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Enhancement: How can we awaken slumbering potential? by Johanna Dahm

Workshop  /  Making   CriticalThinking  /  10 Nov 2017  -  12 Nov 2017
Published: 14.07.2017
Johanna Dahm. Ring: Willhelm Tell's Shot. Fine gold, silver. Johanna Dahm
Ring: Willhelm Tell's Shot
Fine gold, silver
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Uncompleted works on the bench or sketched ideas lying in the corner: we all know the feeling.
This workshop deals with exactly this untapped potential, which we would like to reawaken side-on. We begin with a lighthearted chain game, known as Renshi in Japan. Equipped with a critical eye, new approaches, and the odd smile as we overturn our plans, we breathe new energy into ideas and pieces.


Johanna Dahm grew up in South Africa. She searches for an alternative definition of jewellery with light and shade reflections on the skin, unusual techniques (Ashanti casting, machine guns). She carried out fieldwork in West Africa and East India and worked as a tenured professor at the University of Design in Pforzheim for many years. She lives and works in Zürich and Intragna, Tessin, where she owns her own studio.

Dates and price

Friday 10.11.2017 from 13 - 19h
Saturday 11.11.2017 from 11 - 19h
Sunday 12.11.2017 from 10 - 17h

Workshop fees: CHF 500 / ca. 460 €
Advance payment: Half of the workshop fee.

Course material is included in the cost. Metal is charged separately. Tools are available.
Students are entitled to a 10 % discount. A discount is offered if more than one workshop is booked.


Participants: Maximum 8 person.
Subscription: Up to one week before the workshop begins.
Course languages: German, English.

You will receive detailed information before the workshop begins. Modifications reserved.

Above the city of Zurich
In 2014, the former atelier of sculptor Marianne Olsen, was transformed into a place where jewellery is discussed, analysed and created. The public goldsmiths’ studio features six well-equipped benches for independent work. In 2017, a series of workshops with outstanding tutors and artists will be held.

With Concentration and Quality
The workshops are aimed at goldsmiths, jewellery designers and creators, students and ambitious and interested people.

With Taste and Composure
While the workshop is underway, a homely, fresh meal will be prepared for you. Eating together is part of the process. Sometimes it’s a distraction, sometimes an in-depth study and sometimes simply pleasure.

Accommodation in Zürich
We’ll be delighted if you’re making your way here from out of town, and can recommend two excellent places to stay: in Kreis 4 (near the Bäckeranlage park), on Tram 8 - practically a private tram - straight to the Klusplatz. on the 33 from the nearby Schaffhauserplatz, no changes, straight to the Klusplatz.
Johanna Dahm. Ring: Willhelm Tell's Shot. Fine gold. Johanna Dahm
Ring: Willhelm Tell's Shot
Fine gold
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Johanna Dahm.
Johanna Dahm

© By the author. Read Copyright.