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06/08/2011

La B.O. n’est pas à la fête avec la création contemporaine …..

difficile en effet de trouver quelque chose d’innovant ……….. Voir par exemple « The Earring show » à la Velvet da Vinci Gallery : de TRES belles choses, mais tout est, je dirais, « classique » : un pendant depuis une oreille percée ……..

 

Voici quelques « découvertes » sortant des sentiers battus ……

jolie découverte, à JOYA 2010 :

Aila Jubany, - Escola Superior de Disseny i Art Llotja (Barcelona) 2010Aila Jubany, de la Escola Superior de Disseny i Art Llotja (Barcelona),
presenta su proyecto: « Sirk », piezas grandes pero ligeras, que crean un movimiento sútil envuelto de puntos de luz y color.

Karol Pichler -'Teatro Mundi' (expo "Un vrai Bijou" 2007 )Karol Pichler -’Teatro Mundi’ (expo « Un vrai Bijou » 2007 )

Catherine (Clark) Gilbertson (UK) - Earpiece #1, 2003Catherine (Clark) Gilbertson (UK) – Earpiece #1, 2003 fine silver  Photo: Jim Wildeman

« My musical study and performance has paralleled my concentration in visual art throughout my life. This interest has prompted an investigation into the dialogue that exists between the sound that is perceived in one’s Imagination and the sound that one hears in reality. As our sense of hearing allows us to interact with external sound, I am pursuing a three dimensional exploration of the ear through chasing and repousse’ in precious metal. »

Carol Pedroso - Ear Piece  (Contemporary Jewelry Show at 'A CASA' in Brazil, 2011)Carol Pedroso – Ear Piece  (Contemporary Jewelry Show at ‘A CASA’ in Brazil, 2011)

 Manon van KouswijkManon van Kouswijk – Earrings

Juliana Miyasaka - (Projeto NOVAJOIA: Novembro 2010)Juliana Miyasaka(Projeto NOVAJOIA: Novembro 2010)

Cheryl Eve Acosta - Ear Brooch - 2007 Cheryl Eve Acosta - Ear Brooch – 2007 – Sterling Silver

Cheryl Eve Acosta -Noise Canceling Earrings - 2008- Earplug, sterling silverCheryl Eve Acosta -Noise Canceling Earrings - 2008- Earplug, sterling silver
Cheryl Eve Acosta -Noise Canceling Earrings - 2008- Earplug, sterling silver

'Aka Jewellery'(Ausra Bankauskaite & Mante Maskoliunaite, from Lithuania)'Aka Jewellery'(Ausra Bankauskaite & Mante Maskoliunaite, from Lithuania)

Aka Jewellery(Ausra Bankauskaite & Mante Maskoliunaite, from Lithuania)
- silver neckless and earring with white and black amber that connect with magnets in various waysfrom the « white crow » collection.

Reka Lorincz - Ear ring - Monolit jewellery 2007Reka Lorincz - Ear ring – Monolit jewellery 2007 – plastic

Mi-Mi Moscow - - Ear-rings “EYE OF EAR” 2004Mi-Mi Moscow- Ear-rings “EYE OF EAR” 2004 From series: “FULL SOUND”

Solveiga and Alfredas Krivičiai (Lithuanie) "Hair of the silence"Solveiga and Alfredas Krivičiai (Lithuanie) "Hair of the silence"
Solveiga and Alfredas Krivičiai (Lithuanie) « Hair of the silence »

Shinji Nakaba  “wearable sculpture”Shinji Nakaba  “wearable sculpture”

Elke MunkertElke Munkert

Leonor Hipolito - "Ear Plugs" Earrings  Leonor Hipolito – « Ear Plugs » Earrings - 2006 Leonor Hipólito / Tools for the subconscious / Auricular com ligação à boca / Prata, polyester, epoxy, borracha

Leonor Hipolito - ‘Object for Dreams !’ EarringsLeonor Hipolito - ‘Object for Dreams !’ Earrings
Marjorie Schick “Spiral Earring for Spira Galaxy”Marjorie Schick « Spiral Earring for Spira Galaxy »
Vincent Pontillo -  'For Saraswati' - Vincent Pontillo -  ‘For Saraswati’ – Sterling Silver, 23 Karat Gold Leaf. Forged, Fabricated

Gerd RothmannGerd Rothmann

 

10/08/2010

COUP de COEUR ! Catherine Clark GILBERTSON – NATURE

Classé dans : Catherine Clark GILBERTSON (UK),COUP DE COEUR,Grande-Bretagne (UK),metal — bijoucontemporain @ 0:27

« I use ancient metalsmithing techniques of chasing and repoussé to create jewelry and sculptural forms in precious metals that examines the origin of ornament. Starting with the decoration of architecture, sculpture and painting, this series of wearable sculptures is inspired by botanical specimens significant in the history of ornamentation such as acanthus leaves and sunflowers. Expanding on ideas of the wearable, my work examines interactions between the body and ornamentation of the body. However, instead of using these symbolically rich botanicals in miniature, as the basis of ornamenting a traditional form of jewelry, I have developed a life size form for my pieces firstly, from the plant itself–the original source of the centuries-old ornamentation—and secondly, from the shape it necessarily must take as a piece worn on the human body. .. » (Catherine Clark Gilbertson)

(she exhibited at « Chased + Repoussé », Velvet da Vinci gallery, March-April 2010)

Afficher toutes les photos | Akanthos 2 (on model) | Catherine Clark Gilbertson
Catherine Clark Gilbertson - ‘Akanthos’ neckpiece

COUP de COEUR !  Catherine Clark GILBERTSON - NATURE dans Catherine Clark GILBERTSON (UK) l_6cc5aa2c50d3c2549831dc4a15134f8a 
Catherine Clark Gilbertson - Fine Silver Sunflower Cuff

Afficher toutes les photos | 18K Earpiece. | Catherine Clark GilbertsonAfficher toutes les photos | 18K Spiral Earpiece (on model) | Catherine Clark Gilbertson
18k earpieces  (j’ADORE ! ENFIN des b.o. qui sortent de l’ordinaire !! RARE dans le bijou contemporain, curieusement)

 

24/07/2010

MIAM ! des bijoux ! …… CHOCOLAT & C°…

 » While examining the psychological and sociological potency of chocolate ….. » (Anika Smulovitz)
en tout cas, si ce n’est le chocolat, qui inspire enormément (et particulièrement celui servi aux soirées de « l’Ambassadeur » ….. ;-) …..), la denrée alimentaire, détournée, inspire, et aspire à son rôle de bijou …. le stade « collier de pâtes » est largement dépassé, actuellement, un repas complet est possible, des « antipasti » au dessert ! quant ce n’est pas ce qui reste après un bon « gueuleton » qui nous est servi comme bijou … n’est ce pas Patricia Lemaire ???!!? emoticone

En tout cas, le thème a l’air d’être dans l’air du temps : voir le projet « Aesthetic Nutrition » d’Ana Cardim (juillet 2010) que je viens de trouver dans la dernière newsletter de Klimt02  : « With her project ‘Aesthetic Nutrition’, Ana Cardim seeks attention for the idea of the difference in quantity, and levels of value, between the esthetic value of gold and the value given to the basic human need for food. »

 

« I want to call attention to the power, importance, and beauty of   food. In our culture of  fast, disposable, and store-bought food, we often misunderstand our relationship to what we eat » ( Venetia Moushey Dale, in « 500 necklaces » book)

Venetia Moushey Dale - copper, BEANS necklace - 2003
Venetia Moushey Dale – copper, BEANS necklace

Mouche caramel/ caramel beauty spot   by Manolya KonukManolya Konuk- Mouche caramel/ caramel beauty spot (patch)

`Mute language` was used in the17th century by European aristocracy, as a way to talk with symbols rather than words. This beauty spot was a way to signify the intentions and dispositions of lovers.
Placing on the face or breast each have different meaning. As a finery made from caramel, the sweet jewel becomes a temptation to be eaten from the body itself. // Langague muet du XVII ème siècle, les mouches étaient le moyen de signifier ses intentions et ses dispositions. Ici de parure, le bijou sucré se fait tentation (Manolya Konuk- en vente à la Tate gallery)

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Polly WALES (UK)- bread ring  (MIAM !! YUMY !!;-) )

Marie Pendariès - BREAD giant neckpiece !!Marie Pendaries – ‘La traîne’ Collier. Pain de mie

David Bielander - Wiener & Weisswurst, 2009. Necklaces. Wood from original Thonet chair David BielanderWiener & Weisswurst, 2009. Necklaces. Wood from original Thonet chair

MIAM ! des bijoux ! ...... CHOCOLAT & C°... dans Ana CARDIM (PT)
Stephanie Hensle (DE)- ‘MEAT-LOVER’

« Meat. The word alone polarizes. For some it represents the sensuous, the erotic, life and carnal lust. For others it arouses associations of morbidity, decay and death. In its archaic and raw state it triggers aversion in many, but is welcome when served as a fragrant roast. It is peddled in discount shops and bargain counters, or traded for 200 euros per kilo.  Delving into these contrasting worlds, Stephanie Hensle explores the luxury of meat in context of adornment, indulging our lust for both on many levels. Inspired by the art of butchery, she packs resins, jewels and other traditional jewellery pieces into sausages and pâté. Throughout she redefines not only a typology for jewellery but also our relationships to creating and acquiring it. The act of slicing („100 grams of brooch, please“) defines the pedant or brooch pieces while addressing the system of value associated with jewellery. Typical sausage netting, meat hooks or skewers become fasteners attaching the pieces to the wearer. Left over pieces are wrapped like cold cuts for the purchaser‘s consumption.  A third group of pieces reflects on the human body as meat. Neck and body pieces hang like detached organs or mysterious growths. Cut open, they allow a glimpse into the skin-colored insides. And remind us, that the line between beauty and disquiet is fine yet elegant. » (Stephanie Hensle)

Emmanuel Lacoste  Ring: Chair (Flesh) 2009  22k gold, beef meat  The usual diamond is replaced with meat, as a metaphor of the human body preciousness Emmanuel Lacoste  Ring: Chair (Flesh) 2009  22k gold, beef meat  The usual diamond is replaced with meat, as a metaphor of the human body preciousness

chips-retouche_modifie-2 dans Anika SMULOVITZ (US)
Stéphane Landureau Collier “Chips’n Chic”, chips de dinette en plastique, argent, 2002 

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Margherita Marchioni - collana di pasta

40 dans Barbara UDERZO (IT)
Margherita Marchioni fruit collection

Ana Cardim Ana Cardim

402 dans Claire LAVENDHOMME (BE)
Hilde de Decker (BE) – organic rings

Hilde De Decker- veggie ring
Hilde De Decker – veggie ring

Luisa Bruni, “...e non è più occidente” Luisa Bruni - anelli « spezie » « …e non è più occidente »

 dans COUP DE COEUR dans David BIELANDER (CH/DE)
Hsiang-Ling LU – Rice piece  - rice, resin, threads

« For this assessment, I put new material and technique into my work. For fixing the fragility, I add resin with rice, for the replacement of fabric and rice sheets I made previously. I want to keep the delicate detail and the smooth texture of rice » (Hsiang-Ling LU)

5_rizcollier.jpgFanny Agnier - collier riz – argent, riz (silver & rice)
Fanny Agnier -« grenades » de riz (pour un mariage « explosif »)

frédérique Trinquese- Bracelet pelures de pommehttp://thecarrotbox.com/news/2008/0325.jpg
Frederique Trinchese- bracelet pelures de pommes (gauche)
Virginie Bois – bague en peau d’orange (droite)

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Leonor Hipolitowrapping foil ring & necklaceRéception chez l’ambassadeur …………….. ;-)

Le collier de la reine/ The queen necklaceManolya Konuk – ‘Le collier de la Reine’ – Here, perhaps more than in the other pieces, the material has taken up all importance. The queen necklace was the necklace of Marie Antoinette and hence can be seen as a prelude to the French Revolution. Symbol of excess and decadence, this jewel, never worn, caused the demise of the French Monarchy. Playing with words again, this chocolate abundance can provoke a ‘’crise de foi(e)’ which can be translated both as ‘‘sick by food’ as ‘‘loss of faith’.

 

kette_close_neu dans Emmanuel LACOSTE (FR)Jeannette Jansen utilise des papiers d’emballage de chocolat pour sa collection “Chocolate Eater. Réalisées à la main, on peut même lire le nombre de calories que l’on porte en bracelet, collier ou boucles d’oreilles !

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un gelato ??? collier Geri Nishi 

uderzo_chocolate.jpgBarbara Uderzo – bijoux en chocolat - ‘ruggine’ (rouille) & ‘boules’

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This jewellery collection is created in chocolate; necklaces, bangles and rings –designed specifically as romantic items for couples to eat together. Small, handcrafted production runs.
RUGGINE: Rusty iron in appearance, these are created using an old confectionary technique that uses cocoa powder dusting in its preparation.
BOULES: These are chocolates covered in an edible gold leaf foil effect.

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Barbara UderzoLiquirizia e marshmallow da indossare

Barbara Uderzo - glucogioiello- candy chain 2003 - marshmallows
Barbara Uderzo – glucogioiello- candy chain 2003 – marshmallows

« …… Oltre al cioccolato, citato nel titolo, il visitatore potrà ammirare anche i “Glucogioielli”, collane e bracciali realizzati alternando caramelle scelte, quali marshmallows, liquirizia, gommosetti, fruits….come nel caso della collezione “Candy Chains”; mentre per quanto riguarda la collezione “Uno Vero” è presente un’originale accostamento della materia alimentare, in un unico elemento in pietra dura irriconoscibile alla vista.« 

Anika Smulovitz Chocolate jewelry installation Catherine Clark Gilbertson
Anika Smulovitz - Chocolate (a collaboration with artist Catherine Clark Gilbertson) -2002 – Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers

« This body of work explores human interaction with objects, specifically the interaction of our lips with objects. While examining the psychological and sociological potency of chocolate in the pieces entitled Love Tokens, I became aware of the sensual power of our lips. This culminated in Chocolate, a collaborative interactive installation comprised of a series of impressions made in the gold foil wrappers of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. The impressions are of puckered lips or teeth. In its use of repetition, mass quantities of « faux » gold foil, reference to chocolate and to the mouth, the installation speaks of consumption, indulgence, passion, and consumerism. » (Anika Smulovitz)

Smulovitz Anika Chocolate Jewelry
Anika Smulovitz -Love Token (wedding bands) Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers 2002

Anika Smulovitz Chocolate jewelry choker necklace
Anika Smulovitz -Love Token (choker) - 2002 – Ferrero Rocher chocoate wrappers, wood, brass

Anika Smulovitz Chocolate jewelry rings
Anika Smulovitz -Love Token – rings

 dans Fanny AGNIER (FR)
Tatjana Panyoczki - ‘tutti frutti in pink’, brooch, 2010
and NO, you can’t eat it !!! it is made with … pom poms … waxed !

chocolate_rings_web dans Francesca di GIAMBERARDINO (IT)
Ambre France (UK) – « Eat me », « Suck me »… rings

« Diamonds are girls best friends! But chocolate wins the second place, so this is the perfect combination: chocolate and jewels! An idea from Ambre France (UK) who creates funny rings in chocolate! Mmm, I can’t wait to taste them, ops, I mean to wear them! «  (site « JewelleryScape« )

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Ted Noten – ‘haunted by 36 women’ exhibition - ‘chocolate hooker rings’

 

«  Gioielli da mangiare! Cathy, una giovane studentessa di arte, che ama creare bijoux e li presenta nel suo blog “La prochaine fois” Tra i suoi lavori, troviamo accessori realizzati con la frutta secca, l’idea da cui sono nati è curiosa: Durante un viaggio in Francia, Cathy ha assaggiato la frutta  essiccata e in particolare ha molto apprezzato il kiwi. Ritornata a casa, ha cercato questo tipo di frutta nei negozi americani ma non ha trovato niente del genere. Ha deciso allora di acquistare un essiccatoio per realizzare da sè queste dolcezze. Prima di mangiarsele però, Cathy le fotografava e, osservando la bellezza di queste fettine di frutta, ha deciso di sperimentare qualcosa di nuovo. Nascono così anelli e collane prodotti con le mele “Granny Smith” oppure “a base” di fettine di pera o di patate dolci. (« irisjewelry.it »)

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Cathy (blog “La prochaine fois”) - dried fruit jewelry project – Granny smith apple ring

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Cathy (blog “La prochaine fois”)pear ring – necklace

« The fruit has been sealed, with either lacquer or wax. I wanted to see if these would hold up better/longer than the raw ones. However, I’m not a fan because it changes the meaning of the pieces somewhat – being sealed, they stop being about the moment and instead go into the preservation. And wax = bad because it just flakes off. I’m still on the hunt for different ways to treat the surface!« 

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Cathy (blog “La prochaine fois”)Sweet potato necklace

Noémie DOGE (CH)  collier, pomme-de-terre, argent et cotonNoémie DOGE – ‘KRIELTJES’ collier, 2005, pomme de terre et argent

« Ce que je cherche à donner à mes objets, c’est ce que je ne trouve pas dans les parures des bijoutiers traditionnels: une richesse qui ne vienne pas de la préciosité des matériaux mais de la force visuelle, primitivement symbolique de l’objet. » (Noémie DOGE)

sans titre, 2008, pomme-de-terre, argent et coton by Noémie Doge, artiste plasticienne
Noémie DOGE   collier, 2008, pomme-de-terre, argent et coton

Julie Usel - Julie Usel from Geneva is doing her master degree at the Royal college of Art in London. Her work is now in Portugal at the “Steinbeiser” gallery in Lisbon until the 6th November. A collection of colored and unique jewelry made out of potatoes.   Julie Usel (CH) patates séchées et teintées

« You can bake ‘em or fry ‘em, hash ‘em or mash ‘em, and now… you can wear ‘em! Swiss jeweller Julie Usel has made the starchy tuber even more perfect with her dried and dyed potato rings. »

Helena Johansson - Feb 2010 - the potato jewelHelena Johansson - April 2010 -   The Potato Jewel has started to grow.
Helena Johansson – The Potato Jewel (Feb 2010 a then April 2010)

alimentaire- Patricia lemaire - Broche peau de  melonPatricia lemaire - Le temps des cerises- 1200 queues de cerises !
 Patricia Lemaire - Broche peau de  melon
 Patricia Lemaire - Le temps des cerises – 1200 queues de cerises !

Tanya Shin - made from organic like pomegranate seeds, passionflower,lemo, pomelo...parfum- tanya shin
Tanya SHIN (IL) – pomegranate seeds bracelet — parure de tête, oranges séchées

6 dans Frederique TRINCHESE (FR)
Claire Lavendhomme – « Le plus profond c’est la peau » 2009. Broche. Argent, photo, résine, citron

 

« Pommes de JONG » (Jacqueline de JONG, NL)

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Jacqueline de JONG, NL‘pommes de jong’ – 2009  varying sizes cm – jewelry – mixed media (gold-dipped potato skin

« For her current exhibition, de Jong has created a series of potato bijoux, « Pommes de Jong. » They consist of potatoes laid out to dry until they are totally shrivelled, and then dipped, roots and all, in a bath of molten gold, with surprising results – jewel-like objects in weird and wonderful forms.
Her interest in integrating the humble potato, which she cultivates in her garden in France, into her art, began in 2001 with her series of paintings inspired by Malevich, as the hair of The Farmer’s Wife (« Potato Hair »). This was followed in 2002 by a painted dialogue (« Harvest ») with the pioneering Russian artist.This theme continued with « Aardappeltaal’ (Potato Language), a collaboration with Jennifer Tee at the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven in 2003. In 2006, participated in the Biennale di Ceramica dell’arte (curated by Roberto Orth), in Albissola, Italy, with an installation of ceramic objects of « baked potatoes » for the home and garden of the Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973).
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Francesca di Giamberardino  "la caramella" Francesca di Giamberardino  – ‘La Caramella’ – candy -yellow gold-silver- Murano glass pearls

113401 dans Geri NISHI (CA)
Yoko SHIMIZU« coffee-ring »  silver, coffee, resin (Galerie Slavik)

bon, maintenant, on se boit un petit coup ?

Katharina Ludwig - ice jewels Katharina Ludwig – ice jewels

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Yoav Kotik

513 dans Helena JOHANSSON (SE)
Mason Douglas  (US) soda can rings

aesthetic+nutrition1 dans Hilde De DECKER (BE)Aesthetic+Nutrition2 dans Hsiang-Ling LU (Taiwan)

 project ‘Aesthetic Nutrition’, Ana Cardim

« How does nutrition, on a socio-economic level and in its’ most basic form, relate to the aesthetic values of today’s society? This question can only come from Ana Cardim, who has a passion to make interactive, sociable jewelry-art. This takes shape in her recent project “Aesthetic Nutrition”.
The project consists of a video, projected on a wall, three heaps of rice, chopsticks and three bowls containing one, two and three hand-made rice grains. Each grain is made from pure gold, weighs half a gram, and has the economic value of about 15 kilos of eatable dry rice. (How many grains would that be?) In total, the project exists of three grams of gold, enough for a beautiful gold ring, and 90 kilo’s of rice, which can provide a meal for 1800 people! In the video you’ll see a girl trying to eat it all… Everyone that visited ‘Aesthetic Nutrition’ was given a cup filled with delicious rice-pudding.
With her project ‘Aesthetic Nutrition’, Ana Cardim seeks attention for the idea of the difference in quantity, and levels of value, between the esthetic value of gold and the value given to the basic human need for food.
I am glad this project touches the subject of discrepancy in value and quantity from an aesthetic point of view. The rice-colored, ceramic bowls that contain the golden grains, are shaped like up-side-down rice heaps and make a good visual contrast with the actual heaps of rice. The chopsticks both separate and connect the two, underlining the visual link. The video shown on the wall, completes the display. The action of handing out cups of rice-pudding causes the viewer to connect to the exhibit. How can you resist thinking about the subject, when looking at the serene beauty of the whole set-up, whilst eating yummie pudding!
The launch of the ‘Aesthetic Nutrition’ project happened on the 6th of July, and was commissioned by Bypass, an art magazine that invites artists to write about their work. The second magazine is due to be released in October 2010 and will contain an extensive article by Ana Cardim.
‘Aesthetic Nutrition’ was held in Appleton Square, which is a multivalent space geared towards diverse artistic manifestations and towards the sharing of multidisciplinary experiences. It was the first time that they had work on display by a jewelry designer! » (Broes van Iterson)

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(anacardimproductions)

23/03/2010

Tenez vous bien !!! ….. ou le règne de la « fraise »

Colliers ou « ornements de cou » qui contraignent le corps à une posture particulière, l’obligent à se redresser, à « porter beau », entre ornement (gorgerins, « fraises » et collerettes) et appendice médical (minerves…) …

FRAISES

Et quand on a une soudaine envie de « fraise », il s’avère que la récolte est …. débordante de variétés !

FRAISES- Silvia Beccaria (IT) gorgieraSilvia Beccaria (IT) gorgiere

« Gorgiere — Già in uso nel Cinquecento, fu nel secolo successivo che il colletto alla spagnola o gorgiera crebbe di volume assumendo nel costume dell’epoca un ruolo caratterizzante. Realizzate in candida tela inamidata e impreziosite da trine, le lattughe – è questo il nome che fu loro dato in Italia – costituivano un complemento capace di mettere in straordinario risalto la bellezza e l’espressività di un volto. E’ proprio l’eleganza e la bizzarria di questi antichi accessori d’abbigliamento che sembra riecheggiare nelle creazioni di Silvia Beccaria. »

FRAISES- Marjorie Schick 1988Marjorie Schick – 1988

FRAISES- Louise Nippierd - eternally_yours 2003Louise Nippierd - « Eternally yours » 2003

Malou (NL)Malou Paul  (NL)

Louise Nippierd - fallen fowl - 1998  Louise Nippierd - ‘Fallen Fowl’ 1998Hisano TakeiHisano TAKEI (JP) – Felt neckpiece

Christine BOSSLER "Distance" neckpiece   Christine BOSSLER « Distance » neckpiece

Patricia Lemaire- Volutes CollierPatricia LEMAIRE ‘Volutes’

Patricia Lemaire -'la douceur amère'- parure de cou (argent et chardons)Patricia LEMAIRE – ‘la douceur amère’- parure de cou (argent et chardons)

Patricia LEMAIRE - collier 'Les-Piments'Patricia LEMAIRELes Piments’

Catherine Clark Gilbertson (US) - Akanthos -fine silverCatherine Clark Gilbertson – « Akanthos » silver neckpiece

BY WANGA -juill 2006 P  By Wanga « corset de cou » en cuir
Christine BOSSLER - 'RESTRAIN' stainless steel & garnetsChristine BOSSLER – ‘RESTRAIN’ stainless steel & garnets

FRAISES- Galerie Caractère (atelier)- ventouses, pvc,  argent, acier inoxatelier Galerie Caractère (CH)/Gema Barrera – ventouses, pvc,  argent, acier inox Arthur HashArthur Hash

ELA CINDORUK - necklace, made from polyurathane, rosette wall moulding, Ela Cindoruk – necklace – polyurethane, rosette wall moulding, very light- acrylic wall paint, magnetic closure…

Florence Lehmann, 'Naissance Bien Tournée' NecklaceFlorence Lehmann collier « naissance bien tournée »

Zoe Robinson flocked neckpieceZoe Robinson flocked neckpiece

Catarina Hällzon - the body's relation to jewelryCatarina Hällzon (SE)- the body’s relation to jewelry     (…. c’est ce qui s’appelle « avoir les boules »….;-) )

Michelle Sotolongo - Pod Necklace - EXPO 'Paper or Plastic'Michelle Sotolongo – Pod Necklace – (EXPO ‘Paper or Plastic’ )

kapow wow textile neckpieceFRAISES- Karen Monny- celosia - collerette 2001FRAISES- Katherine Wardropper
Kapow Wow ( Mia Morikawa) – textile neckpiece
Karen Monny- ‘celosia’ – collerette  soie 2001
Katherine Wardropper

'LES BIJOUX DE SOPHIE' (Sophie Levy) - collierReina Mia Brill 'Succulence III' - Velvet Da Vinci Gallery - the necklace show
‘Les Bijoux de Sophie’ (Sophie Levy) (FR) – collier
Reina Mia Brill  – ‘Succulence III’ 

MI-MI MOSCOW- Mila Kalnitskaya -  necklace 'Easy money' 1997 from series 'one day's jewellery'MI-MI MOSCOW- Mila Kalnitskaya -  necklace ‘Easy money’ 1997 from series ‘one day’s jewellery’

FRAISES- Jesse MathesJesse Mathes

 

 

20/03/2010

COUP de COEUR ! Catherine Clark Gilbertson neckpiece

Classé dans : Catherine Clark GILBERTSON (UK),COUP DE COEUR,metal,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:47

Je rechignais à présenter l’expo « chased + repoussé » : beaucoup d’objets autres que des bijoux, et puis les photos annonçant l’expo ne m’emballaient pas …. mal ! mal !!!!

Après quelques recherches …….. WOW !!!!!

Catherine Clark Gilbertson (US) - Akanthos -fine silver
Catherine Clark Gilbertson (US) – Akanthos – fine silver

 

« I use ancient metalsmithing techniques of chasing and repoussé to create jewelry and sculptural forms in precious metals that examines the origin of ornament. Starting with the decoration of architecture, sculpture and painting, this series of wearable sculptures is inspired by botanical specimens significant in the history of ornamentation such as acanthus leaves and sunflowers. Expanding on ideas of the wearable, my work examines interactions between the body and ornamentation of the body. However, instead of using these symbolically rich botanicals in miniature, as the basis of ornamenting a traditional form of jewelry, I have developed a life size form for my pieces firstly, from the plant itself–the original source of the centuries-old ornamentation—and secondly, from the shape it necessarily must take as a piece worn on the human body. .. » (Catherine Clark Gilbertson)

 

EXPO ‘Chased + Repoussé’ – Velvet da Vinci gallery, San Francisco (USA) – 17 mars – 18 avril 2010

Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco presents: Chased + Repoussé, an exhibition shown in conjunction with the release of the recent publication, Chasing and Repoussé, Methods Ancient and Modern, by Nancy Megan Corwin.

This exhibition includes work from twenty-one contemporary artists who share a passion for these ancient metalworking techniques, many of whom have work included in Corwin’s book. The twenty-one artists reflect a range from traditional roots to modern approaches to the practice of chasing and repoussé. Dating back to antiquity, the technique has been used to add embellishment on armour, large scale sculpture, and gold and silver jewelry. The Statue of Liberty was formed from a sheet of copper using chasing and repoussé, as was the mummy mask of King Tutankhamen.

« Chasing and repoussé are methods of metalworking in which the metal is embossed from both front and back, creating a three-dimensional form from a two-dimensional sheet. Repoussé is a French word meaning « to push up or forward. » It refers to a family of techniques that form sheet metal. Repoussé can be thought of as focusing on the creation of volume, while chasing is work done to the front such as planishing, lining, matting, and making crisp edges on forms that were raised from behind.
The techniques of chasing and repoussé are traditionally used to add detail to the surface of a piece of hollowware or jewelry. Sheet metal, hollow-formed metal, flatware, and sculptures can all be chased (textured and refined from the front with steel tools called chasing tools and using a chasing hammer), and worked from the back with soft-faced steel tools (repoussé).
The work is held steady in a material called pitch (wood-based resin combined with wax and plaster), and hammered with fine steel tools. Pitch can be held in a heavy metal bowl, spread on a piece of wood or poured into the hollowware piece that is being chased. The versatility of this material is what gives chasing its sculptural and detail possibilities. Contemporary metalsmiths continue to apply these techniques in both traditional and non-traditional ways. What makes these techniques contemporary is the freedom that many artists experience in terms of content and aesthetic
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Artists:
Candace Beardslee, Jessica Benzaquen, Davide Bigazzi, Kate Case, Yuyen Chang, Nancy Megan Corwin, Christina Gebhard, Catherine Gilbertson, Catherine Grisez, Komelia Hongja Okim, David Huang, Cheri Lewis,  Keith Lewis, Charles Lewton Brain, Jackeline Martinez, Joe Meunch, Liza Nechamkin, Miel-Margarita Paredes, Linda Kindler Priest, Suzanne Pugh, Greg Wilbur.

EXPO repoussé- Catherine Clark Gilbertson 'Spiral' earringKeith Lewis 'Descent' brooch - silver, gold, limoges & basse-taille enamel (back)EXPO repoussé- Linda Kindler Priest- brooch 'dreams of the Big Cheese' gold,citine slice, orange saphires.jpgEXPO repoussé- Nancy Megan Corwin 'White and Black' broochEXPO repoussé- Yuen Chang brooch - orifice series- silver
Catherine Clark Gilbertson ‘Spiral’ earring
Keith Lewis ‘Descent’ brooch – silver, gold, limoges & basse-taille enamel (back)
Linda Kindler Priest- brooch ‘dreams of the Big Cheese’ gold,citine slice, orange saphires
Nancy Megan Corwin ‘White and Black’ brooch
Yuyen Chang brooch – orifice series- silver

 

Velvet da Vinci
2015 Polk Street
CA 94109 – San Francisco (USA)
Tel : 415.441.0109
Fax : 415.386.2492
mail: info@velvetdavinci.com

BOOK :  « Chasing and Repoussé, Methods Ancient and Modern« , by Nancy Megan Corwin.

Chasing and Repoussé book