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Christa Lühtje

Jeweller
Published: 13.04.2012
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Rings: Untitled, 2011
Gold, smoke quartz
Photograph: Eva Jünger
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Ring: Untitled, 2011
Gold, onyx
2,2 x 1,9 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2011
Gold, smoke quartz
2,3 x 1,3 cm
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Rings: Untitled, 2012
Gold, garnets
2,1 x 1,6 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2010
Gold, onyx, rock crystal
2,3 x 1,9 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2010
Gold
2,1 x 1,9 cmm
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Ring: Untitled, 2009
Gold
2,1 x 2,2 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2009
Gold
2,1 x 2,3 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2011
Gold, hematite
2,5 x 1,8 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2010
Gold, hematite
2,3 x 2,1 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2010
Gold, hematite
2,3 x 2,1 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2011
Gold, smoke quartz
2,2 x 1,9 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2012
Gold
2,3 x 2,2 cm
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Rings: Untitled, 2011
Gold & Palladium
2,3 x 1,9 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2011
Palladium
2,3 x 1,9 cm
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Earrings: Untitled, 2012
Gold, garnets
1,6 x 1,2 cm
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Earrings: Untitled, 2012
Gold, garnets
1,2 x 0,6 cm
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Earrings: Untitled, 2011
Gold, garnets
2,8 x 2,2 cm
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Necklace: Untitled, 2006
Gold, green glass
68 x 1,4 cm
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Necklace: Untitled, 2006
Gold, green glass
68 x 1,4 cm
Detail
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Necklace: Untitled, 2011
Gold, onyx
67 x 2 cm
Photograph: Eva Jünger
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Necklace: Untitled, 2006
Gold, onyx
67 x 1,1 cm
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Necklace: Untitled, 2006
Gold, onyx
67 x 1,1 cm
Detail
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Bracelet: Untitled, 2008
Gold, onyx
7,3 x 6,3 x 0,05 cm
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Bracelet: Untitled, 2008
Gold, onyx
7,3 x 6,3 x 0,05 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2004
Step, gold
2,4 x 1,8 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2004
Gold
2,4 x 1,8 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2008
Gold
1.1x1.4 cm

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Ring: Untitled, 2008
Gold, onyx
1.3x1.4 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2009
Gold,
2.2x2.2 cm
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Ring: Untitled, 2008
Gold, onyx
2.4x1.7 cm
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Necklace: Untitled, 2007
Gold, rock crystal
68 x 1,4 cm
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Brooch: Untitled, 2004
Gold, rock crystal
8 x 0,7 cm
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Brooch: Untitled, 2006
Gold, onyx, synthetic amethyst
4 x 2,1 cm
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Bracelet: Untitled, 2003
Gold, rock crystal
ø 7 x 0,9 cm
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Bracelet: Untitled, 2005
Gold, onyx
ø 7 x 1,6 cm
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Earring: Untitled, 2000
Gold
1,5 x 1,7 cm
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Earring: Untitled, 2003
Gold, palladium
1,1 x 1,1 cm
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Earring: Untitled, 2006
Gold, amethyst
2,4 x 2,3 cm
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Statement

What is particularly distinctive about Christa Lühtje's jewellery is its naturalness of form, free from fashionable compromise and extravagance. Brooches, rings, necklaces and bracelets testify to the sculptural dynamic and formal volition behind her work. They seem to have evolved from archaic origins. The ever changing interplay of colours – equally in tune with severely geometrical and freely ornamental forms – is clear, simple and of the utmost elegance.

Mechthild Lobisch

Exhibitions

2012

Collective Exhibitions: 2012 Collect Saatchi Gallery London, respresented by Gallery Rosemarie Jäger

Cornelia Ueding, International Jewellery Art- Temporary Gallery, Tübingen

Individual exhibition 2012 Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim

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Christa Lühtje, 1941, Hamburg, Germany.

Education:
1958-1961
Goldschmiedelehre in Hamburg
1961-1967 Studium an der Akademie der bildenden Künste, München bei Prof. Franz Rickert
1967 Diplom 
From 1967 own studio 

Awards:
1967 Preis der Behörde für Kunst und Wissenschaft, Hamburg
1972 Bayerischer Staatspreis
1980 Staatpreis Hamburg
1981 Edwin-Scharf-Preis, Hamburg
1989 Förderpreis der Landeshauptstadt München 

Public collections:
1967, 1976, 1980 Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
1991 Danner Stiftung, München 
1992, 1998 Schleswig Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schleswig 

Individual exhbibitions:
2000 Galerie Jäger, Hochheim
2001 Galerie Orféo, Luxembourg
2002 Universitätsmuseum, Marburg | Galerie für angewandte Kunst, München
2003/2005 Galerie Jäger, Hochheim
2007 Galerie Rob Koudijs Amsterdam
2009 20 Jahre Galerie Rosemarie Jäger | Design und Handwerk, Bochum
2011 Jewelers' Werk Galerie, Washington DC, United States | Galerie Orfeo, Susy Ciacchini Luxembourg
2012 Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim

Collective exhibitions (selection):
2002-2004 Mikromegas, American Craft Museum N.Y., | Musée de Horlogerie et d’Émaillerie, Genève, | Gallery Yu Des Hiko Mizuno College, Tokio, | Sydney Powerhouse Museum, Curtin Gallery, Perth | Orario di Jan Rocca, Padua 
2003 Kunstmesse, München
2004 Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London | Sofa, Armoury House, New York
2005 Jahresmesse Kunsthandwerk im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg | Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2006 Galerie Handwerk, München | Galerie Lesley Crace, London | Jahresmesse Kunsthandwerk im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
2007 Collect, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (represented by Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim) | SOFA, New York (represented by Galerie Jewelers Werk, Washington ) | 500 earrings, gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco | Wider den Geiz, Galerie Orfevre, Düsseldorf
2008 Flow Gallery, Contemporary German Jewellery, London | Collect, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, ( represented by Galerie Rosemarie Jäger Hochheim ) | Architekturphantasien im Schmuck, Museum für angewandte Kunst Köln | Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, USA | Jahresmesse, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
2009 Portrait der Meister, Handwerksmesse, München | SOFA, Amoury House, N.Y. ( represented by Galerie Mobilia Cambrigde MA, USA ) | Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, ( represented by Galerie Rosemarie Jäger Hochheim )
2010 Object Rotterdam ( represented by Galerie Rob Koudijs Amsterdam) | Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London ( represented by Galerie Rosemarie Jäger Hochheim ) | Temporäe Galerie, Cornelia Ueding, Tübingen | Jahresmesse, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg | Anniversary, Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode
2011 SOFA N.Y. with Galerie Jewelers Werk | Collect London with Galerie Rosmarie Jäger
2012
Collect Saatchi Gallery London, respresented by Gallery Rosemarie Jäger | Cornelia Ueding, International Jewellery Art- Temporary Gallery, Tübingen


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1970, 1974 Jahrbuch der Hamburger Kunstsammlungen
1971 Gold und Silber, Schmuck und Gerät von Albrecht Dürer bis zur Gegenwart, Verlag Karl. M Lipp, München
1973 Leading German Craftsmen, Kettle Yards Gallery Cambridge | Tendenzen, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim
1975 Nemacki Nakit od XV. - XX. Veka, Muzej Primenjene Umetnosti Beograd
1976 Aurea 76, Biennale dell’Arte Orafa, Firenze | 125 Jahre Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein,
Süddeutscher Verlag München | Artist Craftsmen and their vocational training in the Federal Republic of Germany, Arbeitsgemeinschaft des deutschen Kunsthandwerks e.V. | Schmuck Kunst, Galerie Thomas München
1978 Jahrbuch des Schmucks, Bruckmann Verlag München
1978 u.1981 Triennale des Kunsthandwerks, Museum für Kunsthandwerk im Auftrag des Dezernats Kultur und Freizeit, Frankfurt
1979 10 Jahre Orfèvre 1969-1979, Marie Hassenpflug Düsseldorf
1980 Kunsthandwerk in Hamburg, Christians Verlag Hamburg
1981 Der Verschluß, eine künstlerische Aufgabe des Goldschmieds Bayerischer Landesverband für das Gold- und Silberschmiedehandwerk
1982 Kunst Werk, Moderne Galerie Saarbrücken
1984 Schmuck und Gerät 1959-1984, Sonderschau der Int. Handwerksmesse München, Verein zur Förderung des Handwerks
1985 Iparmüveset hamburgol, Ernst Museum Budapest
1985-1987 Kunsthandwerk aus Hamburg und Norddeutschland, Hyogo Präfekturmuseum für moderne Kunst, Kobe Japan
1986 Deutsches Kunsthandwerk, Bundesverband Kunsthandwerk Frankfurt am Main
1987 Dannerpreis, Dannerstiftung München
1988 Europäisches Kunsthandwerk, Landesgewerbeamt Baden- Württemberg Stuttgart
1989 Monografienreihe Förderpreis, Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München
1990 Kunsthandwerk in Hamburg, Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Kunsthandwerks Hamburg
1993 Die Sammlung der Dannerstiftung, Schriftenreihe des Bayerischen Kunstgewerbevereins e.V. Heft 4 | Münchner Goldschmiede, Schmuck und Gerät, Stadtmuseum München, Klinkhard und Biermann Verlagsbuchhandlung
1994 10 Jahre Dannerpreis, Schriftenreihe des Bayerischen Kunstgewerbevereins e.V. | Gold und Silber, Städtische Galerie im Rathausfletz Neuburg an der Donau
1995 Porträt der Meister, Bayerischer Staatspreis 1952-1994 Verein zur Förderung des Handwerks e.V. | Werkschau, Schriftenreihe des Bayerischen Kunstgewerbevereins e.V. Heft 16
1998 Vom Besten das Meiste, Künstler danken Heinz Spielmann Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Schleswig
1999 Schmuck Kunst am Körper, Edition Galerie Slavik Wien | Kunsthandwerk Hamburg, Dölling und Galitz Verlag GmbH Hamburg
2001 101 rings, YAW Gallery, Birmingham Michigan | Mikromegas, Schriftenreihe des Bayerischen Kunstgewerbevereins e.V. | Schön und Gut, 150 Jahre Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein Schriftenreihe des Bayerischen Kunstgewerbevereins e.V.
2002 Schön und gut. Positionen des Gestaltens seit 1850 Deutscher Kunstverlag, München/Berlin Nr. 32 der Schriftenreihe des Bayerischen Kunstgewerbevereins e.V. | Christa Lühtje, Schmuck, Jewellery Deutscher Kunstverlag, München/Berlin Nr. 33 der Schriftenreihe des Bayerischen Kunstgewerbevereins e.V. | Kunsthandwerk & Design Nr. 5, 2002
2004 1000 Rings. A Lark Jewellery Book, Lark Books, New York
2005 500 Brooches, A Lark Jewellery Book, Lark Books, New York | 500 Bracelets, A Lark Jewellery Book, Lark Books, New York
2007 500 Earrings, ( publisher Marthe Le Van ) A Lark Jewellery Book, Lark Books N.Y.
2008 500 Wedding Rings,( publisher, Marthe Le Van ), Lark Books, N.Y. | Collect ( publisher, Rosemarie Jäger Hochheim ) | Galerie Rob Koudijs ( publisher, Rob Koudijs ) New Room for Jewellery, 1 Jaar, 07/ 08 Amsterdam | Architektur- Phantasien im Schmuck ( publisher, MAK, Köln ) | The COMPENDIUM FINALE of Contemporary Jewellers 2008 ( publisher, Darling Publications N.Y.)
2009 Masters Gold (publisher, Marthe Le Van )Lark Books N.Y.
2010 Interiors Magazine Chicago
2011 21st Century Jewelry, Lark Crafts, N.Y. | New Rings, 500+ Design from around the world,Thames and
Hudson Ltd. London


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Germany:
Galerie Pilartz, Köln
Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim
Der goldene schnitt
Design handwerk dickerhoff
Galerie Orfevre. www.orfevre.de
Galerie Ventil. www.ventil-schmuck.de
Christiane Iken Karlsruhe. www.dergoldeneschnitt.de

Netherlands:
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Contemporary Art Gallery 

Luxembourg:
Galerie Orfèo

Austria:
Galerie Slavik

USA:
Jewelers' Werk Galerie 


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