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Tal Efraim interviewed by Klimt02

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 24.10.2016
Tal Efraim Tal Efraim
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2016
Connectionary sketchbook, 2016. Photo by Tal Mohr.
Connectionary sketchbook, 2016. Photo by Tal Mohr

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Intro
My pieces are a translation of how I view the world, especially the many details that I take note of. By exposing my work, I feel as if I can share my perspective with others. When my pieces are purchased it is a great honor, as well as helps me explore the definition of what wearable art is all about. / Tal Efraim
Do you think that jewellery is being standardized? What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
In my eyes, jewellery is a form of art, the standardized or wearable pieces are a by-product of the contemporary jewellery world. Part of my ambition as an artist is to create more awareness to this form of art and to the origin of wearable jewellery.


What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?
My pieces are a translation of how I view the world, especially the many details that I take note of. By exposing my work, I feel as if I can share my perspective with others. When my pieces are purchased it is a great honor, as well as helps me explore the definition of what wearable art is all about.


Are other areas besides jewellery, present in your work?
My most recent collection Connectionary consists of handmade porcelain, treated as gemstones. Creating these porcelain centre pieces allowed me to explore the world of ceremic art and ceramic production. In general, my inspiration derives from day-to-day mechanical joints such as swivels, hinges and physical connections of objects, meanings I often explore different areas as part of my design process.


Tal Efraim, Ring: A Porcelain Ring, 2016, Silver, porcelain, pearl, 3 x 7 x 1 cm
From series: Connectionary. Photo by: Ilan Besor



The last work, book, film, city that has moved me was...
I visited Japan for a whole month with my husband and daughter this past summer. The beautiful scenery and the amazing Japanese culture and heritage were beyond inspirational.


A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
Growing up, I lived in many places around the world and naturally I developed a great love for travel. I am always curious to learn more about new cultures, opinions and point of views. Creativity between cultures is endless.


Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
Gregory Larin, is a huge inspiration for me as a person and as an artist. Getting to know him and visiting his studio was a huge privilege.
 

What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
As part of my collection Connectionary, I designed a broche titled Heart. It captures my aesthetical view of what jewellery art is all about; having a great amount of details, being made of a variety of materials, and yet still consisting of an overall look that is very clean.


Tal Efraim, Brooch: Heart, 2016, Fine Silver, 925 silver, porcelain, pearls, 9.5 x 9.5 x 1 cm 
From series: Connectionary. Photo by: Ilan Besor,

 


Do you read Jewellery Magazines? What is your source to get information?
Social media today creates an opportunity to view uncensored and unfiltered information straight from designers and organisations, which is great. I also love receiving the different newsletters straight to my inbox such as Klimt02.
 

Do you discuss your work with other jewellery artists or any other person?
I am lucky enough to have a couple of great friends who are jewellery artists and designers. Honest feedback is a very important part of my design process.
 

What is your first thought when you hear the word Future?, What do you expect for?
As a designer I constantly have new ideas, for specific pieces of jewellery or for new collections that will be coming out very soon. The word future gives me great inspiration to try and share as many of those ideas to the public.
 
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