Re-writing your own script by Charon Kransen

Workshop  /  09 May 2015  -  10 May 2015
Published: 05.03.2015
Re-writing your own script by Charon Kransen.
Torre Fornello
Eliana Negroni
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During the exhibit of "Gioielli in Fermento - Torre Fornello Award 2015" it is presented a workshop open to contemporary, art jewellers and designers by Charon Kransen. The focus of this full immersion workshop is the analysis of the effectiveness of artists' own work.
Re-writing your own script, focusing on your own evolution.

One of the most current issues for artists working in the field of contemporary jewelry, is the analysis of the effectiveness of their own work, to question themselves, trying to find their own way and to make their work unique. Professor Charon Kransen will help us to focus our own evolution.

"The seminars are not about learning yet another technique, but will focus primarily on the aspect of the personal "script" or I should say, re-writing your own "script". Many artists focus completely on the tastes and demands of main stream clients. They make was is expected of them instead of being the ones who offer the public something innovative. This stretches their brains and their outlook on life in general. Most artist have become completely commercial, because they simply are not aware of other options. Options in the various directions one can take, and also options to focus on other markets. Many simply don't know what these options could possibly be, so as a result these artists, in my experience, are creatively stuck and not particularly satisfied with how they use their unique talent.
These issues often come from barriers within ourselves; barriers which limit our personal growth and the discovery of our very own personal expression. In the seminar we address these issues through discussion and exercises. Only when somebody develops insights into why change is needed, we can actually begin to reverse thought patterns in the way we approach our work and that is exactly what I am offering with this seminar.

Besides looking at the barriers within our self, we also address very practical issues such as:
- what is the profile of your customer;
- how do I approach a gallery or a shop;
- how does a gallery select;
- how do we define success;

Of course it would also possibly open up opportunities to connect artists more to the international markets and for this aim all issues will be discussed openly with participants."

About the teacher
Professor Charon Kransen is a trained jewelry artist, educated in Norway, Germany and Israel. Originally from Holland. For many years he was professor at the University Art Department Jewelry and Product Design in Utrecht and also taught at an Art College in Amersfoort where was running the jewelry and enameling department. This was both in Holland. For a number of years he was president of the Dutch Jewelry Designers Organization. Since about 27 years he is residing in New York where he runs the Charon Kransen Arts Gallery, specializing in international contemporary jewelry.
He represents about 125 jewelry artists from all over the world and has shown their work at some of the major art fairs in the USA for the past 25 years. Besides this he lectures worldwide about contemporary jewelry and also teaches seminars all over the world to students and professionals in the field. CKArts is also the official bookshop for SNAG and during SNAG conventions and supplies all texts about contemporary jewellery all over US.

Dates and price

Date: Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th, from 10am to 5pm
Attending fee: €240
AGC or GiF#Gallery members fee: €210
The workshop will be held in English with Italian translation support.

The fees cover also a light lunch prepared daily at Torre Fornello.

Detailed program and B&B solutions available, the fees do not cover accomodation and other meals.
Optional transfer booking to Milan for Expo2015 (on Monday 11th) available.