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05/03/2018

EXPO ‘‎Hidden curriculum’ – during the MJW 2018 – Atelier Cepissakova, Munich (DE) – 8-11 Mars 2018

 

« ‎Hidden curriculum »

Contemporary jewelry exhibition inside   Munich Jewellery Week  (7–10 March 2018)

Popeye loves Olive  Art Space hosts an exhibition platform during Munich Jewellery Week by inviting a group of 14 Greek artists to meet the Mexican artist Jorge Manilla and to develop a joint project on Hidden Curriculum, Identity and Proxemics. 

Opening: Thursday 08/03/18 @19.00 – 22.00

Popeye loves Olive‎ - Hidden curriculum*

Participating Artists:    Jorge Manilla – Aggelika Diplari – Aggelos Konstantakatos – Anna Vlahos – Antria Prasinou – Artemis Valsamaki – Erato Kouloubi – Ioli Livada –  Joanna Grigoriou – Liana Pattihis – Marina Zachou – Niki Stylianou – Xenia Deimezi – Yakinthi Oikonomou – Yiota Vogli

 

 » Hidden Curriculum*
The Hidden curriculum consists of teaching items which are not officially intended and developed by school and educational system. The educational authorities use the concepts of “hidden curriculum” and “invisible curriculum” to explain teachings and attitudes influenced by these implicit factors (Alavi, Abdollahi and Ahmadi, 2008).
With the intention to explore behaviors, perspectives and attitudes, that the participants adopt during their learning process, in an independent way outside of an institution.
For this exhibition we have decided to take the idea of a Hidden Curriculum and explore in a free but very careful way, issues like gender roles, morals, social class, stereotypes, cultural expectations and personal language.
According to the Austrian artist and architect Hundertwasser, we have five layers of skin. From the innermost to the furthest from the centre: Epidermis, Clothes, Houses, Identity and Earth. Each layer (skin) defines and interacts with the whole human entity.
According to Proxemics, we arrange objects and ourselves in relation to space as it makes us feel more or less comfortable. Individuals naturally maintain a separation that relates to environmental and cultural factors but also to social and interpersonal situations. One could say that proxemics is separated in Intimate, Personal, Social and Public Space/Skins. Moreover, all layers of Space/Skins interact, affect and define each other.
Most importantly, it should be underlined; the above studies claim that Identity is created by social interplay.
According to history, Jewelry serves as a primary means of conveying cultural values. Traditionally, jewels were seen as sacred and precious; however, from the beginning of the 20th century, jewelry has started to be objectified. Jewelry as a result of all human social interactions becomes a product of non-verbal communication.
The process, through which a piece of jewelry is created, is totally connected with the cultural and social background of each jewelry artist. From the selection of materials to the final product, it is needed that all different possibilities and perspectives of this act to be explored.
On the other hand, the viewer interacts both with the maker and the wearer of a piece of jewelry; as jewelry narrates stories and communicates feelings and Identities. 
By comparing fourteen Greek jewelry artists’ work in opposition to that of a Mexican artist and educator; this exhibition seeks to collect information on how hidden curriculum, proxemics and identity are expressed through jewelry.
What kind of space occupies the work of each artist? What kind of skin it represents? « 

 

HIDDEN CURRICULUM - Yiota Vogli Dialogue I Νecklace / Ruthenium plated bronze, alpaca, paper pulp, grains, oxidationsYiota Vogli Dialogue I Νecklace / Ruthenium plated bronze, alpaca, paper pulp, grains, oxidations

Yiota Vogli. Brooch: Dialogue, 2017. silver, alpaca, hand painted silver, paper pulp, acrylics, cotton.Yiota Vogli. Brooch: Dialogue, 2017. silver, alpaca, hand painted silver, paper pulp, acrylics, cotton.

Yakinthi Oikonomou Brooch: Veresé, 2017 Argentium silver, bronze, stainless steel. Photo by: Orestis RovakisYakinthi Oikonomou. Brooch: Veresé, 2017. Argentium silver, bronze, stainless steel.. Photo by: Orestis Rovakis.

HIDDEN CURRICULUM - Yakinthi Oikonomou Home sweet home Brooch / Argentium silver, stainless steelYakinthi Oikonomou Home sweet home Brooch / Argentium silver, stainless steel

Xenia Deimezi. Necklace: FEED ME, 2018. Latex, cotton and polyester thread, brilliant cut white diamond.. 70 x 10 cm. Photo by: Aimilia Balaska. From series: into existence.
Xenia Deimezi. Feed-me  Necklace / Latex, cotton & polyester thread, brilliant cut diamond  - Photo by: Aimilia Balaska. From series: into existence

HIDDEN CURRICULUM - Niki Stylianou. - Landscape #3 Necklace / Hand cut and hand stitched leather, thread, copper, pigments, patina
Niki Stylianou.   Landscape #3  - Necklace / Hand cut and hand stitched leather, thread, copper, pigments, patina  

Niki Stylianou Necklace: Mapping: traces made solid, 2017 Copper, bronze, pigments, patina, cord. Photo by: Niki StylianouNiki Stylianou - Necklace: Mapping: traces made solid, 2017 - Copper, bronze, pigments, patina, cord. - Photo by: Niki Stylianou

HIDDEN CURRICULUM - Antria Prasinou Ephemeral Body Neckpiece / Copper, rice paper, ink, silver, pigments, silk thread – avec Antria Prasinou.
Antria Prasinou. - Ephemeral Body - Neckpiece / Copper, rice paper, ink, silver, pigments, silk thread  

Antria Prasinou Brooch: Liberate the Senses, 2017 Copper, rice paper, ink, silver, pigments, silk thread. Photo by: Konstantinos KostopoulosAntria Prasinou - Brooch: Liberate the Senses, 2017 - Copper, rice paper, ink, silver, pigments, silk thread. - Photo by: Konstantinos Kostopoulos

Liana Pattihis Necklace: Shades of Black, 2017 Copper wire, silver chain, enamel. 89 cm Photo by: Liana PattihisLiana Pattihis - Necklace: Shades of Black, 2017 - Copper wire, silver chain, enamel. 89 cm  Photo by: Liana Pattihis

Erato Kouloubi. Brooch: Food Victim 1, 2018. Pasta, acrylics, epoxy, bronze.. 12 x 16 x 5 cm. Photo by: George Economopoulos. From series: Food Victim  Collection.
Erato Kouloubi Food Victim 1 Brooch / Pasta, acrylics, pigments, silver

Erato Kouloubi Brooch: Food Victim, 2018 Pasta, acrylics, pigments, silver. Photo by: Erato KouloubiErato Kouloubi - Brooch: Food Victim, 2018 - Pasta, acrylics, pigments, silver. Photo by: Erato Kouloubi

HIDDEN CURRICULUM - Aggelika Diplari Garden Brooches Wood, argentium silver, pigments, patina – avec Aggelika Diplari.
 Aggelika Diplari. - Garden  Brooches - Wood, argentium silver, pigments, patina 

Ioli Livada Brooch: Untitled, 2017-2018 Bronze, corn leaves, pigments, threads, sterling silver. Photo by: Fanis Logothetis

Ioli Livada  -  Brooch: Untitled, 2017-2018 - Bronze, corn leaves, pigments, threads, sterling silver. Photo by: Fanis Logothetis

Ioli Livada Brooch: Imaginary Flowers 5, 2018 Bronze, corn leaves, pigments, threads, sterling silver.Ioli Livada - Brooch: Imaginary Flowers 5, 2018 - Bronze, corn leaves, pigments, threads, sterling silver.

Joanna Grigoriou Fragments 3 Brooch / Wood, resin, pigments, stainless steel

Joanna Grigoriou Fragments 3 Brooch / Wood, resin, pigments, stainless steel  

Anna Vlahos Meander 1 Brooch / Sterling silver, stainless steel
Anna Vlahos Meander 1 Brooch / Sterling silver, stainless steel

Artemis Valsamaki Brooch: Keep the Faith, 2017 Copper, silver, acrylic paint. Photo by: Alexis KamitsosArtemis Valsamaki - Brooch: Keep the Faith, 2017 - Copper, silver, acrylic paint. - Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos

 

HIDDEN CURRICULUM - Jorge Manilla Insides  Brooch / Wood, cochayuyo, copper steelJorge Manilla - Insides  Brooch / Wood, cochayuyo, copper steel

Jorge Manilla Object: Untitled, 2018 Cochayuyo, rubber. Photo by: Christian TvibergJorge Manilla  Object: Untitled, 2018 - Cochayuyo, rubber. - Photo by: Christian Tviberg

 

 

 
Atelier Cepissakova 
Ligsalzstrasse 29
80339 Munich / München, Deutschland
- Thursday 08.03.18 [10.00 – 17.00]
OPENING: 19.00 – 22.00
- Friday 09.03.18: [10.00 – 18.00]
- Saturday 10.03.18 [10.00 – 13.00]
- Sunday 11.03.18 [11.00 – 16.00]Contact:
Erato Kouloubi
eratokosmima@yahoo.com
+30 6944871569http://www.munichjewelleryweek.com/event/hidden-curriculum/

27/09/2017

It’s time for JOYA 2017 !! Barcelona (SP) – 5-6-7 Oct 2017

JOYA 2017  is coming !!   5-6-7 Oct 2017

 JOYA_2017 - 5-6-7 Oct 2017

Even if, this year? I don’t come to JOYA ! :-(   because of Paris Parcours Bijoux …… SORRY !BUT I have to talk about « my » very dear GREEK jewellers, very present !

When you go to the « showroom page » it begins DIRECTLY with « my Greeks » ! :-) ….. alphabetical order ….. So HERE WE GO !!!!!!!!!!!!

 

AGAPI SMPOKOU

Agapi Simpokou - Necklace - Porcelain.  "Vanity" - http://www.joyabarcelona.com/images/2017/ AGAPI SMPOKOU – Necklace – Porcelain.  « Vanity »
« What is jewellery? A customer chooses a diamond according to its value. Diamonds have value because of their durability, clarity and strength. These qualities imply the human need to overcome the fear of death. I question the durability and value of diamonds by working with them in porcelain, presented in a 3D and linear form in my work. »

 

 AGGELIKA DIPILARI

Aggelika Diplari -Necklace: Wood, silver, stainless steel, acrylic pigments  http://www.joyabarcelona.com/images/2017/AGGELIKA DIPILARI – Necklace: Wood, silver, stainless steel, acrylic pigments.
« I select driftwood. I study its organic materiality and diachronic multifaceted narratives. I need to continue their complex stories, by reviving history through my alterations and illustrations. I simulate life in its absence, cancelling the warped weight of time by crystallising the wood’s surface. Reflecting my feelings of the present, I find and imagine—portray—the unknown effects on the experiences of tomorrow. »

ANTRIA PRASINOU ANTRIA PRASINOU Brooch - Paper, cotton, silver.  "Burning the knowledge"  http://www.joyabarcelona.com/images/2017/Antria_Prasinou.jpgANTRIA PRASINOU Brooch – Paper, cotton, silver.  « Burning the knowledge »
« This collection is based on a metaphor; the destruction of knowledge that transports us through the memory of the past…to today. This « unstable » balance is expressed through the fragility of the material. I use paper to capture and then illustrate the shadows that attempt, through their movement, to outline the essence of true identity. »

ARTEMIS VALSAMAKI
Artemis Valsamaki - Brooch - Copper, silver, acrylic paint. - http://www.joyabarcelona.com/images/2017/Artemis_Valsamaki.jpgARTEMIS VALSAMAKI – Brooch – Copper, silver, acrylic paint.
« For me, jewellery is a medium for manifesting my thoughts and concerns as well as expressing my feelings. I draw my inspiration from human relationships, dreams, Greek mythology, reality and fantasy and whatever hides an emotional power. My intention is always to create a wearable visual, narrative story. »

IOLI LIVADA
(CYPRUS, 1968) (ok, ok, it’s NOT Greece …. but …. hem …. very near ? ;-) …)

IOLI LIVADA - Brooch - Aubergine peel, corn leaf, silver, steel.  "Imaginary flowers" http://www.joyabarcelona.com/images/2017/Ioli_Livada.jpgIOLI LIVADA – Brooch – Aubergine peel, corn leaf, silver, steel.  « Imaginary flowers »
« Inspired by a delicate flower, my work is based on the frailty of things. I try working with materiality, using mostly natural materials such as aubergine peel and corn leaves, and trying to explore their limitations without losing the feeling of a fragile piece. That is how I create flowers that take shape in the landscapes of my dream world. Can an aubergine be transformed into a piece of jewellery? »

NIKI STYLIANOU NIKI STYLIANOU (GREECE, 1968)  Necklace - Copper, bronze, pigments, patinas.  "Mapping: traces made solid" http://www.joyabarcelona.com/images/2017/Niki_Stylianou.jpgNIKI STYLIANOU - Necklace – Copper, bronze, pigments, patinas« Mapping: traces made solid »
« Inside Out, Outside In, Upside Down, Piercing Through, Collapsing into a Trace.
Fugitive, elusive ideas on growth, space, absence and memory that attempt to manifest themselves into physical objects. »

STEFANIA SIOUFA
STEFANIA SIOUFA - Brooch - Silver, pigments, cement, brass sheets, resin, sand, plaster, mixed media. "Transform http://www.joyabarcelona.com/images/2017/Stefania_Sioufa.jpgSTEFANIA SIOUFA – Brooch – Silver, pigments, cement, brass sheets, resin, sand, plaster, mixed media. « Transformation »
«  »Transformation » means the inner change, the work I do with myself and my soul. It is the best version of me, coming from the « dialogue with myself ». Through silence, meditation and observation of my thoughts comes understanding and my need for change and internal transformation. It means the transition from negative to positive, my self-improvement, the change of course, the opening of new roads. »

 

 YIOTA VOGLI

 YIOTA VOGLI (GREECE, 1958)  Pendant - Paper, wood, acrylic, varnishes, silver, alpaca, copper, brass, steel.  "Shadow" http://www.joyabarcelona.com/images/2017/Yiota_Vogli.jpg YIOTA VOGLI – Pendant – Paper, wood, acrylic, varnishes, silver, alpaca, copper, brass, steel.  « Shadow »
« Shadow is a psychological term for everything we cannot see in ourselves. From an early age we adjust our behaviour to gratify our needs and learn to adapt to the external world. As we grow, we condition ourselves to keep all the unaccepted parts of us outside our conscious awareness, even though we drag them ‘behind us’ all the time in our subconscious. »

 

AND the GUEST ARTIST is … not exactly from Greece but also … so near, no ? ;-)

JOYA WINNER 2016
LIANA PATTIHIS
(Cyprus / United Kingdom, 1961)

LIANA PATTIHIS  - Brooch - Silver chain, enamel, stainless steel.  'Chained Interpretations' ... An ongoing study http://www.joyabarcelona.com/images/2017/Liana_Pattihis_-_JOYA_Award_low.jpgLIANA PATTIHIS – Brooch – Silver chain, enamel, stainless steel.  ‘Chained Interpretations’ … An ongoing study
« This latest collection is inspired by online sources and found images depicting flora and fauna specifically in wooded areas, which I find mysterious and intriguing. As with previous work from this series, images are chosen for their visual composition or specific geometrical aesthetic elements and are given a three dimensional ‘chained interpretation’, thus converting them into wearable pieces of jewellery.
Each enamel colour is fused and fired on the chain separately and the piece is constructed afterwards from the previously enamelled chain. Emphasis is given in the building-up and layering of the chains. This allows the piece to evolve, with the various types of chain and colours mixing and intertwining, poetically responding to the images as if they were ‘still lifes’, translating them into an impressionistic pixelated relief of textured three-dimensional layers. »

 

JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair
5-7 October 2017
Arts Santa Monica, Rambla 7
Barcelona – Spain

25/04/2017

AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair – Grand Hotel du Boulevard, Bucarest (Romania) – 13-14 May 2017

AUTOR 2017

ready for its 16th edition ! May 13-14,  Grand Hotel du Boulevard, Bucharest. Come discover the emerging talents of contemporary jewelry.

Out of the 190 applications received for the 2017 editionn, our jury selected 90 artists to be discovered during our international fair
AUTOR 2017
 
AUTOR <3 community. AUTOR takes its 8 years mission further by shaping the contemporary jewelry community. We connect artists with passionate jewelry lovers, collectors, international galleries, distributors or specialised media. The 2017 jury includes Sofia Björkman – Jewellery artist and Founder of Gallery Platina in Stockholm Doris Maninger – Director of Alchimia Jewelry School in Florence, Lucia Massei – Director of Alchimia Jewelry School in Florence, Ruudt Peters – Artist, Professor Opere Summer School in The Netherlands, Paulo Ribeiro – Founder and Director of Joya Barcelona, Dan Pierșinaru – Founder and Director of Autor. This spring we launch the 4th issue of AUTOR – the contemporary art magazine, one more reason to be there!
 CRUSHED by Andra Lupu, Romania - AUTOR 2017CRUSHED by Andra Oana Lupu, Romania
« A celebration of fragility, life and feelings in a beautiful brooch.
”Crushed is what you feel when something beautiful is ending, crushed is how you feel when you lose someone dear. But every ending is a new beginning, it’s up to you how you start over, or whether if you take the good or the bad of every experience. In my new collection, I use thin layers of « crushed » melted silver, to create a jewelry as a metaphor to the fragility of life, relationships, feelings”. »
 Tubular Collection by Ana Pina, Portugal - AUTOR 2017Tubular Collection by Ana Pina, Portugal
« Ana’s jewelries celebrate multiple possibilities using geometrical wiseness. To infinity and back!
”The Tubular Collection combines round wires and tubes in a subtle way, creating both minimalist and statement pieces that aim to celebrate pure geometric lines and its multiple possibilities of combination. The rationality of orthogonal alignments is challenged by the mutable character of movement and by the seeming idea that the connections between the different elements are fragile and unpredictable, which accentuates the sense that any combination is possible – from the simplest isolated element to infinity” »
16psyche Collection by Anna Börcsök, Hungary  16psyche Collection by Anna Börcsök,  Hungary 
« Can a jewelry collection be an exclamation sign? Anna’s answer is yes.
”The jewelry and the wearer should be inseparable. Without them we are naked and helpless. These pieces are fractal based Armours and they determinate the movement and actions of the wearer’s position. I was studying the Ancient societies and examining the current social models to get a predictable image of the future. The collection is an exclamation point, an invitation to face our own limitations”. »
Second Shape by Giulia Boccafogli fashion jewelry, Italy - AUTOR 2017Second Shape by Giulia Boccafogli fashion jewelry, Italy
« The forgotten becomes unforgettable.
”Second Shape is a second chance for the material to be used in a different way and also a second chance for my jewelry to become something different: an ornament or almost a dress. I like the idea that a ruin could be such a great source of beauty and this is the reason why I tried to explore a different way to work the “forgotten” leather: a super clean and modern material that can be worked in an apparent rough way” »
Night Writing by Letiția Pintlie, RomâniaNight Writing by Letitia Pintilie, România
« The sensory jewelry.
”Vision, our dominant sense, allows us to perceive the world through images, motion and colour. We use the information received from it to recognise and interact with objects and environments, interpret spatial cues. When impaired, one way of assisting it is by supplementing information through other means, like tactile. I translated this into the collection by constructing the pieces on elements that address both the vision and the touch” »
 Alien Flowers by Gülnur Özdağlar/ tertium non data, Turkey Alien Flowers by Gülnur Özdağlar/ tertium non data, Turkey
« Exploring new horizons of beauty  ”This collection is a search for creating deep sea corals and tropic flowers of another planet” »
 Necklace series by Magali Thibault Gobeil Joaillière, CanadaNecklace series by Magali Thibault Gobeil Joaillière, Canada
«  »SOMEBODY GOT CRAZY WITH THE CANDY MACHINE »
Lost in my imaginary world where everything is so delightful. That little place inside myself where everything is calm, joyful and pretty. Where my mind goes when everything is so hard outside, in the real world. These crazy forms of nature made from artificial materials are the result of that retreating into that special world that protects myself from not going crazy in the real world. They touch all our senses. We want to eat them as if they were candies, to touch them because of their appearance so smooth, spongy and colourful We all need that little break to full our body with a bit of joy. »"
AUTOR 2017 Sandra Tepla Jewellery, Czech Republic: Atomic Visions by Sandra Tepla Jewellery, Czech Republic
« Jewelry stand for a vision of future.
”Atomic Visions: Human Impulse is about futuristic textile structures, exploring empowerment/dominance in a pre-apocalyptic ‘rise before the fall’. My infatuation with textile cord has enabled me to create large scale work of colours previously unknown to me. It is this ‘WHY NOT?’ attitude that does the trick; often producing the most striking creations” »
 About Colour/ (Im)movable Collection by Konstanze Prechtl, Austria - AUTOR 2017About Colour/ (Im)movable Collection by Konstanze Prechtl, Austria
« Colour sets us free
« I use a range of colours derived from my personal life and surroundings which are applied in different ways to various materials. Depending on the line of sight, the viewer and wearer discover different colour schemes. The series “(Im)movable” reflects on Movement and Restraint – Freedom and Restriction. Although each joint is movable, they are restricting and limiting each other”. »
 REflections Collection by Kapka Jewelry, Macedonia  - AUTOR 2017REflections Collection by Jana Acevska/Kapka Jewelry, Macedonia
« Jewelry speaks for today.
“Jewels as reflection of our internality are containing stories of the present, but also past, transmitted through generations. Relating the traditional with the contemporary is an endeavour to generate new stories, unique and specific, which is the idea behind the Reflections, new KAPKA jewelry collection”. »
 Lamella Collection by Veronika Fazekas, Hungary - Playing with magic. - AUTOR 2017Lamella Collection by Veronika Fazekas, Hungary - Playing with magic. - AUTOR 2017
 Lamella Collection by Veronika Fazekas, Hungary – Playing with magic.
« With these pieces my aim was to make a setting in a ’magical way’, using optical illusion and the help of the light. To see the settled lens, you need light which reflects it into your eyes. I could reach this with the help of lamellar structures.” »
Identity by Franziska Höhne, Germany - A non-gender jewelry.Identity by Franziska Höhne, Germany – A non-gender jewelry.
« ”The collection sharpens the senses to become more sensitive in dealing with each other. It encourages thinking beyond simple categories so everyone can become aware of their own identity and develop it freely without constant external conditioning. There are no obvious gender markers in the collection. Each person can decide for themselves how the jewelry is worn, giving hints of one‘s own identity or masking it” »
Colorful Emptiness by Adriana Díaz, Colombia/SpainColorful Emptiness by Adriana Díaz, Colombia/Spain
« A piece of jewelry to remind us how time flies. Each and every moment. ”These pieces are small receptacles that actually contain nothing except a patina that is evocative of the passing of time. They are like rusty cans that have been abandoned in some forgotten corner, exposed to the elements and disuse” »
Balloon bracelet + Silver earrings by Tengely Nóra Jewelry, HungaryBalloon bracelet + Silver earrings by Tengely Nóra Jewelry, Hungary
« Playing with balloons and chain lines to find new balances.
”My jewelries are made of sterling silver with the technic of rigidified chains. Each link is soldered one by one. The balloon collection was made to find a new closure method. The bracelets consist two flat separated parts and the balloons press them together – they are the lock of the two parts”« 
 Deforested by Mona Velciov Monotip, Romania Deforested by  Mona Velciov Monotip , Romania
  Mona Velciov,  Her collection for AUTOR 16 is dedicated to transforming protest into a powerful aesthetic statement.
”Due to the last 20 years of vast illegal logging, both by private companies and the government, hundreds of thousands of hectares of Romanian forests, one of Europe’s last virgin forests, were deforested. This body of work is a protest and a confession: of the pain these actions are causing to the forests that it is also my pain”.
AUTOR 2017 - Girls in Red by Diederick van Hövell, Belgium: Girls in Red by Diederick Van Hovell, Belgium
 » What color is your mood? “With the contemporary jewel as a medium, I search, with detours, a specific color to translate a mood, a technique to express a touching feeling, to transpose emotions. A portrait, a jewel, a thought – as a testimony of an interest in the individual, as an evocation of the distinctive signs, to learn about the intersecting identities of each other. This is my subject matter”.:

Earth's four elements -  Bracelets by Isabel Sabato Argentina Earth’s four elements -  Bracelets by Isabel Sabato Argentina

Fractured Bracelet by Kyri Hinkleman, USAFractured Bracelet by Kyri Hinkleman, USA
”Working with found objects, I am interested in taking the previous inferred meanings of materials and changing the context to represent a new experience. Discarded metal, found threads, forgotten hardware and even seemingly useless care tags are things that often go unnoticed. Through my work, I intend to rediscover and represent these findings through a fresh outlook”.
Tidal Surge by Heather McDermott Jewellery, ScotlandTidal Surge by Heather McDermott Jewellery, Scotland
« ”Unconventional in size and structure, each piece is an expression of sculptural form and is designed to create a statement. The continually changing shoreline is my constant source of inspiration and my collection is the contemporary interpretation of these surroundings. Stainless steel and silver wire is hand formed into soft geometric shapes mimicking fishing nets and lobster pots” »

 Framing the Unframeable by Letizia Maggio jewelry, Italy Framing the Unframeable by Letizia Maggio jewelry, Italy

 The Morning After by Shiran Shashua, Israel The Morning After by Shiran Shashua, Israel
”In this collection, I used paper as a main element giving it high value by setting it in a jewel. Using two different materials with different properties side by side. My inspirations comes from maps, latitude and longitude, compasses, arrows and signs”
 Past, loss, future by Christine Jalio, Finland - Exploring emotions Past, loss, future by Christine Jalio, Finland – Exploring emotions
”The collection shows that I am intrigued by asceticism, old age and sensitivity. The pieces have a sense of comfort and safety to them and look very heavy, but are very light. I am extremely fascinated by the human psyche and the emotions and reactions that are part of it. In my work I want to study the human life span and the transitions, choices and turning points of life”

AUTOR 2017 - Noha Nicolescu - Little Blue, ring, wood, silver 'I am a sky where spirits live. Stare into this deepening blue, while the breeze says a secret.' Rumi #autorfair: Noha Nicolescu – Little Blue, ring, wood, silver
‘I am a sky where spirits live. Stare into this deepening blue, while the breeze says a secret.’ Rumi

WEK, Portugal ★  “It's all about playing! Connecting long necklaces, matching colours. Join as much as you want! Play collection is focus on the lock, the main piece of the necklace. Thought to be more than functional, the lock means singularity, irreverence, the importance of details”.WEK, Portugal ★
“It’s all about playing! Connecting long necklaces, matching colours. Join as much as you want! Play collection is focus on the lock, the main piece of the necklace. Thought to be more than functional, the lock means singularity, irreverence, the importance of details”.

 Ana Barbu Uzura , RomâniaAna Barbu Uzura , România
”As more as I get closer to plants and nature and work with them, I feel like a more powerful concept is taking over in this approach, the awareness of fragility of life, and for that to be more obvious I need to leave my plants more to hazard. In order to do that I have this new way, more voluptuous, of exhibiting dying organic matter, just by putting it into small protective exoskeletons made of precious metals or under thin glass”.

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AUTOR 2017 with mydaybyday gallery
Mia Maljojoki, Noelia Macchi , Tal Barash Efraim with myday-byday Gallery in Rome selected at the Autor Fair 2017 !!
 
 
 Grand Hotel du Boulevard, Bucharest
Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 5, București, Roumanie
Téléphone : +40 21 210 2363
hello@dautor.ro

 

28/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Ute van der Plaats – white & peaceful

Classé dans : Belgique (BE),ceramique,COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Ute van de PLAATS (DE/BE) — bijoucontemporain @ 20:00
Ute van der Plaats

in-between days collection 2016  …. déjà rien que ce titre, « in-between days » me touche, il est doux comme une écharpe de brume sur un paysage automnal, comme une légère nostalgie, une douceur évanescente …. douceurs et blancheurs parfaitement traduites par la porcelaine, par la rondeur des formes …. URGENT besoin de PAIX ……

ADORE these « secret » inner gardens !!!

in-between days collection 2016 - Ute van der Paast - bone china porcelain, paper clay porcelain, digital designed decals, 3d printed resin, sterling silver, 14 ct yellow gold, cotton, linen ribbons Ute van der Paast - in-between days collection 2016 – necklace – bone china porcelain, paper clay porcelain, 14 ct yellow gold, cotton, linen ribbon

Ute van der Plaats - detail: Ute van der Paast in-between days collection 2016 – bone china porcelain – detail of little porcelain flowers (all handmade) inside

Ute van der Plaats - collection "In-between days". (2016) ring with little porcelain flowers (all handmade) inside - The width of the balls is either 2,5 cm or 3 cm:Ute van der Plaats - collection « In-between days ». (2016) ring with little porcelain flowers (all handmade) inside - The width of the balls is either 2,5 cm or 3 cm

in-between days collection 2016 Ute van der Plaats  - rings with a 3d print (a skeleton of a diamond) in silver: Ute van der Plaats  – in-between days collection 2016 – rings with a 3d print (a skeleton of a diamond) in silver

Ute van der Plaats - In-between days - bone china porcelain, paper clay porcelain, digital designed decals, cotton, linen ribbonsUte van der Plaats - In-between days – bone china porcelain, paper clay porcelain, digital designed decals, cotton, linen ribbons

«  I’m a jewellery designer born in Germany (1963), living and working in Brussels for the last 20 years. I have a Master of arts degree in History and a diploma of art jewellery design. Over the past years. I have been working as a teacher and as an independent jewellery designer. In 2015, I co – founded  “s t u d i o  F16 ”, a multidisciplinary art collective.
Designing and creating jewellery has been my passion since childhood, but life took me in other directions and it was only after having a child that I found my way back to jewellery design. Next to contemporary jewellery, it is graphic design and ceramics that make my heart beat faster. In my latest collection I have combined these three disciplines – a challenging but fascinating adventure. I like to experiment and to explore new materials and techniques.
A few years ago, I discovered porcelain – the white gold – and fell in love with it. Since then, this pure material has become the starting point in the creation process of my jewellery collections.

I am attracted by the translucent white colour, the fragile appearance with a surprisingly solid character and the almost sensual texture of unglazed porcelain. By integrating different materials such as 3D printed ornaments and digital designed images into handcrafted porcelain creations, I translate traditional jewellery concepts into contemporary pieces.
To me, every collection is a new journey and I love to get lost in a jungle of untrodden paths on the way to creating something new. »   Ute van der Plaats

Ute van der Plaats -  my two first works in porcelain - "Promises" 2015 - Mont blanc porcelain, handmade glass, sterling silverUte van der Plaats -  my two first works in porcelain – « Promises » collection 2015 – Mont blanc porcelain, handmade glass, sterling silver

Ute van der Plaats - ring of my collection “silent whiteness”. The ring is made of porcelain, latex and sterling silver. Ute van der Plaats - ring of my collection “silent whiteness”. The ring is made of porcelain, latex and sterling silver.

 

Education
2013 – 2016   graphic design,  BKO Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Overijse, Belgium
2005 – 2009   edelsmeedkunst – contemporary jewelry design,  RHoK Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium                                     
1991 – 1995,  Master of arts degree in History  Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 

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13/02/2016

During SCHMUCK 2016 : EXPO ‘MYTHS 2016 – TEST DRIVE’ – Parked in front of Gallery Weltraum, Munich (DE) – 24 Fevr.-1er Mars 2016

MYTHS 2016 – TEST DRIVE 

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MYTHS is a series of jewellery art exhibitions to promote contemporary Greek design and culture.
MYTHS* shop revenues help us funding our projects including Artist Residencies and stipends, as well as Stray Animal projects in Greece.
MYTHS is curated by Loukia Richards and Christoph Ziegler.

MYTHS 2015 Greek Jewellery Art - MYTHS 2016 - TEST DRIVE - Parked in front of Gallery Weltraum
Rumfordstraße 26, Munich

with:  Joanne Haywood (UK) — Judith Schwendener (NL) — Dita Antonopoulou (GR) — Lital Mendel  (IL) — Yolande Duchateau (BE) — Nolia Shakti (NL) — Anne Dinan (USA) — T-Squared (ISR) — Eugenia Feroussi (GR) –  Linda Savineau (BE) — Marion Delarue (FR) — EDELPLAST/Billie Van Nieuwenhuyzen (BE) — Kalliopi Andrikopoulou /Syn Apeiro (GR) — Juan Harnie (BE) — Thikwa Werkstatt für Theater und Kunst (DE) — Eleftheria Spantidaki (GR) — Martijntje Cornelia (NL) — Christoph Ziegler (DE) — Loukia Richards (GR/UK).

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 If you can check out how a car works, why not check out whether a piece of jewellery makes you look glamorous, popular, funny, sophisticated, attractive etc?
If the project works, it will open new ways to promote and sell jewellery and everybody in this business can profit from the experiment.
If it does not work, it will still be a charming utopian experiment to be remembered for years.
However, we think in a country like Germany with shared economy/swarming/DIY dominant in the public discourse the idea will work and  will sell.
More details on what exactly is Myths 2016-Test Drive soon. Stay tuned.

« Μyths 2016-Test Drive » have the honor and pleasure to announce its cooperation with PLATFORM Munich.
PLATFORM is a pilot project of the city of Munich, financed by the Department of Labor and Economic Development.
It offers space for cultural production, develops concepts for and with actors of the cultural and creative industries and builds new alliances between culture and business.
« Myths 2016 – Test Drive » is inspired by Share Economy, the discourse on saving energy and resources, as well as the change in consumption patterns in developped countries.
http://www.platform-muenchen.de

Driver's Heaven, 2015 - Christoph Ziegler. Pendant with vintage chain. Materials: Recycled material, plastic, metal chain.Christoph Ziegler.  Driver’s Heaven, 2015 -  Pendant with vintage chain. Materials: Recycled material, plastic, metal chain

Nolia Shakti - it-is-time-to-show-your-true-selfNolia Shakti – it-is-time-to-show-your-true-self

Nolia Shakti, "Object hanging".Nolia Shakti, « Object hanging »

Linda Savineau (BE) - Time+DecoLinda Savineau (BE) – Time+Deco

 Eleftheria Spantidaki. "Mind the Stone", 2016. Bubble wrap, cotton and linen threads, moss, burlap sack, glass beads Photo credit: Studio Kominis Athens Eleftheria Spantidaki. « Mind the Stone », 2016. Bubble wrap, cotton and linen threads, moss, burlap sack, glass beads Photo credit: Studio Kominis Athens

Edelplast - Billie Van Nieuwenhuyzen, Belgium. Bracelet.Edelplast / Billie Van Nieuwenhuyzen (BE). Bracelet

 Linda Savineau - "Balls" Linda Savineau – « Balls »

Anne Dinan -  TEST her jewellery @ Myths 2016: Anne Dinan -  TEST her jewellery @ Myths 2016

Judith Schwendener (CH/NL) is a "Myths 2016 - Test Drive" participant Judith Schwendener (CH/NL) is a « Myths 2016 – Test Drive » participant

Anne Delarue (France) is the next participant of our "Myths 2016-Test Drive" Anne Delarue (FR) is a participant of our « Myths 2016-Test Drive »

Loukia RichardsLoukia Richards

Yolande Duchateau, "Feathers". Necklace made of recycled PE tubes, nylon, red coral and metal chain.Yolande Duchateau, « Feathers ». Necklace made of recycled PE tubes, nylon, red coral and metal chain.

Nolia Shakti Necklace: Black Flowers, 2015 Nespresso capsules, gold plated metal, magnet 7 x 7 x 75 cm Photo by: Jeroen Calon From series: Throw Away Gold: Nolia Shakti Necklace: Black Flowers, 2015 Nespresso capsules, gold plated metal, magnet 7 x 7 x 75 cm Photo by: Jeroen Calon From series: Throw Away Gold

Juan Harnie - Scar(r)ed - Brooch - 2015  Juan Harnie – Scar(r)ed – Brooch – 2015 - Syringes, steel, latex, thread

 

 

Parked in front of Gallery Weltraum
Rumfordstraße 26, Munich
24.02.2016 – 01.03.2016
14:00-20:00
www.myths2015.de
myths2015@zoho.com

 

 

11/09/2015

EXPO ‘BHLO: a duet’ – Brooklin Metal Works, N.Y. (USA) – 19 Sept.-1er Nov. 2015

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,GALERIES,Jorge MANILLA (MEX),Ruta REIFEN (IL),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 0:44

BHLO: a duetJorge Manilla  & Ruta Reifen – two botanical explorations …

Opening reception sept. 19th 7-9 pm

Artist talk September 20, 3pm

BHLO a duet - Jorge Manilla  & Ruta Reifen

An art jewelry exhibition featuring Ruta Reifen’s Floralforever (pardesim) and Jorge Manillla’s Impossible to imagine collections. Two unique botanical explorations, abstract and figurative. Both stories of a human’s relationship to their environment, one philosophical and the other a particular narrative. Presented together, as a duet, a dance, these bodies of work employ floral forms as cultural symbols, personal and universal.

BHLO a duet - Jorge Manilla  & Ruta Reifen

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BHLO a duet - Jorge Manilla  & Ruta Reifen

Jorge Manilla, the son of a family of Mexican goldsmiths and engravers, studied visual arts at the Academy of San Carlos, in Mexico. He received a highly technical jewellery training at the Academy of Craft and Design from the Mexican Institute of Fine Arts. But it was until he moved to Belgium, years later, where he enrolled at the Karel de Grote Academy in Antwerp, that he was forced to forget about the traditional notion he had to jewellery, to let his technical skills aside and to research about the cultural meaning of jewellery, its conceptual possibilities and to experiment with materials and techniques .
Manilla’s vast production, is both utterly beautiful and profoundly upsetting. Attraction, repulsion, uneasiness: his work confronts him with his religious upbringing and the viewer with a powerful and intimate perception of the syncretic religion of the modern Mexico. Allusions to religious images and iconography that show the often tortuous and painful relations that Mexicans have with their faith. Wood, bones, textile, branded leather and silver are amalgamated and transformed into almost recognizable shapes: a probable anatomical part, a series of tiny bundles that could be small babies, an unknown religious utensil. Manilla is not shy to experiment with all kinds of materials and processes, never leaving aside his extraordinary metalsmithing skills. Each one of his pieces is carefully crafted in a variety of processes that are able to convey his rotund ideas.

Ruta ReifenRuta Reifen

 

Ruta Reifen, born in Jerusalem, Israel, 1984. Received an honors B.Design in Jewelry Design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design (Israel) 2009. In 2011 she received and honors MFA from the Jewelry + Metals department at the Rhode Island School of Design (United States).
Ruta keeps her own studio practice in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Her fine jewelry sells in selected boutique stores across the US and Europe. Ruta’s practice is based on an expertise of artisanal goldsmith techniques, design skills, and an academic background in jewelry, art history, and contemporary art.
Each piece is individually handmade by the artist in Brooklyn, using responsibly sourced metals and stones, ensuring a commitment to the highest quality craftsmanship as well as minimal environmental impact.
“As a maker, jewelry presents endless opportunities to form intimacy through a wearable piece of art. These jewels are symbols of the splendor and romance I find in flowers, also the most immediate material for self-adornment since ancient times. Floral forms relate directly to the wearer, the exchange between us is personal with every piece I create. ”

 

 

Brooklyn Metal Works
640 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 347.762.4757
Email: info@bkmetalworks.com

 

29/08/2014

EXPO ‘The Sweet Perfume of Decay’ – Sintra, Göteborg (SE) – 30 Aout-23 Sept. 2014

You are very welcome to my solo exhibitionThe Sweet Perfume of Decay‘ at Sintra in Gothenburg on Saturday the 30th of August. Märta Mattsson
Opening 30/8 12-16

Marta Mattsson - sweet perfume of decay

I will also hold a lecture at the gallery on Friday the 29th of August at 19.00.
I hope to see you at either of these events or at both ! :)
Lecture by Märta Mattsson 29/8 19:00

 

The Sweet Perfume of Decay
Sometimes I see beauty in things that other people find strange or are even repulsed by. I become fascinated when there is something you do not want to see and the feeling you get when you do not want to look at some- thing, yet you still do. My jewellery deals with the tension that lies between attraction and repulsion. I take seemingly inappropriate materials, making ordinary and familiar objects seem extraordinary and unfamiliar.
In the 18th century many new breeds of animals and plants were discovered and it was the main era of cabinets of curiosities. People collected rarities because it gave them the feeling of being in the presence of something ex- traordinary and marvellous. The cabinets of curiosities were not meant to sympathize with the creatures on dis- play, only marvel over their oddity. In a world where not many new and exotic breeds are discovered I use dead creatures in my pieces to evoke wonder. The creatures are transformed and reborn; given a new life as objects of astonishment.”  Märta Mattsson

 Märta Mattsson Jewellery "‎The Sweet Perfume of Decay" - Sintra - Göthebourg (SE)

« During this year I have been working on new pieces where I use wings from butterflies, cicadas and moths. The idea of mimicry and transforming the wings to look like new species of animal appeals to me. By assembling and building new bodies out of the wings I can create mysterious creatures that uses the esthetic qualities of the wings but without making them too pretty and flower like.
As well as exploring the idea of creating new species I am also interested in the symmetry of the wings and how I can explore this in a new way. I find inspiration in images from the Rorschach test. The inkblot test is a method of psychological evaluation. Psychologists use this test in an attempt to examine the personality characteristics and emotional functioning of their patients. This test is often employed in diagnosing underlying thought disorders and differentiating psychotic from non-psychotic thinking in cases where the patient is reluctant to openly admit to psychotic thinking. »

Märta Mattsson, Booch: Wings, 2014 Cicada wings, resin, lacquer, crushed stone, glitter, silver 12 x 6 x 1 cmMärta Mattsson, Booch: Wings, 2014 Cicada wings, resin, lacquer, crushed stone, glitter, silver 12 x 6 x 1 cm

Märta Mattsson Brooch: Wings, 2013 Cicada wings, resin, lacquer, glitter, silver 13 x 10 x 1 cmMärta Mattsson Brooch: Wings, 2013 Cicada wings, resin, lacquer, glitter, silver 13 x 10 x 1 cm

 

Sintra
Landsvägsgatan 5,
Haga 413 04 Göteborg
tel 031 – 775 01 20
info@sintra.se
Mo-Fr.11-18, Sa.11-16
www.sintra.se

A contemporary crafts shop and gallery, established 1984; in the charming and picturesque district of Haga located in the central part of Gothenburg

07/07/2014

COUP de COEUR pour les « délices de bouche » de Kazumi NAGANO

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,Japon (JP),Kazumi NAGANO (JP),papier / paper — bijoucontemporain @ 13:16

…. On dirait de petites meringues, délicates, poétiques, fragiles, des « délices de bouche » …. mais ce sont « juste » des délices de bijoux ….. dont on imagine le doux croquant, le moelleux ……….

« Kazumi Nagano is a Japanese artist informed by ancient tradition and drawn to contemporary form. Her pieces mark a beautiful reinterpretation. She uses a technique called “Nahanga” to paint her jewelry using rock pigments to achieve incredibly delicate coloration. She also weaves strands of gold, silver, silk, nylon and paper thread together creating 3 dimensional shapes with an incredible suppleness. I want to reach out and touch them » (Craft & Culture)

« As if capturing the beauty of Japanese Nihonga paintings into her woven jewellery, epitomised by the moon, flowers, and subtleties of snow, it can be said that Kazumi Nagano (1946- ) is one of the leading Japanese artists in her field. Contemporary jewellery is currently one of the hotly-collected mediums in applied arts by museums and collectors, and Nagano’s works, which embody conceptual, structural and creative elegance, have been collected by the Victoria & Albert Museum and a multitude of various important private collections in recent years. Striking is the fact that Nagano had only delved into the world of jewellery after reaching the age of 50. Instead, she was formally educated as a Nihonga painter. Yet, as if painting the aesthetics of traditional Japan into her three-dimensional pieces, her seductive silhouettes are emblematic of the romanticism inherently found in the two-dimensional world of Japanese painting, of subtle flowers blowing in the wind, with reverence to the warmth of not the sun but of moonlight. Serenity, not dynamism, are the hallmarks of Nagano’s luscious forms made from materials such as gold and silver threads, even ‘bamboo tape,’ combined with the elasticity of the contemporary material that is nylon. » (Yukufu Gallery)

Kazumi Nagano -  bamboo & nylon broochKazumi Nagano -  bamboo & nylon brooch (at Schmuck 2012)

Kazumi Nagano - brooch 2011 - bamboo, nylon, gold (at Schmuck 2012) 110x900x50mmKazumi Nagano – brooch 2011 – bamboo, nylon, gold (at Schmuck 2012) 110x900x50mm

Kazumi Nagano - broochesKazumi Nagano -  bamboo & nylon brooch  2013

Kazumi Nagano
Kazumi Nagano - Brooch 
Kazumi Nagano - Brooch 2014 bamboo tape, nylon thread, gold18 Kazumi Nagano – Brooch 2014 bamboo tape, nylon thread, gold18
Kazumi Nagano - Brooch 2013Kazumi Nagano – Brooch 2013
Kazumi Nagano -  works are for Collect2013 (Yufuku Gallery at Saatch Gallery,London, 10th May 2013 --13th May)Kazumi Nagano -  works are for Collect2013 (Yufuku Gallery at Saatch Gallery,London, 10th May 2013 –13th May)

19/12/2013

EXPO ‘Pearls’ – V&A Museum (UK) – 21 sept 2013 – 19 janv. 2014

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,perle(s) / beads/pearls,USA,V&A Museum (UK) — bijoucontemporain @ 3:01

Pearls – - Victoria & Albert Museum

Pearls - 21 sept 2013 - 19 janv. 2014 - V&A Museum (Victoria & Albert Museum) http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-pearls/about-the-exhibition/
Pearls are a worldwide phenomenon going back millennia. Fascination for these jewels of the sea transcends time and borders. Natural pearls have always been objects of desire due to their rarity and beauty. Myths and legends surrounded them, chiefly to explain the mystery of their formation. Goldsmiths, jewellers and painters exploited their symbolic associations, which ranged from seductiveness to purity, from harbingers of good luck in marriage to messengers of mourning.
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Pearl jewellery through the ages

Across the Roman Empire jewels with pearls were a desirable and expensive luxury, a symbol of wealth and status. In medieval Europe pearls appear as symbols of authority on regalia, and as attributes of Christ and the Virgin Mary in jewellery, symbolizing purity and chastity. By the Renaissance, portraits show that nobles and affluent merchants were adorned with pearls, the symbolism became increasingly secular.
By the 17th and 18th centuries pearls had become lavish adornments, often worn in a seductive manner. They were also demonstrations of high social rank. By the early 19th century pearls embellished more intimate or ‘sentimental’ jewellery to convey personal messages celebrating love or expressing grief.
The opulence and ceremony enjoyed by the courts of Europe in the 19th century was favourable for pearls, necklaces of all lengths were fashionable, from long ropes to chokers.
In Paris, jewellers working in the Art Nouveau style were fascinated by the extraordinary shaped pearls and transformed them into breathtaking interpretations of nature.
In the ‘Roaring Twenties’ urban life changed fashions, women wore short sleeveless slim-line dresses and pearl sautoirs dangled down to the waist and beyond.

Lover’s Eye brooch, England, 1800-20, gold, pearls, diamonds and painted miniature. Museum no. P.56-1977, © Victoria and Albert Museum, LondonLover’s Eye brooch, England, 1800-20, gold, pearls, diamonds and painted miniature. Museum no. P.56-1977, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Bodice ornament  Bodice ornament Spain About 1670 Gold filigree with freshwater pearls Collection of Deborah Elvira Photo © Martin VellónBodice ornament – Spain About 1670 – Gold filigree with freshwater pearlsCollection of Deborah Elvira - Photo © Martin Vellón

Contemporary design

Jewellery design experienced great changes during the second half of the twentieth century. During the 1960s and 1970s avant-garde jewellers in Europe broke away from traditional gem-set jewellery to create abstract sculptural designs with unconventional settings for pearls. In contrast, the high-end jewellers sought a path between tradition and Modernism. From the 1980s, the emphasis for artist jewellers has been less about the value of the pearl and more about novelty of design. Searching for new ways of wearing pearls, they set them in a variety of metals, often with textured surfaces and successfully combined them with non-precious materials.
Today the range of aesthetics in pearl jewellery is boundless and the variety of pearls quite remarkable. Whether natural, cultured or imitation, pearls continue to be fashionable and are being worn by increasing numbers of women. Pearls are a symbol of femininity and timeless jewels befitting at any event or occasion.

'Grand Jeté' brooch, made and designed by Geoffrey Rowlandson (born 1931)  'Grand Jeté' brooch Made and designed by Geoffrey Rowlandson (born 1931) London 1999 18 carat gold, brilliant-cut diamonds and cultured baroque pearls Private Collection © Geoffrey Rowlandson‘Grand Jeté’ broochMade and designed by Geoffrey Rowlandson (born 1931)London 199918 carat gold, brilliant-cut diamonds and cultured baroque pearlsPrivate Collection © Geoffrey Rowlandson

Snow White Wrist Piece 'A Fusion of Winter Snow and Spring Flowers' Made and designed by Nora Fok (born 1952) London 2012 3-D printed white plastic, cultured white pearls Private Collection © Frank Hills, photographerSnow White Wrist Piece ‘A Fusion of Winter Snow and Spring Flowers’Made and designed by Nora Fok (born 1952) – London 2012
– 3D printed white plastic, cultured white pearlsPrivate Collection© Frank Hills, photographer

Brooch Made and designed by Friedrich Becker (1922-1997) Düsseldorf, Germany 1962 18 carat white gold, 96 natural pearls in varying shades RSV Collection © Frau Hilde BeckerBrooch – Made and designed by Friedrich Becker (1922-1997) Düsseldorf, Germany – 1962 – 18 carat white gold, 96 natural pearls in varying shades RSV Collection © Frau Hilde Becker

 

Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
020 7942 2000

03/12/2013

EXPO ‘News from the Permian’ – Museums für Naturkunde Chemnitz, Chemnitz (DE) – 30 Oct. 2013 – 5 Janv. 2014

News from the Permian – International Contemporary Jewellery Art and the Petrified Forest of Chemnitz

The local geological features of the Petrified Forest Chemnitz are in the focus of the current international jewellery art project. 
The fascinating aesthetic qualities of this 291 million years old silicified wood gives the inspiration to the work process of eleven jewellery artists from seven countries.
All of them already met on the 31st of January to the 2nd of February 2013 for a joint symposium at the Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz. During this meeting, there were a lot of important, interesting and exciting moments: the main point was the selection of the stones and another one was the analysis of the materials of Chemnitz and their history.
The artists now are developing new unique jewellery pieces made from selected stones of petrified wood back home in their ateliers. First of the jewellery pieces are already finished and we looking forward to an exciting collection of very various individual works.

News from the Permian- International Contemporary Jewellery Art and the Petrified Forest of Chemnitz

Artists:  Beate von Appen — Beate Eismann — Heike Lau Birgit LakenDeganit Stern SchockenFlora VagiGeorg DoblerMargit JäschkeMari Ishikawa Märta Mattsson Martin Papcun


Mari Ishikawa, Brooch, 2013
Mari Ishikawa – Landscape, 2013 – Silicified wood from the Petrified Forest Chemnitz, silver, aluminum – Photo: LaszloToth

Margit Jäschke, Brooch, 2013Margit Jäschke – Brooch: Untitled, 2013 – Silver, paper, plastic, topaz – Photo: Laszlo Toth

Georg Dobler, Brooch, 2013Georg Dobler – Brooch: Untitled, 2013 – Silver 925, paint, petrified wood, carnelian – Photo: Laszlo Toth

Beate Eismann, Brooch, 2013Beate Eismann - Brooch: FLORA DES PERMS, 2013 – Silicified wood from the Petrified Forest Chemnitz, plastic, silver - Photo: Laszlo Toth

Birgit Laken, Necklace, 2013Birgit Laken – Necklace: Flying Insects, 2013 – Silicified wood from the Petrified Forest Chemnitz, silver patinated, plastic, pigment - Photo: Laszlo Toth

Martin Papcún, Object, 2013Martin Papcún -  Object: Untitled, 2013 – Patinated silver – Photo: Laszlo Toth

Märta Mattsson, Brooch, 2013 Märta Mattsson – Brooch: Eruption, 2013 – Silicified wood from the Petrified Forest Chemnitz, flowers, branch, resin, silver - Photo: Laszlo Toth

Mari Ishikawa, Brooch, 2013Mari Ishikawa – Brooch: Landscape, 2013 – Silicified wood from the Petrified Forest Chemnitz, silver, aluminum -  Photo : Laszlo Toth

Flora Vagi, Ring, 2013Flora Vagi -  Ring: Untitled, 2013 – Silicified wood from the Petrified Forest Chemnitz, wood, paint – Photo: Laszlo Toth

 

Museums für Naturkunde Chemnitz
Moritzstraße 20
09111 – Chemnitz
Germany
Telephone: (0049) (0) 371-488 4551
Fax: (0049) (0) 371-488 4597

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