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Estonian Academy of Arts

Published: 10.07.2016
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Intro
The Estonian Academy of Arts is the only institution in Estonia that educates professionals in the jewellery and blacksmithing fields at the BA and MA levels. Established in 1914, the Estonian Academy of Arts is the only public university in Estonia providing higher education in fine arts, design, architecture, media, visual studies, art culture, and conservation.

Department of Jewellery and Blacksmithing

The Estonian Academy of Arts is the only institution in Estonia that educates professionals in the jewellery and blacksmithing fields at the BA and MA levels. Our aim is to provide the students with a general knowledge in the humanities; to develop their abilities in the visual arts; and their self-expression skills in the jewellery and blacksmithing arts. And also, to provide them with the knowledge and skills for specialised work, by developing their talents and creative thinking.

The faculty members in the jewellery and blacksmithing department are working artists, who actively show their work in Estonia and abroad, participate in specialised projects, deal with professional development, write and publish articles and books, and participate, as experts, on panels and in decision-making bodies.

Generally, the orientation in design is on unique jewellery, and in blacksmithing, on architectural details and monumental art objects.

The people who significantly shape our environment should be more than simply artisans, but professional artists and designers, who can be equal partners with architects and interior designers – the department’s blacksmithing side deals with this.

Professor Kadri Mälk: "The archetypal value of jewellery as a magical item, its symbolist core that in Estonia forms the intellectual cornerstone of education, requires quite intimate qualities. There is, however, no point offering the world something they already possess in abundance."

Since 1999, EAA has been taking part in the European Union educational programs Socrates/Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci.

We have signed bilateral agreements for cooperation with many universities in several countries across Europe and America (e.g., Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and USA).
 

Main feature of the curricula is a combination of traditional skills and contemporary thought.

Chairs of jewellery and blacksmithing have a joint Bachelor's curriculum, but within its frames a separate admission of students and an immediate specialization either in the field of jewellery or blacksmithing takes place. In addition to specific speciality-focused study (jewellery project, technology courses, history of the design), the curriculum of jewellery and blacksmithing includes also artist's project with an aim of evoking creative impulses in students and promoting one's individuality under instruction of acknowledged artists. The program includes also general art subjects: drawing, plastic anatomy, painting, sculpture, color study and humanities. As the department belongs in the Faculty of Design, its students can acquire skills and knowledge related to product design, business and product management. However, in the curriculum of jewellery the main emphasis is laid on creative projects, on the concentration on sacral and ritual meaning of jewellery and aim of the school to contrast with pragmatism.
Practices and master classes serve to deepen the professional technological skills. An extracurricular workshop, supervised by an international visiting artist, takes place every semester, plus lectures of visiting teachers.

Jewellery and Blacksmithing Bachelor & Master

35 internationally acclaimed artists have taughed at our department in last 10 years: Bettina Speckner, Karl Fritsch, Manuel Vilhena, Peter de Wit, Ted Noten, Ramon Puig Cuyas, Giovanni Corvaja, Noam Ben-Jacov, Paul Derrez, Peter Skubic, Manfred Bischoff, Robert Baines, Cristina Filipe, Iris Eichenberg and many others.

Teachers

Head of department, professor: Kadri Mälk
Associate professors and teachers: Piret Hirv, Nils Hint, Eve Margus-Villems, Rait Siska
 

Events      View / hide events

2016:
Exhibition  19 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016  Testament by Kadri Mälk at Galerie Biró.
Exhibition  28 Oct 2016 - 14 Nov 2016  Castle in the air.
Exhibition  27 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016  Testament by Kadri Mälk.
Exhibition  09 Jul 2016 - 22 Jul 2016  Estonian Academy of Arts. Graduation Degree Show 2016.
Exhibition  02 Jun 2016 - 28 Jun 2016  ESTONISHING! 13 Estonian jewelers in Brazil.
Exhibition  23 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016  Cathexis at Melting Point.
2015:
Exhibition  06 Mar 2015 - 02 Apr 2015  Fragmenting Matter by Patrícia Domingues.
Exhibition  10 Jan 2015 - 21 Feb 2015  From the Familiar to the Wonderful by Karin Herwegh.
Exhibition  10 Jan 2015 - 21 Feb 2015  Fragmentation and Union by Patrícia Domingues.
2014:
Exhibition  08 Nov 2014 - 15 Jan 2015  Words and Works from a World Away.
Workshop  10 Oct 2014 - 13 Oct 2014  Tanel Veenre: Copy/Paste.
Meeting  19 Sep 2014 - 20 Sep 2014  Seminar: New Adventures in Jewellery.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2014 - 11 May 2014  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
2006:
Meeting  07 Sep 2006 - 08 Sep 2006  Chroma.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Tanel Veenre: Handful – Käeulatuses. Jewellery Diary 2009–2015. Veenre, Tanel.  Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2015
Book:  From the Coolest Corner. Nordic Jewellery. den Besten, Liesbeth; Veiteberg, Jorunn; Jönsson, Love; Ruutiainen, Päivi.  Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2013
Sofia Hallik. Pendant: Homeosis II, 2015. 18ct gold, rubber. Photo by: Andrey Kulpin. Sofia Hallik
Pendant: Homeosis II, 2015
18ct gold, rubber
Photo by: Andrey Kulpin
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Andreas Lichfeld. Object: Untitled. Veneer. Andreas Lichfeld
Object: Untitled
Veneer
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Anneli Oppar. Vessel: Untitled. Silver. Anneli Oppar
Vessel: Untitled
Silver
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Anneli Oppar. Neckpiece: Cut. Mokume gane (silver, brass. Anneli Oppar
Neckpiece: Cut
Mokume gane (silver, brass
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Kairin Koovit. Head Piece: HALO II. Iron. Kairin Koovit
Head Piece: HALO II
Iron
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Kairin Koovit. Head Piece: HALO II. Iron. Kairin Koovit
Head Piece: HALO II
Iron
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Lotta Koov. Object: Forest. Iron. Lotta Koov
Object: Forest
Iron
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Rauno Paju. Object: Testosterone. Recycled iron. Rauno Paju
Object: Testosterone
Recycled iron
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Triin Pukk. Neckpiece: Break Through II. Patinated brass. Triin Pukk
Neckpiece: Break Through II
Patinated brass
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Triin Pukk. Neckpiece: Break Through III. Patinated copper. Triin Pukk
Neckpiece: Break Through III
Patinated copper
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Rita-Livia Erikson. Brooch: Free Fall. Engraved cacholong, silver. Rita-Livia Erikson
Brooch: Free Fall
Engraved cacholong, silver
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Liina Lõõbas 
. Bracelet: Ritual
. Steel
. Photo: Liina Lõõbas .
Liina Lõõbas
Bracelet: Ritual
Steel
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Katrin Kosenkranius 
. Handpiece: Ritual 
. Cocobolo wood 
. Photo: Liina Lõõbas .
Katrin Kosenkranius
Handpiece: Ritual
Cocobolo wood
Photo: Liina Lõõbas

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Andreas Kivisild 
. Head adornment: Tree 
. Patinated copper
. Photo: Liina Lõõbas .
Andreas Kivisild
Head adornment: Tree
Patinated copper
Photo: Liina Lõõbas

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Nils Hint 
. Crown: Extraordinary piece No.2 
. Forged iron 
. Photo: Liina Lõõbas .
Nils Hint
Crown: Extraordinary piece No.2
Forged iron
Photo: Liina Lõõbas

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Nils Hint 
. Crown: Extraordinary piece No.2 
. Forged iron 
. Photo: Liina Lõõbas .
Nils Hint
Crown: Extraordinary piece No.2
Forged iron
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Hans-Otto Ojaste 
. Objects: Fingerprints 
. Iron 
. Photo: Liina Lõõbas .
Hans-Otto Ojaste
Objects: Fingerprints
Iron
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Merilin Tõnisoja 
. Objects: Letters 
. Steel 
. Photo: Liina Lõõbas .
Merilin Tõnisoja
Objects: Letters
Steel
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Andreas Lichfeld 
. Breast plate: Lighthouse 
. Steel
. Photo: Liina Lõõbas .
Andreas Lichfeld
Breast plate: Lighthouse
Steel
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Katarina Kotselainen 
. Handpiece: Water (Transparency) 
. Glass 
. Photo: Liina Lõõbas .
Katarina Kotselainen
Handpiece: Water (Transparency)
Glass
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Pilleriin Jürisoo 
. Brooch: Forgiveness 
. Soap, brass, copper, synthetic textile
. Photo: Liina Lõõbas .
Pilleriin Jürisoo
Brooch: Forgiveness
Soap, brass, copper, synthetic textile
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Maarja Niinemägi 
. Brooch: Draughts 
. Painted leather, patinated copper, gold
. Photo: Liina Lõõbas .
Maarja Niinemägi
Brooch: Draughts
Painted leather, patinated copper, gold
Photo: Liina Lõõbas

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Kätrin Beljaev 
. Brooch: Garden 
. Copper, brass, stone, acrylic resin
. Photo: Liina Lõõbas .
Kätrin Beljaev
Brooch: Garden
Copper, brass, stone, acrylic resin
Photo: Liina Lõõbas

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