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Art and design for me are about esthetic and telling a story. Tamar Glick interviewed by Klimt02

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 30.07.2018
Tamar Glick Tamar Glick
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2018
Tamar Glick. Brooch: CAMEO 1, 2013. Fine silver, enamel, resin, cast, silk.. 3 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Dan Balilty. From series: Jewel, Interrupted. Tamar Glick
Brooch: CAMEO 1, 2013
Fine silver, enamel, resin, cast, silk.
3 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Dan Balilty
From series: Jewel, Interrupted
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
The jewelry field these days is very wide and accessible. Today, you do not have to be a goldsmith or a jewelry artist to be a jewelry designer, to produce and sell is very easy. Production is simple, materials available, There is a lot to take inspiration from and copying is everywhere. I think it’s an evolution of the modern world. This new situation keeps a special place for contemporary jewelry artists who are truly innovative and unique and that 's what keeps it separate from the common jewelry that looks the same in most cases.
 
Do you think that jewelry is being standardized? What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
Yes, In some way, I think the jewelry field these days is very wide and accessible. Today, you do not have to be a goldsmith or a jewelry artist to be a jewelry designer, to produce and sell is very easy. Production is simple, materials available, There is a lot to take inspiration from and copying is everywhere. I think it’s an evolution of the modern world. From my point of view, this is a good thing happened. This new situation keeps a special place for contemporary jewelry artists who are truly innovative and unique and that's what keeps it separate from the common jewelry that looks the same in most cases.
I'm not such a political person, maybe because I come from a very loaded and politically hot area. art and design for me are about esthetic and telling a story.


What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (For example with an exhibition)?
I hope to create curiosity, to make the viewer stop for a second and wonder. I want to stimulate emotions.


Are other areas beside the jewelry present in your work?
As part of my work as a jewelry designer and a buyer for commercial companies I explore fashion on a daily basis I feel that in my latest works there is an influence from this area. My works have always been associated with a combination of textiles. I am always looking for surprising combinations of new materials, fabrics, and colors, and I think the textile allows freedom within the complexity of goldsmithing. Raw materials and readymades are an obsession for me and always looking for new materials that can be mixed or manipulate.


The last work, book, film, a city that has moved me was…
Juno Calypso photographs are all creative and hypnotic. Betony Vernon design fine erotic jewelry.
I recently read two very different books The first one Poorly made in China by Paul Midler tells about behind-the-scenes with our effort to shift manufacturing to China. I felt that this book succeed to translate my thoughts into words. The second book My Wild Garden by Meir Shalev, an Israeli writer tells the story of his garden in a romantic and poetic way.


A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me…
The aesthetics of Japan were breathtaking. What capture my attention above all is the way they display food in windows - it looks like jewelry. In Japan, each restaurant displays in its window samples of the dishes it serves. They simply show off the plastic dishes made from Polyurethane foam. the display is very palpable and looks almost real. when you order a certain dish, according to the example in the window, you get exactly the same dish one by one.
 
 
Is there any designer, jeweller, an artist you appreciate a lot?
First and foremost Mirit Weinstock for her Innovative and creative designs and the way of working with materials. I love the work of Monica Sordo, Emily Culver in general. In the commercial part I like Pamela Love, And always looking on David Webb jewelry when published.


What piece of work has given you the most satisfaction?
Definitely my series Jewel, Interrupted. A project that I am very attached to and proud of. All the back parts of the brooches are mechanisms of pins I crafted myself and technically I am still impressed by them.


Do you read jewelry magazines? What is your source to get information?
I love Instagram I find it the best platform to be updated, If I want to look for new things and inspiration I will probably check Klimt02 or Current Obsession and every once in a while I treat myself with a printed book.


Do you discuss your work with other jewelry artists or any other person?
Of course! I find discussions on my work extremely important. Before I am going out with a major project I will always consult with Avital Tahar a goldsmith and jewelry designer. I can count on her sincere and intelligent opinion and in most cases, she is able to interpret my jewelry to my emotional states sometimes even better than me.
I will also discuss my work with my partner, he is an artist and photographer and the most inspiring character for me. I find it interesting to discuss my work with artists from other disciplines. These days we're working on a joint project that connects jewelry and photography the results will be refreshing.


What is your first thought when you hear the word future? What do you expect for?
I don’t think of the future in a global way I prefer to focus on the here and now. There are new things and interesting projects. I hope it will continue this way.
 
Tamar Glick. Brooch: CAMEO 4, 2013. Sterling silver, resin, silk, zircons.. 3 x 12 cm. Photo by: Dan Balilty. From series: Jewel, Interrupted. Tamar Glick
Brooch: CAMEO 4, 2013
Sterling silver, resin, silk, zircons.
3 x 12 cm
Photo by: Dan Balilty
From series: Jewel, Interrupted
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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