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Organization  /  Making   Education
Published: 14.07.2017
Goldschmitte Eierbrecht
Johanna Neeser
Goldsmith workshop in the Goldschmitte Building.
Goldsmith workshop in the Goldschmitte Building

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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 will be held.

With Concentration and Quality:
The workshops are aimed at goldsmiths, jewellery designers and creators, 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 Zürich:
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 Tram 8 – practically a private tram – straight to the Klusplatz. on the 33 from the nearby Schaffhauserplatz, no changes, straight to the Klusplatz.

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.

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.
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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