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Katja Toporski

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Published: 09.09.2016
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Chauvet 1, 2016. Silver, reconstituted eggshell, acrylic. 9 x 8 x 4.5 cm. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Chauvet 1, 2016
Silver, reconstituted eggshell, acrylic
9 x 8 x 4.5 cm
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Chauvet 2, 2016. Silver, porcelain, acrylic. 10 x 6 x 5 cm. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Chauvet 2, 2016
Silver, porcelain, acrylic
10 x 6 x 5 cm
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Chauvet 3, 2016. Silver, reconstituted eggshell, acrylic. 11 x 7 x 4 cm. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Chauvet 3, 2016
Silver, reconstituted eggshell, acrylic
11 x 7 x 4 cm
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Chauvet 4, 2016. Silver, porcelain, acrylic. : 11 x 8 x 4 cm. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Chauvet 4, 2016
Silver, porcelain, acrylic
: 11 x 8 x 4 cm
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Chauvet 5, 2016. Silver, porcelain, acrylic. 11 x 6 x 4 cm. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Chauvet 5, 2016
Silver, porcelain, acrylic
11 x 6 x 4 cm
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Chauvet 6, 2016. Silver, reconstituted eggshell. 11 x 8 x 4 cm. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Chauvet 6, 2016
Silver, reconstituted eggshell
11 x 8 x 4 cm
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: Vanitas=History x Space, 2016. Silver, porcelain. 8 x 6 x 4 cm. Katja Toporski
Brooch: Vanitas=History x Space, 2016
Silver, porcelain
8 x 6 x 4 cm
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: Etude 1, 2016. Silver, reconstituted Eggshell. 6 x 6 x 2cm. Katja Toporski
Brooch: Etude 1, 2016
Silver, reconstituted Eggshell
6 x 6 x 2cm
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: Etude 2, 2015. Silver, reconstituted Eggshell. 6 x 5 x 3.5cm. Katja Toporski
Brooch: Etude 2, 2015
Silver, reconstituted Eggshell
6 x 5 x 3.5cm
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: Etude 3, 2015. Silver, Porcelain. 8 x 4.5 x 4 cm. Katja Toporski
Brooch: Etude 3, 2015
Silver, Porcelain
8 x 4.5 x 4 cm
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: Etude 4, 2015. Silver, Porcelain. 7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm. Katja Toporski
Brooch: Etude 4, 2015
Silver, Porcelain
7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 1, 2014. Silver, concrete, acrylic. 6 x 5 x 1cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. Katja Toporski
Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 1, 2014
Silver, concrete, acrylic
6 x 5 x 1cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 2, 2014. Silver, concrete, porcelain, acrylic. 5 x 2.5 x 1cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 2, 2014
Silver, concrete, porcelain, acrylic
5 x 2.5 x 1cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 3, 2014. Silver, porcelain, acrylic. 6 x 5 x 1cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. Part of: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 3, 2014
Silver, porcelain, acrylic
6 x 5 x 1cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
Part of: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 4, 2014. Silver, porcelain, acrylic. 6 x 2.5 x 1cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 4, 2014
Silver, porcelain, acrylic
6 x 2.5 x 1cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 5, 2015. Silver, porcelain, concrete, acrylic. 5 x 2.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 5, 2015
Silver, porcelain, concrete, acrylic
5 x 2.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 6, 2015. Silver, porcelain, acrylic. 5 x 2.5 x 1cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 6, 2015
Silver, porcelain, acrylic
5 x 2.5 x 1cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 7, 2015. Silver, porcelain, 3D printed acrylic. 7 x 2.5 x 1cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 7, 2015
Silver, porcelain, 3D printed acrylic
7 x 2.5 x 1cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 8, 2015. Silver, plastic, 3D printed acrylic. 7 x 2.5 x 1cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 8, 2015
Silver, plastic, 3D printed acrylic
7 x 2.5 x 1cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 10, 2015. Silver, 3D printed acrylic. 3 x 5 x 1cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 10, 2015
Silver, 3D printed acrylic
3 x 5 x 1cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 9, 2014. Silver, 3D printed acrylic. 7 x 7 x 1cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Brooch: New Angels for Walter Benjamin 9, 2014
Silver, 3D printed acrylic

7 x 7 x 1cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 1, 2015. Silver, porcelain, polyurethane faux leather. 40 x 15 x 3 cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 1, 2015
Silver, porcelain, polyurethane faux leather
40 x 15 x 3 cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 1, 2015. Silver, porcelain, polyurethane faux leather. 40 x 15 x 3 cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Detail view. Katja Toporski
Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 1, 2015
Silver, porcelain, polyurethane faux leather
40 x 15 x 3 cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus

Detail view

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Katja Toporski. Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 2, 2015. Silver, porcelain, acrylic, polyurethane faux leather. 40 x 15 x 3cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 2, 2015
Silver, porcelain, acrylic, polyurethane faux leather
40 x 15 x 3cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 2, 2015. Silver, porcelain, acrylic, polyurethane faux leather. 40 x 15 x 3cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Detail view. Katja Toporski
Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 2, 2015
Silver, porcelain, acrylic, polyurethane faux leather
40 x 15 x 3cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus

Detail view

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Katja Toporski. Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 3, 2015. Silver, porcelain, acrylic, polyurethane faux leather. 40 x 15 x 3cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 3, 2015
Silver, porcelain, acrylic, polyurethane faux leather
40 x 15 x 3cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 3, 2015. Silver, porcelain, acrylic, polyurethane faux leather. 40 x 15 x 3cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Detail view. Katja Toporski
Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 3, 2015
Silver, porcelain, acrylic, polyurethane faux leather
40 x 15 x 3cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus

Detail view

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Katja Toporski. Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 4, 2015. Silver, porcelain, polyurethane faux leather. 40 x 15 x 3cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: AngelusNovus. Katja Toporski
Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 4, 2015
Silver, porcelain, polyurethane faux leather
40 x 15 x 3cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: AngelusNovus
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 4, 2015. Silver, porcelain, polyurethane faux leather. 40 x 15 x 3cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: AngelusNovus. Detail view. Katja Toporski
Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 4, 2015
Silver, porcelain, polyurethane faux leather
40 x 15 x 3cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: AngelusNovus

Detail view

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Katja Toporski. Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 5, 2015. Silver, porcelain, acrylic, polyurethane faux leather. 40 x 15 x 3 cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Katja Toporski
Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 5, 2015
Silver, porcelain, acrylic, polyurethane faux leather
40 x 15 x 3 cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 5, 2015. Silver, porcelain, acrylic, polyurethane faux leather. 40 x 15 x 3 cm. Photo by: Katja Toporski. From series: Angelus Novus. Detail View. Katja Toporski
Necklace: The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 5, 2015
Silver, porcelain, acrylic, polyurethane faux leather
40 x 15 x 3 cm
Photo by: Katja Toporski
From series: Angelus Novus

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Cosmos: Installation View 
. Image: Joseph Hyde.
Cosmos: Installation View
Image: Joseph Hyde

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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Cosmos 1. Porcelain, Frankincense, Linen, Myrrh, Resin, Gold Leaf. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Cosmos 1
Porcelain, Frankincense, Linen, Myrrh, Resin, Gold Leaf
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Cosmos 2. Concrete, Silver, Wax, Linen, Myrrh, 3D printed Resin. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Cosmos 2
Concrete, Silver, Wax, Linen, Myrrh, 3D printed Resin
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Cosmos 3. Steel, Iron Ore, Concrete, Silk, Latex. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Cosmos 3
Steel, Iron Ore, Concrete, Silk, Latex
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Cosmos 4. Concrete, Silver, Steel, Egg Shell, Linen, Myrrh, Wax, Resin. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Cosmos 4
Concrete, Silver, Steel, Egg Shell, Linen, Myrrh, Wax, Resin
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Ur 2. Concrete, Bronze, Silk, Latex, Resin. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Ur 2
Concrete, Bronze, Silk, Latex, Resin
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Ur 1. Concrete, Charcoal Dust, 3D printed Resin, Silver, Silk, Latex. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Ur 1
Concrete, Charcoal Dust, 3D printed Resin, Silver, Silk, Latex
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Crucible 1. Concrete, Gelatin, Charcoal Dust, Resin, Silver on Diatomaceous Earth. Image: Joseph Hyde. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Crucible 1
Concrete, Gelatin, Charcoal Dust, Resin, Silver on Diatomaceous Earth
Image: Joseph Hyde
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Crucible 2. Resin, Gelatin, Silver in Water. Image: Joseph Hyde. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Crucible 2
Resin, Gelatin, Silver in Water
Image: Joseph Hyde
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Crucible 2 Fresh. Resin, Gelatin, Silver in Water. Image: Joseph Hyde. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Crucible 2 Fresh
Resin, Gelatin, Silver in Water
Image: Joseph Hyde
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Crucible 3. Resin, Silver, in Ice. Image: Joseph Hyde. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Crucible 3
Resin, Silver, in Ice
Image: Joseph Hyde
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Crucible 3 Fresh. Resin, Silver, in Ice. Image: Joseph Hyde. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Crucible 3 Fresh
Resin, Silver, in Ice
Image: Joseph Hyde
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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Crucible 4. Porcelain, Steel with Charcoal and Frankincense. Image: Joseph Hyde. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Crucible 4
Porcelain, Steel with Charcoal and Frankincense
Image: Joseph Hyde
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Century Eggs
. Installation View: Image: Joseph Hyde 
. Images: 14” x 17” Print on Velum, Photography: Rachel Timmins 
. Right: Eggs, Silver, Resin 
. Left: Rubber, Silk, Bronze, Porcelain.
Century Eggs
Installation View: Image: Joseph Hyde
Images: 14” x 17” Print on Velum, Photography: Rachel Timmins
Right: Eggs, Silver, Resin
Left: Rubber, Silk, Bronze, Porcelain

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Century Eggs Detail 1
. Image: Joseph Hyde.
Century Eggs Detail 1
Image: Joseph Hyde

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Century Eggs Detail 2
. Image: Joseph Hyde.
Century Eggs Detail 2
Image: Joseph Hyde

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Katja Toporski. Necklace: Malum, 2012. Water, Twine. 50 x 25 x 6 cm. Katja Toporski
Necklace: Malum, 2012
Water, Twine
50 x 25 x 6 cm
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Flux 8
2012
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Flux9
Katja Toporski
2011
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Intro
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Katja Toporski is a jewelry maker, professor and writer living just outside of Washington DC. Her work is informed by philosophical thinking, and juxtaposes archetypal objects and elements to explore the limitations of our knowledge of things. It has been shown in numerous exhibitions across the US as well as internationally and has been highlighted in a number of print and online publications, most recently in the 2016 edition of Exhibition in Print by Metalsmith Magazine. Reading (about everything) and writing (about jewelry) continually provide the topics she investigates in her work. 

Statement

The pieces in my most recent works each contain two fragments of castings in a white material. One is in the form of an hourglass, the other from a 3D model taken by the Rosetta space probe of the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. They talk about space, its complex relationship to time, and the human quest for understanding our place in this world. A third component joins those two parts, cylindrical in form, and made of cut silver sheets. Their pierced outlines follow the lines created by the cave people in the Chauvet cave in Southern France, depicting scenes of wild animals hunting, bearers of the mysteries of cultural expression.

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2016:
Exhibition  10 Nov 2016 - 13 Nov 2016  Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, USA
Exhibition  09 Nov 2016 - 13 Nov 2016  Klimt02 Members at the Contemporary Craft Show in Philadelphia.
Exhibition  05 Oct 2016 - 26 Oct 2016  METALLOphone: Bonds.
Exhibition  05 Oct 2016 - 26 Oct 2016  Metallophone:Bonds.
AV17 gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
 
Exhibition  26 Aug 2016 - 09 Oct 2016  FormAdorn.
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, USA
Exhibition  21 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016  The Legacy Collection at The Melting Point 2016.
2015:
Exhibition  12 Dec 2015 - 30 Jan 2016  A Dark Spark of Light.
Fair  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2015.
Award  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  The Legacy Award.
Award  08 Oct 2015 - 08 Oct 2015  Enjoia’t Awards 2015.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  The Legacy Award by Alliages at Joya Barcelona.
Exhibition  19 Feb 2015 - 21 Feb 2015  SNAG artist invitational program to the American Crafts Council Show,.
Baltimore, USA
2014:
Exhibition  24 Apr 2014 - 24 May 2014  ONoff.
2013:
Fair  07 Nov 2013 - 10 Nov 2013  SIERAAD 2013.

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Magazine:  Exhibition in Print. 2016
Metalsmith Magazine
Article:  Top 10 Up and Coming Artists at SNAG Boston. Louise Perrone.  2015
Art Jewelry Forum
Catalogue:  Exhibition Catalogue: F1. Jennifer Navva-Milliken.  2014
Magazine:  Look, Metalsmith Magazine. Michael Dale Barnard.  2014
Exhibition Catalogue:  Contain, Maintain, Sustain. Welmoed Laanstra.  2011
Magazine:  Traditional and Non-traditional Chasing and Repousse. Nancy Megan Corwin.  Brynmorgan Press:  2009
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