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Pforzheim University School of Design. Degree Show 2021

Exhibition  /  NewTalentsByKlimt02   OnlineOnly  /  02 Sep 2021  -  02 Oct 2021
Published: 07.09.2021
Jinye Wang. Necklace: Intersection, 2021. Enamel, brass, sand.. ca. 8.9 x 6.5 x 4.7 cm. Photo by: Jinye Wang. From series: Intersection. Unique piece
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. Intersection refers to the meeting of Eastern sensibilities and Western experiences. Jinye Wang studies in Germany while her roots are in Asia, discovering that both have different philosophical genetic keys. Eastern thought advocates nature and avoids rational order, which is in conflict with the Western sense of beauty and order. She is interested in finding an intersection between the logical aesthetics of the west and Chinese contextual aesthetics. Jinye Wang’s work is experimental, choosing enamel because its unique place in Western art. She approaches the technical process with a different perspective, essentially breaking all the rules. Combining enamel with substrates of brass, nickel silver, stainless steel, memory metal, even really thin sheet metal, she eventually achieved porous and spongey textures. Based on geometric patterns, the flat planar metal surfaces are formed into hollow shapes and filled with enamel material. During firing, the development of the spongey enamel texture affects the metal form, opening it up, transforming the clear geometry into something more spontaneous and organic. The enamel takes on different relationships to the metal – no longer confined to the surface, it develops its own aesthetic and form.. Jinye Wang
Necklace: Intersection, 2021
Enamel, brass, sand.
ca. 8.9 x 6.5 x 4.7 cm
Photo by: Jinye Wang
From series: Intersection
Unique piece

Intersection refers to the meeting of Eastern sensibilities and Western experiences. Jinye Wang studies in Germany while her roots are in Asia, discovering that both have different philosophical genetic keys. Eastern thought advocates nature and avoids rational order, which is in conflict with the Western sense of beauty and order. She is interested in finding an intersection between the logical aesthetics of the west and Chinese contextual aesthetics. Jinye Wang’s work is experimental, choosing enamel because its unique place in Western art. She approaches the technical process with a different perspective, essentially breaking all the rules. Combining enamel with substrates of brass, nickel silver, stainless steel, memory metal, even really thin sheet metal, she eventually achieved porous and spongey textures. Based on geometric patterns, the flat planar metal surfaces are formed into hollow shapes and filled with enamel material. During firing, the development of the spongey enamel texture affects the metal form, opening it up, transforming the clear geometry into something more spontaneous and organic. The enamel takes on different relationships to the metal – no longer confined to the surface, it develops its own aesthetic and form.
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Intro
Pforzheim University Jewellery Department features their graduates' work by showing them online. On this page, you can view the selected work from nine graduates in summer 2021 as well as graduats in winter 2020/2021.

Artist list

Nora Kirschmeier, Sophia Mohr, Celine O'Neal, Isabelle Schaaf, Julia Schmölzer, Johanna Seibert, Helen Spiegelhalter, Aynur Teyin, Jinye Wang
Working with and exploring the nature of material and form as a conduit to human expression, existence and the search for being is a core essence of the power of jewellery. Whilst objects celebrate a different relationship to the body, their concerns are similar. The interplay between the abstract of the immaterial and the haptic presence of the material informs them both. Nine young jewellery and object designers on their professional cusps explore meaning, joy and personal viewpoints in an increasingly challenging world. In the process, they open our perspectives and grant us the opportunity to do the same.

Degree projects from summer 2021 can also be found in INSIGHTS. A walk-by and open exhibition.
 
Nora Kirschmeier. Photograph: Body Bilder, 2021. Photo by: Nora Kirschmeier. Unique piece
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. Body Bilder. Pictures of Bodies, but also Bodies that are built and constructed. We form our bodies not only by training certain muscles: We form our self-perception, our ideals in terms of our perception of our own Body and the Bodies surrounding us, which is significantly imprinted by our social contacts, media, and society. We form and are being formed. In my work, I focused on the question if and under which circumstances it is possible to establish an aesthetics that is gender diverse in our society, and moreover, how current categories affect our perception of Bodies. While these categories are not given by nature but are continuously being constructed by society, human sight offers an individual construction: It is built from what two eyes see and combined with the individual experiences the brain holds. We see Bodies through other Bodies. Together with 14 people, I have developed new perspectives on Bodies, claiming the viewer's confrontation with the seen and emphasizing the diversity in Body forms assumed to be evolutionarily frozen.. Nora Kirschmeier
Photograph: Body Bilder, 2021
Photo by: Nora Kirschmeier
Unique piece

Body Bilder. Pictures of Bodies, but also Bodies that are built and constructed. We form our bodies not only by training certain muscles: We form our self-perception, our ideals in terms of our perception of our own Body and the Bodies surrounding us, which is significantly imprinted by our social contacts, media, and society. We form and are being formed. In my work, I focused on the question if and under which circumstances it is possible to establish an aesthetics that is gender diverse in our society, and moreover, how current categories affect our perception of Bodies. While these categories are not given by nature but are continuously being constructed by society, human sight offers an individual construction: It is built from what two eyes see and combined with the individual experiences the brain holds. We see Bodies through other Bodies. Together with 14 people, I have developed new perspectives on Bodies, claiming the viewer's confrontation with the seen and emphasizing the diversity in Body forms assumed to be evolutionarily frozen.
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Sophia Mohr. Bracelet: LUST, 2021. Plexiglas, nickel silver.. 15 x 8 cm. Photo by: Nora Kirschmeier, Sophia Mohr. Model: Tamara Winkscha
. Unique piece
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. Female pleasure is still a taboo. Myths, lack of education, and social norms do not make it easy for us women to have a positive, open relationship with our own desire. In my thesis, I wrote an educational book, which I recommend everyone to read. The QR code leads to the German-language reading sample. My examination of lust is very personal. The jewelry pieces are based on lines drawn from my body in the highest ecstasy through long exposure photography. The pieces all sit in places on the body that represent erogenous zones or imply intimacy and touch. Some of them trigger a shiver down the spine or a tingling sensation when worn through specific pressure points. The various emotions of my sexual desire guided the technical processes. Materials are fused, are under tension, they melt or were made to explode.. Sophia Mohr
Bracelet: LUST, 2021
Plexiglas, nickel silver.
15 x 8 cm
Photo by: Nora Kirschmeier, Sophia Mohr
Model: Tamara Winkscha
Unique piece

Female pleasure is still a taboo. Myths, lack of education, and social norms do not make it easy for us women to have a positive, open relationship with our own desire. In my thesis, I wrote an educational book, which I recommend everyone to read. The QR code leads to the German-language reading sample. My examination of lust is very personal. The jewelry pieces are based on lines drawn from my body in the highest ecstasy through long exposure photography. The pieces all sit in places on the body that represent erogenous zones or imply intimacy and touch. Some of them trigger a shiver down the spine or a tingling sensation when worn through specific pressure points. The various emotions of my sexual desire guided the technical processes. Materials are fused, are under tension, they melt or were made to explode.
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Johanna Seibert. Ring: homo ornans, 2021. Epoxy resin, coloured, extruded; 925/000 silver, gold plated.. 5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Unique piece
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. Why do people wear jewellery? And why do I make jewellery? These questions led Johanna Seibert through her theoretical and practical graduation work. Jewellery can have a variety of functions for the wearer: either as a sign of social standing and wealth or as a connection to beloved people or places. But it is always a medium, a symbol for adornment and expressing one’s identity – a basic human need. To be human is to make - this statement by anthropologist Ellen Dissanayake shows that crafting and creating things is also a basic need. It not only creates a deep sense of satisfaction but also lets us understand things on a physical level which then positively affects our abstract thinking. By making things, we get the chance to leave our mark in the world and get in contact with it. Being both communicative and symbolic actions, wearing and making jewellery are closely related. Jewellery as an ornament on the body is more than an added decoration. The origin of ornament lies in giving things meaning. Through jewellery, we shape our environment and give it and ourselves significance. We are all homo ornans.. Johanna Seibert
Ring: homo ornans, 2021
Epoxy resin, coloured, extruded; 925/000 silver, gold plated.
5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
Unique piece

Why do people wear jewellery? And why do I make jewellery? These questions led Johanna Seibert through her theoretical and practical graduation work. Jewellery can have a variety of functions for the wearer: either as a sign of social standing and wealth or as a connection to beloved people or places. But it is always a medium, a symbol for adornment and expressing one’s identity – a basic human need. To be human is to make - this statement by anthropologist Ellen Dissanayake shows that crafting and creating things is also a basic need. It not only creates a deep sense of satisfaction but also lets us understand things on a physical level which then positively affects our abstract thinking. By making things, we get the chance to leave our mark in the world and get in contact with it. Being both communicative and symbolic actions, wearing and making jewellery are closely related. Jewellery as an ornament on the body is more than an added decoration. The origin of ornament lies in giving things meaning. Through jewellery, we shape our environment and give it and ourselves significance. We are all homo ornans.
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Celine O'Neal. Object: Urform, 2021. Glass, copper.. ca. 40 x 60 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Unique piece
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. It is a gamble to deal with unresolved issues. Development can only arise if one has the courage to deal with the difficult questions that life has in store for us. Dare to find your own unresolved answers, they are not yet present and dwell hidden in the depths of yourself. The decision and the necessary courage to search for your own truth is the first step to its inherent answers that can lead to your real self. This path is neither easy to walk nor easy to find. But it is up to the seeker to even begin this journey. Only the seeker finds. And what one finds is a journey into the infinite depth of one‘s soul, which is fed by the spirit realm that we call life. The question of the soul and the inner form, as well as the original reason of all beings, is part of a philosophical/anthropological analysis of exploring the infinite realm of the soul. Escape the imposed veil of everyday life, find back to your own self, to the oneness and the beauty of life - our actual primordial forms. A series of objects by Celine O’Neal, guided and inspired by the hidden messages that nature taught her.. Celine O'Neal
Object: Urform, 2021
Glass, copper.
ca. 40 x 60 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
Unique piece

It is a gamble to deal with unresolved issues. Development can only arise if one has the courage to deal with the difficult questions that life has in store for us. Dare to find your own unresolved answers, they are not yet present and dwell hidden in the depths of yourself. The decision and the necessary courage to search for your own truth is the first step to its inherent answers that can lead to your real self. This path is neither easy to walk nor easy to find. But it is up to the seeker to even begin this journey. Only the seeker finds. And what one finds is a journey into the infinite depth of one‘s soul, which is fed by the spirit realm that we call life. The question of the soul and the inner form, as well as the original reason of all beings, is part of a philosophical/anthropological analysis of exploring the infinite realm of the soul. Escape the imposed veil of everyday life, find back to your own self, to the oneness and the beauty of life - our actual primordial forms. A series of objects by Celine O’Neal, guided and inspired by the hidden messages that nature taught her.
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Isabelle Schaaf. Necklace: Intrakutan, 2021. Iron wire, thermoplastic.. 40 x 60 cm. Photo by: Sophia Mohr. Model: Ko-Yun Liao
. Unique piece
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. Intrakutan - the Latin word for "in the skin", describes the medical process of an injection into the skin. The skin is our largest organ in terms of surface area and serves a wide range of functions around our body. We can form a total work of art out of it, which fully engages with the body. Tattoos often contain or are based on line constructs. Sometimes these run against the body and its defined shapes. They stretch with it when its changes position and moves. Visible, but sometimes hardly noticeable, they resonate with it. The transition between surfaces on the body and the freely floating structures breaking into the lines runs organically. The lines lie on the skin, directly on the body, but move away in the movement pattern to find their way back to it. A different line pattern emerges from every angle. Just like tattoos are warped, stretched, and compressed in places where there is much movement. The result is a series of objects that can stand on their own but create wearable moments in relation to the body.. Isabelle Schaaf
Necklace: Intrakutan, 2021
Iron wire, thermoplastic.
40 x 60 cm
Photo by: Sophia Mohr
Model: Ko-Yun Liao
Unique piece

Intrakutan - the Latin word for "in the skin", describes the medical process of an injection into the skin. The skin is our largest organ in terms of surface area and serves a wide range of functions around our body. We can form a total work of art out of it, which fully engages with the body. Tattoos often contain or are based on line constructs. Sometimes these run against the body and its defined shapes. They stretch with it when its changes position and moves. Visible, but sometimes hardly noticeable, they resonate with it. The transition between surfaces on the body and the freely floating structures breaking into the lines runs organically. The lines lie on the skin, directly on the body, but move away in the movement pattern to find their way back to it. A different line pattern emerges from every angle. Just like tattoos are warped, stretched, and compressed in places where there is much movement. The result is a series of objects that can stand on their own but create wearable moments in relation to the body.
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Julia Schmölzer. Hand Piece: Wasserwelten, 2021. Porcellain.. 3 x 6 x 7 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Unique piece
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. Water Worlds: Processes in nature, the macro- and microcosm, silence, voids, transcience, depth, deep below the water surface. Objects made of porcelain. Created from water. In space. In relation to each other. Standing and hanging. On the body. Meaning, proportions and relationships change in relation to the wearer.. Julia Schmölzer
Hand Piece: Wasserwelten, 2021
Porcellain.
3 x 6 x 7 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
Unique piece

Water Worlds: Processes in nature, the macro- and microcosm, silence, voids, transcience, depth, deep below the water surface. Objects made of porcelain. Created from water. In space. In relation to each other. Standing and hanging. On the body. Meaning, proportions and relationships change in relation to the wearer.
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Helen Spiegelhalter. Set: Bright Young Things, 2021. Silver, beads.. Photo by: Chriatian Metzler. Model: Lina Ruoff
. Sash with silver chains 100 cm; Armour chain in silk stocking 30 cm; Garter with Keshi Barrock Beads 15 cm
. Unique pieces
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. Through my research on the "Bright Young Things", the extraordinary group of young aristocratic bohemians of 1920s London and their sensational fancy dress parties, where they liked to portray extraordinary characters and swap genders by changing their appearance in the form of costumes, I came to the actual topic of my thesis. The question of the search, the development and the creation of one's own identity and how these processes are related to gender identity. How do we define our identity? How do we express it? It was important for me to clarify under which aspects gender is understood and if and how it is changeable. How do we define gender and which instances influence this definition? Do we limit ourselves by certain categorizations and the expectations associated with them, and if so, how can we break them down? The work of Cecil Beaton, who was himself a part of the Bright Young Things, played a special role for me. He documented the extravagant party guests through his photographs and staged the members of the "Bright Young Things" in theater-like settings and costumes. "Reality and Masquerade - Creating an Identity" explores the creation of one or even multiple identities through staged self-presentation and the effect of clothing. How clothing as a masquerade, and here I mean clothing as an overarching term that includes jewelry and accessories, provides an opportunity for expression. An artistic free space in which through the change of the exterior can playfully explore their own inner, a kind of rebellion against the historically and culturally determined conventions.. Helen Spiegelhalter
Set: Bright Young Things, 2021
Silver, beads.
Photo by: Chriatian Metzler
Model: Lina Ruoff
Sash with silver chains 100 cm; Armour chain in silk stocking 30 cm; Garter with Keshi Barrock Beads 15 cm
Unique pieces

Through my research on the "Bright Young Things", the extraordinary group of young aristocratic bohemians of 1920s London and their sensational fancy dress parties, where they liked to portray extraordinary characters and swap genders by changing their appearance in the form of costumes, I came to the actual topic of my thesis. The question of the search, the development and the creation of one's own identity and how these processes are related to gender identity. How do we define our identity? How do we express it? It was important for me to clarify under which aspects gender is understood and if and how it is changeable. How do we define gender and which instances influence this definition? Do we limit ourselves by certain categorizations and the expectations associated with them, and if so, how can we break them down? The work of Cecil Beaton, who was himself a part of the Bright Young Things, played a special role for me. He documented the extravagant party guests through his photographs and staged the members of the "Bright Young Things" in theater-like settings and costumes. "Reality and Masquerade - Creating an Identity" explores the creation of one or even multiple identities through staged self-presentation and the effect of clothing. How clothing as a masquerade, and here I mean clothing as an overarching term that includes jewelry and accessories, provides an opportunity for expression. An artistic free space in which through the change of the exterior can playfully explore their own inner, a kind of rebellion against the historically and culturally determined conventions.
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Aynur Teyin. Object: BAUCHGEFÜHL, 2021. Cold foam, plasticine, self made slime, copper.. ca. 5 x 8 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Unique piece
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. The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift." This quote confirms how much today's world has become accustomed to rationality. Intentionality and reflexivity provide conscious perceptions from the environment and enable goal-oriented rational decisions to be made in everyday life. Gut feeling is a phenomenon that is deeply anchored in human consciousness. It can be observed that people, through all their experiences, listen less and less to their gut feeling and make their decisions through experiential mechanisms. The term gut feeling is often used in the same context as intuition, felt knowledge and inner voice. However, the term "gut" comes first. The belly forms the centre of the body. It shapes itself into the centre of our being. In the belly, new life and new, perhaps untried knowledge emerges. For example, in Indian culture, the navel chakra is assigned to digestion and metabolism on the physical level. This centre gives a person the ability to feel emotions. When the chakra is blocked, people find it difficult to make decisions. They find it difficult to get into action and do not manage to overcome their inner drive soul. On the other hand, people who have an open navel chakra are more self-confident, have a strong drive, can reflect on themselves and are disciplined, are not afraid of challenges and are more courageous in the face of resistance and obstacles. They listen to their gut feeling more often and have healthy self-esteem.. Aynur Teyin
Object: BAUCHGEFÜHL, 2021
Cold foam, plasticine, self made slime, copper.
ca. 5 x 8 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
Unique piece

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift." This quote confirms how much today's world has become accustomed to rationality. Intentionality and reflexivity provide conscious perceptions from the environment and enable goal-oriented rational decisions to be made in everyday life. Gut feeling is a phenomenon that is deeply anchored in human consciousness. It can be observed that people, through all their experiences, listen less and less to their gut feeling and make their decisions through experiential mechanisms. The term gut feeling is often used in the same context as intuition, felt knowledge and inner voice. However, the term "gut" comes first. The belly forms the centre of the body. It shapes itself into the centre of our being. In the belly, new life and new, perhaps untried knowledge emerges. For example, in Indian culture, the navel chakra is assigned to digestion and metabolism on the physical level. This centre gives a person the ability to feel emotions. When the chakra is blocked, people find it difficult to make decisions. They find it difficult to get into action and do not manage to overcome their inner drive soul. On the other hand, people who have an open navel chakra are more self-confident, have a strong drive, can reflect on themselves and are disciplined, are not afraid of challenges and are more courageous in the face of resistance and obstacles. They listen to their gut feeling more often and have healthy self-esteem.
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Certificates Thesis SoSe21. Photo by Petra Jaschke.
Certificates Thesis SoSe21. Photo by Petra Jaschke

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