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HDK Graduation Show 2014 – Gothenburg (Sweden) – 6-15 Juin 2014

Classé dans : Graduation Show,HDK Goteborg (SE),Li LIANG (CN),Suede (SE),www Klimt02 — bijoucontemporain @ 0:06

HDK Graduation Show 2014 -

HDK – School of Design and Crafts University of Gothenburg Sweden (Gothenburg, Sweden) 06-Jun-2014 – 15-Jun-2014 –

HDK graduation show 2014

Artists:  Sanna Brantestad — Stina Brännström — Ammeli Engström — Karin Gyllerfelt — Lena Johansson — Rasmus Larson — Li Liang — Sanna Lindholm — Soili Rautanen

Management: Karin Johansson


Li Liang, Necklace, 2014Li Liang, Necklace,  Line, 2014 – Copper, paint
Li Liang, MA – ”Line”
I have strong impact of Chinese fine classical paintings and calligraphy since I was a little.  I used lines to create forms and place my feelings of nature. 
For me, the Chinese calligraphy gives the lines diverse visual possible and spiritual power. The line has stimulated me to discover the sequence and express the emotions from the reality.
Li Liang Necklace: Line, 2014 Copper, paintLi Liang Necklace: Line, 2014 Copper, paint
Rasmus Larson, Brooch, 2014
Rasmus LarsonBrooch: Pacifistic Contemplations, 2014Recycled Tin-soldiers, Acrylic on linen, Caution and Protective tapePhoto: Rasmus Larson
Rasmus Larson, MA – “Pasifistic Contemplations”
The medal, a military grading symbol which is commonly used as a confirmation that marks accomplishments – You’ve done well. What happens when it’s forced to use its purpose but in contradiction tell about the opposite, and take the role to display lives that are forced to fade away in an elimination steeped in destructive and lost conditions. Morphed together with IUCN’s The Red List and thoughts around life form’s fates and circumstances.
The materials used are recycled Tin-soldiers, taken from a time when naïve brutal battles were executed on wall-to-wall carpets without knowledge of the real world’s equal brutality. It takes four soldiers to make one medal. Four if they have rifles and are marching.
Acrylic paintings as portraits of lives. The text, to create context and cause. And the ribbon, made out of caution tape and protective tape – which according to the label on the package says: for all kind of caution and protection. They have become my pacifistic contemplations.
Rasmus Larson, Installation, 2014Rasmus LarsonInstallation: Pacifistic Contemplations, 2014Recycled Tin-soldiers, Acrylic on linen, Caution, Protective tapePhoto: Rasmus Larson
Soili Rautanen, Necklace, 2014Soili RautanenNecklace: Face it, 2014Wood, copper, textilePhoto: Soili Rautanen
Soili Rautanen, MA – “Face it”
I want to frame a person. And by doing that I want that the person has its own secrets and stories. The wearer becomes a storyteller through the frames and creates a strong relationship between the wearer and the jewelry. At the same time hundreds of times repeated frame parts formulates a wall around head, protecting its wearer. The frame can either cover or relieve your life but it always tells a story with you.Lena Johansson, Brooch, 2014Lena JohanssonBrooch: Valse Lente, 2014Porcelain, steel wirePhoto: Lena Johansson
Lena Johansson BA – “Valse Lente”
I dip paper in porcelain, while thinking of certain piles of paper. I make a construction, as a protection for the fragile. With a line that does not cover but coexists, as the shadow.
Sanna Brantestad Necklace: To What Remains When Everything Else Disappears, 2014 Silver, textile  HDK - Brantestad Necklace: To What Remains When Everything Else Disappears, 2014 Silver, textile 
Sanna Brantestad - HDK 2014Sanna Brantestad Necklace: To What Remains When Everything Else Disappears, 2014
Sanna Brantestad, BA – “To What Remains When Everything Else Disappears”
2013. The year my beloved mother passed away. The grief casts shadows over everything; nothing is in its place anymore. Another journey, an inner one, has begun.I seek support in my hands.This is a work about days of grief. Of memories. Imprints. A tribute to the small things that mean the most. To what remains when everything else disappears.
Sanna Brantestad - HDK 2014Sanna Brantestad  To What Remains When Everything Else Disappears, 2014 (Brooch: To What Remains When Everything Else Disappears, 2014 Silverplated copper)
Ammeli Engström, Installation, 2014Ammeli EngströmInstallation: Yushu Souvenir, 2014Silver, alluminium, textile, rubber, leatherTotal of 202 piecesPhoto: Ammeli Engström
Ammeli Engström, BA – “Yushu Souvenir”
I look into the fragmental and the constantly changing in what we remember. I work with thoughts of souvenirs as materialized memories.
In metal I search for a language that speaks of transformation. I cast objects to rework them,  seeking the boundary between the recognizable and the abstract. Memory helps the eye to whole broken forms. We want to remember. My work revolves around memories as souvenirs, how we carry with us our memories.
HDK 2014 - Ammeli Engström  - Yushu Souvenir, 2014 Silver, alluminium, textile, rubber, leather Total of 202 piecesAmmeli Engström  – Yushu Souvenir, 2014 Silver, alluminium, textile, rubber, leather
HDK – School of Design and Crafts University of Gothenburg Sweden
Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
405 30 – Gothenburg
Telephone: +46(0)31-786 48 97


Christoph ZELLWEGER – portrait

Classé dans : BOOKS / BIBLIO,Christoph ZELLWEGER (CH),COUP DE COEUR — bijoucontemporain @ 2:45

With science fiction turning into reality on a daily basis, what will our bodies look like in the future, asks Christoph Zellweger

In the past, jewellery as body adornment has given meaning, function, comment, pleasure, reason, identity and community. However, as the future draws closer, technology is increasingly repurposing objects and refashioning the body.
Where are we going if new functions can be added to the body in a designed way?” asks Swiss jewellery designer Christoph Zellweger. “On a philosophical level, it challenges how we have thought about the human subject.”
In the search for improvement, ultimate functionality, beauty and perfection, the human body has become a subject of design. This will have a lasting impact on the way we define ourselves as individuals and societies,” he goes on.
Born from a family of goldsmiths, silversmiths and watchmakers six-generations deep, Zellweger has been steeped in the production of preciousness and refinement from an early age. Initially trained as a goldsmith, he worked in the field of luxurious fine jewellery for more than 10 years before completing his masters at the Royal College of Art in London.
It was when his non-conformist spirit came up against the establishment’s restrictive views and single-minded focus on craftsmanship, rather than expression, that Zellweger was inspired to seek an alternative outlet for his questions concerning philosophy, politics, science, genetics, ethics, nature and artifice. By using unconventional materials and developing new ways of wearing jewellery, he now attempts to bring the discourse around body modification and adornment, which has been taken over by plastic surgery, back into the field of jewellery.
The importance and meaning of jewellery has been banalised by industrialisation and mass-production. Traditionally, jewellery had a personal meaning to its owner, but was also a significant communication tool to society as a whole. Through jewellery, we communicate who we are, which group we belong to, our preferences, our social status and our interests. Jewellery has always been a tool to express these notions,” explains Zellweger.
Moreover, he goes on, we are investing money, time and thought into the body itself. “In the same way that everyone once wanted a little gold chain around their neck, now it’s about the size of your breasts or the straightness of your nose. So, what I’m saying with my work is that the body itself is the new jewel, which makes it open to trivialisation, on the one hand, but also, on the other hand, of imbuing a new meaning – one can now design the body in such a way as to put meaning on to it.”
Made from highly polished stainless steel, the Foreign Bodies collection poses disquieting parallels between body organs and luxury items. Although referring to implants, they are worn on the body surface. Zellweger says he doesn’t expect anyone to actually insert the pieces into the body, but he considers the possibility itself intriguing. “It is like owning a very very fast car, even though you have to comply to a speed limit,” he comments.
Re-sculpting the human skeleton, the Ossarium Rosé collection poses mortality in surprisingly sensual tones through the flocked surface and impartial pink colour. Zellweger explains that he spent a lot of time on getting the colour just right – not quite flesh colour, definitely not girly, nearly nice and almost seductive. The bone-like shapes that are sometimes anatomical, sometimes not, describe the possibility of a futurist body: “What if this is a relic from the future?”
I am concerned about my body: What if it fails and what if it becomes controlled by technology? My grandfather had a pacemaker inserted when he was 93 and he died almost five years later. I remember sitting with him one evening and he told me very quietly that it was amazing to hear the pacemaker every night, running and setting a pace, but that it was also scary because the pacemaker wouldn’t allow him to die when it was time. It was not respecting his own mental relationship to his body.”
Zellweger questions the status of the human body, between nature and commodity, in the Body Pieces series, which is made out of polystyrene. “As a by-product and packaging material, polystyrene has no value or status whatsoever in society. To then make something beautiful out of it, means that someone cared. However, on another level, the name of this collection – Body Pieces – declares that our body parts are packaging for our self,” says Zellweger.
A collector, he recalls, was so irritated when she saw that his new collection was made out of polystyrene that she stormed out of his exhibition. The next morning, first thing, she was back. She hadn’t slept much that night, instead fuming that she had found such a horrible material as polystyrene beautiful. “I will never look at polystyrene in the same way again,” she said. “Maybe I can inspire that reaction regarding the human body,” says Zellweger.
The possibility of working in these unconventional materials is reliant on Zellweger’s interest in technology and technique – he worked for almost three years to develop a technique that could present polystyrene in an acceptable way. “I am interested in what I don’t know, the unexpected. So I choose technologies that at the beginning I can not control and at the end of a long process come up with an image, a reading of the things I make, that surprises me. When this happens I know that it will probably surprise others as well,” he says.
It was this process that led him to his rubber-based Rhizome series. The project was inspired by Zellweger’s observation that it is very difficult to find a truly original pattern and that most of the patterns being used in the decorative arts had been around for centuries, inspired by nature. He set out to develop a contemporary pattern that represents his “feeling of our time and came to Rhizome. It took him almost three months until it felt right.
Just like the Foreign Bodies collection, Zellweger’s work in rubber demands to be worn in different ways, evoking a sensual, tactile experience. “It is not different to how a furniture designer explores new ways of sitting,” Zellweger explains. The Body Supports collection comprises belts, braces, harnesses and straps designed as “emotional prostheses for the contemporary individual” – though some are even designed to be worn by couples.
Significantly, it seems that Zellweger’s work itself has changed his relationship with his own body and adornment. “I used to wear jewellery, but I don’t any more because I don’t want to talk constantly about the pieces. As soon as I do wear jewellery, the conversation turns to me and what I do,” he laughs.
The whole jewellery industry works on this idea of creating community and distinction at the same time. We want to look like each other but we are also constantly looking for subtle distinctions. The idea behind jewellery is to make a piece that draws compliments from friends, family and society, on one hand confirming that one is part of the group and, on the other hand, wanting people to say that it is really different and special. However, it can be so special as to not belong to the same community anymore and create a new one,” Zellweger concludes.(Design Indaba web site)

Christoph ZELLWEGER - portrait dans BOOKS / BIBLIO 05_foreign_body
Christoph Zellweger - foreign body

hooks dans Christoph ZELLWEGER (CH)
Christoph Zellweger   – hooks

01_relic_rose dans COUP DE COEUR
Christoph Zellweger   – relic rose

Christoph Zellweger  - body piece

Christoph Zellweger   – ‘Boobs’ from the Incredibles series’porcelain





Foreign Bodies: Christoph Zellweger -Monica Gaspar (Author, Editor)- Publisher: Actar; Bilingual edition (June 30, 2007) – 147 pp.

« Foreign Bodies explores the definition and concept of body adornment today. In search for beauty and perfection, the body has become a luxury item. Christoph Zellweger makes hybrid objects, bridging art, design and science. Zellweger works in a range of different media: from jewelery, metalwork, ceramics and textile to installation, performance and computer generated material. This book presents jewels, art works, products in development, interactive installations and exhibitions. Foreign Bodies documents finshed works and works in progress, from public spaces to pieces worn on the body. Critical essays by Martina Margetts, Pietro Morandi and Sabine Runde as well as a conversation with Emma Woffenden, Damian O Sullivan, Iris Eichenberg and Ted Noten.« 




FELT FELT FELT… jewelry – upcoming book ’500 Felt Objects’

« Trumpet sound ! Some time ago, the call for entries went out for 500 Felt Objects, a book slated for fall 2011 release*. After seeing Fashioning Felt, the terrific show she curated, I enlisted Susan Brown of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to serve as the juror for this book. We’ve been reviewing the images to include in the book, and I’ve come across some really exciting jewelry made with this extraordinary material!
Now, please don’t think the decisions have been made for the book–we’ve still got a loooong way to go before selections are finalized. Just wanted to share the fascinating things some talented artists from around the globe are making. » (Larkcrafts)

* parution prévue pour l’automne 2011

FELT FELT FELT... jewelry - upcoming book '500 Felt Objects' dans Amy KLAINER (US) Maria-Eife-300x231
Maria EIFE, a resident of the City of Brotherly Love, necklace

Justyna-Truchanowska-226x300 dans Anat GELBARD (IL)
Justyna Truchanowska (Dublin) – necklace

Eun-Yeong-Jeong1-190x300 dans Anna HINKES (US)Jennifer-Moss-230x300 dans Anna WALES (UK)
Eun Yeong Jeong-  ring           –                Jennifer Moss (of Kalamazoo)

Chien-Ching-Liao-213x300 dans BOOKS / BIBLIO
Chien-Ching Liao (Taiwan) – this piece incorporates felt so airy that light filters through

EucalyptusOctopus' Garden
Lynda Watson (US) neckpieces : Eucalyptus’ & ‘Octopus Garden’

Kristen-Mitsu-Shiga-272x300 dans Brigit DAAMEN (NL)
Kristin Mitsu Shiga

Maricha Genovese  « Under Pressure » Necklace: needle felted wool, thread, sterling silver

7460584_orig dans Cath DEARSLEY (NZ)
Maricha GENOVESE (US) – ‘Felted Balls’ Neckpiece – needle felted and dyed wool 

Jens-A.-Clausen4-300x164 dans Catherine SVENSSON (SE)Jens-A.-Clausen23-300x199 dans Celio BRAGA (BR)
Jens A. Larsen (Norway) - necklace




Wool Necklace Set - by "C'est la Chine"Wool Necklace Set - by "C'est la Chine"

Wool Necklace Set – by « C’est la Chine«  (from JIA SUO Collection)(to shop on Etsy)

32_annie2_v2 dans Chien-Ching LIAO (Taiwan)Anna Hinkes -Wood and Felt Bracelets – 2010

felted flowers neckpiece adornement blue - by Kate Ramsey on Etsy - 39€Kate Ramsey – felted flowers neckpiece adornement blue – (you can buy it on Etsy at « FeltFieltroFilc« )

bracelets 'dans mon corbillon' - blue serie felted bangles by "Dans mon Corbillon" at  "A little Market" by ‘dans mon corbillon‘ (Nadine Raymond) – blue serie felted bangles by « Dans mon Corbillon » (to shop at  « A little Market« )

163103_178795955493803_112397672133632_427652_1185885_n dans Colleen BARAN (CA)Hanan Kedmi (design graduate of Shenkar college, tel aviv) has created a series of jewelry made from heat sink devices that are attached to computer parts which tend to get overheated

149776_1631320190249_1453953476_1640836_6767013_n dans COUP DE COEURDora Haralambaki : « my participation to the <> »

mr+mouse dans Cynthia TOOPS (US)
Cath Dearsley (NZ) – felt mouse pendant & jewelry

« Inspired by my furry friend Mr Nibbles, these pieces are made by needle felting wool into objects and jewellery, referencing my attraction to toy animals and childrens book illustration.
Metalwork embellishes the pieces to create the attachments for wearing on the body.  Additionally I created a series of holders for these pieces to sit on, hang or interact with, adding to their playfulness and fun. » (Cath Dearsley)

 dans Dana BLOOM (IL)
Sophie Taylor-Brockie (NZ)- necklace- Amethyst, Felt, Embroidery Cotton, Curtain Weight (on kit & caboodle)

Cèlio Braga gives form to his relections through hand-made felt, silk, cotton fabric and glass beads…

Anat%20Gelbard dans Danielle GORI-MONTANELLI (IT)
Anat Gelbard (IL) has developed her jewellery through an exhaustive exploration of felt making techniques and created beautiful understated organic pieces.

Thea Clark (US) – necklace - felted wool oxdized silver, and citrine

Class photo
Cynthia Toops, felt bracelet

vacide erda zimic
Vacide Erda Zimic (Perou)

amy klainer Amy Klainer (US) -Laser cut 100% wool industrial felt, earth magnets

Hisano Takei - 'linked' 2006Hisano Takai
Hisano Takei (JP) – ‘linked’ 2006 - feutre/felt chain
Hisano Takei - felt neckpiece

GIIA graphic coll
GIIA (Italy) felt neckpieces (to SHOP on Etsy)

Brigit Daamen (NL) felt ringpinky- Brigit Daamen
Brigit DAAMEN (NL) felt ring & necklace – she was recently featured in the exhibition “Fashioning Felt”, at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Brigit felts plastic costume jewelry with merino wool and transforms them into precious edgy neck pieces.

 Karin WAGNER - collier fleurs PKarin Wagner -'bolitas' P
Karin Wagner (CH) bien sûr ! (collier ‘fleurs’ et collier ‘bolitas’)
Anna Wales (UK)‘Blooming Boa’ Necklace, oxidized silver and red felt

felt-5 dans Dora HARALAMBAKI (GR)spi-7 dans Ellen WEISKE (US)
Meiri ISHIDA (JP) layered felt jewelry
« inner voices » Brooch, 2005 felt, silver ‘spiral city’ Necklace, 2006 – felt,plastic glass,silver Necklace in Blue Wool
Catherine Svensson (SE) « OlliesWoollies » – Woolly Bobble Punk Bracelet  & leaf necklace in blue
(to SHOP on Etsy)

hanneke-paumen-3 dans
 Hanneke Paumen (NL) – felt discs necklaces

hanneke-paumen-1 dans Eun YEONG JEONG (US)
Hanneke Paumen (NL) -  felt Collar

FREE SHIPPING Brown-Blue Multi Strand Felt NecklaceManic Organic (Felt Necklace or/and Bracelet)

Zorica Djukic (‘3FUN’ shop on Etsy) – Brown-Blue Multi Strand Felt Necklace – ‘Manic Organic’ (Felt Necklace or/and Bracelet)

FeltjewelryColleen Baran (CA) Felt Rings

Daily Recycled Rings - Colleen Baran Makes a Ring a Day - knot felt ringColleen Baran – Daily Recycled Rings (Ring a Day) – knot felt ring

Sabrina Bottura - Anello ‘Explosion’ – argento, feltro lavorato a manoSabrina Bottura (IT) -  Anello/ring  ‘Explosion’ – argento, feltro lavorato a mano

Marchi Wierson (to shop on Etsy at « Marchi made it »!)

 dans feutre / felt
Marchi WiersonBig Blob Bracelet – wool felted blobs, shaped & sewn together with inner cotton liner & cuff
WOW ! more to discover on her « kit&caboodle » page

gcm_purple_felt dans Gail CROSMAN MOORE (US)gcm_pointy dans GIIA (IT)
Gail Crosman Moore (US)

A Day in the Life..... dans Hanan KEDMI (IL)

Lily Yung -  felt ‘boa’ (‘Die cut‘ serie)

 dans Hanneke PAUMEN (NL)photo
 Janine Berben (NL) – felt Rings with coral beads — ‘Coral’ set
HAVE A LOOK at her « new work » on Flickr !!!!

Red Loopy Collar by Danielle Gori-Montanelli
Danielle Gori-Montanelli (IT) – large ‘red loopy collar’ felt necklace

Licorice Brooch by Danielle Gori-Montanelli
Danielle Gori-Montanelli (IT) – felt  ‘licorice’ brooch (j’adore !) (to SHOP here ! :-) )

slide0Ellen Weiske (US) – multi-layered use of color in this necklace

DSC08688 dans Hisano TAKEI (JP)
Michaela Binder (DE) 


some nice FELT shops on Etsy :




Image de prévisualisation YouTube

Fashioning felt exhibition



519ETACsa2L._SS500_ dans Janine BERBEN (NL)

Felt Fashion: Couture Projects from Garments to Accessories  - Jenne Giles – Quarry Books (oct 2010) – 128pp

pinkrose2web dans Jenne GILES (US)
rose scarve (!!) from ‘harlequinfeltworks‘ on Etsy ! (Jenne GILES)


APPEL à CANDIDATURE – feutre/felt – Lark Books – deadline : 6 mars 2010

Classé dans : BOOKS / BIBLIO,Concours / Competition — bijoucontemporain @ 1:43

500 Felt Objects
Juror: Susan Brown
Entry Deadline Extended: March 6, 2010

Lark Books seeks images from artists/designers across the globe for publication in a juried collection showcasing felt objects. Categories in the book will include Garments, Jewelry, Furniture, Bags, Art Pieces, Headwear, Functional Items/Home Décor, Floor and Wall Coverings, and more. Felt must be the focus of all work, but other materials are allowed. While Lark usually features hand-made work, for this book, innovative designs in industrial felt are acceptable. Download more information and an entry form here.

en vue de publier dans la série « 500… » « 500 objets en feutre », envoyez vos projets !

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