Review of Ugly, a workshop with Philip Sajet at China Academy of Art

Article  /  Review
Published: 17.07.2018
China Academy of Art
Edited by:
Edited at:
Edited on:
Tutorial with Philip Sajet..
Tutorial with Philip Sajet.

© By the author. Read Copyright.

The creation starts with the concept and theme of "Ugly". The key point of the workshop lied in displaying conceptual jewelry which uses different materials according to the personal concept. Students were asked to do research on the materials, to use it reasonably, to understand the concept and to present in different ways.
Philip was born and raised at Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He was selected to be the intern of Goldsmith. He has been also invited to be a lecturer in many schools of design and universities for many years. His work was exhibited around Europe, awarding plenty of awards and grants in both America and Japan. Philip is considered to be the most famous goldsmith in Europe.

During two weeks, artist Philip guided students to design their work in creative ways in the workshop. Making students break the boundaries of form, material and technique, presenting various jewelry works.

Artist Philip explained beauty to students with the golden ratio, similarity, Fibonacci sequence and Theoretical knowledge. By this, Philip wanted to highlight that the beauty is normal, while contemporary jewelry need to be different, need to attract attention. Therefore, the theme of the workshop,”Ugly” was settled and work on conceptual jewellery.

Philip Sajet with students at China Academy of Art.

Reviewing the failed work of students before, Philip guided students to absorb inspirations from the failure and find the material which corresponds to ”Ugly” to design for the second time.

Group tutorial with Philip Sajet.

At the same time that technical guide strengthened, Philip is always good at opening students’ mind. He helped students to think out of the bottle. In addition, Philip demonstrated how to calculate the value and price of the jewelry making students understand the market and commerce.

Philip Sajet gave the demonstration.

Group tutorial with Philip Sajet.

Presentation by Philip Sajet.

At the end of the workshop, artist Philip emphasized that the most significant thing is not finishing the work, but the thing which you absorbed during the process including the mistakes. Everyone must treat every piece of work with this attitudes.

Students with Philip Sajet.

Tutor: Philip Sajet (Netherlands Artist).
Assistant/Translator: Yao Yao.
Photographer: Zongquan Ling.
Teaching dates: 2018.5.7-2018.5.18
Students: Third-year Undergraduate.
Sponsoring Organization: Foreign Affairs Bureau, China Academy of Art.
Undertaken Organization: School of Art and Craft, China Academy of Art.
Song Bai. Ring: Untitled, 2018. 925 silver, purple copper.. Song Bai
Ring: Untitled, 2018
925 silver, purple copper.
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Chenjie Hua. Necklace: Untitled, 2018. 925 silver, bismuth.. Chenjie Hua
Necklace: Untitled, 2018
925 silver, bismuth.
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Junjie Jin. Necklace: Untitled, 2018. Sliver, leaf.. Junjie Jin
Necklace: Untitled, 2018
Sliver, leaf.
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Wentao Xie. Earrings: Untitled, 2018. Silver, copper, crystal, photosensitive resin, ox horn.. Wentao Xie
Earrings: Untitled, 2018
Silver, copper, crystal, photosensitive resin, ox horn.
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Jiali Yao. Necklace: Untitled, 2018. Copper, pearl, enamel.. Jiali Yao
Necklace: Untitled, 2018
Copper, pearl, enamel.
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Jiaxin Zhao. Necklace: Untitled, 2018. Copper. Jiaxin Zhao
Necklace: Untitled, 2018
© By the author. Read Copyright.
AiYun Zou. Set: Untitled, 2018. Earring: copper, silk thread, bead.
. Ring: silver, filamentary, silver, stone.
.  . AiYun Zou
Set: Untitled, 2018
Earring: copper, silk thread, bead.
Ring: silver, filamentary, silver, stone.
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Sijia Guo. Necklace: Untitled, 2018. Silver, resin, cookies.. Sijia Guo
Necklace: Untitled, 2018
Silver, resin, cookies.
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Shangkuai Li. Necklace: Untitled, 2018. Silver, plastic.. Shangkuai Li
Necklace: Untitled, 2018
Silver, plastic.
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Zhipeng Wang. Necklace: Untitled, 2018. Silver, gold-plated, copper.. Zhipeng Wang
Necklace: Untitled, 2018
Silver, gold-plated, copper.
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Yuwei Wei. Necklace: Untitled, 2018. Silver, enamel.. Yuwei Wei
Necklace: Untitled, 2018
Silver, enamel.
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Yao Yao. Necklace: Untitled, 2018. Silver, enamel, copper.. Yao Yao
Necklace: Untitled, 2018
Silver, enamel, copper.
© By the author. Read Copyright.