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Enjoia't Awards 2022 Winners

Award giving  /  13 Oct 2022
Published: 13.10.2022
Teresa Faris. Necklace: CWaB:Place #2, 2022. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™, pedals, Norway Maple bark. ø 15 cm pendant, 68 cm chain. Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2022. Winner Enjoia’t Awards Professional 2022. Teresa Faris
Necklace: CWaB:Place #2, 2022
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™, pedals, Norway Maple bark
ø 15 cm pendant, 68 cm chain
Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2022
Winner Enjoia’t Awards Professional 2022
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Intro
On Thursday, 13th of October, the winning pieces of the Enjoia’t 2022 Contemporary Jewellery Awards, organized by FAD Association of Artists and Artisans (A-FAD), were announced. The international awards reward works that question and transgresses the very limits of contemporary jewellery creation.

All the pieces are on sale at Hannah Gallery by Klimt02.
 
The Enjoia't Awards come to the 27th edition this year, rewarding CWaB:Lien #25 by Teresa F. Faris, Professional category winner; and Super Girl Medaillon by Clodagh Molloy, Student category winner.

The pieces have been chosen among the 26 shortlisted, exhibited on the -1 floor of the Disseny Hub Barcelona building, open until the 23rd of October, from 10 countries in Europe, America and Asia. The evaluation of the works has been in charge of the jury formed by five professionals of the sector: Enric Majoral, jeweller and overall jury president; Grego García, postgraduate teacher at Escola Massana and owner of Amaranto Joies; Juan Riusech, jeweller, exhibition curator, founder of the Alliages gallery / collective; Trinidad Contreras, jeweller; Leo Caballero, co-founder of Klimt02; and Anna Rafecas, jeweller, enameller and teacher at the Art Arsenal School in Vilanova i la Geltrú.

These are the Enjoia’t Awards 2022 winning pieces:

> Winner Enjoia’t Awards Professional 2022

Teresa F. Faris for CWaB:Lien #25.
Description of the piece: «Lien» is defined as a debt, birthright, or spleen. This is also the surname given to my paternal great-grandmother. Inherited genetics, trauma, and knowledge are resistant to cultural change and feel like a vibration in the body while it works its way to the surface. This series addresses my desire to understand the idea of birthright and the debts we must pay with our body and mind to fit in and survive while living in a diaspora, as an invasive species. This work is reminiscent of traditional jewellery and employs design, technique, and materials that reveal and conceal. Through each cut and soldered piece, I am able to move closer to my truth.

Jury's statement: For the visual impact, the compositional beauty, the formal consolidation, the sensitivity, and the concept of the piece.


> First Finalist Enjoia’t Professional 2022

Alex Kinsley Vey for Opa.
Description of the piece: «Opa» is series memorializing my grandfather who passed away in 2012. Only now, long after his death, do I feel I have some insight into his life. This piece serves as a reminder that, when we pass, all that we leave behind are pictures and memories. By translating these photographs into a wearable form, I hope to remember his life, and process my own eventual death.

Jury's statement: For the visual poetics, the formal coherence, the technical and constructive research, and for the use of technology, both in the construction and in the patinas.


> Second Finalist Enjoia’t Professional 2022

Emma Carrau Bueno for Shades of Amethyst.
Description of the piece: The «Drops Pattern Necklaces» series did not originate from a concept but was born with a purpose: its production process in itself and the final result. This was meant to include colour, which was absent in my previous work, together with the lightness of the material, a simple form, and the repetition of a single element almost as in a mechanical act. Simplicity, lightness, and movement. A repetitive structure of the same module on a regular pattern creating a seamless and continuous symmetry. The repetition of the drop item turns into the repetition of an action, ordered so as to perceive its uniformity

Jury's statement: On a conceptual level, how the author interprets a classical piece and transports it to the present day by deconstructing the gem to give it a contemporary look.




> Winner Enjoia’t Awards Student 2022

Clodagh Molloy for Super Girl Medaillon.
Description of the piece: The piece is based on a shared story about key childhood memories that had profound effects on one woman’s life journey and her mental health. Her words are etched into the medallion itself. The author’s jewellery are created from stories shared with me are about mental health experiences. They serve as starting points for conversations about their meaning and its context, its subject within society

Jury's statement: For how it conveys and approaches the subject of mental illness through traditional techniques such as acid etching, embossing and enamelling.


> First Finalist Enjoia’t Student 2022

Irene Trujillo Villegas for Soporte para una nueva vida.
Description of the piece: Two-piece set. A brooch as a cradle for a quail’s egg that alludes to the start of new life. The ring that suggests a bundle of grass. The egg is a delicate object that contrasts with the rigid, piercing metal. The irony of the jewel is its discomfort, for it must always be worn on the shoulder and with a quail’s egg. When not in use it lives as a sculptural object on a piece of paper showing the traces of its oxidation process.

Jury's statement: For the way it integrates, in a very natural way, the jewellery box in the artistic field.


> Second Finalist Enjoia’t Student 2022

Imma Garcia Prado for Mimesis I.
Description of the piece: The piece speaks of the strategy used by some plants to survive and defend themselves; in this case it represents the strategy of the passion flower, whose leaves have yellow dots imitating the eggs of its main predator, the Heliconius butterfly. Given that the female butterfly does not share the place in which to leave her eggs, the leaves are protected from caterpillars.

Jury's statement: For its simplicity and abstraction of the concept.


Jewels on sale at Klimt02
Apart from the aim to promote and disseminate the creations, this year the organisation also wants to strengthen its commercial dimension. For this reason, A-FAD and Klimt02 are joining forces.
The collaboration translates into the online sale of the 26 selected pieces through the international online platform Hannah Gallery by Klimt02. The pieces can be purchased through the website, which will be available temporarily until 23rd of October, when the exhibition of selected pieces will end at Disseny Hub Barcelona (Space C, floor -1).


About A-FAD, FAD Artists and Artisans Association.
We are the FAD Association of Artists and Artisans. At A-FAD we champion art and crafts as an intersection, as a debate: artists and artisans who question themselves together and propose together. We claim ourselves the responsibility of calling upon and dynamizing the connection between the hand and the mind.
At A-FAD we believe that matter is essential to understanding our position in the world as designers, artists, artisans, and users. We enthusiastically pursue the task of supporting the artistic and artisan community from a cross-sectional perspective in which art, crafts, and contemporary jewellery share space and dialogue.
Our duty is also to focus our attention on the new crafts that are emerging in a response to new creation models and to dynamise the knowledge born of materials and their properties.
 
Alex Kinsley Vey. Brooch: Opa, 2022. Steel, sterling silver, 22k gold leaf. 7.7 x 4.7 x 1.1 cm. Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2022. First Finalist Enjoia’t Professional 2022. Alex Kinsley Vey
Brooch: Opa, 2022
Steel, sterling silver, 22k gold leaf
7.7 x 4.7 x 1.1 cm
Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2022
First Finalist Enjoia’t Professional 2022
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Emma Carrau Bueno. Necklace: Shades of Amethyst, 2022. Amethyst, epoxy resin, polyester thread. 45 x 25 cm. Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2022. Second Finalist Enjoia’t Professional 2022. Emma Carrau Bueno
Necklace: Shades of Amethyst, 2022
Amethyst, epoxy resin, polyester thread
45 x 25 cm
Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2022
Second Finalist Enjoia’t Professional 2022
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Molloy Clodagh. Necklace: Supper Girl Medallion, 2021. Copper, enamel. 11.5 x 9.5 x 1.2 cm. Total length 41.4 cm. Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2022. Winner Enjoia’t Awards Student 2022. Molloy Clodagh
Necklace: Supper Girl Medallion, 2021
Copper, enamel
11.5 x 9.5 x 1.2 cm. Total length 41.4 cm
Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2022
Winner Enjoia’t Awards Student 2022
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Irene Trujillo Villegas. Brooch: Soporte Para Una Nueva Vida, 2021. Steel, quail egg, copper, surgical steel. 12.5 x 4.5 cm, 14.5 x 9 x 3 cm. Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2022. First Finalist Enjoia’t Student 2022. Irene Trujillo Villegas
Brooch: Soporte Para Una Nueva Vida, 2021
Steel, quail egg, copper, surgical steel
12.5 x 4.5 cm, 14.5 x 9 x 3 cm
Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2022
First Finalist Enjoia’t Student 2022
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Imma García Prado. Brooch: Mimesis I, 2021. Brass, sterling silver, steel. ø 6 x 1.2 cm. Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2022. Second Finalist Enjoia’t Student 2022. Imma García Prado
Brooch: Mimesis I, 2021
Brass, sterling silver, steel
ø 6 x 1.2 cm
Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2022
Second Finalist Enjoia’t Student 2022
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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