- Anastasia Azure
- Jahyun Rita Baek
- Ingrid Bärndal
- Ela Bauer
- Cécile Boccara
- Marianne Cornelius
- Ute Decker
- Sandra Di Giacinto
- Kathleen Dustin
- Andreas Eberharter
- Noémi Gera
- Liliana Guerreiro
- Tzuri Gueta
- Anke Hennig
- Sarah Herriot
- Sian Elizabeth Hughes
- Gerlinde Huth
- Yoko Izawa
- Hilde Janich
- Steffi Kalina
- Dorothea Kraus
- Little Leaf
- Camille Lescure
- András Márkus
- Giorgio Nason
- Vernissage Project
- Renate Pukis
- Nora Rochel
- Katharina Schmid
- Dorit Schubert
- Ruth Tomlinson
- Trina Tygrett
- Bea Valdes
- Hervé van der Straeten
- Babette von Dohnanyi
- Katherine Wardropper
- Misun Won
- Monika Wulz
Anastasia Azure is the originator of Dimensional-Weave™ which combines ancient weaving, traditional metalsmithing and contemporary materials. She creates sculpture and jewelry, hand-woven on a floor loom with metals and plastics. Her forms are inspired by the elegance of geometry. Her artwork, inspired by the mandala, revolves around the seamless continuity of a circle. The mandala is a symbol that represents the universe from the human perspective.
Jahyun Rita Baek is primary inspired by her chosen materials. Her goal is to try to “catch” light in her art-objects. Therfore she often uses acetat. Her expressive jewellery wakes curiosity in the observer and touches his visual sense: the beauty of a jewellery-piece should be “felt”.
Ingrid Bärndal’s extravagant jewellery-work with the basis of polypropylene are combined with silver- or goldelements, sweetwaterpearls or flocked silverpieces. polypropylene-leaves are all handcut and worked on. So they get a new organic shape and surface-structure. With these the artists jewellery-pieces create an extraordinary silhouette.
“My work is to a big extent coloured with the notion that ‘things’ are not clearly defined. Events (...) do not begin or end at a certain moment, but rather are a result of ongoing processes that often don’t seem to have any connection with each other, yet are (...) creating (...), a certain reality. I have made works, which are constructed out of cell- and root-like particles. These (...) are made of (...) materials such as silicone, porcelain, minerals and fabric (...). (Ela Bauer)
Cécile Boccara works with silk, feathers, threads and pastes. Her fairytale-like art-pieces like dragonflies in the form of necklaces, collars, pins and crowns are ready to adorn a neck, an ankle or a wrist.
Ute Decker’s jewellery practice is enriched by her experience in other mediums such as sculpture, textiles, paper and ceramics. She is using fairtrade gold, 100% recycled silver, recycled packaging materials, and substituting traditional toxic resins with bio-resins derived from sunflowers. She does the harmony between the created form and the empty space within magnify the intensity of expression in ute’s sculptural work.
Sandra Di Giacinto, has always been fascinated by recycled materials (cardboards, special binding papers and folded coated metallic papers), the different ways in which they can be treated, and assembled into innumerable shapes. She is strongly attracted by Japanese art. However, the pleating technique that she uses draws inspiration from ancient Greece.
Her collection of jewels and bags is therefore minimal, light, durable and brightly coloured.
Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading polymer clay artists, Kathleen Dustin has been a pioneer in this emerging medium. Her exquisite evening bags have been celebrated for their translucent depth of surface, and vibrant colors. Her most recent purses and art jewelry pay attention to the natural forms, such as seed pods, buds, moss, grasses, leaves, sticks and stones, she finds in the woods of New Hampshire.
Andreas Eberharter is one of the most successful contemporary Austrian artists. His approach to this art is that of a sculptor who seeks free access to expressions of artistic form.
He uses new and unusual materials such as aluminum and acrylic glass, but also swarovski crystals and pearls or cubic zirconia.
Eberharter’s works are eye-catching, intense, clear and uncompromising in design.
His Motto: “authentic jewelry for real individualists”
Noémi Gera makes jewelelry out of materials like paper, aluminum, ribbon, furs, synthetic materials and silver.
„I like unique feminine objects that (...) will have a personality of their own. I am (...) interested in (...) jewellery that makes an appearance, a strong impression and is special. (...) The jewellery I design is not for eternity, but the people of our times, who love colours, fragrances and the feel of different materials. (Noémi Gera)
Liliana Guerreiro’s Jewellery art is very clear and reduced. Although they have a subtile playfulness and look very feminine. Every piece can easily be combined with others of the same series. In this way arise individual and unique combinations, that express the personality of each wearer.
A primary experience, almost bare and natural, inhabits the creations of Tzuri Gueta. Through him we dive into an aquatic universe where tactile materials that are sensual offer us organic sensations, familiar emotions, but we have difficulty to pin point them within reality. The combination of noble fundamental textiles conjugates with others: lace mingles with silicone. The result is heavily structured, with an aspect of raw nature. The alliance of the traditional and the novel.
Anke Hennig discovered the very traditional art of a braiding technique from the 19th Century making as an ideal medium for contemporary jewellery design. She works with fine threads of coloured nylon, cotton, silk and other filaments in the traditional braiding technique into filigreed jewellery.
Simplicity and sensitivity are the main goals of Sian Elizabeth Hughes. Source of inspiration is primarely nature. So comes the idea for her first collection “flourish” from a snow storm in New York Central Park. The aim of the artist is to create a precious three dimensional artobject that caresses the body of the wearer.
“I am fascinated by the structures, shapes and patterns of nature and architecture. A particular inspiration to me is the chambered nautilus shell. The gently spiralling exterior gives only a subtle hint of its intricate interior design.” (Gerlinde Huth)
“My interest has been for sometime in containing, covering, or wrapping things. (...). The function and material nature of jewellery does not concern me as much as the presence and feeling of an object. Veiled jewellery reflects my assumption that although certainty is often required in modern society, ambiguous expression has been the most distinctive characteristic found in Japanese values and religious beliefs.” Yoko Izawa
Parchment, the basis of the artists work, is one of the most incredilbe and robust materials you can find. Hilde Janich creates pieces that seem so light and fragile someone is supposed not to wear them instead of look at as pure sculptures.
“When I create pieces I feel their breath, their pulsation and the willingness of transformation, to show me all their different faces or facettes.” (Hilde Janich)
“I generally work intuitively. That is, I tend to follow an inner aesthetic sense. Sometimes, a mere thought or perhaps even a specific theme leads to an idea that subsequently becomes a piece of jewellery. It may also be an interesting substance or a special find that inspires me to create something new out of it. (...) It is tremendous fun to view these things as “objects“, to put them into different contexts so creating new (...) pieces.” (Steffi Kalina)
Camille Lescure uses an artistic approach which involves an entire palette of materials both old-fashioned and modern, from pearls and silk to lace, brass, wool and precious metals.
In her resolutely “couture” style, she combines metals, embroidery, woven fabrics and crocheted wool to create contemporary jewellery and fashion accessories that, like fetishes, belong close to the body at all time.
Ilenia Corti founded the Vernissage project in the late 2007 with the collaboration of Matteo Mena. The two move in an uncontaminated space where creativity reigns, a surreal, childhood-like but tangible place, marked by the contrast between reality and dream. Each fragment of this mysterious universe crystallizes itself in a jewel. A freeze-frame in black and white, of dusty gold, filigree trapping diamonds, agate, jade and amethyst.
Inspired by the wordplay of the German word „querbeet“, meaning unsystematic, mix and match as well as referencing flower beds, Nora Rochel explores the world of flowers and organic growth as visual formgiving and expressiveness in her jewellery. She was inspired by the full spectrum of the complexity and variegation of flowers. Wearing Nora Rochel‘s rings turns one‘s hands into small landscapes and gardens.
The technique of lace-making was adopted by Dorit Schubert for her jewellery art. Threads of silver, nylon and steel get in a dialogue with the traditional textile lace-making.
“Bobbin lacemaking with unorthodox materials offers me new ways of creating and forms of expression. (...) Fascinating is the filigree transparency, asthetic and lightness of the objects.” (Dorit Schubert)
“I am driven by my passion for the magic of minutiae, tiny intricacies, small oddities and the search for preciousness within the world. I always search for beauty within objects; this might be found in the inherent value of a piece, the rarity of the material or in a curiosity of nature. My inspiration comes from the idea of lifecycles and change in nature, in transience from birth to decay. I am interested in archaeological finds and Pre-Raphaelite imagery, lifecycles, decay and natural changes.” (Ruth Tomlinson)
Van der Straeten’s jewellery art is basically made of hammered brass, afterwards gold- or silver plated as well as oxidized. Because of the hammered surface of the pieces reminiscences of ancient jewellery art are intended. The strong, often curved forms, that seem so sculptural wake associations of contemporary art.
„I like the idea of found treasures mixed with modern objects.“ (Hervé van der Straeten)
Babette von Dohnanyi’s collection of jewellery art, is based on the primarely figure of the pentagon. It is simple and clear in its composition, but varies the rhythm. The pentagon is a figure of deeper symbolic content, that she is aware of, but doesn’t take it to serious.
Fairytales, fantasy and costume design are the main inspirations behind Katherine Wardropper’s work and each piece conjures up a sense of the ‘marvellous’ and ‘extraordinary’ into everyday life. Katherine’s aim, and challenge, is to apply this ‘Sculptural fabric Technique’ to a range of creative disciplines. For fashion this takes the form of her instantly recognisable jewellery. Each delicate brooch, neckpiece, hairpiece and belt echoes swirling wedding cakes, Victorian lace and bejeweled snowflakes.
The Work of Monika Wulz is the trial of getting aerial space visible. Materials like pearls, stones or paper are woven in a net of Nylon. Her art pieces show lucency, playfulness and straight elegance