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Maja Houtman

Jeweller
Published: 11.10.2016
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Maja Houtman. Bowl: Poids Plume, 2016. Silver. 14 x 14 x 6 cm. Selected at the Silver Triennial 18th International Competition. Maja Houtman
Bowl: Poids Plume, 2016
Silver
14 x 14 x 6 cm
Selected at the Silver Triennial 18th International Competition
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Maja Houtman. Pendant: Smell, 2016. Oxidized silver. 6.9 x 2.9 x 2.9 cm. Maja Houtman
Pendant: Smell, 2016
Oxidized silver
6.9 x 2.9 x 2.9 cm
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Maja Houtman. Brooch: Unakite, 2015. Silver, Unakite. 7 x 7 x 3 cm. Maja Houtman
Brooch: Unakite, 2015
Silver, Unakite
7 x 7 x 3 cm
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Maja Houtman. Brooch: Ombrelon sive Cornucopia, 2015. Silver. 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm. Maja Houtman
Brooch: Ombrelon sive Cornucopia, 2015
Silver
5.5 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm
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Maja Houtman. Ring: Phoenix Egg, 2015. 18kt gold, coral, rutiled quartz. 5 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm. Maja Houtman
Ring: Phoenix Egg, 2015
18kt gold, coral, rutiled quartz
5 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm
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Maja Houtman. Ring: Myrmeleontida, 2015. Silver. 4.6 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm. Maja Houtman
Ring: Myrmeleontida, 2015
Silver
4.6 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm
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Maja Houtman. Brooch: Hundo Rosa, 2015. Silver. 8 x 8 x 4 cm. Maja Houtman
Brooch: Hundo Rosa, 2015
Silver
8 x 8 x 4 cm
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Maja Houtman. Brooch: Hibiscus, 2015. Silver, pink Zirkonia. 6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm. Maja Houtman
Brooch: Hibiscus, 2015
Silver, pink Zirkonia
6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm
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Maja Houtman. Pendant: The Catch, 2015. Silver. 15 x 18 x 3 cm. Maja Houtman
Pendant: The Catch, 2015
Silver
15 x 18 x 3 cm
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Maja Houtman. Pendant: Balena, 2015. Silver. 17 x 12.5 x 0.7 cm. Maja Houtman
Pendant: Balena, 2015
Silver
17 x 12.5 x 0.7 cm
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Maja Houtman. Object: Champignons du Monde, 2014. Silver, copper. 21 x 17 x 9 cm. Maja Houtman
Object: Champignons du Monde, 2014
Silver, copper
21 x 17 x 9 cm
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Maja Houtman. Necklace: Rosa Krakkeboller, 2014. Silver, amethyst, spinel. 60 x 1.8 x 5 cm. Maja Houtman
Necklace: Rosa Krakkeboller, 2014
Silver, amethyst, spinel
60 x 1.8 x 5 cm
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Maja Houtman. Ring: Tetteren aan Tafel, 2013. Silver, mossagate. 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm. Maja Houtman
Ring: Tetteren aan Tafel, 2013
Silver, mossagate
6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
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Maja Houtman. Object: Bobelo Kaptilo, 2013. Silver. 6.5 x 6.1 x 2.7 cm. Maja Houtman
Object: Bobelo Kaptilo, 2013
Silver
6.5 x 6.1 x 2.7 cm
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Maja Houtman. Object: Levitatum, 2012. Silver. 24.2 x 19.2 x 8 cm. Maja Houtman
Object: Levitatum, 2012
Silver
24.2 x 19.2 x 8 cm
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Maja Houtman. Pendant: Nine, 2012. Silver, leather. 12 x 12 x 3 cm. Maja Houtman
Pendant: Nine, 2012
Silver, leather
12 x 12 x 3 cm
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Intro
Graduated as gold and silversmith at the Vakschool in Schoonhoven, Maja Houtman found her first job as a repairer in a mainstream jewelry shop. In this uninspiring environment, she trained herself further in the goldsmiths craft. Later on she became an assay master at the Dutch Assay Office. After a career switch in 2003 she started to work as an artist-goldsmith, using a technique she calls twisting. Several objects have been awarded in international crafts competitions and are included in private and public collections.

Statement

I wish to make exceptional and wearable works of art. With my own developed technique called twisting, I give my artistic contribution to the world. By experimenting and learning, the best works arise in my hands.

Events      View / hide events

2016:
Exhibition  10 Dec 2016 - 10 Dec 2016  Schoonhoven Silver Night.
Town Hall, Havenstraat 37, Schoonhoven, the Netherlands
Exhibition  06 Nov 2016 - 12 Jan 2017  Silver Triennial, 18th International Competition Exhibition.
Exhibition  06 Nov 2016 - 15 Jan 2017  Silver Triennial.
Goldschmiedehaus Hanau
Exhibition  13 Oct 2016 - 02 Apr 2017  Crowned! Royal designs.
Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven
Exhibition  05 Oct 2016 - 26 Oct 2016  METALLOphone: Bonds.
2013:
Exhibition  30 Apr 2013 - 23 Jun 2013  REVOLT: Legnica International Jewellery Competition.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Cast. Jen Townsend, Renee Zettle-Sterling.  Shiffer Publishing:  2016
Book:  Silver Triennial 2016. Christiane Weber-Stöber.  Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  2016
Catalogue:  Schatten in de Oude Hortus III. Utrecht,  2016
 structuren inspireren Utrechtse goudsmeden
Catalogue:  Janjaap Luijt. Monika Szpatowicz.  Hammer Club:  2016
Galeria Sztuki w Legnicy, Legnica 2016
Book:  Silver Art in the Netherlands. Sandra van Berkum.  Waanders & De Kunst:  Zwolle,  2016
Catalogue:  Janjaap Luijt. Maja Houtman.  Agandau:  Utrecht,  2015
Artist goldsmith
Catalogue:  Janjaap Luijt (ed.) Schatten in de Oude Hortus II. Schatten van Utrecht:  Utrecht,  2015
Structuren inspireren Utrechtse goudsmeden
Article:  Im dialog mit der Natur / In dialogue with nature. Schwäbisch Gmünd,  2014
Catalogue:  Janjaap Luijt (ed.), Schatten in de Oude Hortus. Schatten van Utrecht:  Utrecht,  2014
Een expositie van Utrechtse goudsmeden
Catalogue:  Zhan Binghong. Bejing,  2013
2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition
Book:  Showcase 500 Art Necklaces. Ray Hemachandra , Chunghi Choo.  Lark Crafts:  Asheville,  2013
Catalogue:  17. Silber Triennale / Silver Triennial. Christiane Weber-Stöber.  Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2013
Catalogue:  BUNT / REVOLT. Galeria Szluki w Legnicy:  Legnica,  2013
22. Miedzynarodowny Konkurs Sztuki Zlotniczej, 22nd Legnica International Jewellery Competition
Catalogue:  Premio Fondazione Cominelli per il gioiello contemporaneo III Edizione. Michele Cassarino.  Fondazione Cominelli:  Cisano di San Felice del Benaco,  2012
Catalogue:  Craft Embracing the World. Park Won Kyu.  Cheongju-si Korean Craft Museum:  Cheongju,  2012
Cheongju International Craft Competition Prize Winners Invitation Exhibition
Catalogue:  HRD Awards 2011: You and Me. HRD Antwerp:  Antwerpen, Shanghai,  2011
Catalogue:  The 7th Cheongju International Craft Competition. Nam Ji Sun, Lee Yea Sun.  Cheongju,  2011
Cheongju International Craft Biennale
Catalogue:  Janjaap Luijt Twisted Wireworks. Utrecht,  2011
Catalogue:  Tafelhoeden. Anneke van Nouhuys-de Pous.  Studio 925:  Schoonhoven,  2008
Schaalobjecten in vele hoedanigheden
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