- Anastasia Azure
- Ingrid Bärndal
- Ela Bauer
- Uli Biskup
- Raluca Buzura
- Marianne Cornelius
- Ute Decker
- Sandra Di Giacinto
- Andreas Eberharter
- Petra Hauser
- Anke Hennig
- Sarah Herriot
- Yoko Izawa
- Hilde Janich
- Steffi Kalina
- Dorothea Kraus
- Camille Lescure
- András Márkus
- Giorgio Nason
- Vernissage Project
- Renate Pukis
- Nora Rochel
- Ruth Tomlinson
- Trina Tygrett
- 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.
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)
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.
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”
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.
“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.
“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)
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