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Published: 12.06.2024
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Intro
Young in years, rich in experience. The Department of Gemstones and Jewellery was founded in 1986. Since then the study programme has developed continuously. The adjustment to the European study standard Bachelor/Master of Arts has now existed since the winter semester of 2008/2009. The Master course in Gemstones and Jewellery has been offered since the summer semester of 2008. The Master programme is taught in English only. Since the winter semester of 2013/14 the department has developed three unique Fine Arts degrees within Europe: A Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Master of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in further Education which is for vocational qualified people.
Responsibility: The 3-P-Modell as leitmotiv 

Three closely interlaced goals lead our activities:

- Developing Professionalism: The basis of each successful achievement is professionalism. Therefore we aim at a high level - in the theoretical knowledge, in practical being able, in the creative development. Thus for example the studying in cooperation with enterprises become acquainted with professional yardsticks for Design quality.
- Designing Projects: A condition for lasting learning effects is own doing. Therefore we cooperate in projects, which promote selfinitiative, self-assertion and team spirit. To mention is for instance the common conception of exhibitions or the participation in fairs with own collections.
- Supporting Personalities: The training of the personality needs a development area - straight within Design and Art. Therefore we offer a study with high degree of freedom and many perspectives. The participation on competitions, scholarships, study trips or foreign terms promote the development of artistic personalities. 


Studying in the Department for Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein

Data and facts

- Jewellery is not craft. There is a cross-section with the masterly craftsmanship, but the contemporary Jewellery focus is another
- Jewellery is not design. There is a cross-section with the fashionable aesthetic and commercialization, but the contemporary jewellery focus is another.
- Jewellery is not art. There is a cross-section with "existing out of itself", but the contemporary "Jewellery-focus" is another. But the goal is not to create or sharpen boundaries. 

As an object of personal use, jewellery needs without any doubt a distinctive or connecting level of meaning. This is also reflected in consumer needs. The Faculty ties in these levels and asks questions about art, social and intercultural life, ethnology and history. 

The programme is orientated at some qualification goals which include artistic competencies, commitment to civil societies, and personal development. According to those competencies, we also foster communication competencies, coordination and organisation competencies. The central approach of the programme is to develop design structures and thinking structures of artistic action which are orientated to the social and cultural requirements of the 21st century. The field of learning is specifically dedicated to evolve the students own artistic identity. It is coined by a profoundly intercultural environment and a highly communicative teaching and study situation. The graduates of our school should be enabled during their studies to focus first on the different roles of wearer and beholder and also on their role as creators.

Art should ask questions in a way of abstraction. Jewellery enables us to build a connection between our roots and our current surroundings. Because of this possibility, we can notice changes in our surroundings and react appropriately.  
The creator of art has to be aware of his own positioning concerning their own symbolism, semantics, and iconography. He has to question and evaluate their own creation and artistic strategies, and, if necessary, to rework and actualize them, to have a social meaning in a contemporary context. 

To say it a little easier: The artist reflects the surrounding society, processes and sensitivities by creating a piece of art. This piece of art gains a place within society and changes it. Society reacts, and the artist registers the reaction and creates a new piece of work based on those reactions and experiences. This circuit means a permanent update of pieces, a permanent change, and a mental evolution. That way jewellery stays in contact with society. Not controlled by marketing strategies, mercantile values or fashionable ephemerality. No aesthetical blunting but making the mental, emotional or social evolution ascertainable. This process generates identity for the creator and the recipient.
 

Events      View / hide events

2024:
Exhibition  28 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024  Exempla 2024.
Exhibition  16 Feb 2024 - 19 Feb 2024  Potato at Inhorgenta 2024.
Award giving  25 Jan 2024 - 25 Jan 2024  Natascha Frechen. Winner of the New Talents Award 2023 by Klimt02.
2023:
Exhibition  15 Dec 2023 - 12 Apr 2024  Lost and Found by Erik Lijzenga.
Exhibition  19 Nov 2023 - 18 Feb 2024  Rockstars at Mons.
Exhibition  20 Oct 2023 - 10 Dec 2023  Playtime by Typhaine Le Monnier.
Exhibition  29 Sep 2023 - 01 Oct 2023  Unfolding at Intergem.
Meeting  03 Jun 2023 - 03 Jun 2023  Open Day at Hochschule Trier 2023.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2023 - 12 Mar 2023  Unfolding at Munich Jewellery Week 2023.
Exhibition  24 Feb 2023 - 27 Feb 2023  Unfolding at Inhorgenta 2023.
2022:
Exhibition  21 Jan 2022 - 03 Apr 2022  LithoMania by Hochschule Trier.
2021:
Exhibition  22 Nov 2021 - 22 Dec 2021  Hochschule Trier. BFA and MFA Degree Show 2021.
Exhibition  15 Oct 2021 - 25 Nov 2021  Rideo Ergo Sum by Pieter Lemmens.
Meeting  12 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021  ThinkingJewellery XII: 2021 The Political Challenge of Art.
Workshop  09 Aug 2021 - 13 Aug 2021  CANCELED / Enamel, vitreous surfaces with Danni Schwaag 2021.
Workshop  09 Aug 2021 - 13 Aug 2021  CANCELED / Casting. Iconoc(l)ast with Peter Vermandere 2021.
Workshop  02 Aug 2021 - 06 Aug 2021  CANCELED / Gemstone Engraving 1 by Julia Gogol.
Workshop  02 Aug 2021 - 06 Aug 2021  CANCELED / Repoussé and chasing with Gabriele Hinze 2021.
Exhibition  11 Jun 2021 - 06 Aug 2021  Proudly African - Jewellery Affairs.
2020:
Exhibition  05 Nov 2020 - 18 Jul 2021  ROCKstars.
Exhibition  23 Jul 2020 - 23 Aug 2020  Hochschule Trier. Degree Show 2020.
2019:
Open call  14 Nov 2019 - 25 Nov 2019  Open Call for a Position of Part Time Marketing Assistant.
Open call  27 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019  Open Call for the Travelling Exhibition Boom Boom Gem.
Exhibition  11 Oct 2019 - 01 Dec 2019  Arena.
Exhibition  03 Oct 2019 - 06 Oct 2019  Reject or React in Idar-Oberstein.
Workshop  19 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019  Enamel, vitreous surfaces with Danni Schwaag.
Workshop  19 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019  Photography, experiences in light with Michael Müller.
Workshop  19 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019  Wood miniatures with Jörg Obergfell.
Workshop  19 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019  PUK, micro welding with Petr Dvorak.
Workshop  19 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019  Casting. Iconoc(l)ast with Peter Vermandere.
Workshop  12 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019  Repoussé, hammer your happiness with Gabriele Hinze.
Workshop  12 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019  Gemstone cutting with Alexander Friedrich.
Workshop  12 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019  Filigree, spinning it further with Susanne Matsché.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Reject or React at Handwerk & Design.
Exhibition  22 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019  Reject or React.
Lectures  17 Jan 2019 - 17 Jan 2019  Seal Engraving in the Aegean Bronze Age. Questions of Technique.
2018:
Exhibition  19 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018  Marzee International Graduate Show 2018.
Workshop  13 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018  International Summer Academy 2018 at the Campus Idar-Oberstein.
Exhibition  09 Aug 2018 - 18 Oct 2018  At the right time at the right place by Tabea Reulecke.
Exhibition  12 May 2018 - 17 Jun 2018  NSAIO6: New jewellery from Idar-Oberstein.
Meeting  26 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018  Melting Point 2018.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018  Big Bang at Handwerk & Design 2018.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018  Astonish: Holy Rock.
Exhibition  06 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018  Die Drei: Drill - Cut - Grind.
Exhibition  16 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018  Big Bang at Inhorgenta 2018.
2017:
Exhibition  09 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017  Rock Stars. Jewellery from Idar-Oberstein.
Meeting  14 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017  SchmuckDenken XI - Thinking Jewellery.
Exhibition  16 Sep 2017 - 06 Oct 2017  A Ring is a Ring is a Ring.
Workshop  28 Aug 2017 - 01 Sep 2017  Stones: Geological Experiences by Patricia Domingues.
Workshop  21 Aug 2017 - 01 Sep 2017  International Summer Academy 2017 at the Campus Idar-Oberstein.
Award giving  21 Jun 2017 - 21 Jun 2017  7th Hanau Goldsmith Laureate: Tabea Reulecke.
Award giving  11 Mar 2017 - 11 Mar 2017  BKV Prize 2017 Winners.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Astonish at Schmuck 2017.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Die Vier at IHM.
Exhibition  18 Feb 2017 - 21 Feb 2017  Die Vier.
Fundraising  14 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017  Let's get Astonished.
2016:
Exhibition  07 Dec 2016 - 07 Mar 2017  Look What I Did. New Rings by DOT.
Exhibition  27 Nov 2016 - 26 Feb 2017  Neuer Schmuck aus Idar-Oberstein.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2016 - 13 Nov 2016  Wildstone by Helen Britton.
Workshop  01 Aug 2016 - 12 Aug 2016  International Summer Academy 2016 at the Campus Idar-Oberstein.
Fundraising  23 May 2016 - 04 Sep 2016  Let the Rock Roll Tombola Project by Eva Burton.
Exhibition  21 Apr 2016 - 05 May 2016  Astonish at Valencia.
Award giving  28 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016  Talente Competition 2016 Winners.
Exhibition  24 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016  Astonish in Munich.
Exhibition  21 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016  Germany's upcoming talents.
2015:
Workshop  16 Aug 2015 - 29 Aug 2015  International Summer Academy 2015 at the Campus Idar-Oberstein.
Exhibition  23 Jun 2015 - 22 Aug 2015  SleepLess: Trier University of Applied Sciences Degree Show 2015.
Exhibition  29 Apr 2015 - 19 May 2015  Adansonia Digitata.
Exhibition  29 Apr 2015 - 19 May 2015  Magnification Reframed by Peter Vermandere.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2015 - 15 Mar 2015  Hypnostone I4 O1.
2014:
Lectures  12 Nov 2014 - 12 Nov 2014  Helen Britton to Lecture at Hochschule Trier.
Meeting  18 Oct 2014 - 19 Oct 2014  SchmuckDenken X - Thinking Jewellery.
2013:
Meeting  21 May 2013 - 22 May 2013  SchmuckDenken IX - Thinking Jewellery.
2011:
Meeting  17 May 2011 - 18 May 2011  SchmuckDenken VII.
2010:
Meeting  18 May 2010 - 19 May 2010  SchmuckDenken 6 - Thinking Jewellery.
2008:
Meeting  19 May 2008 - 21 May 2008  SchmuckDenken 4 – Thinking Jewellery.
2007:
Meeting  22 May 2007 - 23 May 2007  Idar-Oberstein FormDiskurs.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  LithoMania. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2022
Book:  From the jauntiness of absence. Eitzenhöfer, Ute; Frechen, Natascha; Lindemann, Wilhelm; Mülbaier, Felicia; Salinas, Constanza; Werner, Luisa; Wild, JuliaHochschule Trier:  Idar-Oberstein,  2021
Book:  Thinking Jewellery Two. Lindemann, Wilhelm; Müller, Olaf; Prange, RegineArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2020
Book:  ROCKstars Idar-Oberstein. Hochschule TrierArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Idar-Oberstein, Germany,  2020
Book:  UcIc Art Jewellery #1. Fang, Ranran; Sun, YuxiUcIc Art Jewellery:  Shanghai,  2018
Book:  To the Point. Malev, DanielaEdition Winterwork:  Leipzig,  2017
Book:  Gemstone - Art. Reinassance to the Present. Lindemann, WilhelmArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2016
Book:  Nsaio6. New Jewellery from Idar-Oberstein. Smeets, Theo; Eitzenhöfer, UteArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2016
Book:  ThinkingJewellery. On the way towards a theory. Arnoldsche:  Stuttgart, 
Ana Bellagamba. Necklace: 756viés, 2022. Textile, wood. 40 x 24 x 9.5. Ana Bellagamba
Necklace: 756viés, 2022
Textile, wood
40 x 24 x 9.5
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Sihui Li. Necklace: #1, 2022. Basalt, silver, nylon wire. 29 x 29 x 2 cm. Serial number: 01/16. Sihui Li
Necklace: #1, 2022
Basalt, silver, nylon wire
29 x 29 x 2 cm
Serial number: 01/16
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Susie Heuberger. Necklace: Hermanas, 2021. Rope, silk, cashmere, red coral, reconstructed coral. 66 x 26 x 5 cm. Photo by: Susie Heuberger, Constanza Salinas. From series: Mictlan. Susie Heuberger
Necklace: Hermanas, 2021
Rope, silk, cashmere, red coral, reconstructed coral
66 x 26 x 5 cm
Photo by: Susie Heuberger, Constanza Salinas
From series: Mictlan
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Pei Wu. Brooch: I tried to hide until you appear, 2021. Jesmonite, various gemstones, steel. Pei Wu
Brooch: I tried to hide until you appear, 2021
Jesmonite, various gemstones, steel
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Oles Tsura. Body piece: Menschenhaken I, 2021. Aquamarine, wood, wood paint. 10.6 x 19.3 x 3.4 cm. Serial number: 01/03. Photo by: Oles Tsura. From series: Menschenhaken. On body view. Oles Tsura
Body piece: Menschenhaken I, 2021
Aquamarine, wood, wood paint
10.6 x 19.3 x 3.4 cm
Serial number: 01/03
Photo by: Oles Tsura
From series: Menschenhaken

On body view

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Estimated price: 1720 €

Nga Ching Ko. Brooch: I love China 04, 2021. Padauk wood, hot glue, enamel paint, stainless steel . 54.5 x 11.2 x 14 cm. Photo by: Nga Ching Ko. From series: I love China. Nga Ching Ko
Brooch: I love China 04, 2021
Padauk wood, hot glue, enamel paint, stainless steel 
54.5 x 11.2 x 14 cm
Photo by: Nga Ching Ko
From series: I love China
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Levan Jishkiriani. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2020. Teak, agate, stainless steel. Levan Jishkiriani
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2020
Teak, agate, stainless steel
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Valerie Wagner. Neckpiece: Le Cachemot, 2020. Basalt, cotton thread, polyester. 53 x 5 x 7 cm. Photo by: Martín Carreno. Valerie Wagner
Neckpiece: Le Cachemot, 2020
Basalt, cotton thread, polyester
53 x 5 x 7 cm
Photo by: Martín Carreno
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Valerie Wagner. Neckpiece: Le Cachemot, 2020. Basalt, cotton thread, polyester. 53 x 5 x 7 cm. Photo by: Martín Carreno. Back side view. Valerie Wagner
Neckpiece: Le Cachemot, 2020
Basalt, cotton thread, polyester
53 x 5 x 7 cm
Photo by: Martín Carreno

Back side view

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Vanessa Zöller. Brooch: blossom, 2020. Sheep wool, human hair, beads from used rosaries, silver, steel.. 5 x 8 x 5 cm, 4 x 8 x 4 cm. Photo by: Vanessa Zöller. MFA
. Supervisors: Eva-Maria Kollischan, Ute Eitzenhöfer. Vanessa Zöller
Brooch: blossom, 2020
Sheep wool, human hair, beads from used rosaries, silver, steel.
5 x 8 x 5 cm, 4 x 8 x 4 cm
Photo by: Vanessa Zöller

MFA
Supervisors: Eva-Maria Kollischan, Ute Eitzenhöfer

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Nikita Kavryzhkin. Necklace: VOID, 2019. Basalt, onyx, rubber cord, steel.. 33 x 24 x 7 cm. Nikita Kavryzhkin
Necklace: VOID, 2019
Basalt, onyx, rubber cord, steel.
33 x 24 x 7 cm
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Jekaterina Smirnova. Brooch: The endless names of endless rivers, 2019. Reconstructed stone, 9 K gold. Jekaterina Smirnova
Brooch: The endless names of endless rivers, 2019
Reconstructed stone, 9 K gold
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