- Edited by:
- Edited at:
I see so much different types of expression and all kinds of different materials and techniques in modern jewelry I cannot see any standardization. Interestingly I met on Facebook many new colleagues from Latin America and some more traditional jewelers from India and Pakistan. Very exciting, it makes the world smaller and bigger at the same time.
Do you think that jewelry is being standardized ?
No, on the contrary. I see so much different types of expression and all kinds of different materials and techniques in modern jewelry I cannot see any standardization. Interestingly I met on Facebook many new colleagues from Latin America and some more traditional jewelers from India and Pakistan. Very exciting, it makes the world smaller and bigger at the same time.
What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
I think my work is very much rooted in West European /Northern American tradition.
What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?
Best is not to expect too much, I just hope that people get excited/fascinated/surprised/happy by seeing my work.
Are other areas besides the jewelry, present in your work?
I see my work more like wearable little sculptures than jewelry. When I work with colors I feel like a painter, when I work with metal I feel like a constructor, and when I work with plastic toy animals I feel like a child.
The last work, book, film, that has moved me was...
I have read some books and seen some movies lately, but I cannot remember one that really moved me.
A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
Also sorry for having no interesting answer to this question, I have been cocooning the last few years and have no idea what to answer. Before 2008 I lived in an small rental apartment in the center of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, I was a workaholic and travelled a lot. Now my life has changed a bit, I am living together with my man and our little child in a small town in the countryside of Norway. We bought a wonderful house with a garden nearby a forest and a fjord and are surrounded by mountains. It is for the first time I have a proper atelier to work in too !
Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
Charlotte Dumas is a photographer who makes the most amazing portraits of animals, specially about horses. And Wim van Egmond, he is also a photographer, and specialized in the microscopically life of plants and animals. He is very good in what he is doing and has amazing pictures of water flies.
I admire my colleagues Ruudt Peters and Ted Noten, both because of their artistic work and passion for modern jewelry in all their manifestations. And I love the works of e.g. Lisa Walker, Alexander Blank, Hanna Hedman, Anna Talbot, Denise Julia Reytan, Lucy Sarneel, Natalya Pinchuk and Sari Liimatta.
What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
All my pieces give me a lot of satisfaction, while working on them and when they are finished. To create something completely new is amazing, I feel very fortunate to be able to do that. But to mention one I would choose “Incognitos Anonymous” from 2011. Making those little silver buckets with faces inspired by Halloween pumpkins was a lot of fun. Especially when after some struggling I finally found the perfect name for them.
I began to realize that the way I think and the mentality of my works are absolutely coherent with my identity as a Chin...16Jul2019
Through my jewellery I feel the responsibility and the need to reflect on social events, politic facts, or even caricatu...11Jul2019
I always believe that the warmth of handwork can't be replaced by any mechanical production. Zhihan Liu interviewed by K...09Jul2019
Not all is contemporary jewelry. Interview with Noel Guyomarc'h from Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h08Jul2019
Handmade is not an only technic for me is more like a research. Yujia Gao interviewed by Klimt0228Jun2019
My creative process is playful, full of amazement, joy. Francine Schloeth interviewed by Klimt0226Jun2019
In my work I always look for that hand made look, and obvious traces of every step on the creation of the piece. Raquel ...20Jun2019
I believe in the making is thinking. Tingting Chen interviewed by Klimt0220Jun2019
It's very important to determine where on the body it adds the most value. Els Vansteelandt interviewed by Klimt0220Jun2019
I therefore not only investigate its visual qualities but also explore it as a usable material. Yajie Hu interviewed by ...06Jun2019
Sara Barbanti, Joya 2019 Jury Member interviewed by Klimt0205Jun2019
My work is not taxidermy nor are animals yet they have a sense of the creature about them, a feeling of the unknown. Ann...30May2019
Pravu Mazumdar, Joya 2019 Jury Member interviewed by Klimt0221May2019
My jewelry acts as a communication device to bridge the tangible and intangible, digital and real. Xiangying Shi intervi...17May2019
We want to break the hierarchy between craft and art. Interview with Florance Xia and Noga Zhang Shahar from Froots & N...15May2019