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Manon van Kouswijk

Jeweller
Published: 01.11.2007
Manon van Kouswijk. Necklace: Pearl Grey, 2009. Porcelain, glass, ivory, plastic, pearls. 31 cm long. Manon van Kouswijk
Necklace: Pearl Grey, 2009
Porcelain, glass, ivory, plastic, pearls
31 cm long
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Manon van Kouswijk. Necklace: Perles d'Artiste no 5, 2009. Modeling porcelain, ceramic pencil, glaze.
. Beads are made with 10 fingers. 34 cm long. Manon van Kouswijk
Necklace: Perles d'Artiste no 5, 2009
Modeling porcelain, ceramic pencil, glaze.
Beads are made with 10 fingers
34 cm long
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Manon van Kouswijk. Earrings: Pink Pair, 2009. Porcelain, Silver. ø 1,2 cm. Manon van Kouswijk
Earrings: Pink Pair, 2009
Porcelain, Silver
ø 1,2 cm
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Manon van Kouswijk. Object: Lady Grey. Porcelain. 8,5 x 8,5 cm. Manon van Kouswijk
Object: Lady Grey
Porcelain
8,5 x 8,5 cm
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Manon van Kouswijk. Object: Egg spoon, 2003. Porcelain. 4,5 x 18 cm. Manon van Kouswijk
Object: Egg spoon, 2003
Porcelain
4,5 x 18 cm
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Manon Van Kouswijk. Necklace: Re-verse, 2013. porcelain, pigment. photography: Jeremy Dillon. Manon Van Kouswijk
Necklace: Re-verse, 2013
porcelain, pigment
photography: Jeremy Dillon
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Manon van Kouswijk. Object: Room Service. Porcelain object. (piece size). Manon van Kouswijk
Object: Room Service
Porcelain object
(piece size)
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Manon van Kouswijk. Necklace: Trophée no 6, 2012. Porcelain, thread. Length of the necklace:430 mm, diameter of the seg. Manon van Kouswijk
Necklace: Trophée no 6, 2012
Porcelain, thread
Length of the necklace:430 mm, diameter of the seg
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Manon van Kouswijk. Necklace: Perles d'Artiste no 4. Modeling porcelain, ceramic pencil, glaze.
. Beads are made with 8 fingers. Manon van Kouswijk
Necklace: Perles d'Artiste no 4
Modeling porcelain, ceramic pencil, glaze.
Beads are made with 8 fingers
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Statement

Within my work I focuss on the value and meaning that everyday objects represent to us.

I am interested in actions and rituals in which these objects take part, like finding, buying, collecting,
receiving and giving. In the works I visualise aspects of their function, of use and wear, and of associations that are connected with them.

The archetypical object serves as a starting point in this process; the outcome and appearance of the work is diverse and ranges from jewellery, cutlery, tableware and textiles to works in paper.

The making process I view as a way of making things visible rather than designing; I stay quite close to the objects in a sense that I work with the materials and techniques that the archetypes I start from have been made with.

The multi- disciplinary approach is essential to my practice. It results in functional designs as well as limited editions of art work, that are all derived from the same sources of inspiration.

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2016:
Exhibition  15 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016  Ra Now.
Exhibition  23 Aug 2016 - 24 Sep 2016  Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition 2016.
Exhibition  05 Mar 2016 - 12 Jun 2016  Objects of Vertu.
Exhibition  30 Jan 2016 - 19 Mar 2016  Order of Appearance by Manon van Kouswijk.
2015:
Exhibition  07 Oct 2015 - 07 Nov 2015  To Recover.
Exhibition  06 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015  20/20: Gallery Funaki 20th Anniversary.
Fair  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Schmuck 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  18 Jun 2014 - 19 Jul 2014  Différence et Répétition.
Exhibition  11 Feb 2014 - 08 Mar 2014  2 Minds 4 Hands by Lucy Sarneel & Manon van Kouswijk.
2012:
Exhibition  08 Feb 2012 - 10 Mar 2012  Manon van Kouswijk, Fabrizio Tridenti and Ted Noten.
2007:
Exhibition  31 May 2007 - 13 Sep 2007  New concepts, new languages, new gallery.

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Book:  Hanging Around / The Pearl Chain Principle. van Kouswijk, Manon.  Uitgeverij Boek:  Amsterdam,  2010
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