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I Find Much in Nature and Music that Inspires Me. Interview with Katharina Eder by Klimt02

Interview
Published: 19.02.2021
Katharina Eder Katharina Eder
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2021
Katharina Eder. Brooch: Yellow magnetic, 2019. Seed beads, polyester threads, infused magnet, plastic button, epoxy resin.. 1 x 5.5 ⌀ cm. Photo by: Simone Andress. From series: Fadenspiel. Katharina Eder
Brooch: Yellow magnetic, 2019
Seed beads, polyester threads, infused magnet, plastic button, epoxy resin.
1 x 5.5 ⌀ cm
Photo by: Simone Andress
From series: Fadenspiel
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Intro
I was able to experience the joy and curiosity of creative processes at a very early age. Creativity is as natural to me as breathing. I am in constant exchange with artists and artisans of various trades and fascinated by the very different approaches of these personalities. […] This process often takes a long time of inner preparation until my new ideas come to light.
Tell us about your background. What were your first influences to be creative and become an artist and what has drawn you to contemporary jewellery?
I come from an artistically interesting household, my father studied art, my mother was a handicrafts teacher. I was able to experience the joy and curiosity of creative processes at a very early age. Creativity is as natural to me as breathing. However, it took a few detours before I was able to practice my art professionally and I came to admit to my passion late in my life.
 
 
How important is networking for you in your professional practice and what are your preferred tools for this?

Networking with my colleagues is very important to me. I am in constant exchange with artists and artisans of various trades and fascinated by the very different approaches of these personalities. The tools of my networking are mainly personal contacts, I prefer to have my colleagues and buyers around me.
 
 
What are your general thoughts on the contemporary jewellery world, (education, market, development...), where do you see chances and where are dead ends?
Contemporary jewellery art is exciting and inspiring, but hard to sell. At the moment, the whole future is overshadowed by the Covid 19 crisis and we all have to wait and see how the situation develops in the next years.
 
 
Thinking about your career, what role do technology and the digital play in your artistic development & communication?
Digital technology plays a comparatively small role in my work, I use it as a means to an end - such as procuring needed moulds, which I have made in the 3D printer. I still use pocketbooks for my designs and write all my patterns and manuals on a plain sheet of paper.
 
 
How has your work changed over the past few years and what are you excited about these days?
My work is constantly changing and I find much in nature and music that inspires me. This process often takes a long time of inner preparation until my new ideas come to light. This is a very beautiful, concentrated activity that keeps me very busy and is then reflected in my new small-scale series.
 
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