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I create flamboyant, sculptural and wearable pieces that combine ambivalent aspects of appeal and repulsion. Jewellery that attracts attention, pieces that catch the eye and demand self-confidence and conviction to wear, thus challenging the boundaries of what constitutes jewellery.
My work unsettles the borderline between beautiful and ugly in order to tease the perception of the beholder and to evoke reactions. I find it exciting and thrilling to create curiosity and challenge viewers to engage and discover, while simultaneously leaving space for individual interpretation. I believe that provoking this playful inquisitiveness is of value to us because it stimulates and originates distinct conditions, which in turn allow experiences that we would not be exposed to otherwise.
The aesthetic qualities of my ambiguous jewellery are based on an organic form-vocabulary and the introduction of innovative materials and techniques, which I combine and contrast with my traditional goldsmithing skills. An open approach and material-based research, spontaneity and the dynamics that come from working intuitively enable me to develop a range of elements, which are then combined to create the compositions of my vibrant work.
MA in Jewellery Silversmithing and Related Products at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham (with Distinction)
MA (Art and English for Secondary School) at the National Seminar for Didactics and Teacher Training, Freiburg (with Distinction)
Apprenticeship in traditional goldsmithing skills,
Pforzheim/Blumberg, Germany (Awarded 1st place chamber of crafts)
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
We would really like to show together in Munich, but have struggled to find somewhere to exhibit. There are quite a few of us that are selected for Talente as well as Schmuck, so I think we may end up showing in Munich individually this year.
Looking forward to meeting up with you to :)
"This is the sixth image that I looked at tonight without a title. The number of the photo means nothing. It would be better to at least include your name in the title.
No search engine will find your work ever without a title, tags or description.…"
"So sorry to say that this is the fifth image I looked at tonight without a title or description.A title and description helps your viewer, and potential curator, writer or gallery owner describe your work....or would you rather have them…"
"I wish there were title, and description with the images. Without a title and information your images will never be found by search engines....they are virtually invisible.
It would also help your human viewers decipher the photo.
“While striving to incorporate fashion and function in my body of work, Joe’s was created. Reflecting on the glamor once held by tobacco use, I pulled imagery from vintage cigarette advertisements. Once used to seduce the consumer, I take this now taboo subject matter and place it over the belt as a means of advertising and seduction of both the product and body. This reminds my audience of the cultural change that has evolved into the disapproval of tobacco usage and advertising.”
"I'm pretty sure I know the online incident you are referring to Brigitte, it really shocked me too. Like Peggy, I enjoyed the technical discussions and information exchanged, but was always very confused by the odd and rather constant…"
"Everyone listening to this post by Brigitte also has the power to make the change they want to see. If you see a comment that you think might be misunderstood, you could ask for clarification or correction from the writer.
If a post your started has…"
"I did not see the post that Brigitte (and some others) have referred to, but have noticed this phenomena on several discussion forums. It is very unfortunate that this situation seems to repeatedly happen. There are discussion forums that I…"
"Hmmm...pretty sure I know which donnybrook inspired this post. While I lurked there for the valuable information, I often found the commentary divisive, so I never participated. Why is it so difficult for some people to practice common…"
"Really happy to see this post Brigitte. Coming from a 'recent student' perspective, it is incredibly harsh to have 'professionals' in the field (who you generally admire) be unsupportive of the new craftsmen. We have…"
"Victoria, I am very sorry to hear about your experience, unfortunately, as you know, yours is not an isolated case. The response one typically receives when speaking up is to "just grow a thicker skin." Guess what, me growing a thicker…"
I witnessed a bunch of troublesome ‘discussions’ this past week. Not on crafthaus and not directed at me personally, but troublesome nevertheless. They also weren’t real discussions either, as in: a respectful exchange of opinions where one side hears the other out. It…
REFINED is a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the Art Metals program in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) since 1998. The exhibition is held in the 1332…