Jolanta Gazda

Published: 08.06.2023


Jolanta Gazda learned the goldsmithing trade in Warsaw-based Wytwórnia Antidotum under the eyes of trained professionals. She is a member of Goldsmithing Artist’s Association and KLIMT02 which unites jewelry designers from around the globe.


Dashes vs Dots
The inspiration for this collection comes from the world of molecular biology, where complex dimensional structures create vivid geometrical shapes. Just like when in molecule atoms are attracted by chemical bonds, the distinct lines of the silvery skeleton are integrated with round pearls or amber. An array of Dashes and Dots came to being, creating a mutual code, just like the Morse code. 

I’m inspired by nature on a micro-level. I like to see the world through the microscope’s lenses. Human cells, viruses, bacteria, whose elements form complicated dimensional structures; molecular systems, seemingly chaotic, are in the end encompassed by mathematical order.

The concept of my main, Crocheted collection is based on the idea of combining folk handicraft technique with the art of the goldsmith. Every single element is woven out from dozens, sometimes even hundreds of metres of silver wire. In such a way exceptional, delicate forms are created. Although they are stylized as folk pieces they suit the urban crowd perfectly well.

I like to imagine that the space closed by the wire is the real, essential piece of jewellery (and not the wire tangle itself). So, Frou-Frou is exactly the kind of play. Judging a piece we should always have the dilemma: we are looking at the solid matter or just some air forms. The interaction between something and nothing is always fundamental here.

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Meeting  05 May 2023 - 06 May 2023  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2023.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2023 - 09 Apr 2023  Design Without Borders 2023.
Exhibition  09 Nov 2022 - 06 Dec 2022  TOUCH Exhibition in Poland.
Exhibition  05 Oct 2022 - 09 Oct 2022  TOUCH Exhibition in Bucharest and Warsaw.
Award giving  14 May 2022 - 14 May 2022  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2022 Winners.
Exhibition  26 Sep 2021 - 06 Oct 2021  Shape of Nature 2021. Selected artist list announced.
Exhibition  19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020  JEWELS ON SALE at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2020.
Fair  19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair 2020.
Exhibition  22 Apr 2014 - 08 Jun 2014  Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2013 - 30 Jun 2013  Presentations 2012 at Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.

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Interview:  I'm fine / Help me. Interview with Jolanta Gazda. Klimt02Klimt02:  Barcelona,  2023
Book:  Shape of Nature. Sun, HermanChina Humanities Publishing House:  Hong Kong,  2022