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British Academy of Jewellery.

Gaze

Exhibition  /  22 May 2017  -  28 May 2017
Published: 26.05.2017
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Intro
A collection of artists personal visions of Estonia. It's an exploration in the mysterious essence of what we might recognize as the Estonian form.

Artist list

Mariliis Hopp, Lotta Koov, Iris Krantsiveer, Sille Luiga, Reeli Lüütsepp, Rauno Paju, Helina Risti, Kairi Sirendi, Agnes Veski, Jaan Škerin

What happens when you set ten young artists to work, and direct them with only two words: Estonia and Jewellery?
 
It is a longing gaze into childhood memories, the secrets of our forests, summers’s strawberries, our ever changing weather, and even our our eternal soil. If we take a moment to meditate upon these questions, how do we find ourselves seeing, as Estonians, that which is nearest to us. What do we understand and feel about the land we inhabit? Essentially, it is a gaze into our own selves, into our deepest memories and what we experience every day as a people. How different can a gaze be? As different as its viewer? Every gaze might be unique.
 
Gaze was born in partnership with the Estonian jewellery shop Goldtime and 3rd year students of jewellery and blacksmithing department of EAA.

The student works were supervised by Piret Hirv and Eve Margus-Villems.
 
Supporters: Goldtime, Viru Keskus and the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Hours

Monday - Sunday 9 am - 9 pm
Lotta Koov. Necklace: Strawberries, 2017. Silicone, acrylic, plastic.. 
. My strawberries are born in the search of shapes I aim to save, shapes that would otherwise disappear into another state, were I not to intervene. A seasonal fruit is now in a non-seasonal form. The silicone holds the imprint of the strawberry's texture, and when a silicone print is made, it creates an unusual sensation in the way that the shape of the printed silicone is familiar, but something feels strange about it. All of them are unique. The shapes are all taken from different strawberries. 
.  . Lotta Koov
Necklace: Strawberries, 2017
Silicone, acrylic, plastic.

My strawberries are born in the search of shapes I aim to save, shapes that would otherwise disappear into another state, were I not to intervene. A seasonal fruit is now in a non-seasonal form. The silicone holds the imprint of the strawberry's texture, and when a silicone print is made, it creates an unusual sensation in the way that the shape of the printed silicone is familiar, but something feels strange about it. All of them are unique. The shapes are all taken from different strawberries. 
 

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Agnes Veski. Earrings: Wild, 2017. Aluminium, silver.. 
. Metsik means wild in Estonian. This series is inspired from animals who inhabit the forests of Estonia. Portraits of these animals are cut from aluminium sheets, using water cutting technology. Aluminium pieces are then anodized. Through the use of this technique, a strong layer forms on the material, which then allows the material to be coloured in vibrant, pastel and deep tones. 
.  . Agnes Veski
Earrings: Wild, 2017
Aluminium, silver.

Metsik means wild in Estonian. This series is inspired from animals who inhabit the forests of Estonia. Portraits of these animals are cut from aluminium sheets, using water cutting technology. Aluminium pieces are then anodized. Through the use of this technique, a strong layer forms on the material, which then allows the material to be coloured in vibrant, pastel and deep tones. 
 

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Mariliis Hopp. Earrings: Thaw, 2017. Silver.. 
. This collection is inspired by the always shifting Estonian weather. This beautiful dropping which is so familiar to us is now remain still in silver. 
.  . Mariliis Hopp
Earrings: Thaw, 2017
Silver.

This collection is inspired by the always shifting Estonian weather. This beautiful dropping which is so familiar to us is now remain still in silver. 
 

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Rauno Paju. Object: Adult toys, 2017. Bronze, acrylic, ceramic balls.. 
. All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy.  Spin the top, sit back and enjoy! 
.  . Rauno Paju
Object: Adult toys, 2017
Bronze, acrylic, ceramic balls.

All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy.  Spin the top, sit back and enjoy! 
 

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Reeli Luutsepp. Necklace: Kindling, 2017. Plaster bandage, silver, silver, ink.. 
. My work comes from the inside of a tree. I was inspired by a simple and daily, yet vital activity; heating my house with wood. The wood logs reveal the beauty and the uniqueness of each individual tree, that would otherwise stay hidden from human sight. The silver rings and earrings are wood pieces cast in silver - the wood completely burns during the process and silver takes its exact form instead. The black neck-pieces are made using a plaster bandage by placing it between two wood logs and pressing them together until the plaster is completely dry. The pieces are coated in black ink. 
.  . Reeli Luutsepp
Necklace: Kindling, 2017
Plaster bandage, silver, silver, ink.

My work comes from the inside of a tree. I was inspired by a simple and daily, yet vital activity; heating my house with wood. The wood logs reveal the beauty and the uniqueness of each individual tree, that would otherwise stay hidden from human sight. The silver rings and earrings are wood pieces cast in silver - the wood completely burns during the process and silver takes its exact form instead. The black neck-pieces are made using a plaster bandage by placing it between two wood logs and pressing them together until the plaster is completely dry. The pieces are coated in black ink. 
 

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Helina Risti. Necklace: Rhythms, 2017. Silver, steel, nylon, silk, secret thread.. 
. Estonians have always done things rhythmically – working was faster, when done in rhythm. Systematic movement encouraged a higher and more consistent quality. Our national belts were woven in rhythm. Not only that, but rhythms were also woven inside the patterns of the belts themselves - secret codes, stories, wishes, spells to protect the wearer. Rhythm is so deeply rooted in us that we act on instinct within these rhythmic configurations and we may very well not even notice that we do. But they're here, inside us all. 
.  . Helina Risti
Necklace: Rhythms, 2017
Silver, steel, nylon, silk, secret thread.

Estonians have always done things rhythmically – working was faster, when done in rhythm. Systematic movement encouraged a higher and more consistent quality. Our national belts were woven in rhythm. Not only that, but rhythms were also woven inside the patterns of the belts themselves - secret codes, stories, wishes, spells to protect the wearer. Rhythm is so deeply rooted in us that we act on instinct within these rhythmic configurations and we may very well not even notice that we do. But they're here, inside us all. 
 

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Sille Luiga. Earrings: Flood, 2017. Silver.. 
. A floods of memories - knitting with my grandmother and sailing with my grandfather - became jewelry. Tangled yarn and seaweed filled waves, I’ve blended, creating new landscapes to lay the eyes upon. 
.  . Sille Luiga
Earrings: Flood, 2017
Silver.

A floods of memories - knitting with my grandmother and sailing with my grandfather - became jewelry. Tangled yarn and seaweed filled waves, I’ve blended, creating new landscapes to lay the eyes upon. 
 

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Kairi Sirendi. Brooch: Silence, 2017. Tree fungus, silver, steel.. 
. In a world full of haste and words said in a rush, moments of silence are something that are hard to catch. Forests are some of the last places that are free of civilization’s clatter and useless noise. This collection, entitled "Silence,” introduces the Estonian origin of forest worshipping and the belief that there are souls living in the trees of these forests. Through its simple shapes, this collection of jewellery represents inner peace and quiet moments within each piece. The earrings are made of organic and ecologically pure tree fungus and silver. 
.  . Kairi Sirendi
Brooch: Silence, 2017
Tree fungus, silver, steel.

In a world full of haste and words said in a rush, moments of silence are something that are hard to catch. Forests are some of the last places that are free of civilization’s clatter and useless noise. This collection, entitled "Silence,” introduces the Estonian origin of forest worshipping and the belief that there are souls living in the trees of these forests. Through its simple shapes, this collection of jewellery represents inner peace and quiet moments within each piece. The earrings are made of organic and ecologically pure tree fungus and silver. 
 

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Iris Kransiveer. Earrings: Ornament, 2017. Silver, silk. . 
. Jõulukroon is a ceiling ornament in Estonian folklore that protected against evil and brought good luck. They were used  as decorations for important holidays. The motivation behind this pieces design was to create a series of jewelry that would reveal and celebrate the delicate form of these ornaments. This series of jewelry is made to be worn for special occasions. 
.  . Iris Kransiveer
Earrings: Ornament, 2017
Silver, silk. 

Jõulukroon is a ceiling ornament in Estonian folklore that protected against evil and brought good luck. They were used  as decorations for important holidays. The motivation behind this pieces design was to create a series of jewelry that would reveal and celebrate the delicate form of these ornaments. This series of jewelry is made to be worn for special occasions.
 

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