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-What is specific about jewelry its attachment to a strong sense of want, to the impulse to possess it. Making jewelry is remarkable act, the process of organizing precious elements into sublime constellations.
Adam Grinovich is a jewellery artist from USA. He received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2003, and a Master of Fine Art from Konstfack University in Stockholm 2008. Since 2018 he is a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design in USA.
- It is what you see.
Agnieszka Knap works with jewellery, objects, and performance in which people's participation and commitment are included. She is interested in how an object is perceived and how it can reveal different world-views in its beholder.
Agnieszka Knap is a jewellery artists living and working in Stockholm. She obtained her MA degree from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in1999 and holds a position as senior lecturer and head of the master programme CRAFT! at the same institution. (Photo brooches: Mats Håkanson, Photo portrait: Rikard Westman)
- The idea of blurring the separation point of what is essentially regarded as architecture and what nature stands in as playful metaphore for facing up to secret dreams.
The work of Andrea Wagner takes us into beaches and other landscapes, the diversity of materials and forms are like the layered impressions of an extended travel log.
Andrea Wagner was born in Germany, grew up in Canada and lives since 1994 in Amsterdam. She studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam from where she graduated 1997.
… fairy tales, nursery rhymes, songs and stories. Wolves, deer, trees, forests and Little Red Riding Hood are all central elements in my universe….
Anna Talbot’s jewellery tells stories through characters, colours and materials. The artist is inspired by fairy tales, nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. Birds, animals, insects, plants, and forests are all central elements in her universe, and they don’t necessarily stick to their traditional places. Strong colors and different surfaces illustrate and create atmospheres. Layers of landscapes, stories and fairytales build a mini universe and a picture you can carry with you, wear on your body or hang on the wall. Anna Talbot lives and works in Oslo.
- Sometimes it feels like a riddle that I struggle to solve - to visualize and materialize the somewhat abstract thoughts into wearable pieces of jewellery … it becomes an investigative Ping-Pong between the ideas, material compositions and my own craft skills.
Annette Dam is a jewellery artist from Copenhagen who creates jewellery that inverts assumptions about what is cheap/valuable, masculine/feminine. She graduated 1999 with a master’s in fine arts from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and then studied art history at the University of Copenhagen.
Necklaces by Annette Dam
Necklace by Annette Dam
- We live in a time when technologies have developed to a point where we can reconstruct materials to fit our needs.
Annika Pettersson is fascinated with value and authenticity, how these concepts are present in intimate objects. Jewelry as a concept encompasses many ideas that are inherent in the history of remix, relating to the unique handmade as well as the digitally mass manufactured.
Annika Pettersson is a jewellery artist from Sweden. She completed her MFA at Konstfack University in Stockholm 2009 and is currently living and working in Sweden and USA.
- To be able to express my concerns and thoughts in a piece that will come in touch with the body, is very challenging to me, defying sometimes the concept of jewelry, approaching the idea of an object. My inspiration deals with human relations, dreams , Greek mythology, fantasy, hidden messages. Each time my intention is to create a visual, narrative story to be worn.
Artemis Valsamaki is a jewellery artists from Athens. During her profession, she has got much attention for her extraordinary work, for example she won the Athens Jewelry Week Award 2018 and been included in collections as CODA museum.
- …by scratching life into the material, you wear life, as a brooch.
In Beppe Kesslers work, there is a strong interaction between the drawings/paintings and the jewellery. A painting or drawing can be the starting point of a brooch and vice versa.
Beppe Kessler is an artist living and working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She graduated from Gerrit Rietveld, the Textile Department, 1979. Since then she has been exhibited worldwide, awarded for her excellent work and purchased to a number of collections.
- The vase became like a representative for myself.
When Bettina Speckner was invited to an artist in residency in Sweden 2012, she worked together with a glass blowing manufacture that blew a vase for her. The form was clumsy but beautiful, like a body, a representative for herself, her alter-ego.
Bettina Speckner received her diploma from Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1993. By now she is a well-known established artist within the jewellery field and we find her work in a number of museums and private collections.