Maja Houtman

Published: 09.09.2020
Maja Houtman. Necklace: Double lemon, 2019. Silver, paint.. 11.5 x 4.1 x 7.0 cm. From series: Lemons. Maja Houtman
Necklace: Double lemon, 2019
Silver, paint.
11.5 x 4.1 x 7.0 cm
From series: Lemons
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Graduated as gold and silversmith at the Vakschool in Schoonhoven, Maja Houtman found her first job as a repairer in a mainstream jewelry shop. In this uninspiring environment, she trained herself further in the goldsmiths craft. Later on she became an assay master at the Dutch Assay Office. After a career switch in 2003 she started to work as an artist-goldsmith, using a technique she calls twisting. Several objects have been awarded in international crafts competitions and are included in private and public collections.