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Parts of the Story by Christel van der Laan

Exhibition  /  29 Oct 2014  -  22 Nov 2014
Published: 26.10.2014
Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Coral, 2013. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, mother of pearl, Victorian cut brass beads. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Coral, 2013
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, mother of pearl, Victorian cut brass beads
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A solo exhibition by Christel van der Laan where the artist presents her body of work focused in the experimentation with ceramic honeycomb. The idea of preciousness in jewellery and the pursuit of beauty in the discarded and overlooked are enduring themes in the artist's work.

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Christel van der Laan
The idea of preciousness in jewellery and the pursuit of beauty in the discarded and overlooked are enduring themes in my work. Since 2008, I have been experimenting with ceramic honeycomb. Usually a soldering aid on thousands of jeweller’s benches around the globe, this unlikely stuff has become the dominant focus in my practice.

The selection and organization of materials to give form to thoughts and experiences is often the most exhilarating and challenging aspect of the making process. My desire is to create poetic jewellery objects, where each part is transformed by its juxtaposition with another and plays a crucial role in the final composition.
Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Coral, 2014. ceramic honeycomb, oxidised silver, mother of pearl. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Coral, 2014
ceramic honeycomb, oxidised silver, mother of pearl
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Christel van der Laan. Neckpiece: Holy Land, 2013. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated, oxidised silver, vintage findings, old bell. Christel van der Laan
Neckpiece: Holy Land, 2013
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated, oxidised silver, vintage findings, old bell
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holy Land, 2012. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, vintage glass findings, carnelian, agate seal blanks. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holy Land, 2012
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver, vintage glass findings, carnelian, agate seal blanks
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Coral, 2013. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Coral, 2013
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver
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Christel van der Laan. Necklace: Coral, 2013. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated, oxidised silver. Christel van der Laan
Necklace: Coral, 2013
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated, oxidised silver
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Christel van der Laan. Brooch: Holy Land, 2012. ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver. Christel van der Laan
Brooch: Holy Land, 2012
ceramic honeycomb, powder coated silver
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