Joyas Sensacionales (Sensational Jewellery)

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Joyas Sensacionales  (Sensational Jewellery)

Collective of Contemporary Artistic Jewellers

Website: http://www.joyas-sensacionales.tk
Location: Barcelona (Spain)
Members: 71
Latest Activity: Jul 28

Joyas Sensacionales. April 2013

Participating Artists:

Alfredo Gómez • Alicia Giráldez • Begoña Prats • Carla García • Carme Roher  • Carolina Giner • Clara Niubó • Elisa Pellacani • Eva Burton • Eva Girbes • Fátima Tocornal • Gemma Canal • Lola Gratacós • Lourdes Carmelo • María Díez • Marta Roca • Montse Basora • Montserrat  Lacomba • Nicole Deuster • Núria Anguren • Paula Bahadian • Rosa Nogués • Sandra Llusà • Silvina Rio • Simón Mazuera • Stéphanie Barbié • Xus Anglès • Yaiza Alemany

 

 

Introduction by Silvia Walz

In 2008 I had the idea of founding a working group for jewellers in Barcelona. Personally, I would have loved that idea having finished my studies at the Fachochschule Hildesheim in 1990.

University is a sort of island where the students can live out interesting ideas and make them happen without too many difficulties.

The difficulties come precisely one month after finishing ones studies: Now what?

Suddenly, survival is all that matters … What can or can’t sell? These are questions which hardly mattered when studying.

Then, those pretty thoughts and creative projects all fade into the past and one sinks easily into the everyday and any motivation for making interesting jewellery completely disappears.

The Taller Perill, founded by Alicia Giraldez gave me the chance to extend my work as a teacher at the Escola Massana, such that in 2008 I suggested the “Joyas Sensacionales” (Sensational Jewellery) project for both ex- students and jewellers who wanted to work together.

Sensations, feelings were precisely the subjects with which I wished to stimulate and motivate my group of people. The themes chosen had to be open enough to give everyone the chance to find their own way, whilst I also wished to allow space for an exchange and for open discussion.

Thus, in September 2008, I began to involve a number of innocent ex-students in my initial project, rapidly finding enough victims for the first theme “the forgotten”. The Galeria Amber-Art provided the amber and exhibited the finished works in their gallery.

Here was another important point for me: I not only wished to motivate the jewellers into making personal work, but also hoped that these pieces could be shown in galleries and further, that they would sell.

In this way, over the past nearly 5 years we have shown different projects in various galleries in Spain, Andorra and Germany.

So far the group comprises 16 artists nearly from the beginning and every year there are some of the graduated students who join some month in the group. Depending on the theme, there are guest artists who have formed part of the project’s display.

I hope that we can still share many sensations and that this project has plenty of life ahead.

Who wouldn’t want to live on an island where the market isn’t the driving force?

Coordinator Silvia Walz, 2013

 

'Sensational' colleagues at Taller Perill (Barcelona, Spain)

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Alfredo Gómez

Hole in the moon (2013). Brooch

 Colored porcelain, wood, silver and prolab

100 x 60 x 30 mm

 

Alicia Giráldez

Swing (2012). Brooch

 Enamel, copper and nickel silver

120 x 80 x 20 mm

www.tallerperill.com


 

 

 Begoña Prats

The impossible II series - No title (2013). Brooch

Copper, nickel silver and paint

60 x 70 x 50 mm

www.begonaprats.blogspot.com

 


 

Carla García

Enchanting landscapes series - The naivety of Riding Hood  (2013). Brooch

Wood, paint and nickel silver

100 x 100 x 30 mm

www.cetrencada.tumblr.com

 

Carme Roher

No title (2013). Pendant

Gold, silver and steel wire

60 x 35 x 10 mm


Carolina Giner

Structure and emptiness series - Piece II (2013). Pendant

Nickel silver, black porcelain and steel wire

50 x 100 x 30 mm

 

Clara Niubó

No title (2013). Brooch

Copper, nickel silver, silver, wood, alabaster, enamel and paint

70 x 95 x 20 mm

www.claraniubo.blogspot.com


 

 

Elisa Pellacani

Eternal and happy life (2012). Brooch and earrings

Copper, silver and enamel

100 x 50 x 15 mm


 

 


 

Eva Burton

Petium, creaturas de la marea series - Petium IV (2013). Brooch

Reclaimed wood, paint and steel

130 x 70 x 40 mm

www.evaburtonjoyasdeautor.blogspot.com

 

 



 

Eva Girbes

Primitive awakening series - Piece V (2012).  Brooch

Nickel silver, wood turning and paint

90 x 40 x 15 mm

www.joyart-esana.blogspot.com

 


 

Fátima Tocornal

The Impossible - Piece III (2011).  Brooch

Enamel, brass and copper oxided.

65 x 60 x 20 mm

www.fatimatocornal.com


 

 

 

 

Gemma Canal

The Impossible series - No title (2012). Necklace

Nickel silver, paint and textile

500 x 50 x 35 mm

 
 

 

 

Lola Gratacós

The Impossible II series  -  No title (2013). Brooch

Nickel silver, copper, enamel, wood and lapis lazuli

50 x 40 x 10 mm

www.lolagratacos.blogspot.com

 


 

 

Lourdes Carmelo

Ingredients for the memory series - I remember a story of gods (2012). Necklace

Metal, glass, wood, bone and plastic

250 x 20 x 20 mm

www.lourdescarmelo.blogspot.com

 



 

María Díez

Portrait of the Infanta Margarita (2013). Brooch

Copper, enamel, brass and gold leaf

130 x 75 x 3 mm

www.mariadiezserrat.com

 

 



 

Marta Roca

Vital spaces series (2012). Pendant

Oxidazed nickel silver, brass, resin, fiber and paint

170 x 35 x 20 mm

www.martarocacontemporaryjewelry.blogspot.com

 


 

 

Montse Basora

Impossible nature series - Piece I (2013). Brooch

Silver nickel and resin

110 x 80 x 20 mm

www.montsebasora.blogspot.com

 

 


 

 

Montserrat Lacomba

Impossible landscapes series - Words and Landscapes

[to Jacint Verdaguer, poet] (2012). Brooch

Engraved and enameled copper, oxidized copper and silver

55 x 95 x 15 mm

www.mardecolorrosa.com

 

 

 

Nicole Deuster

No title (2012). Ring

Silver, methacrylate and stainless steel

40 x 35 x 30 mm

 

 

 

Núria Anguren

Chimeras (2013). Brooch

Electroformed copper and wood

60 x 70 x 35 mm

www.nuriaanguren.com

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Paula Bahadian

Grandpa's time machine series - Piece I  (2013). Brooch

Silver, copper, nickel silver, brass, steel, wood and plastic

120 x 50 x 10 mm

www.paulabahadian.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

Rosa Nogués

Etérea series - Nopal (2012). Brooch

Glass, nickel silver, silver and stainless steel

70 x 60 x 45 mm

 

 



 

Sandra Llusà

No title (2012). Pendant

Textile, gold-plated nickel silver and bronze

80 x 60 x 90 mm

wwww.sandrallusa.blogspot.com

 

 

 



 

 

Silvina Rio

The Invisible series (2012). Brooch

Silver, nickel silver, porcelain and paint

70 x 80 x 15 mm

www.silvinario-joyas.blogspot.com


 

 

Simón Mazuera

Templum series - Sein Phoo (2013). Brooch

Rusty steel / brooch: felt, wood, and steel magnet

71 x 16 x 30 mm

www.flickr.com/photos/smthor/


 

Stéphanie Barbié

The impossible II series - No title (2013). Brooch

Resin, jesmonite and nickel silver

55 x 85 x 25 mm

www.stephaniebarbie-joyas.blogspot.com

 

 

 



 

Xus Anglès

Jewellers series - Jeweller I (2012). Pendant

Copper, cold enamel and linen

50 x 45 x 27 mm

www.xusangles.blogspot.com




 

Yaiza Alemany

No title (2012). Necklace

Brass and fireproof cable

420 x 100 x 15 mm

www.yandejoyas.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Comment by Mirinda Kossoff on June 18, 2013 at 12:02pm

Challenging and inspiring work. Thank you for presenting this collective to the community.

Comment by Roxy Lentz on May 8, 2013 at 5:39am

What a treat to look at before I go to work today. Can't wait to have time to go to the artist web sites. 

Comment by anne havel on May 7, 2013 at 8:16pm

what a wonderful exhibit.  i love the work and find it inspirational.  thank you for presenting this fine work.

Comment by Leslie A. Schug on April 17, 2013 at 7:26pm

Great exhibit! Thank you for sharing!!

Comment by Begoña Prats on April 9, 2013 at 2:45pm

Thanks again !! : )
I love working with jewelers so different, the various perspectives of reality are really inspiring...

Comment by Tory Hughes on April 9, 2013 at 1:38pm

Wonderful work individually, and a strong collection overall! Thanks so much for putting this together. I found the work intriguing, inspiring and a great reminder to follow my own powerful yet quirky delights in my work. Appreciate seeing this!

Comment by Linda Kaye-Moses on April 9, 2013 at 11:14am

Ola Begona,
Thank you for sharing the images of the sensational jewels and for creating the 'island' where the only priority is to create, create, create!

Comment by carolina apolonia on April 9, 2013 at 11:07am

great pieces!!!

Comment by Anna Sprague on April 8, 2013 at 7:47pm

Loved looking at all the work. What a fantastic idea! :)

Comment by Ligia Rocha on April 7, 2013 at 1:43pm

Wonderful curation!

 

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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