Published: 09.04.2020
Goldschmitte Eierbrecht
Johanna Neeser
Goldsmith workshop in the Goldschmitte Building.
Goldsmith workshop in the Goldschmitte Building

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Above the city of Zurich 
In 2014, the former atelier of sculptor Marianne Olsen, was -transformed into a place where jewellery is discussed, analysed and created. The public goldsmiths’ studio features six well-equipped benches for independent work. In 2017, a series of workshops with outstanding tutors and artists was held. 

With Concentration and Quality
The workshops are aimed at goldsmiths and jewellery designers, architects and artists, designers and teachers, students and ambitious and interested people. 

With Taste and Composure
While the workshop is underway, a homely, fresh meal will be prepared for you. Eating together is part of the process. Sometimes it’s a distraction, sometimes an in-depth study and sometimes simply pleasure.

Accommodation in Zurich
We’ll be delighted if you’re making your way here from out of town, and can recommend two excellent places to stay: in Kreis 4 (near the Bäckeranlage park), on the 31 straight to Drusbergstrasse. nearby Schaffhauserplatz, on bus 33 to the Klusplatz and than on 31 straight to Drusbergstrasse.

About the Workshops
The open workshop Goldschmitte Eierbrecht has a very good infrastructure. The six benches are equipped with micro-motors and their own soldering equipment. The usual tools, apparatus and machines are available. Only consumables such as cutters and, if possible, the personal responsibility brand have to be brought along. Coffee maker, refrigerator, piano and seating for a break - also in the cozy garden - are there.

Good to know
Workshop fees: CHF 500 
Students are entitled to a 10% discount. Same discount is offered if more than one workshop is booked. 
Participants: maximum 8
Subscription: up to two weeks before the workshop begins. 
Advance payment: half of the workshop fee. 
Course material is included in the cost. Metal is charged separately. Tools are available. 
Course languages: German and English
You will receive detailed information before the workshop begins. 
Modifications reserved. 

People behind this project
Johanna Neeser is the initiator of the Open Workshop and responsible for the operation.
Jenny Scheidegger is a silversmith and color designer with an own studio for design. She teaches at the vocational school for design in Zurich in the department of jewelery, in basic education and further education.
Georges Wyss is a silversmith with his own studio in Hermatswil. He was a longterm lecturer at Zurich University of the Arts ZHDK and co-author of the work «Silversmithing. The Handbook of All Techniques », published by the Haupt Verlag.

Events      View / hide events

Workshop  27 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020  Carving Rings by Yutaka Minegishi.
Workshop  06 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020  From Hand to Mouth. A Spoon as a Tool by Simone Ten Hompel.
Workshop  04 Sep 2020 - 06 Sep 2020  Making Rings by Karl Fritsch.
Workshop  21 Aug 2020 - 23 Aug 2020  About the Endlessness of Restriction by Iris Bodemer.
Workshop  15 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019  The curious jewel by Kiko Gianocca.
Workshop  25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019  Centrepiece by Rudolf Bott.
Workshop  20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019  Monolith by Sophie Hanagarth.
Workshop  30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019  Direct, raw and honest by Ilona Schwippel.
Workshop  12 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019  Start where you are by Herman Hermsen.
Workshop  09 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018  The body and more with Johanna Dahm.
Workshop  05 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018  Wire with Volker Atrops.
Workshop  14 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018  Putting rights to wrong with Andi Gut.
Workshop  24 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018  The magpie instinct within us with Hans Stofer.
Workshop  07 Oct 2017 - 09 Oct 2017  From 02 to 05 mm. From surface to space by Hans J. Härtel.
Workshop  15 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017  The Hole On Purposeful Nothingness by Esther Brinkmann.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Gabi Veit: Creature. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2019
Outside view Goldschmitte Building.
Outside view Goldschmitte Building

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Outside view Goldschmitte.
Outside view Goldschmitte

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Detail view in the Workshop.
Detail view in the Workshop

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