Goldschmitte. Zürich

Published: 22.05.2024
Goldschmitte Werkstatt.
Goldschmitte Werkstatt

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The Goldschmitte. Zürich provides artists with a peaceful place to work independently, devote time to projects, experiment, bounce ideas off one another and establish new contacts.
In 2014, a place is created in Witikon where jewellery is discussed, analysed, and created. After eight colourful and enriching years above the city, the Goldschmitte moves on in 2022. It moves into the city, into a small brick workshop building very close to the Kunsthaus. The primary focus of our organisation is to promote and foster creativity in interchange and in handicrafts.

The Open Goldsmith’s Workshop provides six well-equipped work benches for independent work. The workshop is open to goldsmiths, trainees, students, people who are returning to the workplace, and all those with ambitious aspirations and the requisite skills.
The series of workshops „Prozess & Essenz” held by outstanding tutors was organised for the first time in 2017.

We plan and organise, lead and unite, evolve and unfurl, contemplate and discuss, seek and find, make the invisible visible and bring the hidden to light.
In 2014 Johanna Neeser took over a sculptor’s workshop and established a goldsmith’s workshop with a number of workbenches. Right from the very outset, she has pursued dialogue with experts and jewellery artists, honed concepts and ideas, followed impulses, and explored new avenues – she has created a universe within itself.

In addition to the open workshop, she provides premises for evening courses and, since 2017, has held the annual Prozess & Essenz series of workshops with outstanding tutors and participants from all over the world.

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
During the workshops, we will cook for you. Eating together is part of the process. Sometimes it’s a distraction, sometimes an in-depth study, and sometimes a simple 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:

About the Workshops
The open workshop Goldschmitte Zürich 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. A coffee maker, refrigerator, 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. The 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.

Open Workshop
Are you looking for a peaceful spot peaceful place where you can work independently, devote time to projects, experiment, discuss ideas and establish new contacts?
Workstations can be rented by the day. Alternative rental periods and rental of the entire workshop for courses are available on request.
>> More information here

The mind behind this project
Johanna Neeser blends demand with quality, design with attitude, experiment with indulgence, the earnestness with exhilaration; this dialogue unfolds on many levels, and the venue for jewellery and design is now expanding towards new horizons.

Events      View / hide events

Workshop  22 Nov 2024 - 24 Nov 2024  Not Nothing - but fast. A workshop with Bettina Dittlmann.
Workshop  18 Oct 2024 - 20 Oct 2024  The mind in the mouth. A workshop with Adi Toch.
Workshop  23 Aug 2024 - 23 Aug 2024  Blow it up. A workshop with Kim Buck.
Workshop  03 Nov 2023 - 05 Nov 2023  The outer reaches of design. A workshop with Mirjam Hiller.
Workshop  13 Oct 2023 - 15 Oct 2023  Serious Play. A workshop with David Clarke.
Workshop  15 Sep 2023 - 17 Sep 2023  You can do anything with wax. A workshop with Gabi Veit.
Workshop  20 Aug 2021 - 22 Aug 2021  Carving Rings by Yutaka Minegishi.
Workshop  16 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021  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
Goldschmitte Outdoor space.
Goldschmitte Outdoor space

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Goldschmitte Tools.
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Goldschmitte Outdoor space.
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