine Dominiczak, Morven Downie, Elin Flogman, Yasuyo Hida, Anke Huyben, Christine Jalio, Helmi Lindblom, Melina Lindroos, Annea Lounatvuori, Sara Malm, Wiebke Pandikow, Jelizaveta Suskaya, Susanna Yläranta, Ginta Zabarovska,

Fürstenstr. 6, 80333 München, 08.-11.03.,
Mi. 19-22h, Do. Fr. 10-19h, Sa. 11-17h,
Tel. +358 445250524, www.facebook.com/hataraproject
„Hatara Project, Time Perception Vol.3 - photo: Ninni VidgrenHatara Project, Time Perception Vol.3 – photo: Ninni Vidgren
Meet the artists taking part in this year’s Munich Jewelry Week exhibition TIME PERCEPTION VOL.3.
Jelizaveta Suska
She was born in Latvia, where she completed her Bachelor degree education in Art Academy of Latvia as a metal designer. At the age of 24 she moved to Gothenburg in Sweden for studying and permanent living. In 2015 she graduated from Academy of Design and Crafts (HDK) at University of Gothenburg.
In year 2016 Jelizaveta received The Herbert Hofmann Prize, and Amber prize at Amberif Award.
‘Frozen Moment’ pieces are a lot about feelings of nostalgia, of a moment in time. In my work, I was looking for materialization of these abstract matters. I based it on associations and feelings. After a period of research, I came up with my own material that the pieces are made of. This material has two main compounds: polymer, that is light and transparent, just like ‘a moment’ and crushed marble, that creates an illusion of a solid stone which I associate with a feeling of nostalgia.
In the beginning of crafting each piece, material is hot and dynamic but in a while it turns still. Like a metaphor of a moment becoming a memory. When looking at my works, people often are saying that they look like ice or unknown minerals.
I question traditional approaches and instead of valuable jewels I celebrate the idea behind the material. That’s why for the rear of the brooches and other supporting details I use valuable metals like gold, gold plated silver and titanium.
In this project, I created more than 200 hundred pieces. I then selected 21 and crafted them into the jewelry.
Find out more about Jelizaveta – www.suska.berta.me
Jelizaveta Suska - brooch "Frozen moments"Jelizaveta Suska – brooch « Frozen moments »
Jelizaveta Suska - brooches "Frozen moments"Jelizaveta Suska - brooches « Frozen moments »

 

Hatara-project was fouded by Annea Lounatvuori & Christine Jalio in the spring of 2014. Their first exhibition was at the Munich Jewellery Week on march 2015 and the second of may at O galleria in Helsinki. The third exhibition was a part of the Munich Jewellery Week 2016 were Christine Jalio and Annea Mikaela participated together with Melina Lindroos, Wiebke Pandikow, Helmi Lindblom and Ginta Zabarovska.

Members:
Annea Lounatvuori
Christine Jalio
Ginta Zabarovska
Melina Lindroos
Helmi Lindblom
Wiebke Pandikow
Jelizaveta Suskaya

 

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02/02/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jonathan HENS – upcoming exhibitions ! BUSY man !!

Jonathan HENS

Here are the upcoming exhibitions for 2017, with the new collection NIGHTLIGHT SKIN.
It’s an evolution from « HUMAN 2.0 » to « NIGHTLIGHT SKIN« .
Jonathan Hens - NIGHTLIGHT SKIN - janv 2017: Jonathan Hens - NIGHTLIGHT SKIN – janv 2017
Galerie beyond‎Belgians and Swedes - 2017
* BELGIANS AND SWEDES /group exhibition – At Gallery Beyond -
From the 29th of January till the 12th of March 2017
« To connect a certain aesthetic or a style to a nationality might be impossible in a society where the global art scene is only a browser away. But is there something of a local culture that could create a common denominator, and how are art works affected by their surroundings and
audience? »
group expo :  Karen Vanmol, Anneleen Swillen, Jonathan Hens, Tine De Ruysser,
Arnaud Sprimont & Karin Roy Andersson, Anna Norrgrann, Linnéa Eriksson, Hanna Liljenberg and Sanna Svedestedt
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at Smuck 2017
« NO EXPIRY » /duo exhibition
From the 9th of March till the 12th of March 2017
3 stations – Studio Lofts
Welserstrasse 15 81373 Munich
(3Stations = 81373 München, Welserstr. 11 / 15 / 23 / 29-31)
 9th-12th March 2017 -  15-19h, – „No Expiry“, Dimitar Stankov, Jonathan Hens,
 09.-12.03., Do. 15-19h, Fr. 10-18h, Sa. So. 10-14h,
Dimitar Stankov Tel. +32 495327052, Jonathan Hens Tel. +32 483362484

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17-21h30, inStitut françaiS  München "Précieux Passages“, Rodrigo Acosta, Angela Bermudez, Stella Bierrenbach, Babette Boucher, Céline  Buffetrille,  Patricia Domingues,   Jonathan Hens, Elvira H. Mateu,   Ulrike Kampfert, Christiane Köhne, Nadine Kuffner, Sonia Ledos, Aude Medori, Nathalie Perret, Galatée Pestre, Linda Pieri, Janire Roman Diaz, Janina Stübler, Céline Sylvestre, Edu  Tarin, Laurence Verdier, Caro Weiss - Kaulbachstr. 13, 80539 München,  09.-10.03. 14-20h, 11.-12.03:

at Smuck 2017
Précieux Passages /group exhibition
From the 8th till the 13th of March 2017
Institut Français de München - Salon jaune, 1st floor
Kaulbachstraße 13 80539 München
17-21h30
with : Rodrigo Acosta, Angela Bermudez, Stella Bierrenbach, Babette Boucher, Céline  Buffetrille,  Patricia Domingues, Jonathan Hens, Elvira H. Mateu, Ulrike Kampfert, Christiane Köhne, Nadine Kuffner, Sonia Ledos, Aude Medori, Nathalie Perret, Galatée Pestre, Linda Pieri, Janire Roman Diaz, Janina Stübler, Céline Sylvestre, Edu  Tarin, Laurence Verdier, Caro Weiss
  09.-10.03. 14-20h, 11.-12.03
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European Triennial of Contemporary Jewellery 2017
in WCC-BF, Mons (BE)
Opening on the 20th of October 2017 -
This exhibition will also travel to France and Sweden in 2018

 

NIGHTLIGHT SKIN  STATEMENT
« Jonathan Hens’ striking work speaks of recent developments in today’s world, which has seen a fusion between the banal and the races/ cultures/ subcultures and becomes a place where men and women have merged into androgynous beings.
His designs are the result of an intense search for an alternative identity. Rather than a classic example of beauty, the viewer gets to see Hens’ interpretation of it. He chose the material pewter to create his signature, by engraving, pouncing and printing, he creates a new dimension to the material.
After researching different kinds of sub-and material-cultures/ religion/ races he started to experiment with skins. By confronting those materials together, we can translate it as an extension between all human society.
His dark look mirrors (or reflects) ‘the now’, a place where there is scope for experiment and self- expression. His atypical aesthetic has no truck with traditional techniques. Jonathan Hens creates a visual game between austere forms and a rough edge finish. His work raises many questions, such as what beauty means today and whether or not there is still a difference between the sexes/ humans/ religions and cultures.
Jonathan Hens’ work gives us greater insight into the diversity of our world. »

 

 

 

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09/12/2016

EXPO ‘New Tastes – Twelve New Graduates’ – Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery (UK) – 10 Nov. 2016–29 Janv. 2017

New Tastes


Twelve New Graduates

 New Tastes Twelve New Graduates - kath libbert jewellery gallery- 10th Nov - 29th Jan 2017Darcey Skelly,  Space Cows From Space)

 Twelve New Graduates
Delectable jewellery, metalwork and silversmithing! Our annual pick of the most delicious new talents selected from all across the UK and Ireland!

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, which this year celebrates twenty years at Salts Mill, Saltaire, has selected and exhibited the work of new graduates since its inception. In numerous cases these emerging talents have gone on to gain wide acclaim for their work, and many continue to be represented by the gallery. For the exhibition New Tastes Kath serves up twelve sumptuous collections cooked up by new graduates from all over the UK and Ireland:  ‘Spotting and then supporting the work of cutting edge new graduates has always been extremely central to the ethos of the gallery.  Forging a career straight out of college is really challenging. Now, more than ever, it is vital to exhibit and encourage these incredibly talented jewellers and metalsmiths at this formative stage in their careers.’

 
Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art -
Rob Anderson, Sheffield Hallam University - already a winner, bagging the prestigious 2016 Business Design Centre New Designer of the Year Award for his Japanese ceramic inspired ‘family’ of earthy steel vessels entitled ‘Heavy Hands’. Their meditative beauty arises from his carefully considered making process – a wonderfully tactile collection with great presence.
Hayley Brooks, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee -
Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery -
Sheng Zhang, Birmingham School of Jewellery

Room for more?

We are also delighted to serve up collections byFrancesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art; Felicity Lynden, University of Edinburgh;  Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art; Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London; Michaela Murrain, De Montfort University, Leicester, and Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art.

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Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art‘Go with the Glow’ is a taste explosion – sensual, soft to the touch jewels, in a riot of fluorescent UV reactive nylon wire, inspired by raves, laser light shows, and jellyfish!
« My jewellery is focused on exploring the multisensory experience and making tactile wearable pieces, which involve different sensory experiences such as vision, sound, and touch. The inspiration for the jewellery series “Go with the Glow” stems from capturing the moving moments in the natural world. I was deeply attracted by free-swimming marine animal. For example jellyfish, which is soft, light, and glowing with the characteristics of amazing colours. I was also fascinated by dancing, rave party and laser light show.
I developed my work by experimenting with acrylic, moving beads, UV reactive nylon wire, UV light and fluorescent paints resulting in light-weighted tactile, colourful and playful pieces. The nylon wires under UV light creates an amazing fluorescent effect and provide a pleasant visual enjoyment for the wearers and viewers. Moreover, the pieces create subtle sounds, following freely with the movements of the body. »

Education
2009-2013 | BA Jewellery and Silversmithing College of Art and Design, Beijing University of Technology
2014-2016 | MFA Jewellery and Silversmithing  Edinburgh College of Art

Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art - ‘Go with the Glow’- bangle in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts  Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art – ‘Go with the Glow’- bangle in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts 

Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art - ‘Go with the Glow’- brooch in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art - ‘Go with the Glow’- brooch in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts

Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art - ‘Go with the Glow’- pendant in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts  Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art - ‘Go with the Glow’- pendant in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts 

Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art - ‘Go with the Glow’- ring in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts   Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art – ‘Go with the Glow’- ring in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts 

Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art
« I am inspired and intrigued by the traces left behind through dilapidation and decay and by the marks stamped on the urban environment.  And I am drawn to repeated elements that distort and change. 
I have a fine art background and this influences my approach to jewellery making. I live and work in West London and take numerous photographs of the details I discover as I walk the streets. These are incorporated into my work through mark making and drawings on my enameled surfaces.
I enjoy the challenge of working with industrial materials and traditional processes to create distinctive hand made art Jewellery. I like to work with steel and to add silver accents. I incorporate enamels and patinas to add colour but my palette is subtle and restrained. After kiln firing my enamels are deconstructed and the shiny finish is abraded. This creates richly degraded surfaces with subtle areas of hue and tone and a smooth matt finish. Where patches of bare steel are revealed they are encouraged to rust.  Each piece is unique for although I can repeat the processes there is always an element of chance and no two pieces are ever exactly the same. »

Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art. - Enamelled steel necklace on silver chain  -  : Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art. – Enamelled steel necklace on silver chain

Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art - Double enamelled steel brooch -  .: Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art – Double enamelled steel brooch

 

Michaela Murrain, De Montfort University, Leicester
« My work is all about colour, shape and repetition. The idea of taking plain white, flat pieces of fabric and manipulating them to create wearable sculpture is what excites me as a maker. I am inspired by the bold characteristics of neck adornment within African culture and from this I created my ‘Chunk and Loop’ jewellery collection where I have translated subtle elements, such as the placement of colour and scale, to create tactile, vibrant yet sophisticated, contemporary wearables. »

Michaela Murrain, De Montfort University, Leicester - ‘Chunk and Loop’ necklace in hand dyed cotton Michaela Murrain, De Montfort University, Leicester – ‘Chunk and Loop’ necklace in hand dyed cotton

 

Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London
« Drawn to the simplicity and elegance of clean lines in architectural design, Stephanie O’Leary is influenced by geometric structures which jut-out, protrude or extend from the existing ‘frame’ of their environment. Specifically scaffolding, cranes and power lines.
Scaffolding: “a temporary structure used to support the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings”.
What some may perceive as a temporary ugliness protruding out of the natural urban environment; she is drawn to its linear design, the contrast between permanence and degradation, and the transient nature of its construction.
Formed from various different components, scaffolding can be assembled in various different ways to integrate with and support a building; the structure can be assembled, disassembled, relocated and assembled again. In this sense, over time, the structure is in a constant state of flux, moving around the city.
By focussing on this dynamic, O’Leary uses universal hinges and industrial materials to create kinetic urban structures, which mimic the minimalist and fragmented aesthetic of London.
In combination with found objects, industrial and precious materials, O’Leary forms connections and links between discarded objects, material connotations and their environment in relation to urban cityscapes. »

Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London - ‘Fragments’ – necklace in enamelled copper, steel, silver with fragment pieces encased in scaffolding inspired frames on articulated wooden chain  Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London – ‘Fragments’ – necklace in enamelled copper, steel, silver with fragment pieces encased in scaffolding inspired frames on articulated wooden chain 

Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London - ‘Roof Truss Brooch’ in wood, steel and brass  Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London – ‘Roof Truss Brooch’ in wood, steel and brass 
  »Scaffolding: “a temporary structure used to support the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings”. « 

 

Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery – inspired by ballet, Chen’s delightfully playful series of rings and brooches seem alive, dancing on the body – every element of her finely manipulated metal wire mini sculptures move as the wearer moves.
« Chen Cheng believes that contemporary jewellery is interactive because it demands a response, which can either be physical or emotional. Through kinetic movement and visual interaction, her work is designed to be explored.
“My pieces invoke play. Every element is movable, and this quality enhances the physical movement of the wearer”.
Combining her own aesthetic and working style, Chen has taken inspiration from shapes and moving modes found in the human body, which are also expressed through modern and traditional ballet dancing. Applying this motion to express the mystique and magical forms of the human body was the key determining process in her jewellery design.
Using fine wire and simple metal shapes to create the minimal forms allows the audiences to pay close attention to the movement of the work. Akin to dancing, each piece’s “performance” holds its own surprise in style and character.
Chen hopes that her work will encourage the wearers to touch, feel and discover the meaning behind her work. She hopes that through a deeper appreciation of such interaction, jewellery can be better understood and more people would be able to appreciate the different expressions and styles of contemporary jewellery. »

Dancing On My Own - kinetic ring -  Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery;: Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery – Dancing On My Own – kinetic ring

  "dancing on my own" kinetic ring -  Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery;: Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery – Dancing On My Own – kinetic ring

Chen Cheng - Dancing on my own kinetic broochChen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery – Dancing On My Own – kinetic  brooch 

Chen Cheng (CN) - Dancing On My Own - kinetic ring - Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery – Dancing On My Own – kinetic  ring

 

Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art
« Through the exploration of body adornment and personal possessions my practice primarily focusses around how an object evokes personal comfort for its owner. Through interrogation of pre-owned objects and our interaction with our personal belongings, my works emphasis is on the user’s experience. By observing these interactions I question how the design of an object can entice an individual to explore the piece and how this can provoke the wearer to form a personal attachment to the item.
Producing small scale objects with close attention to detail, I question how the user will interact with each piece. Creating intricate designs that evoke engagement, generates an individual narrative upon each item through the user’s choice of how it is worn.
Exploration of traditional techniques within jewellery and metal work is integral within my practice to produce individual handmade items, which also allows myself as a maker to form a personal connection to each piece throughout its creation. »

 Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art - ‘Watchmaker’s Brooch’ – from ‘Explore’ Collection.  Worn on the inside of the jacket to reflect the significance of the user's personal choice. Brass, chain, stainless steel and corked glass vials - Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art - ‘Watchmaker’s Brooch’ – from ‘Explore’ Collection.  Worn on the inside of the jacket to reflect the significance of the user’s personal choice. Brass, chain, stainless steel and corked glass vials

‘Watchmaker’s Brooch’ - from ‘Explore’ Collection in brass, chain, stainless steel and corked glass vials - ; Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art;: Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art - ‘Watchmaker’s Brooch’ - from ‘Explore’ Collection in brass, chain, stainless steel and corked glass vials

Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art - ‘Watchmaker’s Brooch’ – from ‘Explore’ Collection in brass, chain, stainless steel and corked glass vials 

 

Darcey Skelly, National College of Art and Design, Dublin‘Voyages of the Starship Stetson’ – a collision of two iconic fictional genres, Sci-Fi and the Western, paired in a crazy creation of her own imagining. Her concept, if the Cowboys of the Old West found a way to propel themselves into Space to colonise a planet. Darcey describes herself as ‘an illustrative maker’, a storyteller who aims to show there is more to a piece than meets the eye!

 Darcey Skelly, National College of Art and Design, Dublin  Space Cows From Space - Necklace   Darcey Skelly, National College of Art and Design, Dublin  Space Cows From Space – Necklace

Sheng Zhang, Birmingham School of Jewellery – winner of the New Designers Goldsmiths’ Company Silversmithing Award 2016  is influenced by minimalist art and contemporary architecture. Shafts of light slice through finely crafted incisions in his series of supremely elegant geometric brooches and vessels – all darkly oxidised with glinting gold edges.
« Sheng Zhang is influenced by minimalist art and inspired by contemporary architecture. His passion concentrates on the exploration and expression of the relationship between internal and external spaces with significant contrasting elements such as forms, textures and colours.
The collection involves the utilisation of highlighted incisions and openings to imply and emphasise the link of internal and external space, as well as introducing light as an indicator of different spaces to allow the viewer to look through and explore the entire piece. This also strengthens the visual response, captures attention and produces curiosity for the viewer.
By employing simple geometric forms and contrasting colours, Sheng demonstrates a minimal style and visual language, which reflects his personality, philosophy and personal aesthetic.
Each piece is unique as a result of a carefully controlled and purposely structured making process. All the pieces are hand made in metal with appropriate techniques including plating and oxidising. The collection consists of functional and non-functional items. »

Sheng Zhang, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Inside Out’ – brooches in oxidised gilding metal Sheng Zhang, Birmingham School of Jewellery – ‘Inside Out’ – brooches in oxidised gilding metal

Sheng (Shawn) Zhang Brooch: Sheng Zhang Brooch – gilding metal, oxidising 2016

Felicity Lynden, University of Edinburgh - 'Ruins' necklace in resin embedded with iron oxide and steel mesh, with white metal and stainless wire Felicity Lynden, University of Edinburgh – ‘Ruins’ necklace in resin embedded with iron oxide and steel mesh, with white metal and stainless wire

 

Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art
« I am a designer, maker and jeweller based in Glasgow. My work tends to be informal, relatively un-precious and playful. I recently graduated from the design school at Glasgow School of art specialising in silversmithing and jewellery.
This work originally sprang from my love of illustrating the female form. I enjoy the long linear lines that so quickly represent a woman. With something like five strokes of a pen one can conjure a form, and a character within that form.
The subject of the nude woman is fraught with conflicts. The female form is often reductively objectified and generally devalued. I want my work to have a humour and an informality that isn’t often afforded to the subject of the naked women or indeed the discipline of jewellery »

Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art - Brass Ladies – brooches hand pierced in brass Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art – Brass Ladies – brooches hand pierced in brass

Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art - Brass Ladies – brooches hand pierced in brass - The subject of the nude woman is fraught with conflicts. The female form is often reductively objectified and generally devalued. I want my work to have a humour and an informality that isn't often afforded to the subject of the naked women or indeed the discipline of jewellery: Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art – Brass Ladies – brooches hand pierced in brass – The subject of the nude woman is fraught with conflicts. The female form is often reductively objectified and generally devalued. I want my work to have a humour and an informality that isn’t often afforded to the subject of the naked women or indeed the discipline of jewellery

Hayley Brooks, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee - the peaceful expansive landscapes of the Scottish wilds are captured in her sensitive collection of chokers and bangles – microscopic details of lichen covered rocks appear in richly textured soft silicone contrasting with sleek silver – ‘a personal souvenir – enabling the wearer to carry with them something of the peace and solace found in the Scottish landscape.’
« The Scottish landscape provides peacefulness, an opportunity to free your mind, and access to silence. A stark contrast to the every day hustle and bustle of city life. Through photography I capture things that interest me ranging from the textures and details in the rocks found at my feet to the wider expansive landscapes that give us a sense of place. I am interested in the natural reflection of the landscape in the details of the rocks – the macroscopic in the microscopic!
Through this innovative collection of contemporary jewellery I aim to raise awareness of the beauty of the Scottish landscape, as I want other people see what I can see in the rocks and stones. These immensely wearable pieces, combine alternative materials such as silicone and precious metal, and also act as a personal souvenir – enabling the wearer to carry something of the peace and solace found in the Scottish landscape. »

Hayley Brooks, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee - Choker in silicone, anodised aluminium and silver -  Hayley Brooks, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee: -  Choker in silicone, anodised aluminium and silver -

Hayley Brooks Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee – Choker in silicone, anodised aluminium and silver 

 

New Tastes introduces twelve new jewellery graduates: Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art; Hayley Brooks, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee; Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery; Rob Anderson, Sheffield Hallam University; Sheng Zhang, Birmingham School of Jewellery; Darcey Skelly, National College of Art and Design, Dublin; Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art; Felicity Lynden, University of Edinburgh; Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art; Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London; Michaela Murrain, De Montfort University, Leicester; Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art.

 

KATH LIBBERT JEWELLERY GALLERY
Salts Mill, Saltaire,
Bradford BD18 3LA. – UK
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02/12/2016

EXPO ‘Nomen Nescio’ – Piazza del carmine 29, Firenze (IT) – 2-3 Dec. 2016

Nomen Nescio

MFA GRADUATION SHOW - by  Carla Movia

Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School Florence

Opening 2 december 18:00-21:00

& 3 December 17:00-20:00

Nomen Nescio – Carla Movia

Nomen Nescio, from latin nomen-name and nescio-I don’t know, is an installation of 300 brooches, all made out of the same material – discarded tin cans.
It is the nameless and forgotten crowd that the jewellery artist Carla Movia addresses with her work, a reflection on stereotypes and prejudice.
100 trashed tin cans transformed into jewellery state that redemption is a possibility.
They are meant as a symbol of hope, the invisible and the rejected placed on the body and worn with pride to be noticed.
In this spirit, one series of brooches supports Oxfam Italia’s campaign Stand as One.
A percentage of the sales will be donated to give help and protection to the millions of people forced to flee conflict, disaster and poverty.

Alchimia contemporary Jewellery school in Firenze   -  proud to announce that our MFA graduate Carla Movia has been selected to Talente 2017 with her graduation work! #alchimia #contemporaryjewellery #talente2017: MFA graduate Carla Movia has been selected to Talente 2017 with her graduation work!

Alchimia contemporary Jewellery school in Firenze - proud to announce that our MFA graduate Carla Movia has been selected to Talente 2017 with her graduation work! #alchimia #contemporaryjewellery #talente2017: Alchimia contemporary Jewellery school in Firenze – proud to announce that our MFA graduate Carla Movia has been selected to Talente 2017 with her graduation work

 proud to announce that our MFA graduate Carla Movia has been selected to Talente 2017 with her graduation work! #alchimia #contemporaryjewellery #talente2017: proud to announce that our MFA graduate Carla Movia has been selected to Talente 2017 with her graduation work

 

Carla Movia (born in 1989 in Trieste, Italy) is a contemporary jewellery maker currently based in Florence. She holds a BFA (2014) and completing an MFA in Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornament from Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence tutored by Dutch artists Ruudt Peters and Lucy Sarneel.

 

 

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25/11/2016

EXPO ‘WYSIWYG – Chumeng Weng’ – Spazio Culturale MENTANA, Firenze (IT) – 26 Nov. 2016

WYSIWYG – Chumeng Weng

MFA GRADUATION SHOW

Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School Florence

26 November 2016 -  Opening: 18:00

 

WYSIWYG - Chumeng Weng

Alchimia presents WYSIWYG, solo exhibition of graduate student Chumeng Weng.
The exhibition consists of a series of 19 jewellery pieces, a humorous reflection on what determines our psychological discomforts. On Nov 26th 2016, you are invited to the representation of her fears based on a two-year self discovery journey.
WYSIWYG will take you behind the dark scenes of Chumeng Weng’s imagination, where everything is tied together through one specific shape to have her worst nightmares come true.
Weng’s work incorporates traditional metal forming techniques with elements that are not usually associated with jewellery, thus creating a sense of disturbance, much like how our inner struggle works against common perception. As she sharpens, scores, snaps the pieces on to the edge of a shirt with an aggressive gesture, they turn into a theatrical symbol rather than a physical threat. Weng becomes powerful through the process of creation, taking control of her growth once again.

 

 WYSIWYG - Chumeng WengWYSIWYG – Chumeng Weng

Chumeng Weng pendant aluminium, shibuichi, beaded wire, tiger tail wire - pendant  23x14x9cm: WYSIWYG – Chumeng Weng pendant aluminium, shibuichi, beaded wire, tiger tail wire – pendant  23x14x9cm

WYSIWYG - Chumeng Weng (ALCHIMIA 2016): WYSIWYG – Chumeng Weng

Chumeng Weng - WYSIWYG - pendant dim 50x6x6cm: WYSIWYG – Chumeng Weng  necklace – copper, shibuichi, acrylic paint, spray sealant, tiger tail wire 2016

« Chumeng Weng in her new collection moved from a more personal and biographical representation of fear to a broader and rather humoristic reflection on what determines our psychological discomforts.  Motion and sarcasm are paramount tools for her, and the question she seems to pose here might be how to neutralize fear’s paralyzing power. » (Alchimia blog)

Chumeng Weng 2016Chumeng Weng

 

Chumeng Weng lived and studied in Shenyang, China for 18 years before studying fine art in Canada. Still looking for a better self, she spent one year focusing on technical jewellery making. This led her to Alchimia, where not only her perception of jewellery has been altered greatly, but also her philosophy towards ways of living has been reinterpreted.

 

 

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Via della Mosca, 5,

50124 Firenze

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EXPO ‘Weapons of Perfection’ – Chiasso Perduto, Firenze (IT) – 2-4 Dec. 2016

 
MFA GRADUATION SHOW -
Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School Florence
2/4 dicember 2016
at CHIASSO PERDUTO

OPENING EXHIBITION: 2 dicembre ore 17.00

Lilian Mattuschka‎ Weapons of Perfection

« The unconscious is sitting on my shoulders, whispering, calling for revolution. The giant grandpa wants to teach me how to move, how to smile, how to behave. I shave my hair.

Weapons of Perfection is the result of a two-year research revolving around issues on social behavior and norms that define and direct human interactions.
This body of work is presented as an installation created to encourage a dialogue between body and objects, photography and video. The work is divided in chapters, each representing a specific type of instruction, intended to shape both our posture and our mind.
Weapons of Perfection explores the alphabet of forms we live every day. Here the apple is a weapon of knowledge; the pacifier is an artifice of compensation; the smile is a trick of expression; the handle is a temptation of contact; the posture is an imposition of openness; the chain is a distorted bond.
The thoroughly refined artifacts invite touch, but resist use when perceived as weapons.
Weapons of Perfection offers an insight into the invisible social constrictions and boundaries with which we can be confronted. »

https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15168701_1035893459854121_2755046529079193776_o.jpg Lilian Mattuschka POLENA. back-piece. material: wood. The work explores the alphabet of forms we live every day. Here the posture becomes an imposition of openness

EXPO 'Weapons of Perfection' - Chiasso Perduto, Firenze (IT) - 2-4 Dec. 2016 dans ALCHIMIA (IT)Lilian Mattuschka - pacifier

http://lilianmattuschka.com/ SMILE – Weapons of perfection offers a wiew on the invisible social constrictions and boundaries we can be confronted with

 

 

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via coverelli 4R Firenze – ITALIA
VISITING HOURS: 10.00 to 17.00

 

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18/11/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Hakan AKTUG – « The Unpredictable Form/Foam » collection

Classé dans : AUTOR (RO),COUP DE COEUR,DECOUVERTE,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Hakan AKTUG (TR),Turquie (TR) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:02

Hakan Aktuğ

Discovered at AUTOR 2016 – From linear to « bubbly » line …

He graduated from the Jewelry and Jewelry Design Programme at İstanbul Aydın University with first-class honours in 2008.
After graduation he was accepted into the School of Jewelry Technology And Design at Mersin University, where graduated with second-class honours in 2012.
In 2010, while studying, he worked with some of the most well-known contemporary jewelry designers in Istanbul and started his career in contemporary jewelry.

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Hakan AKTUG -
Happy to be selected to AUTOR 2016 Contemporary Jewelry Fair!
AUTOR 2016 will bring together the Fantastic worlds of 70 artists including Hakan Aktuğ.
« The Unpredictable Form/Foam » collection will be exhibited on AUTOR 2016 in Bucharest.

Hakan Aktug / H A K A N A K T U Ğ j e w e l r y. - Autor 2016   Photo Credits: Ionut Dobre: Hakan Aktug / H A K A N A K T U Ğ  j e w e l r y. – At Autor 2016   Photo Credits: Ionut Dobre

Hakan Haktug  - previous collectionsHakan Haktug  – previous « linear » collections  

Après plusieurs séries de bijoux plutôt « linéaires », jolis à tendance classique, tout d’un coup « pouff » ! c’est la MOUSSE !! succès durant le salon AUTOR 2016 avec une nouvelle collection incorporant le travail de la « mousse » (foam) : « The Unpredictable Form/Foam«  collection

Hakan Haktug  - The Unpredictable Form/Foam Necklace foam, silver, paint, thread  Hakan Haktug  – The Unpredictable Form/Foam Necklace – foam, silver, paint, thread 

 Hakan Haktug  - "Unpredictable Form/Foam" Necklace - foam, silver, paint, threadHakan Haktug  – « Unpredictable Form/Foam » Necklace, 2016 foam, silver, paint, thread

Hakan Aktug - "Unpredictable form, Foam' necklace - Foam, oxidised silver, paint. Hakan Aktug – « Unpredictable form, Foam’ necklace – Foam, oxidised silver, paint

 

Hakan Aktuğ "Unpredictable form, Foam brooch"- Foam, silver, paint.  AUTOR 2016 ★ Hakan Aktuğ « Unpredictable form, Foam brooch »-  Foam, silver, paint.

Hakan Aktuğ "Unpredictable form, Foam brooch"-  Foam, silver, paint - wornHakan Aktuğ « Unpredictable form, Foam brooch »-  Foam, silver, paint – worn

 

 H A K A N A K T U Ğ Jewelry  The Unpredictable Form/Foam Brooch, 2016 foam, silver, paint.  H A K A N A K T U Ğ Jewelry  The Unpredictable Form/Foam – Foam Yellow Brooch, 2016 foam, silver, paint

 

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