Sasja Saptenno
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  • Zwolle
  • Netherlands
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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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At 3:26pm on October 28, 2010, SIERAAD ART FAIR said…
Dank je wel! We gaan er weer voor. groet, astrid
At 11:29am on October 16, 2009, Thea Clark said…
I really enjoy your creative & playful use of found materials. Wonderful work!
At 9:50pm on April 19, 2009, Dennis Nahabetian said…
Very playful work.
At 10:30am on March 5, 2009, Kerrie Yeung said…
I really like your use of materials! Beautiful pieces.
At 1:38pm on February 24, 2009, Wendy McAllister said…
I keep returning to look at these pieces...I love them!
At 8:38am on February 23, 2009, Lisa Colby said…
Your work is phenomenal!
 
 
 

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