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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.
Goldschmitte.
British Academy of Jewellery.

Leef! Werken en feesten vormt schoone geesten

Exhibition  /  13 May 2017  -  06 Jun 2017
Published: 24.04.2017
Maja Houtman. Pendant: Tulip II, Tulip III, Tulip IV, 2016. Silver filigree, silver granulation, silver and copper, acrylic paint. 5 x 5 x 25 cm. Photo by: Boris Schmidt. From series: Tulip series. Maja Houtman
Pendant: Tulip II, Tulip III, Tulip IV, 2016
Silver filigree, silver granulation, silver and copper, acrylic paint
5 x 5 x 25 cm
Photo by: Boris Schmidt
From series: Tulip series
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Intro
“Schatten in de Oude Hortus” (Treasures in the Old Hortus)  is the name under which twenty four goldsmiths from Utrecht show new work inspired by the life and work of Johanna Westerdijk in the Old  Hortus Botanicus in Utrecht.

Artist list

Arthur Abeille, Maja Badnjevic, Jet Bartman, Martha Castañeda, Juffrouw Dubois, Mieke Haeringen, Mei-Ling Hagens, Maja Houtman, Zita Jansen, Daphne Joan, Karen Klein, Ronald Kuier, Carla Nelissen, Marike Reinhard, Jacqueline Rodenburg, SUS goudsmeden, Anneke Schollaardt, Kevin Timmerman, Ton Uytdehaage, Robean Visschers, Karin Wichers, Andries de Groot, Stefanie de Vries, Hans van der Leen

The exhibition includes unique rings, necklaces, earrings, a babyrattle and candlesticks. The jewelery is mainly made of Fairtrade gold and silver, the rest of sustainable recycled precious metals. These treasures are inspired by ​​plant pathology, fungi and Johanna's motto: Work and celebration make fine spirits.
 
Among these artisans are well-known goldsmiths and new young colleagues. The Utrecht silversmiths had their first cooparative exhibition  five years ago together as "Utrecht Treasures". These expo’s arose from a group of goldsmiths with roots in Utrecht, who organize an “edelsmedencafé“ to get to know each other. Since the average jeweler is lonely at work in his or her own studio, the cafemeetings give both socially and professionally new impulses.

In 1906 Johanna Westerdijk, at the age of 23, was appointed as Director of the Laboratory Phytopathologisch Willie Commelin Scholten in Amsterdam. A year later, she was also appointed as Director of the Centraal Bureau Schimmelcultures that grew under her leadership to the largest collection of fungal cultures in the world. In 1917 she became Dutch first female professor. This led to 56 doctoral students, of whom almost half are women. This year we celebrate her contribution to science.

At the exhibition, a publication of each participating goldsmith appears especially for this exhibition crafted piece is recorded with his inspiration.

Opening

May 12th, 17.00h
Zita Jansen. Brooch: Convalescent, 2017. Fairtrade silver en gold, black pearl. 10 x 5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Boris Schmidt. Zita Jansen
Brooch: Convalescent, 2017
Fairtrade silver en gold, black pearl
10 x 5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Boris Schmidt
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Ronald Kuijer. Ring: Levens Fontein, 2017. 14 kt Fairtrade and recycled palladium whitegold, 11 coloured saffires and 11 diamonds. 2 x 2 x 2 cm. Photo by: Boris Schmidt. Ronald Kuijer
Ring: Levens Fontein, 2017
14 kt Fairtrade and recycled palladium whitegold, 11 coloured saffires and 11 diamonds
2 x 2 x 2 cm
Photo by: Boris Schmidt
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Robean Visschers. Brooch: Eureka, 2017. Fairtrade Silver, rock crystal. 7,5 x 3 x  2.1 c m . Photo by: Boris Schmidt. Robean Visschers
Brooch: Eureka, 2017
Fairtrade Silver, rock crystal
7,5 x 3 x 2.1 c m 
Photo by: Boris Schmidt
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Mieke van Haeringen. Pendant: Orchid, 2017. Sterling silver, amethyst. 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Boris Schmidt. Mieke van Haeringen
Pendant: Orchid, 2017
Sterling silver, amethyst
4.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Boris Schmidt
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