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Jury Prize at the Biennale De Mains de Maîtres awarded to Claude Schmitz

Award giving  /  14 Dec 2018
Published: 18.12.2018
Jury Prize at the Biennale De Mains de Maîtres awarded to Claude Schmitz.
De Mains de Maîtres
Curator:
Jean-Marc Dimanche
Management:
Roland Kuhn
Claude Schmitz at the ceremony.
Claude Schmitz at the ceremony

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Intro
The first prize called Jury Prize is the prize of the The Leir Charitable Foundations and was handed over by the Princess Stephanie Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
 
Claude Schmitz was born in 1972 in Luxembourg where he lives and works. Jeweller, Claude holds an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College of London before following at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts from Antwerp from 1995 to 1999.
Genuine virtuoso, he draws and achieves pieces of fluent lines and refined design that seem always balanced at the limit of the breach. A feeling of virility probably linked to technical exploits, nicely frustrated by the delicacy of the drawing and composition of the gemstones.
A feeling of illusion also when by magic the ties of gold and silver interweave in his signature ring “Rolling Ring”. Each piece seems to tell a story, to draw a character, a flower, an insect ready to fly away to offer grace and poetry.


About the Biennial:
The Luxembourgish Biennial ‘De Mains de Maîtres’ aims to offer the widest representation of what constitutes crafts today, a universe at the crossroads of contemporary art and craftsmanship, which draws its vitality and modernity from the transmission of the gesture and the perpetual search for innovation.
Following the unprecedented success of the first exhibition "De Mains De Maîtres" in December 2016, TRH Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie decided to continue their action in favour of the artisans and creators of art of Luxembourg. Therefore the exceptional event "De Mains de Maîtres" became the Biennial "De Mains De Maîtres".

To elicit exciting works and to spread internationally the spirit of ‘De Mains de Maîtres’, Jean-Marc Dimanche, curator of the exhibition, has chosen for the 2018 edition the theme ‘Gestures and Wonders’ in order to see the birth of new and amazing creations.
 
Claude Schmitz. Ring: Antoinette, 2018. Palladium White Gold 12,0 gr, Tourmaline fancy “vieux rose” 14,25 ct octagonal, Aquamarines 1AA Santa Maria, 0,96 ct.. Claude Schmitz
Ring: Antoinette, 2018
Palladium White Gold 12,0 gr, Tourmaline fancy “vieux rose” 14,25 ct octagonal, Aquamarines 1AA Santa Maria, 0,96 ct.
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