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Two sides - one story. Pin mechanisms and brooch back design by Daniela Malev

Workshop  /  CriticalThinking   Making  /  26 Oct 2021  -  28 Oct 2021
Published: 26.04.2021
Two sides - one story. Pin mechanisms and brooch back design by Daniela Malev.
LAB University of Applied Sciences
Management:
The Finnish Jewellery Art Association
DEADLINE: 26/08/2021
Brooch backs.
Brooch backs

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KORU workshops have always been wonderful places to get fascinated, to learn and to meet people. International teachers have guided beginners and professionals alike through intensive workshop days.
 
In the field of contemporary jewellery the brooch is a very common and also much-discussed form of jewellery. One of the special challenges of making a good brooch is to find an adequate solution for the pin which connects the piece securely to the body but goes beyond being a merely functional and invisible part of the backside. It should be an essential part of the brooch in terms of content and aesthetics. Mechanism and attachment of a brooch hold a tremendous potential for the design of a brooch in its entirety and need to be developed with equal importance.

This workshop will initiate and encourage a conscious approach to the design of the brooch back and its mechanisms. The participants are introduced to a variety of pin mechanisms and learn how to realize them technically. They will be guided through exercises on different needle techniques and ways of thinking about what a needle can be and how it can be solved. But moreover, the participant will learn and understand the integration of the brooch back and the pin mechanism into the whole creative process of making a brooch.

The workshop teaches technical skills but moreover a new way of thinking: a holistic approach to the brooch.


Place: LAB University of Applied Sciences, Fine Art department, Lappeenranta (FI).
Price:
Workshop participation 350 €.
For students and members of the Finnish Jewellery Art Association 200 €.
Application form coming soon to www.koru7.fi

About Daniela Malev:
Daniela Malev is a jeweller and educator. Trained as a classical goldsmith in her hometown Dresden, Germany, she also holds a Master Craftman´s Certificate for Gold- and Silversmithing and a BA and MFA degree in Gemstone and Jewellery Design at the University of Applied Sciences Trier/Idar-Oberstein, Germany. 
Her jewellery work is inspired by a deep sense of order behind all existence. She thinks of jewellery as a visual playground for asking questions or drawing connections between different things and subjects. Her work is shown in international exhibitions and presented by Charon Kransen Arts, New York.
Daniela Malev has travelled a lot and likes to gather and exchange ideas and knowledge. She has lived, worked, and studied abroad in the USA, Mexico, and Italy, and Spain. 
One of her special fields of interest are the brooch backs and pin mechanisms and their integration into the design of the whole brooch. She is convinced that the mechanism and attachment of a brooch hold a tremendous potential for the design of a brooch in its entirety and need to be developed with equal importance. She gives lectures and workshops on this subject worldwide. Her workshops initiate and encourage a conscious approach to the design of the brooch back and its mechanisms.
She is the author of the book “To The Point – pin mechanisms and brooch back design”. 
 
Daniela Malev.
Daniela Malev

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