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Willemijn de Greef

Jeweller
Published: 07.04.2014
Willemijn de Greef. Installation: Blue, 2013. Bronze, clay, glaze, steel. 1.50 x 2,50 m. “Recollection I+”. Willemijn de Greef
Installation: Blue, 2013
Bronze, clay, glaze, steel
1.50 x 2,50 m
“Recollection I+”
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Willemijn de Greef. Object: Blue, 2013. Bronze, clay, glaze, steel. “Recollection I+”. Willemijn de Greef
Object: Blue, 2013
Bronze, clay, glaze, steel
“Recollection I+”
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Willemijn de Greef. Brooch: Oval, 2013. Bronze, clay, glaze, steel, red brass, silver, epoxy. 14 x 10,5 x 2,5 cm. Recollection II, Tante Toos. Willemijn de Greef
Brooch: Oval, 2013
Bronze, clay, glaze, steel, red brass, silver, epoxy
14 x 10,5 x 2,5 cm
Recollection II, Tante Toos
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Willemijn de Greef. Brooch: Pear, 2013. Bronze, clay, glaze, steel, red brass, silver, epoxy. 14 x 10 x 3 cm. Recollection II, Tante Toos. Willemijn de Greef
Brooch: Pear, 2013
Bronze, clay, glaze, steel, red brass, silver, epoxy
14 x 10 x 3 cm
Recollection II, Tante Toos
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Willemijn de Greef. Brooch: Briolette, 2013. Bronze, clay, glaze, steel, silver, epoxy. 16,5 x 5,5 x 2,5 cm. Recollection II, Tante Toos. Willemijn de Greef
Brooch: Briolette, 2013
Bronze, clay, glaze, steel, silver, epoxy
16,5 x 5,5 x 2,5 cm
Recollection II, Tante Toos
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Willemijn de Greef. Brooch: Baguette, 2013. Bronze, clay, glaze, steel, silver, epoxy. 15 x 6,5 x 2,5 cm. Recollection II, Tante Toos. Willemijn de Greef
Brooch: Baguette, 2013
Bronze, clay, glaze, steel, silver, epoxy
15 x 6,5 x 2,5 cm
Recollection II, Tante Toos
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Willemijn de Greef. Brooch: Drop, 2013. bronze, clay, glaze, steel, red brass, silver, epoxy. 14 x 10 x 3 cm. Recollection II, Tante Toos. Willemijn de Greef
Brooch: Drop, 2013
bronze, clay, glaze, steel, red brass, silver, epoxy
14 x 10 x 3 cm
Recollection II, Tante Toos
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Willemijn de Greef. Installation: Recollection I, 2012. Mixed media. Booth Caroline van Hoek (BE), Design Miami/ Basel 2012. Willemijn de Greef
Installation: Recollection I, 2012
Mixed media
Booth Caroline van Hoek (BE), Design Miami/ Basel 2012
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Willemijn de Greef. Object: Drops, 2012. Bronze, clay, wax, rope, metal, paint, resin. 400 cm. Detail
. “Recollection I”. Willemijn de Greef
Object: Drops, 2012
Bronze, clay, wax, rope, metal, paint, resin
400 cm
Detail
“Recollection I”

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Willemijn de Greef. Object: Strawberry, 2012. Bronze, clay, glaze, rope, wool. 70 cm. “Recollection I”. Willemijn de Greef
Object: Strawberry, 2012
Bronze, clay, glaze, rope, wool
70 cm
“Recollection I”
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Willemijn de Greef. Installation: Droplets, 2012. Bronze, clay, glaze, steel. 1.50 x 2,50 m. “Recollection I”. Willemijn de Greef
Installation: Droplets, 2012
Bronze, clay, glaze, steel
1.50 x 2,50 m
“Recollection I”
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Willemijn de Greef. Object: Droplets, 2012. Bronze, clay, glaze, steel. “Recollection I”. Willemijn de Greef
Object: Droplets, 2012
Bronze, clay, glaze, steel
“Recollection I”
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Zeeuwse knopen II, 2010. Rope, silver, wood, porcelain. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Zeeuwse knopen II, 2010
Rope, silver, wood, porcelain
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Touw-keramiek, 2010. Rope, clay. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Touw-keramiek, 2010
Rope, clay
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Zeeuwse knopen I, 2010. Rope, porcelain. “Tradition”. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Zeeuwse knopen I, 2010
Rope, porcelain
“Tradition”
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Willemijn de Greef. Piece: Zeeuwse knoop, 2009. Metal. Cufflinks/ buttonhole brooch. Willemijn de Greef
Piece: Zeeuwse knoop, 2009
Metal
Cufflinks/ buttonhole brooch
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Op hoop van zegen, 2009. Gold plated silver. 29,5 x 25 x 2,8 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Op hoop van zegen, 2009
Gold plated silver
29,5 x 25 x 2,8 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Drijvers II, 2009. Silver, rope, ceramic. 28,5 x 25 x 5,7 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Drijvers II, 2009
Silver, rope, ceramic
28,5 x 25 x 5,7 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Touw-porselein, 2009. Green yarn, hemp rope glazed porcelain. x 28 x 4,9 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Touw-porselein, 2009
Green yarn, hemp rope glazed porcelain
x 28 x 4,9 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Touw- zilver- touw, 2009. Hemp rope, yellow yarn, silver. 80 x 28,5 x 2,7 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Touw- zilver- touw, 2009
Hemp rope, yellow yarn, silver
80 x 28,5 x 2,7 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Gevlochten touw, 2009. Silver, hemp rope. 24 x 23,5 x 3,8 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Gevlochten touw, 2009
Silver, hemp rope
24 x 23,5 x 3,8 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Gedraaid touw, 2009. Silver, hemp rope. 23,5 x 21,5 x 3,5 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Gedraaid touw, 2009
Silver, hemp rope
23,5 x 21,5 x 3,5 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Spakenburg, 2009. Teak wood , Wenge wood, Silver. 33 x 36 x 2 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Spakenburg, 2009
Teak wood , Wenge wood, Silver
33 x 36 x 2 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Leguaan, 2009. Hemp rope, yarn, silver. 26 x 24 x 6,7 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Leguaan, 2009
Hemp rope, yarn, silver
26 x 24 x 6,7 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Spakenburg, 2009. Ceramics, hemp rope. 69,5 x 34,5 x 2,5 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Spakenburg, 2009
Ceramics, hemp rope
69,5 x 34,5 x 2,5 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Spakenburg, 2009. Teak wood, hemp rope, yellow cotton, silver. 72 x 36 x 3,8 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Spakenburg, 2009
Teak wood, hemp rope, yellow cotton, silver
72 x 36 x 3,8 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Brooch: Spakenburg 3, 2009. Teak wood, silver, paint. 15 x 13,5 x 3,6 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Brooch: Spakenburg 3, 2009
Teak wood, silver, paint
15 x 13,5 x 3,6 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Brooch: Spakenburg 4, 2009. Teak wood, silver, paint. 10,3 x 10,8 x 3,6 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Brooch: Spakenburg 4, 2009
Teak wood, silver, paint
10,3 x 10,8 x 3,6 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Brooch: Spakenburg 2, 2009. Teak wood, silver, paint. 9,5 x 14 x 3,7 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Brooch: Spakenburg 2, 2009
Teak wood, silver, paint
9,5 x 14 x 3,7 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Brooch: Spakenburg 1, 2009. Teak wood, silver, paint. 15 x 14 x 3,5 cm. Zuiderzeewerken II. Willemijn de Greef
Brooch: Spakenburg 1, 2009
Teak wood, silver, paint
15 x 14 x 3,5 cm
Zuiderzeewerken II
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Spakenburg (Silver flowers), 2009. Silver. From the collection "Zuiderzeewerken" 
. Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen NL. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Spakenburg (Silver flowers), 2009
Silver
From the collection "Zuiderzeewerken"
Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen NL
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Leguaan (Fender), 2009. Hemp Rope. From the collection "Zuiderzeewerken" 
. Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen NL. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Leguaan (Fender), 2009
Hemp Rope
From the collection "Zuiderzeewerken"
Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen NL
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Ankerketting (Anchorchain), 2009. Copper, paint. From the collection "Zuiderzeewerken" 
. Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen NL. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Ankerketting (Anchorchain), 2009
Copper, paint
From the collection "Zuiderzeewerken"
Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen NL
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Drijvers (Floats), 2009. Hemp rope, ceramics. From the collection "Zuiderzeewerken" 
. Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen NL. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Drijvers (Floats), 2009
Hemp rope, ceramics
From the collection "Zuiderzeewerken"
Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen NL
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Botters (Fishing boats), 2009. Zinc, steel, paint. From the collection "Zuiderzeewerken" 
. Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen NL. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Botters (Fishing boats), 2009
Zinc, steel, paint
From the collection "Zuiderzeewerken"
Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen NL
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Weefsels, halssieraad rood, 2006. Wool, imitation coral, thread, plastic. 140 x 50 x 5 cm. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Weefsels, halssieraad rood, 2006
Wool, imitation coral, thread, plastic
140 x 50 x 5 cm
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Willemijn de Greef. Brooch: Weefsels, broche groen, 2006. Zinc, jade, thread, linen. 15 x 15 x 2,5 cm. Willemijn de Greef
Brooch: Weefsels, broche groen, 2006
Zinc, jade, thread, linen
15 x 15 x 2,5 cm
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Willemijn de Greef. Ring: Zeeuwse knopen, 2005. Silver, thread. 6 x 6 cm. Prototype. Willemijn de Greef
Ring: Zeeuwse knopen, 2005
Silver, thread
6 x 6 cm
Prototype
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Willemijn de Greef. Ring: Zeeuwse knopen, 2005. Silver, thread. 6 x 7 cm. Prototype. Willemijn de Greef
Ring: Zeeuwse knopen, 2005
Silver, thread
6 x 7 cm
Prototype
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Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Zeeuwse knopen, halssieraad mosterd, 2005. Zinc, teakwood, cotton. ? 30 cm. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Zeeuwse knopen, halssieraad mosterd, 2005
Zinc, teakwood, cotton
? 30 cm
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Intro
Willemijn de Greef  works and lives in Leerdam, The Netherlands.
She studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in the class of Hilde de Decker, Iris Eichenberg and Evert Nijland and graduated in 2006. She organizes workshops at Atelier en Route, France and has been teaching since 1999. The jewelry of Willemijn is big and monumental. Her work evolves to a form of visual art. The pieces are mostly exhibited in the context of art jewelry and have been shown in various museums all over the world.
 

Statement

I look at things with the eyes of a jewelry maker, into detail. I would like the viewer to see through my eyes. I change recognizable forms into more abstract forms. As it were zoomed in, extremely magnified. My work is about a train of thoughts, interlacing the subjects. About where I come from, where I grew up, about engagements, family and history. About how I read and experience things. How I see them and would like to see them.
 

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2016:
Workshop  24 Jul 2016 - 29 Jul 2016  Reflections by Willemijn de Greef and Céline Clossa.
Exhibition  18 Jun 2016 - 18 Jun 2016  Shifting Context.
Nationaal Glasmuseum, Leerdam, The Netherlands
2015:
Workshop  19 Jul 2015 - 24 Jul 2015  Think vintage by Willemijn de Greef and Céline Clossa.
2014:
Exhibition  30 Jan 2014 - 30 Mar 2014  Chain Reactions: Claartje Keur’s jewellery and portrait.
2012:
Exhibition  29 Sep 2012 - 24 Mar 2013  Un peu de terre sur la peau.
Workshop  22 Jul 2012 - 27 Jul 2012  Willemijn de Greef and Ineke Heerkens.
Workshop  27 May 2012 - 01 Jun 2012  Constanze Schreiber and Marij Bekkers: Whitsun.
Exhibition  11 May 2012 - 14 May 2012  Galerie Marzee at Collect 2012.
Exhibition  15 Mar 2012 - 19 Aug 2012  Un peu de terre sur la peau.
2011:
Workshop  24 Jul 2011 - 29 Jul 2011  Willemijn de Greef and Marij Bekkers (2).
Workshop  12 Jun 2011 - 17 Jun 2011  Willemijn de Greef and Marij Bekkers (1).
Exhibition  06 May 2011 - 09 May 2011  Galerie Marzee at Collect.
Exhibition  19 Feb 2011 - 29 May 2011  New Traditional Jewellery: True Colours.
2010:
Exhibition  04 Nov 2010 - 07 Nov 2010  INSPIRATIONS at Sieraad art fair.
Workshop  18 Jul 2010 - 23 Jul 2010  Willemijn de Greef and Marij Bekkers (2).
Exhibition  16 Jun 2010 - 16 Oct 2010  Un peu de terre sur la peau.
Workshop  23 May 2010 - 28 May 2010  Willemijn de Greef and Marij Bekkers (1).
Fair  14 May 2010 - 17 May 2010  Collect 2010.
Exhibition  06 May 2010 - 26 Jun 2010  Korea group II : Tradition.
2009:
Exhibition  03 Dec 2009 - 31 Dec 2009  One pair of Cufflinks.
Workshop  19 Jul 2009 - 24 Jul 2009  Workshop at Atelier en Route 09.
Exhibition  07 Jun 2009 - 28 Jun 2009  Ringvormen.
Exhibition  22 Mar 2009 - 22 Nov 2009  Gone with the wind.
Exhibition  15 Feb 2009 - 15 Apr 2009  Jewellery & Objects at Galerie Marzee.
2008:
Workshop  20 Jul 2008 - 25 Jul 2008  Workshop at Atelier en Route 08.
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