Yafit Ben Meshulam
Decouverte à Joya 2016, de suite elle fut pour moi les «bijoux du Petit Poucet» … avec son « Yoshi lapel pins set » ….
De la céramique, matte, blanche et douce et lisse, et des éléments textiles, comme de petits encarts moelleux, brodés de fils rouges aux motifs « ethniques », appartenant au folklore mondial, qui rappellent …. un « déjà-vu », un « déjà connu », vous savez, la « blouse roumaine », la « nappe de mamy », les serviettes brodées de « tante Ursule » ….. ces broderies faites au fil rouge, le fil rouge du souvenir …. Ce sont ces creux, remplis de « tendre » -ou pas- qu’elle appelle ses « lacuna » (du nom de sa marque, « Lacuna jewellery« ) : un « creux », « a space between elements« , où s’engouffre le souvenir …. et elle re- »tisse » la mémoire, avec ses techniques à elle, re-coud, re-lie, re-crée … pour sa dernière collection, « Appear & Disappear collection »
Et, bien sûr, elle a « fait » Shenkar, la fameuse école ……
Yafit Ben Meshulam - « les bijoux du Petit Poucet » …… (in fact « YOSHI lapel pin set » lapel pins for men & women. Red embroidery inlaid in 3D printed Ceramic & Resin - 925 Sterling Silver, Ceramic, fabric - Lapel pin size: 0.4 inch / 1 cm )
Yafit Ben Meshulam – YOSHI lapel pin set (worn) - 925 Sterling Silver, Ceramic, fabric – Red embroidery inlaid in 3D printed Ceramic and Resin
« Does technology affect the value of design, whether handcrafted or machine-made? And can we tell the difference now with the boundaries becoming blurred ? The collection started with very soft and organic jewellery that expresses birth and the creation of something new. To these emotional shapes I added a strong metal outline to symbolise the overpowering force of new technologies on crafts.«
Yafit Ben Meshulam/Lacuna jewellery- Bubbles Industrial memory / 2015 – white brooch, embroidery, red thread, 3dprinting - Plaster, fabric, Stainless Steel, Silver
Yafit Ben Meshulam - Back & forward brooch new collection red eramics
« LACUNA is a space between elements – A quiet elongation between one musical note to the next – A gap in the text that leaves room for imagination – I’d like to invite you into a world of intrigue and imagination. In this world, I see my jewels as unique 3D objects, each containing the shell of an element that once existed … and now in its place, the lacuna – just a memory of what once was. The unique shapes of my designs were formed as if I removed a “frozen moment” froma step in the design process. Space remains between the material that originally was and the shape that came to be. With your imagination, this space allows a glimpse into the elements that were whisked away and hidden during this intriguing “frozen moment”. In each collection I use a variety of techniques and technologies, which give expression to the concept of my designs. I meticulously add textures, colors and finishes to the 3d prints and casted jewelry, so that the surface and interior spaces are decorated by the small details. My name is Yafit Ben Meshulam. I’m a jewelry designer, maker and metal smith working and living in Tel Aviv, Israel. I earned a B.DES degree in jewelry design from the distinguished Shenkar College of engineering and design in Tel Aviv. Thanks for letting me share my passion with you «
Yafit Ben Meshulam – at JOYA 2016 - « Riku » necklace - red embroidery inlaid in 3D printed Ceramic pendant that moves gently like scales - Red rope chain, Ceramic ,fabric, Alpaka, Sterling Silver – Pendant size: 2.5×2.5 inch
Yafit Ben Meshulam – brooch – at JOYA 2016
Yafit Ben Meshulam - necklace – at JOYA 2016 - Ceramic, Coral, Fabric, silver, stainless steel ….
Yafit Ben Meshulam – « Kotaro » necklace – Ten ceramic links and tow ceramic pieces with red embroidery engraving and Coral beads. - Ceramic, Coral -Chain length 28 inch – Finish / Matte ceramic, shiny red resin
Yafit Ben Meshulam – from embroidery red ethnic pattern ….. to … working on new pattern… pattern embroidery sketch dots
« Does jewelry within a specific collection have to be similar to one another? Further, is it possible to create an eclectic collection b ased on the same fundamental principles, or in other words D.N.A., of the jewelry’s design elements?
In creating a collection, designers sometimes realize upon reviewing their work that his or her project has another connection that wasn’t consciously created. In this project I decided to make this unknown, secondary connection the leading topic of my collection.
Throughout my process, every item b egan as an intuitive idea which was formulated independently into its correct form b ased on the materials and technology used. The connection between the items is revealed in the end; when all the pieces appear together. In my case, the connection that was discovered was measurements. Each piece emphasizes measurement in different ways; and together they appear as eclectic collection.
However, the result of this semi-blind process brings to the forefront an age old question: What makes a collection cohesive; is it materials? technology? shape? or is it the hand of the designer which gives a collection unity? »