The Core & the Shell. Guiding methods for independent jewellery makers

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Published: 30.08.2014
The Core & the Shell. Guiding methods for independent jewellery makers.
Estela Sàez Vilanova
Edited by:
Otro Diseño Foundation & Estela Sàez Vilanova
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Technical data:
74 pages, color printing on white uncoated paper, text in English, 15 × 23 cm
from 20 €

The Otro Diseño Foundation s proud to present the manual 'The Core & the Shell', by Spanish jewellery artist Estela Saez Villanova. 'The Core & the Shell' is a guide, written from a very personal perspective, for students with an interest in contemporary jewellery who wish to learn about the steps and decisions a young jeweller can take in order to begin a career in the field.
At present the jewellery maker is not just a person who is enclosed in the workshop concentrating on the process and production of jewellery making for a client. Today a jeweller develops the necessary skills to promote and manage him/herself in the international context. Strengthening these two core principles of the practice will provide those just entering the field a valuable help and opportunity in achieving success on international arena. The two core principles consist of making work -jewellery or else- within the studio and creating a connection with the outside world.
The purpose of this proposal is to present potential steps and decisions a young jeweller can make in order to successfully begin their career. These results are based on my personal reflections from the past fifteen years of studio explorations, professional involvement with art projects, jewellery galleries and the industry. There are two main sections of this guide. First section focuses on the creative process itself and my development as a jeweller. Second section is devoted to the engagement with the professional world outside of the studio and educational environment." [...]

Besides addresing different topics, the manual contain case studies by renwon jewellery artists such as Robert Smit, Iris Eichenberg, Ruudt Peters, Natalya Pinchuk, Ramón Puig Cuyas, Ted Noten and Sara Borgegard.

'The Core & the Shell' is also available in a Spanish version.

>> Download the free english ebook (iPad iBooks format) version
>> Descargar la versión gratuita del Libro electrónico en castellano

The editorial design of 'The Core & the Shell' has been executed by Mexican graphic designer and jewellery artist Mariana Acosta.