Spain's Jewelry Hotspot -- The Massana School in Barcelona

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Spain's Jewelry Hotspot -- The Massana School in Barcelona

Website: http://www.escolamassana.es
Location: Barcelona (Spain)
Members: 82
Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2013

The Escola Massana

In Spain, the Escola Massana was responsible for disseminating new ideas about the redefinition of applied arts and contemporary jewelry, particularly when in the late fifties Manuel Capdevila was commissioned to create the jewelry department and organizes its classes as an open classroom, where they have a place all kinds of ideas and new materials for jewelry, pushing the idea of design above all uncontrolled and stereotyped form. Since its establishment, the Department of the Escola Massana Jewelry has always been sensitive to international flows of renewal redefinition of jewelry. The formal break with the traditions and conventions are faced with an innovative spirit and creative jewelry open to experimentation, diversity, and the expressive and reflective of contemporary art.

Contemporaneity to be understood as a look into the future.

Ramon Puig Cuyàs

Head of the Jewelry Department

 

 

.......STUDENTS.......

 

 

 

Aline Berdichevsky

Reconstruction 14

Brooch. Alabaster, paint, nickel silver, sterling silver, lacquer. 7.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm.

My work focuses on the meaning of identity in our ever-moving and ever-changing world, I search for forms, new spaces and the imaginary places that can be created for all of us.

www.eltallerdealine.es




Ignasi Cavaller

Lover of curves

Brooch. Silver, cristal resin and acrilic. 47 x 40 x 15 mm.






Trinidad Contreras

Unbearable Lightness

Brooche. Porcelain, silver. 80 x 50 x 75 mm.

To transform attitude in intelligible forms filled with light and air, where spaces are occupied by lightness.

menudadeplata.blogspot.com

www.borax08001.com





Patricia Domingues

Blue Mountain

Brooch. Reconstructed stone and silver. 10 x 7 x 2.5 cm.

Borders are abstract concepts that defines the beginning and the end of something. Limits are boundaries that the human mind undertakes himself to run away from the abstraction of the world. Since the beginning of our existence, human being began to define concepts and materials which do not reach an understanding. We have fragmented units and sketch out what you can not measure. We limit an horizon which is not from anyone. It is from everyone.




Carolina Gimeno

Llangkün

Pendant. Copper, vitreous enamel, silver. 100 x 82 x 69 mm, chain: 500 mm.

www.carolinagimeno.com




 

Carolina Hornauer

From Ornament to Plain # 8

Found wood, lathed wood, eggshell, cashew lacquer, carved  high density foam, acrylic paint, varnish, cooper, enamel, silver, patina, steel wire. 120 x 80 mm.

A month after the 2010 earthquake I travelled to the main damaged area. I gathered pieces of wood, remains of the houses that the tsunami took away. I have used them in the way I found them, in their “raw state” to create a series called FROM ORNAMENT TO PLAIN.

www.joyasdelaodisea.blogspot.com




Dalia Jurado

Lilith and the Loves Affairs

Brooch

“I’m all the directions, ¿Where are escape, if is to me they address?”

“I’m what a man lacks to be a woman and what a woman lacks to be a man”

The retourn of Lilith, Joumana Haddad.

www.daliajurado.blogspot.com

www.borax08001.com

Maria Lóbez

Cardboard Stone 1

Brooch. Cardboard, silver, polyester yarn. 44 x 62 x 9.5 mm.

www.marialobez.blogspot.com




Laura Martínez García

Curves

Silver and plastic enamel. 54 x 58 x 55 mm.

www.naturalezasartificiales.blogspot.com



Carolina Martínez Linares

Conducto hialoideo

Brooch. Poliurethane, silver, stainless steel. 108 x 50 x 64 mm.

Understanding and comprehending our interior by the means of my hands, being conscious of the great complexity our being represents, how we work; admire our most precious possession, even when it is incomplete, ablated. The infinity of possibilities that all these manners of viewing ourselves offers is what motivates me to continue creating around my leitmotif:  the human body.

www.carolinamartinezlinar.es




Rosa Nogués Freixas

Everyday Realities

Necklace. Porcelain, wood, silver, enamel, cotton thread. 70 x 100 x 35 mm.

Ambiguity and an open sight are the bases of my work. I use the spoon as one of the elements that mark the begining of autonomy in our lives, transforming  and recreating it in a new way of being.





Auba Pont

Near the Far

Pendant. Wood, paint, silver, silk thread. 100 x 80 x 12 mm.

And without realizing, with a blink of an eye, I move to the seaside. My dear and valued sea.

I travel, I’m transported, I move myself, I approach to the far...

I discover that learning to fly, borders vanish.





Begoña Prats

Life on Mars

Brooches. Copper, paint. 60 x 60 x 50 mm approximately.

'Life on Mars' is a Collection that arose to observe marine life and think about how something so nearby may seem as strange and distant, like another world, such as Mars.

www.begonaprats.blogspot.com



Gastón Rois

Translación

Nickel silver, oxidized. 15 x 5 x 1,4 cm.

www.borax08001.com





María Saura Estruch

One Moment, One Dice

Porcelain and silver. 8 x 9 x 2,5 cm.

The pieces were born from this consciousness, organic forms, expressive and changeable, taken from their own nature and linked to the man, to finally appropriate them and stop their time.

www.wix.com/mariasauraestruch/jewelry





Alejandra Solar

Untitled

Pendant. Phototransfer in polyurethane, nylon string. 6 x 4 x 3 cm







.......TEACHERS.......



Carmen Amador

Rosas de pitiminí

Nickel silver, photo, fine pearls, gold. 33 x 43 x 6 mm.

Spaces which host fragments of vivid dreams.




Stéphanie Barbié

Untitled

Oxidized silver, recicled paper and bioresin.  5,5 x 5,5 x 1,8 cm.

www.stephaniebarbie-joyas.blogspot.com




Marta Boan

Polimin.Ttetrahedron min.

18 kt gold. 0.35 mm wire

Gravitational tension, real volume: accepting the structure of tetrahedron I variate the length of each one of the parties looking for a real volume, with gravity at once subtle.

www.martaboan.com




Pilar Cotter

Petits Lies

Brooch. Silver, porcelain. 60 x 70 mm.

Lies live wiht us almost naturally, the sociologists analyzed that we began to  lie wiht four yearsold, guided by our parents in an unconscious ,...

this time I decided to lie, little white lies about five seconds, innocent game, a visual trick,.......  that´s  make me think if the lie is absolute unlike the truht, or if is relative......

www.pilar-cotter.blogspot.com




Judy McCaig

Golden Bird

Perspex, paint, goldleaf, silver, gold. 95 x 55 x 3 mm.






Josep Carles Pérez

Set of earrings and rings made in gold  white and rhodium polish i black and yellow gold mate.

Small spheres arranged on the platform of work and patience have detailed micro-spheres located around the cylindrical helix as a template. All welding has been a Boolean solution.

The set is for a doctor, a researcher in genetics.





Elisabet Puig

Convergències

Textile, cotton thread, paper, kapok and gold. 60 x 75 x 14 mm.

Circular spaces where universal themes converge and intertwine, themes that revolve around lost nature, loose sketches and basic sensations.




Ramon Puig Cuyàs

Series NET-WORK (subtle Architectures) nº 1427

Brooch. Oxidized nickel silver. 65 x 90 x 20 mm.

“Net-Work ” series  is the pleasure of playing with lightness. They are like fragments of cosmic weightless architectures, which, worn safely on our body, subtly modify the relations and contrasts between the body and the space that surrounds it, projecting it beyond its every-day limits.

www.puigcuyas2.blogspot.com




Tensi Solsona

Sistema binari

Silver and cold enamel. 2.5 x 2.5 cm.





Úrsula Viñolas

Dissin

Silver, coral, diamond anh silk tread. 36 x 12 cm.

This piece, from the series "Landscapes", materializes a world of symbolic spaces. The habitat as an identity project of relationship between body and thought, and the environment, creates an image of new realities, where a labyrinth of spaces is organized leading to intimate and secret shelter.

www.ursulavinolas.net




Silvia Walz

Hamlet

Brooch. Copper, nickel silver, enamel, resine. 85 x 65 x 25 mm.

www.silviawalz.tk


Discussion Forum

Escola Massana - Barcelona’s municipal Art and Design centre

Started by Brigitte Martin Feb 17, 2012. 0 Replies

The Escola Massana is Barcelona’s municipal Art and Design centre. It is located in the beautiful building of the former Hospital de la Santa Creu. Legacy of the Barcelona baker and philanthropist Agustí Massana, the school opened its doors as an academic institution on 14 January 1929.The Escola Massana’s educational programme encompasses three conceptual areas (visual arts, applied arts and design) for three educational levels: Basic Education (Artistic Baccalaureate), Further Education (Advanced vocational training programmes and a university degree in Art and Design) and Continuous Training (beginners and specialist courses, leading to non-official qualifications recognised by the Education Department of the Autonomous Government of Catalunya, as well as UAB Specialisation Courses, and UAB Free-Choice Credits).In Spain was the Escola Massana the responsible for disseminating new ideas about the redefinition of applied arts and contemporary jewelry, particularly when the late fifties Manuel Capdevila was commissioned to create the jewelry department and organizes its classes as an open classroom, where they have a place all kinds of ideas and new materials for jewelry, pushing the idea of design above all uncontrolled and stereotyped form. Since its establishment the Department of the Escola Massana Jewelry has always been sensitive to international flows of renewal i redefinition of jewelry. The formal break with the traditions and conventions are faced with an innovative spirit and creative jewelry open to experimentation, diversity, and the expressive and reflective of contemporary art. Contemporaneity to be understood as a look into the future.The Escola Massana has continued working with the idea that jewelry is an art that comes from direct experience in the building, which rises in the confrontation between ideas and materials, through a dialogue between thought and hands that give shape to the matter.The objectives of the Department of Jewellery are…Continue

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Comment by Anna Sprague on July 24, 2012 at 8:14pm

Such innovative and exciting forms and compositions. Love this exhibition!!

Comment by Cynthia Del Giudice on May 8, 2012 at 7:56pm

Beautiful exhibit. Congratulations, Monserrat!

Comment by Montserrat Lacomba on April 27, 2012 at 4:44pm

Thank you very much to Susan Cummins for the interview she published today at The Art Jewelry Forum. 

http://www.artjewelryforum.org/ajf-blog/spains-jewelry-hotspot-mass...

Comment by Montserrat Lacomba on April 2, 2012 at 3:11pm

Thank you very much to The Art Jewelry Forum for featuring this exhibition and many thanks to you Brigitte for your support!!!

Comment by Brigitte Martin on April 2, 2012 at 3:02pm

Congratulations to Montserrat Lacomba and all the artists in this exhibition. The Art Jewelry Forum is currently featuring this exhibition on their front page for the month of April!

(go to AJF website and scroll down)

Comment by Pat Morrow on March 26, 2012 at 12:34pm

Very cool pieces - great to see!

Comment by Montserrat Lacomba on March 25, 2012 at 1:46pm

Thank you Glen. I'm really glad to show you all this good jewels made by jewelers related to the Massana School, an important point of reference for contemporary jewelry in Europe.

Comment by Glen Guarino on March 25, 2012 at 12:40pm

Love the show!  Congratulations to Monserrat Lacomba for putting together a great show & to the artists for designing fantastic art.

Comment by Montserrat Lacomba on March 25, 2012 at 2:58am

Thanks a lot for your comments!

Comment by Craig Vandeman on March 24, 2012 at 8:01pm

Very nice worK! I am impressed with the work coming out of the school there. A very nice diverse body of work represented. Good Job!!!

 

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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.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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