Lucy Sarneel, 1961-2020, Maastricht, Netherlands. Studied jewellery at Stadsakademie Maastricht (NL) and at Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (NL) with Onno Boekhoudt. Since 2015 she is tutor of the 2nd year Master of Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School Florence, Italy. Her works are represented in galleries at Netherlands, Australia, USA, Thailand, China and Spain.
StatementMy work arises from the field of tension between the inspiring past and the untouchable present that is created by traditions and spiritual, symbolic values.
For some time my work has developed towards the idea of a jewel considered as a power-object and patron, as a counterpart of the high-tech, time-efficient, money-ruled world we live in.
The “carrying material“ of my work is zinc, representing the blue-grey sky and sea, the subconscious, dreaming away in the distance, the reassuring domestic world of rainpipes, buckets and washtubs, architectural "jewels" like little towers and dormer windows in old European cities and the protective quality of preventing steel from rusting.
I am looking for fields of tension, both in form and material as a metaphor for life in the quest for balance between forces which we are governed by.
Exhibition 08 Aug 2020 - 06 Sep 2020 ArtWear.
Meeting 19 Oct 2018 - 06 Jan 2019 TRIPLE PARADE Biennale for Contemporary Jewellery. 4th Edition.
Lectures 17 Oct 2018 - 17 Oct 2018 Hang on to a Jewel. A lecture by Lucy Sarneel.
Exhibition 05 Aug 2018 - 28 Oct 2018 Rough & Raw: A selection from the Coda Museum.
Meeting 25 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 Parcours Bijoux 2017.
Lectures 26 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017 Lecture & Workshop by Lucy Sarneel at CODA.
Exhibition 15 Jan 2017 - 09 Apr 2017 Private territory in public by Lucy Sarneel.
Workshop 19 Nov 2015 - 23 Nov 2015 Wonder. A workshop by Lucy Sarneel.
Exhibition 24 Jan 2015 - 22 Feb 2015 Windmill Mindblows by Lucy Sarneel.
Workshop 11 Aug 2014 - 30 Aug 2014 Lucy Sarneel: A ring is not just a thing.
Exhibition 11 Feb 2014 - 08 Mar 2014 2 Minds 4 Hands by Lucy Sarneel & Manon van Kouswijk.
Workshop 22 Jul 2013 - 10 Aug 2013 Lucy Sarneel: Treasures of Imagination.
Kim NogueiraSaint John, United States
Karin van PaassenHook of Holland, Netherlands
Lorena LazardMexico City, Mexico
Sílvia Serra AlbaladejoBarcelona, Spain
Fumiko GotôBasel, Switzerland
Maria KiialainenBerlin, Germany
Lydia HirteDresden, Germany
Jieyi SunLoughborough, United Kingdom
Helen Clara HemsleyCopenhagen, Denmark
Letizia MaggioFontanafredda, Italy
Vania RuizViña del Mar, Chile
Julie DecubberAllex, France
Katia RabeyMoscow, Russian Federation
Haldis ScheicherVienna, Austria
Jolanta GazdaWarsaw, Poland