Collection “Throw away gold” Over the past decades, the human population has had a profound impact on our ecosystem and in some cases has completely depleted natural resources. Our greed and eagerness to possess, and consume has led us to a point where we can no longer clearly distinguish what is precious and what [...]
Last November I visited the Sieraad Art Fair for the first time. It was very pleasant to meet many jewelers who I know in person or through the internet. The fair is located at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, a very nice circular building from the 19th century, where [...]
Jewels by Malou Paul are inspired by mourning jewelry, Victorian jewelry and traditional costumes/folklore. She experiments with materials and likes to (re)use old photographs, zinc and wool among others, while always searching for new shapes and forms. Les joies de la Malou Paul s’inspiren en la joieria de dol, [...]
You can visit the exhibition ”Make it big, make it red, make it shiny” by David Bielander at Galerie Rob Koudijs until October 27th. Older posts from this jeweler.
You can visit the exhibition “Introduction” by Ralph Bakker at Galerie Rob Koudijs until October 27th. Older posts from this jeweler.
I became a jeweler, because gold in its natural shape is little satisfying. The more I make, the more I see; the more I grasp, the more I love! My work is 3D poetry; autobiographic, pieces about: love, life the universe and all the rest. Ulrich Reithofer has a direct and humoristic way of approaching [...]
You can visit the exhibition ”Excessories” by Christoph Zellweger at Galerie Louise Smit until August 31st. L’exposició “Excessories” d’en Christoph Zellweger es pot visita a la Galerie Louise Smit fins el 31 d’agost.
“Watch your Mail,” the brooch that Marion sent to me. “Pendeion Words,” the brooch I sent to Marion. When some days ago I received this beautiful brooch from Marion Pannekoek, I was really happy with our exchange. She says on her blog that exchange is an alternative way to do business and [...]
At the end of the fifteenth century the Domus Aurea – Golden House – was excavated in Rome. Once it had been the huge palace of emperor Nero. It turned out that its walls were fully decorated with painted ornaments. Their playfulness was a revelation to the artists of the budding Renaissance: they had [...]
The exhibition “(Take at) Look at Me” by Lisette Colijn runs until July 5th at Galerie Louise Smit in Amsterdam. More about this artist on this blog. L’exposició ”(Take at) Look at Me” de la Lisette Colijn estarà oberta fins el 5 de juliol a la [...]
Since several years I’m busy with collecting plastic caps, which were primarily intended for a large-sized object. When it became clear that a realisation of this project is not possible because of taking far too much time, I started to research about new methods of converting my, in the meantime (because my whole surrounding [...]
In my jewellery I express how I experience the outside world. I am fascinated by the surroundings I find myself in and what these surroundings invokes in me: paradoxical feelings of freedom, security and imminent danger. A walk in the woods, for example, invokes a feeling of freedom, yet the woods also make [...]
Jan Kerkstra and Marion Pannekoek (Atelier The Jewelry Story) present their new line of “Big Brooches” at Galerie Terbeek today April 21st and tomorrow the 22nd, and again on April 28th and 29th. Marion is also the editor of “The Latest Story” blog, one of my favorite blogs, where I [...]
You can visit the exhibition by Philip Sajet at Ornamentum showing his recent work until May 6th. Older posts from this jeweler. L’esposició d’en Philip Sajet a Ornamentum on mostra els seu treball recent es pot veure fins el dia 6 de maig. Posts anteriors d’aquest joier.
“Making Home” Exhibition by Francis Willemstijn and “Introduction” Exhibition by Helen Britton at Galerie Rob Koudijs
“Making Home“ Francis Willemstijn Everybody carries burdens, not only the shopping or the suitcases, but also immaterial ones like one’s education and descent. The past is always part of your baggage and Francis Willemstijn referred to that many times in her jewellery pieces. In her [...]
Annamaria Zanella Brooch Green cell Annamaria Zanella Brooch House Annamaria Zanella Ring Black silk Renzo Pasquale Brooch Galileo Renzo Pasquale Brooch Giotto’s box Renzo Pasquale Brooch Olimpica You can visit the exhibition “Hand-Made” by Annamaria Zanella and Renzo Pasquale at Galerie Louise Smit until May 4th. L’exposició ”Hand-Made” de [...]
Next Friday is the opening of the exhibition “Lost in Sea” showing jewelry and objects by Nina Sajet at Japanmuseum SieboldHuis in Leiden. El proper divendres és la inauguració de l’exposició ”Lost in Sea” al Japanmuseum SieboldHuis in Leiden on la Nina Sajet presenta joies i objectes.
Tomorrow Galerie Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam celebrates its first lustrum. Congratulations! Demà la Galerie Rob Koudijs d’Amsterdam celebra el seu primer llustre. Felicitats!
“Pin Up” — an Exhibition by Lisa Björke, Francisca Bauzá, Märta Mattsson, Nina Sajet, and Deborah Rudolph Presented at Schmuck in Munich.
Märta Mattsson, winner of Talente 2012, sent me these images from the exhibition “Pin up” in which she participated with Lisa Björke, Francisca Bauzá, Nina Sajet and Deborah Rudolph. The exhibition was shown in Munich during Schmuck. Thank you for sharing Märta! La Märta Mattsson, guanyadora de Talente 2012, m’ha [...]
Alexander Blank Memento juniori!, Remember the youth times! Alexander Blank does not formulate the title of his work in a nostalgic way, but he slaughters the comic-heros of his childhood, and reduces up until the bones. Even if they look now like skelets, you can still recognize them: Koyote, the Duck, the Cat, the Bunny. [...]
You can visit the exhibition ”Lost days and left-over longing” by Nelly Tanner at Galerie Rob Koudijs until March 4th. L’exposició ”Lost days and left-over longing” de la Nelly Tanner es pot visitar a la Galerie Rob Koudijs fins el 4 de March.
Dana Hakim. Brooch 2010, Iron Nets, Rubber, black mirrored plastic, reflective light threads, paint, lacquer. Dana Hakim. Brooch 2010, Iron Nets, Rubber Mirrored Plastic, Reflective light Threads, Paint, Lacquer. Dana Hakim. Brooch, 2012, Iron Nets, paint, lacquer, cotton threads. Dana Hakim. Neckpiece n/t (7), 2011, Iron Nets, Paint, Reflective Light,Threads, Cotton Threads, Mirrored [...]
Theme: The workshop DREAM NOW is being held in the countryside of the southern Netherlands. DREAM NOW is a workshop where you learn to discover the freedom and flair of creativity. Most of the people forget to dream. Dreaming is an estention force to get in touch with. Not all human beings are aware [...]
Two important fairs will be held during this week in Europe: “Object Rotterdam” runs from February 9th to 12th and “Inhorgenta Munich” runs from February 10th to 13th. For all the information, please check their websites. If you are planning to attend, you are fortunate because you will [...]