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Evening College Jewelry Design at Secondary School of Applied Arts and Fashion Design, Herbststraße. Degree Show 2017

Exhibition  /  Schools Degree Show 2017  /  28 Jun 2017  -  30 Jun 2017
Published: 21.06.2017
AFA - Austrian Fashion Association
Management:
Susanne Hammer
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Intro
The Evening College Jewelry Design, Herbststraße Vienna presents their graduates of the year 2017 under the title "SIGNS OF LIFE".

Artist list

Iris Baechtold, Marion Dockal-Kurz, Martina Hierweck, Alexandra Hofer, Verena Krems, Gerda Moedlhammer, Tsetsegdelger Oyundelger, Sigrun Palmisano, Andrea Seg, Jiayi Zhang
A selection of works from three different final projects: “Re:mind Re:wind”, “Prototyping” and “Signs of Life” - is on show.

“Re:mind Re:wind” was dealing with personal memories and their transformation into a unique piece of jewellery. For “Prototyping” the students were asked to develop a jewellery series to a common theme, combining different production techniques and modern technologies. And the title “Signs of Life” triggered the students to create an individual piece for their final exam.


We are excited to present the results of 3 years’ intensive work and hope you enjoy the show at Austrian Fashion Association Vienna.
 

Programme

Guiding Lecturers: Nikolaus Egger, Sonja Bischur, Susanne Hammer
Opening speech: Margit Hart

Hours

Vernissage: 28.6 Wednesday, 6 pm - 10 pm; 29.6, Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm
Finissage: 30.6 , Friday, 10 am - 4 pm
Iris Baechtold. Ring: Precious(less), 2017. 3D-print, brass, paint. Photo by: Patricia Weisskirchner. 
. The series Precious(less) was inspired by the spiral-like arrangement of leaves found in nature (Phyllotaxis). By combining 3D printed sphere-shaped elements with handcrafted pieces made from traditional materials like gold I intend to explore the artistic potential of digital crafts and their impact on traditional Goldsmithing techniques.. Iris Baechtold
Ring: Precious(less), 2017
3D-print, brass, paint
Photo by: Patricia Weisskirchner

The series Precious(less) was inspired by the spiral-like arrangement of leaves found in nature (Phyllotaxis). By combining 3D printed sphere-shaped elements with handcrafted pieces made from traditional materials like gold I intend to explore the artistic potential of digital crafts and their impact on traditional Goldsmithing techniques.
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Gerda Moedlhammer. Set: WillenDorf, 2017. Silver, iron wire, salt, varnish. Photo by: Andrea Seg. Ring & Brooch
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. My final year project attempts to visualise the mental process of conserving and/or suppressing memories. The capability to control our own memories is limited. Special noteworthy moments don't stay fresh in their entirety and may become clouded as time passes. Forgettable experiences can't be completely forgotten and may resurface.. Gerda Moedlhammer
Set: WillenDorf, 2017
Silver, iron wire, salt, varnish
Photo by: Andrea Seg
Ring & Brooch

My final year project attempts to visualise the mental process of conserving and/or suppressing memories. The capability to control our own memories is limited. Special noteworthy moments don't stay fresh in their entirety and may become clouded as time passes. Forgettable experiences can't be completely forgotten and may resurface.
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Andrea Seg. Brooch: Layers of Me, 2017. Alpaca, polypropylen sheets, steelwire. Photo by: Andrea Seg. 
. For the degree project, themed “Re:mind-Re:wind”, I looked into the fascinating genre of “photo-jewellery”. The goal was to find my own approach, combining Jewellery and Photography. The outcome is a self-portrait in form of a brooch. My portrait is built of different layers that consist of my memories and surroundings, everything that shaped me to become who I am today. The pieces are exchangeable and removable, depending on how much of myself I want to show.. Andrea Seg
Brooch: Layers of Me, 2017
Alpaca, polypropylen sheets, steelwire
Photo by: Andrea Seg

For the degree project, themed “Re:mind-Re:wind”, I looked into the fascinating genre of “photo-jewellery”. The goal was to find my own approach, combining Jewellery and Photography. The outcome is a self-portrait in form of a brooch. My portrait is built of different layers that consist of my memories and surroundings, everything that shaped me to become who I am today. The pieces are exchangeable and removable, depending on how much of myself I want to show.
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Martina Hierweck. Necklace: Grey Blossom, 2017. Vegan paper leather, lasercut. Photo by: Martina Hierweck. 
. I get inspired by everything that surrounds me – shapes, colours, sounds, smells, lyrics, everyday scenes. While designing a school project I became aware of the matter of the materiality. From that on sustainability became an important part of my jewellery design process. I focused on materials from natural sources. The neck- and arm pieces “Fantastic Plastic” consist of bio plastics and wooden sheeting (100% cellulose), the necklace “Grey Blossom” is made of vegan paper leather and “FishY” is created of salmon leather. One of the positive side effects is that the objects are completely biodegradable. With the left-over material from the laser cut chain links of the jewellery pieces I produced further objects and products like lampshades and bags. I followed the “cradle-to-cradle-concept.. Martina Hierweck
Necklace: Grey Blossom, 2017
Vegan paper leather, lasercut
Photo by: Martina Hierweck

I get inspired by everything that surrounds me – shapes, colours, sounds, smells, lyrics, everyday scenes. While designing a school project I became aware of the matter of the materiality. From that on sustainability became an important part of my jewellery design process. I focused on materials from natural sources. The neck- and arm pieces “Fantastic Plastic” consist of bio plastics and wooden sheeting (100% cellulose), the necklace “Grey Blossom” is made of vegan paper leather and “FishY” is created of salmon leather. One of the positive side effects is that the objects are completely biodegradable. With the left-over material from the laser cut chain links of the jewellery pieces I produced further objects and products like lampshades and bags. I followed the “cradle-to-cradle-concept.
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Verena Krems. Set: Vertebrae Series, 2017. Copper, bronze, textile. Photo by: Franz Jerabek. 
. The three pieces „Corpus Vertebrae“,  „Arcus Vertebrae“ and „Sternum“ are dealing with the topic of vanity and it’s symbolism not only in history but also today. Inspired by the shape of bones, especially vertebrae, and their meaning in jewellery, the pieces address and show uncomfortable truths directly on your body and confront wearer and viewer alike.
. The materials used are copper, bronze and different textiles. For „Corpus Vertebrae“ a combination of wire cutting and forming by hand was used. „Arcus Vertebrae“ was made from cast bronze pieces and hand knotted textiles and „Sternum“ is chased and braided by hand.. Verena Krems
Set: Vertebrae Series, 2017
Copper, bronze, textile
Photo by: Franz Jerabek

The three pieces „Corpus Vertebrae“,  „Arcus Vertebrae“ and „Sternum“ are dealing with the topic of vanity and it’s symbolism not only in history but also today. Inspired by the shape of bones, especially vertebrae, and their meaning in jewellery, the pieces address and show uncomfortable truths directly on your body and confront wearer and viewer alike.
The materials used are copper, bronze and different textiles. For „Corpus Vertebrae“ a combination of wire cutting and forming by hand was used. „Arcus Vertebrae“ was made from cast bronze pieces and hand knotted textiles and „Sternum“ is chased and braided by hand.

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Tsetsegdelger Oyundelger. Neckpiece: Sei wie der Himmel, 2017. Copper, silver, olive wood, aquamarine, peridot. Photo by: Dora Kuthy. 
. My main inspiration usually comes from nature. For this piece I was inspired by a feeling I had when I visited the countryside in Mongolia. Being on top of the mountains, hearing nothing but the wind around you, I found tranquillity. My piece functions as a talisman and captures the essence of that moment. I treasure the memory of that feeling, because it helps me to refocus, to find peace in difficult situations and serves as an escape from the stresses and strains from everyday life. . Tsetsegdelger Oyundelger
Neckpiece: Sei wie der Himmel, 2017
Copper, silver, olive wood, aquamarine, peridot
Photo by: Dora Kuthy

My main inspiration usually comes from nature. For this piece I was inspired by a feeling I had when I visited the countryside in Mongolia. Being on top of the mountains, hearing nothing but the wind around you, I found tranquillity. My piece functions as a talisman and captures the essence of that moment. I treasure the memory of that feeling, because it helps me to refocus, to find peace in difficult situations and serves as an escape from the stresses and strains from everyday life.
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Marion Dockel_Kurz. Necklace: Loops: No End in Sight, 2017. 3D-print, metallic-plastic grey, brass. 
. The infinity symbol is the oldest sign for endlessness. My intention was to break with the traditional form. By splitting them into two pieces, afterwards I bend the pieces with a little hook for a 3- dimension look. A new modern loop was created. The print in 3D materials makes it easy to wear them in endless variations.. Marion Dockel_Kurz
Necklace: Loops: No End in Sight, 2017
3D-print, metallic-plastic grey, brass

The infinity symbol is the oldest sign for endlessness. My intention was to break with the traditional form. By splitting them into two pieces, afterwards I bend the pieces with a little hook for a 3- dimension look. A new modern loop was created. The print in 3D materials makes it easy to wear them in endless variations.
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Alexandra Hofer . Neckpiece: MO_Necklace, 2017. Cleaning mop, brass patinated. Photo by: Theresa Stritzinger. From series: Re:mind Re:wind. 
. With this piece of jewellery I wanted to make people aware of their daily life. The necklace contains a cleaning mop. Your daily life gets more exciting if you see daily objects in a different perspective.. Alexandra Hofer 
Neckpiece: MO_Necklace, 2017
Cleaning mop, brass patinated
Photo by: Theresa Stritzinger
From series: Re:mind Re:wind

With this piece of jewellery I wanted to make people aware of their daily life. The necklace contains a cleaning mop. Your daily life gets more exciting if you see daily objects in a different perspective.
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Jiayi Zhang. Brooch: Lotus Flower, 2017. Silver, brass, moonstone. 
. The lotus flower is the symbol for Buddhism (Buddha was born from a lotus flower). In China human qualities are attributed to many flowers, so the lotus flower stands for naturalness, no affectation and keeping your integrity.. 4 x 10 cm. Photo by: Dora Kuthy. From series: Signs Of Life. Jiayi Zhang
Brooch: Lotus Flower, 2017
Silver, brass, moonstone

The lotus flower is the symbol for Buddhism (Buddha was born from a lotus flower). In China human qualities are attributed to many flowers, so the lotus flower stands for naturalness, no affectation and keeping your integrity.
4 x 10 cm
Photo by: Dora Kuthy
From series: Signs Of Life
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Sigrun Palmisano. Necklace: CRESCENDO, Hanging Gardens, 2017. Copper, plants, waxed cotton cord. Photo by: Sigrun Palmisano. From series: CRESCENDO, Hanging Gardens. 
. My main source of inspiration is nature. The Crescendo Series, consisting of wearable copper spheres that allow you to take a piece of nature with you wherever you go, is driven by the idea of creating a living piece of jewellery that interacts with its wearer. The Hanging Gardens are not finished when I finish my artistic work, they change and evolve according to their gardener’s behaviour and attention.. Sigrun Palmisano
Necklace: CRESCENDO, Hanging Gardens, 2017
Copper, plants, waxed cotton cord
Photo by: Sigrun Palmisano
From series: CRESCENDO, Hanging Gardens

My main source of inspiration is nature. The Crescendo Series, consisting of wearable copper spheres that allow you to take a piece of nature with you wherever you go, is driven by the idea of creating a living piece of jewellery that interacts with its wearer. The Hanging Gardens are not finished when I finish my artistic work, they change and evolve according to their gardener’s behaviour and attention.
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