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Award Holders of Celia Holtzer Scholarships

Award giving  /  23 May 2024
Published: 30.05.2024
Saeed Asisch and Sebastian Orth, Celia Holtzer Scholarship Holders 2024
. Photo: Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst.
Saeed Asisch and Sebastian Orth, Celia Holtzer Scholarship Holders 2024
Photo: Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst

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Intro
Saeed Asisch and Sebastian Orth, students of the State Drawing Academy Hanau, were awarded the Celia Holtzer Scholarships 2024 by the Gfg on May 23rd, 2024.
The Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst is committed to promoting the development of young talent and the Celia Holtzer project scholarships, which are endowed with a total of 14,000 euros, enable two students from the Drawing Academy in Hanau to devote themselves to a personal design project.

The scholarships are awarded annually in memory of Celia Holtzer (1957 - 2003), who was herself a student in Hanau in 1989 and died young. The founder is Celia Holtzer's mother, Mrs Jeanne Sybill Wallman Holtzer (Philadelphia, USA).


This year, the scholarship holders were selected by Malte Guttek, Managing Director of the Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst and Director of the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau; Ulrich Haass, former Director of the Goldschmiedeschule mit Uhrmacherschule Pforzheim, goldsmith and designer; Nicola Jäger, master goldsmith and jewellery designer; Benjamin Pfister, Director of the State Drawing Academy Hanau and Dr. Sabine Runde, former Senior Curator at Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt.


The projects SoundForm by Saeed Asisch and Titanium Jewellery by Sebastian Orth impressed the jury with their creativity, technical expertise and enthusiasm.

The jury issued following statement:
‘Saeed Asisch presented a series of objects in which he tested the combination of sound body and sounding jewellery. The further development of these objects, which are appealing both in content and form, into larger-scale sound objects is a project that the jury honours with one of the Celia Holtzer Scholarships 2024.

Sebastian Orth is testing new grounds with the casting of titanium. Experiments in trimming, anodising, and engraving, as well as combining titanium with other metals or coloured stones, will explore the material properties of titanium and create innovative pieces of jewellery. With the Celia Holtzer Scholarship, the jury is promoting sophisticated and rare design techniques with titanium. The intended documentation aims to share the knowledge gained with colleagues.’

Saeed Asisch (born 1984 in Tehran, Iran) will take his master goldsmith and silversmith exam at the technical college in July and will then dedicate himself to his SoundForm project.
Sebastian Orth (born 1999 in Saarbrücken, Germany) is expected to complete his training as a goldsmith in January 2025 and begin his project Titanium Jewellery in March 2025.

Both will report on their progress on the Instagram channel @celia_holtzer. A presentation at the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus will mark the end of the project.
 
From left to right: Back row: Malte Guttek, Nicola Jäger, Hartwig Rohde
. Middle: Benjamin Pfister, Sabine Runde, Ullrich Haas
. Front row: Saeed Asisch and Sebastian Orth, Celia Holtzer Scholarship Holders 2024
. Photo: Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst.
From left to right: Back row: Malte Guttek, Nicola Jäger, Hartwig Rohde
Middle: Benjamin Pfister, Sabine Runde, Ullrich Haas
Front row: Saeed Asisch and Sebastian Orth, Celia Holtzer Scholarship Holders 2024
Photo: Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst

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