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Zwolle, The Netherlands. Studio at home.
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Dutch artist/designer Saptenno experiments with common, "flexible" materials that she transforms into 3-dimensional necklaces and bracelets. She has explored Tyvek (an indestructible paper-like fabric used for insulation) and fleece, as well as bicycle inner tubes and rubber bands.
A graduate in visual arts, textiles and fashion, she has written and lectured about her processes in many venues in The Netherlands, including the annual course for the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden. In 2003 Saptenno was nominated for Best Product Design by the Vormgeningsprijs Friesland. She has exhibited extensively in museums, galleries and public spaces throughout the country.
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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!