Needle and Hammer
Ringe, Silber, Silber geschwärzt, Bi-Metall, Kupfer
I’ve been doing the KnitWork-series – knitted rings and bracelets in gold and silver – seemingly forever. The strongly textured surfaces and the completely different appearance of front and back – which allows wearing the bracelets on both sides – are endlessly fascinating. The pieces are compact and substantial without being overbearing.
The HammerWork-series is the exact opposite, born out of a longing to work more dynamically and to create more dramatic shapes. Here simple geometric shapes of sheet (silver, copper, Bi-metal) undergo a process of folding, forging, unfolding and are thus transformed from their two-dimensional strictness into three-dimensional organic shapes that are light and airy. They are pieces made out of one piece.
Whereas the KnitWork feels almost impalpable the forged pieces are worn like an evening gown, in full gala and with care.
Armband, gestrickt, Feinsilber
Ring, gestrickt, Gold 900; Ring, Silber, Doppelring, Bi-Metall
1950 Born in Zürich
1987–1993 Artistic education in Jewellery, Design and Silversmithing, Sir John Cass School of Arts (The CASS), now London Metropolitan University
1990 Certificate in Jewellery, Design and Silversmithing, The CASS, London
1993 Diploma in Jewellery, Design and Silversmithing, The CASS, London
1993–1995 Postgraduate Studies in Silversmithing, The CASS, London
Since 1990 Self-employed with own studio (1990-2003 in London; 2003–2009 in Paris)
From 2005 Workshops with Erico Nagai, Giovanni Corvaja, Peter Bauhuis, Akademie für Gestaltung und Design, München
Lives and works in Munich
Ring, Silber geschwärzt
photos © Eva Jünger, Kai Schlender
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