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Christel van der Laan

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Published: 28.10.2014
Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Coral, 2013. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, mother of pearl, Victorian cut brass beads. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Coral, 2013
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, mother of pearl, Victorian cut brass beads
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Coral, 2014. ceramic honeycomb, oxidised silver, mother of pearl. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Coral, 2014
ceramic honeycomb, oxidised silver, mother of pearl
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Christel van der Laan. Neckpiece: Holy Land, 2013. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated, oxidised silver, vintage findings, old bell. Christel van der Laan
Neckpiece: Holy Land, 2013
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated, oxidised silver, vintage findings, old bell
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holy Land, 2012. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, vintage glass findings, carnelian, agate seal blanks. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holy Land, 2012
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, vintage glass findings, carnelian, agate seal blanks
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Coral, 2013. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Coral, 2013
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver
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Christel van der Laan. Necklace: Coral, 2013. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated, oxidised silver. Christel van der Laan
Necklace: Coral, 2013
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated, oxidised silver
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holy Land, 2012. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holy Land, 2012
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver
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Christel van der Laan. Pendant: Untitled, 2013. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, fish vertebrae, Victorian cut steel beads, banded agate. Christel van der Laan
Pendant: Untitled, 2013
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, fish vertebrae, Victorian cut steel beads, banded agate
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Christel van der Laan. Earrings: Untitled, 2013. ceramic honeycomb, gold, vintage findings. Christel van der Laan
Earrings: Untitled, 2013
ceramic honeycomb, gold, vintage findings
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holy Land, 2012. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, concrete, vintage glass, freshwater pearls, electrical part. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holy Land, 2012
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, concrete, vintage glass, freshwater pearls, electrical part
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holier than Thou, 2012. ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver, micro-geode agate, onyx, vintage findings. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holier than Thou, 2012
ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver, micro-geode agate, onyx, vintage findings
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holy Smoke, 2011. ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver, old clay pipe, vintage lucite beads. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holy Smoke, 2011
ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver, old clay pipe, vintage lucite beads
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holier than Thou, 2011. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, gold, vintage lucite beads. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holier than Thou, 2011
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, gold, vintage lucite beads
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Christel van der Laan. Ring: Whole Heartedly, 2011. ceramic honeycomb, gold. Christel van der Laan
Ring: Whole Heartedly, 2011
ceramic honeycomb, gold
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holier than Thou, 2010. ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver, fish vertebrae, Copper. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holier than Thou, 2010
ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver, fish vertebrae, Copper
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holy Smoke, 2010. ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver, old clay pipe. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holy Smoke, 2010
ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver, old clay pipe
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Cactus, 2009. ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver, rough agate, electrical part. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Cactus, 2009
ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver, rough agate, electrical part
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holier than Thou, 2009. ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver, gold, micro-geode agates. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holier than Thou, 2009
ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver, gold, micro-geode agates
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holier than Thou, 2009. ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holier than Thou, 2009
ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Mother and Pearl, 2009. Painted silver, mother of pearl shell, akoya pearls. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Mother and Pearl, 2009
Painted silver, mother of pearl shell, akoya pearls
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Butterfly, 2009. Painted silver, gold, mother of pearl shell, button, rock crystal, vintage findings, pearl. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Butterfly, 2009
Painted silver, gold, mother of pearl shell, button, rock crystal, vintage findings, pearl
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Lily Pad, 2009. gold, camphor glass, vintage findings. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Lily Pad, 2009
gold, camphor glass, vintage findings
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holier than Thou, 2009. ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holier than Thou, 2009
ceramic honeycomb, Painted silver
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Christel van der Laan. Neckpiece: More or Less, 2007. oxidised silver, gold. Christel van der Laan
Neckpiece: More or Less, 2007
oxidised silver, gold
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Priceless, 2006. Painted silver, polypropylene jewellery price tags. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Priceless, 2006
Painted silver, polypropylene jewellery price tags
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Christel van der Laan. Ring: The Price of Love, 2006. Gold plated silver, dyed nylon swing tags. Christel van der Laan
Ring: The Price of Love, 2006
Gold plated silver, dyed nylon swing tags
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Christel van der Laan. Pendant: Priceless, 2005. gold, polypropylene jewellery price tags. Christel van der Laan
Pendant: Priceless, 2005
gold, polypropylene jewellery price tags
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Christel van der Laan. Neckpiece: Priceless, 2003. polypropylene swing tags. Christel van der Laan
Neckpiece: Priceless, 2003
polypropylene swing tags
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Intro
Christel van der Laan is a jeweller born in the Netherlands, now living in Perth, Western Australia. With a BA from the Murdoch University and renowned awards as "Open Award National Contemporary Jewellery Award", her works can be found in diverse public collections.  The artist is a constant presence in international exhibitions, publications and fairs.

Statement

The idea of preciousness in jewellery and the pursuit of beauty in the discarded and overlooked are enduring themes in my work. Since 2008, I have been experimenting with ceramic honeycomb. Usually a soldering aid on thousands of jeweller’s benches around the globe, this remarkable substance has become the key focus in my practice.
 
The selection and organization of materials to give form to thoughts and experiences is often the most exhilarating and challenging aspect of the making process. My desire is to create poetic jewellery objects, where each part is transformed by its juxtaposition with another and has a crucial role to play in the final composition.

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2016:
Exhibition  22 Jan 2016 - 30 Mar 2016  Not Too Precious at Kilkenny.
2015:
Exhibition  11 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015  Not Too Precious.
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