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“Ludus Gemmarum” Exhibition by Lluís Comín and Montserrat Lacomba in Barcelona

"Ludus Gemmarum" Exhibition by Lluís Comín and Montserrat Lacomba in Barcelona

“Trapped Cloud” by Lluís Comín and Montserrat Lacomba L. Brooch. Silver, copper, enamel, gold and lapis lazuli. 6,5 x 7,5 cm. 2014.         At the exhibition “Ludus Gemmarum” Lluís Comín and Montserrat Lacomba, jewels from their work related to memory and landscape have been shown. The “game of jewels” giving title to the exhibition led [...]


JOYA Barcelona 2014. My Visit.

JOYA Barcelona 2014. My Visit.

      A few days ago in Barcelona, the 6th edition of the JOYA fair was held during Contemporary Jewellery Week which also hosts many exhibitions in the city as well as the jewelry fair Espaijoia.  Over a few intense days I spoke with people I already knew but also met many others; every [...]


JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2014

JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2014

  Next month in Barcelona a new edition of the JOYA fair will be held.  Over a few days the city will be full of contemporary jewelry along with the fair Espaijoia and many events and exhibitions. I recommend you visit the Joya Barcelona website to be informed and to save the dates! This year [...]


‘SONTOB’ Exhibition by Dinah Lee at La Basílica Galería Temporary Exhibitions in Barcelona

'SONTOB' Exhibition by Dinah Lee at La Basílica Galería Temporary Exhibitions in Barcelona

by Catalina Gibert             ”SS-YO1′ – Sculpture Series. Materials: Acrylic Nail Tips, Varnish. 18 x 21 x 20 cm   Korea Firenze Barcelona ‘SONTOB’, the first solo exhibition by Dinah Lee, is a meeting point among Korea, Firenze and in Barcelona where it will have its opening next Thursday, 29th May at [...]


Àngel Reguera Fundició de Metalls

Àngel Reguera Fundició de Metalls

  A few days ago Àngel Reguera showed me his workshop. I was always curious wondering what was behind that wall between the counter and the casting area. In a short time he told me many things, but my eyes did not have time to absorb everything.   Fa uns dies l’Àngel Reguera em va deixar [...]


JOYA 2013, the Best Contemporary Jewelry Showcase in Barcelona (5th Edition)

JOYA 2013, the Best Contemporary Jewelry Showcase in Barcelona (5th Edition)

  From October 17th to 19th, the 5th edition of the JOYA fair will be celebrated at FAD (Convent dels Àngels) in Barcelona. We will find works by more than 200 artists from 35 countries, three galleries (Alchimia Gallery, La Basilica, Legnica Gallery), associations  (Associazione Gioiello Contemporanea, Associacao de Durivesara e Relojoaria,  Materia+Mao+Mente: Madeira)  and 29 students from 10 schools. [...]


“Powderly” by Lisa Walker at Klimt02 Gallery (My Visit)

"Powderly" by Lisa Walker at Klimt02 Gallery (My Visit)

          Fortunately, I was still on time this past week to visit the exhibition ”Powderly” by Lisa Walker at Klimt02 Gallery in Barcelona.  It made me feel great because this artist’s revulsive work always intrigues and provokes me. Jewelry by Lisa Walker is an acidic reflection of our world’s contradictions. Older posts [...]


Joya 2012, My Visit (Part One)

Joya 2012, My Visit (Part One)

  This past weekend I traveled to Barcelona to visit two jewelry fairs: “Joya” and “Espaijoia.”  Today I will talk about “Joya” and I will soon dedicate another post to “Espaijoia.” The fourth edition of the contemporary jewelry fair “Joya” in Barcelona surprised us with more artists and also more attendees. This year the fair was [...]


Enjoia’t 2012 Awards

Enjoia't 2012 Awards

by Begoña Prats     On Thursday October 11th, the 19th edition of the Enjoia’t Awards was held in Barcelona. This event promotes and rewards originality, technique and creativity in the field of jewelry and serves as a platform for young designers and for the recognition of professionals. El passat Dijous 11 d’octubre es van celebrar [...]


Agendas by “Joya” and “Espaijoia”

Agendas by "Joya" and "Espaijoia"

                  These are the agendas for “Joya” and “Espaijoia.”  Please visit their websites for more information. Aquestes són les agendes de “Joya” i “Espaijoia“. Trobareu més informació als seus webs.    


Jewelry Week in Barcelona: Awards

Jewelry Week in Barcelona: Awards

      The Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery celebrates the second edition of its “Alchimia Award” which will be granted to one of the promising young students from the Catalan schools participating in this year’s edition of “Joya.” L’escola de Joieria Contemporània Alchimia celebra la segona edició del seu premi ”Alchimia Award” que serà lliurat a [...]


Festa Enjoia’t, Premi de Joieria Contemporània 2012

Festa Enjoia't, Premi de Joieria Contemporània 2012

  Next Thursday, Enjoia’t will hold a party in Barcelona to celebrate its awards, one of the events we will visit during jewelry week in this city. You can find complete information about these awards on the FAD blog. El proper dijous es celebra la festa Enjoia’t a Barcelona i l’entrega de premis, un dels [...]


“Powderly” Exhibition by Lisa Walker at Klimt02 Gallery

"Powderly" Exhibition by Lisa Walker at Klimt02 Gallery

  Powderly is a name on a house I saw in Melbourne in June, very odd, I’ve never seen this word before and even more unusual to name a house this. I’ve been interested in unusual poetic titles lately, words that can mean many things, are quite strange the way they’re written and spoken, and [...]


Pilar Cotter and Her Passion for Porcelain

Pilar Cotter and Her Passion for Porcelain

  Pilar Cotter’s workshop is located in the Poble Nou area of Barcelona, in a space she shares with two working jewelers and a painter. She defines it as  “the territory where I find responses to many things that intrigue me, a space to share, full of conversations and that represents a style of life.” [...]


Gemma Draper, Transforming Matter

Gemma Draper, Transforming Matter

      Gemma Draper moved a few months ago to a new studio, still in Barcelona. From the Raval district she moved to the Eixample, where she continues with her project, La Germinal, teaching courses and organizing conferences and other activities related to creativity. Outside it’s raining. Seated facing one each other, I enjoy [...]


Karin Johansson with Three of Her Students at Massana School

Karin Johansson with Three of Her Students at Massana School

Karin Johansson and Ramon Puig Cuyàs   Last April 18th Karin Johansson, jeweler and teather at  HDK School of Design and Crafts of the University of Gothenburg, presented her department program at the Massana School showing examples of her personal work. Joining her were students Anna-Karin Haag, Charlotte Maslov and Elin Flognman who presented their jewelry as well.   [...]


The Workshop Majoral in Barcelona

The Workshop Majoral in Barcelona

            Enric Majoral started working as a metalsmith 30 years ago and is the soul of the Majoral Company. During this time he has been surrounding himself with a good team and jewels made by the Majoral brand are actually designed by Enric, his son Roc, and Abril Ribera. Some [...]


Marc Monzó at His Workshop in Barcelona

Marc Monzó at His Workshop in Barcelona

    Marc Monzó shares a space with two designers in an ancient factory in downtown Barcelona where one can find the studios and workshops of different artisans, designers and artists, as well as an art gallery.   En Marc Monzó comparteix espai amb dos dissenyadors en una antiga fàbrica, al centre de Barcelona, on [...]


La Basílica Galería in Barcelona

La Basílica Galería in Barcelona

        A few days ago I visited La Basílica Galería, a big space in Barcelona’s downtown dedicated mainly to the sale of jewelry. In their more than fifty showcases you can see lots of jewels by different artists. I met there with my friend Marta Sànchez, editor of 18kt blog, who told [...]


“New Places – Abstractions of a City” Exhibition By Karin Johansson at Klimt02 Gallery

"New Places - Abstractions of a City" Exhibition By Karin Johansson at Klimt02 Gallery

          I recently visited the exhibition ”New Places – Abstractions of a City” by Karin Johansson at Klimt02 Gallery and I recommend that you admire her excellent work.  The exhibition closed last Friday but her jewels are still on view in the gallery for a few more days. “Collecting Butterflies”, her book.   Vaig visitar fa uns dies [...]


Marta Boan, Seeking The Essence

Marta Boan, Seeking The Essence

    Marta Boan works from the smallest of workshops at the Poble Espanyol, a tourist attraction in Barcelona where one can find artist workshops. She defines hers as simple and austere, luminous and comfortable, but minimal throughout, in synchonicity with the work she creates which is based on the simple reduction, both in size [...]


Klimt02 Gallery and Klimt02 Community

Klimt02 Gallery and Klimt02 Community

  A few days ago I visited Klimt02 Gallery in Barcelona.  How lucky it is to have such a space in our city where we can see the work of important jewelers from around the world. I enjoyed looking at and touching some of the jewels including brooches by Gemma Draper and Ramon Puig Cuyàs, pendants [...]


“La Insígnia del Mestre Artesà 2012″ Exhibition at Koetània

"La Insígnia del Mestre Artesà 2012" Exhibition at Koetània

                                                                                              Photographs by David Places        Second [...]


Koetània: Marta S. Blanco and Daniel Bellido at Their Shop/Workshop in Barcelona

Koetània: Marta S. Blanco and Daniel Bellido at Their Shop/Workshop in Barcelona

                                                              Photographs by Berta Tiana Alsina In the Rambla Blai in Barcelona, in the heart of the Poble Sec area, Marta S. Blanco and Daniel Bellido opened a new space dedicated to contemporary jewelry named Koetània just over one month ago.  In an ancient building, which previously housed a toy shop, Marta designed a modern [...]