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Astonish: Holy Rock

Exhibition  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2018  /  07 Mar 2018  -  13 Mar 2018
Published: 01.03.2018
Astonish: Holy Rock.
Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich
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Intro
ASTONISH is a collective of seven female contemporary jewellery makers sharing a common passion: (gem) stones. For the third consecutive year, they will exhibit their work at Internationale Handwerks Messe(IHM) in Munich, March 2018.

Artist list

Sharareh Aghaei, Eva Burton, Gabriela Cohn, Pia Groh, Helen Habtay, Stephie Morawetz, Julia Obermaier
Child of the elements.
You connect us to the past and our memories. You give us to silence and peace. Hypnotized, we gaze at you when exploring your inner worlds. Born from time and the forces of nature you are everlasting and the matter of our making.
Every Rock is holy, indeed. From stones as silent observers, we make valuable experiences, we communicate through our making. Find the seven makers of ASTONISH for the third consecutive year at SCHMUCK, to pay hommage/tribute to 'THE HOLY ROCK' in you and me.
So let us celebrate together Gems and Jewels.

Visit us at IHM, Hall B1, booth number 759.


About the Artists:
Eva Burton
is a Jewellery Maker from Argentina.
She graduated with a Bachelor in “Artistic Jewelry Design” in Massana School, Barcelona in 2014 and recently finished her Master in Fine Arts at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Department of Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

There is three kind of men. Homo Sapiens, the man who knows. Homo Faber, the man who creates. Homo Ludens, the man who plays.
Play is a function of the living. It presents to us like an intermezzo, an interlude of our daily life.
Play is a ritual that has a consecrated spot, the playground, the magic circle. Inside this playground an absolute and peculiar order reigns. Into an imperfect world and the confusion of life, it brings a temporary, limited perfection
As makers, we have the power to transform material into ideas. Through this process in which we experiment tension and confusion, we can achieve pleasure. We play with the reality mixing experiences from the inner world with the outside world. In this blend is where it lays our inspiration.
Reversal and inversion, exaggeration, paradox, playing with boundaries, playing with infinity, playing with space and playing with time. This is what human does. Humans are artists only when they are at play or perhaps they are ideally humans only when they are at play.



Gabriela Cohn is a Jewellery Maker from Argentina.
She graduated with a Bachelor in Design (B.Des) in Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem 1990. From 2013 to 2016 she studied at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Departement of Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein, Germany and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts.
The Poetic of The Ephemeral
 
The topic of my work is focused around Life. 
It explores the sense and awareness of being alive as well as the continuum life cycle’s beginnings and ends. I relate to this process through my intuitive self, that secret part of me that connects seamlessly with beauty.



Helen Habtay is a Jeweller from Eritrea based in Germany.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Honours in Jewellery and Accessories at Middlesex University, London, 2013 and 2018 with a Master of Fine Arts at Trier University of Applied Sciences, Departement of Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
Since 2013 Helen participated in collective exhibitions in Europe. She lives and works in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

For her work, Helen Habtay addresses the mergence of body adornment and body. She creates sculptural jewellery born of geometric forms, made out of ready-mades, leather and hand carved gemstones.
The driving force of her work is a continuous inquisitiveness about the relationship between body and adornment, underpinned by what objects mean to us in society.


Julia Obermaier is a Jewellery Maker from Germany.
She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Departement of Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
Since 2016 she has her own atelier in Kempten, Germany.

My main subject is about private space. In my pieces I create rooms, containers, boxes or little caves. These spaces can be filled with ones own personal feelings, perceptions and sensations. I see my work as containers protecting the innermost emotions of the viewer or wearer, that they use to confront a busy world.


Pia Groh Pia Groh is a Jewellery Maker from Vienna/Austria. She lives and works in Saarbrücken, Germany.
In March 2017 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Department of Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

The old and powerful symbol of the circle is the basic form of her body of work. She focuses on rotating and repetitive movements and lost herself in the material stone because of its strong and powerful appearance and its meditative making process. Combining bright-coloured stone elements with oxidized silver, she creates Jewellery which appeals due its lightness and minimalistic form language.


Sharareh Aghaei is a Jewellery Maker from Iran.
She graduated with a Bachelor of „Art, Handicrafts, Metalsmithing“at the Art University of Tehran in 2008. Furthermore, she successfully completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts studies in 2014 at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Departement of Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. In 2017 she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the same University

Identity as an essential substance of every Individual is the main concept of my work. Utilization of weaving as an ethnic technique, different layers, nets as the symbol of solidarity like several layers of our psychological identity and translate it into a new language is what I attempted to approach in my work.


Stephie Morawetz is a Jewellery Maker from Austria.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in “Modisterei” at the Art University Linz in 2010. Furthermore she successfully completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts studies in 2014 at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Departement of Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Founded 2016, together with Laura Jack the non-profit organization NOD - Not only decoration.
Graduated 2017 with Master of Engineering, Design and Art at Shenkar in Tel Aviv, Israel.

In my work, I am rethinking the definition of luxury. Luxury has a close relationship to rareness and material. Since the beginning of humankind we considered materials, like diamonds, gold or pearls as luxury goods. We treat them as items of preciousness because of their difficult accessibility and their inessentiality for life.
But our world and our societies changing, because of reasons like global warming, pollution, globalization or careless use of resources. Luxury, values and preciousness will change because our rules will be different.
In a world where there is no drink-water, a drop of clear water will be more worth than a diamond.
In a world with extreme overpopulation, having a child will be a status symbol.
In a world where we used all our resources of crude oil, a piece of plastic, out of our oceans, will replace a pearl.
And in a world where we could print a liver, who would invest in gold?



 
Eva Burton. Necklace: En el umbral de Xibalba, 2017. Anodized aluminium, syntetic corundum, 14 kt gold.. 33.5 x 16 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Qi Wang. Eva Burton
Necklace: En el umbral de Xibalba, 2017
Anodized aluminium, syntetic corundum, 14 kt gold.
33.5 x 16 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Qi Wang
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Eva Burton. Object: Grave goods II, 2017. Anodized aluminium, synthetic corundum, rose quartz.. 14 x 3.5 x 3,5 cm. Eva Burton
Object: Grave goods II, 2017
Anodized aluminium, synthetic corundum, rose quartz.
14 x 3.5 x 3,5 cm
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Gabriela Cohn. Bowl: Organic Bowl, 2017. Porcelain. 14 x 15 x 12 cm. Gabriela Cohn
Bowl: Organic Bowl, 2017
Porcelain
14 x 15 x 12 cm
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Julia Obermaier. Necklace: Dancing on a wonky table, 2017. Agate, resin, pigment, fabric, silver.. 27 x 9 x 5 cm. Photo by: Julia Obermaier. Julia Obermaier
Necklace: Dancing on a wonky table, 2017
Agate, resin, pigment, fabric, silver.
27 x 9 x 5 cm
Photo by: Julia Obermaier
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Gabriela Cohn. Necklace: Bornn, 2016. Porcelain, silver, alpaca, pigments.. 22 x 14 x 35. Photo by: Qi Wang. Gabriela Cohn
Necklace: Bornn, 2016
Porcelain, silver, alpaca, pigments.
22 x 14 x 35
Photo by: Qi Wang
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Stephie Morawetz. Necklace: Same Shit, 2017. Bird shit pearls (from the Shenkar jewelry department), gold plated brass.
.  . Stephie Morawetz
Necklace: Same Shit, 2017
Bird shit pearls (from the Shenkar jewelry department), gold plated brass.
 
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Stephie Morawetz. Object: Golden Look, 2017. Olive wood, mirror perspex, perspex, gold plated brass.. 13 x 10 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Stephie Morawetz
Object: Golden Look, 2017
Olive wood, mirror perspex, perspex, gold plated brass.
13 x 10 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
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Helen Habtay. Necklace: Map and Territory No 8, 2017. Leather, tiger-eye, ribbon, rubber.. 46 x 7.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Qi Wang. MFA 2018. Helen Habtay
Necklace: Map and Territory No 8, 2017
Leather, tiger-eye, ribbon, rubber.
46 x 7.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Qi Wang
MFA 2018

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Sharareh Aghaei. Necklace: Untitled, 2017. Titanium nets, malachite and lapis lazuli powder, cement, resin epoxy.. 40 x 17 x 4 cm. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. Sharareh Aghaei
Necklace: Untitled, 2017
Titanium nets, malachite and lapis lazuli powder, cement, resin epoxy.
40 x 17 x 4 cm
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi
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Pia Groh. Necklace: N 7, 2017. Agate, oxidized silver.. 6 x 5 x 23 cm. Pia Groh
Necklace: N 7, 2017
Agate, oxidized silver.
6 x 5 x 23 cm
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