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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 program 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 program 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 further education of Fine Arts 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 jeweller 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 Program is orientated at some qualification goals which include artistic competences, commitment in civil societies, and personal development. According to those competences, we also foster communication competences, coordination and organisation competences. The central approach of the Program is to develop design structures and thinking structures of artistic action which are orientated at 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 raise a connection between our roots and our current surrounding. Because of this possibility, we can notice changes in our surrounding 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. The society reacts, 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, 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.
 

Teachers

Theo Smeets, Ute Eitzenhöfer, Eva-Maria Kollischan, Susanne Bennewitz, Winfried Juchem, Oliver Mauerhofer, Gerrit Binz, Tanja Falkenhayner, Tobias Häger, Julia Wild, Cornelia Wruck, Carolin Denter, Stefan Diemer, Marie Louise Brunner, Ursula Wehrmeister, Daniela Rubino, Marion Kaune.

Contact

Ute Schoppet
Secretary of the Department for Gemstones and Jewellery
Mon, Tue + Thu 13:00 - 16:00
Wed 9:00 - 12:00 + 13:00 - 16:00

Vollmersbachstraße 53a
D-55743 Idar-Oberstein
U.Schoppet@ges.hochschule-trier.de​
tel: +49(0)6781/9463-0
fax: +49(0)6781/9463-63

Events      View / hide events

2019:
Workshop  19 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019  Casting. Iconoc(l)ast with Peter Vermandere.
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  PUK, micro welding with Petr Dvorak.
Workshop  19 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019  Wood miniatures with Jörg Obergfell.
Workshop  12 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019  Filigree, spinning it further with Susanne Matsché.
Workshop  12 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019  Gemstone cutting with Alexander Friedrich.
Workshop  12 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019  Repoussé, hammer your happiness with Gabriele Hinze.
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.
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:  UcIc Art Jewellery #1. Fang, Ranran; Sun, Yuxi.  UcIc Art Jewellery:  Shanghai,  2018
Book:  To the Point. Malev, Daniela.  Edition Winterwork:  Leipzig,  2017
Book:  Gemstone - Art. Reinassance to the Present. Lindemann, Wilhelm.  Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2016
Book:  Nsaio6. New Jewellery from Idar-Oberstein. Smeets, Theo; Eitzenhöfer, Ute.  Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2016
Book:  ThinkingJewellery. On the way towards a theory. Arnoldsche:  Stuttgart,  2011
Oliver Mauerhofer. Body piece: Animus, 2019. Steel, stone, portable projector.. MFA. Oliver Mauerhofer
Body piece: Animus, 2019
Steel, stone, portable projector.
MFA

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Oliver Mauerhofer. Object: Light Matter, 2019. Aluminium, fluorescent color.. MFA. Oliver Mauerhofer
Object: Light Matter, 2019
Aluminium, fluorescent color.
MFA

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Oliver Mauerhofer. Object: Light Matter, 2019. Aluminium, fluorescent color.. Detail view.MFA. Oliver Mauerhofer
Object: Light Matter, 2019
Aluminium, fluorescent color.

Detail view.
MFA

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Stefanie Talhammer. Necklace: Untitled, 2018. Marble, rubber, textile.. BFA. Stefanie Talhammer
Necklace: Untitled, 2018
Marble, rubber, textile.
BFA

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Vanessa Zoeller. Installation: Untitled, 2018. Mixed media.. BFA. Vanessa Zoeller
Installation: Untitled, 2018
Mixed media.
BFA

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Vanessa Zoeller. Installation: Untitled, 2018. Mixed media.. Detail view.BFA. Vanessa Zoeller
Installation: Untitled, 2018
Mixed media.

Detail view.
BFA

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Qi Wang. Pendant: Stone Solder, 2016. Stone solder, crystal, silver.. Photo by: Qi Wang. MFA
. Tasting, is a ritual finished by human, just like soldering. Stone is a kind of material that could also be soldered just like metal. Teeth chew to merge the taste into the body, metal solder merges different pieces together, stone as well.. Qi Wang
Pendant: Stone Solder, 2016
Stone solder, crystal, silver.

Photo by: Qi Wang
MFA
Tasting, is a ritual finished by human, just like soldering. Stone is a kind of material that could also be soldered just like metal. Teeth chew to merge the taste into the body, metal solder merges different pieces together, stone as well.

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Qi Wang. Pendant: Stone Solder, 2016. Stone solder, crystal, silver.. Photo by: Qi Wang. On body.MFA
. Tasting, is a ritual finished by human, just like soldering. Stone is a kind of material that could also be soldered just like metal. Teeth chew to merge the taste into the body, metal solder merges different pieces together, stone as well.. Qi Wang
Pendant: Stone Solder, 2016
Stone solder, crystal, silver.

Photo by: Qi Wang

On body.
MFA
Tasting, is a ritual finished by human, just like soldering. Stone is a kind of material that could also be soldered just like metal. Teeth chew to merge the taste into the body, metal solder merges different pieces together, stone as well.

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Sonia Pibernat. Brooch: Drawing Movement, 2018. Silver.. 8 x 8 x 5 cm. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. MFA. Sonia Pibernat
Brooch: Drawing Movement, 2018
Silver.
8 x 8 x 5 cm
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi
MFA

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Sonia Pibernat. Brooch: Drawing Movement, 2018. Silver.. 8 x 8 x 5 cm. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. On Body.MFA. Sonia Pibernat
Brooch: Drawing Movement, 2018
Silver.
8 x 8 x 5 cm
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi

On Body.
MFA

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Gina Nadine Müller. Object: Hidden secrets, 2017-2018. Clear quartz.. 5.3 x 2 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Gina Nadine Müller. BFA
. Mouth object, to be held between the lips.. Gina Nadine Müller
Object: Hidden secrets, 2017-2018
Clear quartz.
5.3 x 2 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Gina Nadine Müller
BFA
Mouth object, to be held between the lips.

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Gina Nadine Müller. Object: Hidden secrets, 2017-2018. Clear quartz.. 5.3 x 2 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Gina Nadine Müller. On Body.BFA
. Mouth object, to be held between the lips.. Gina Nadine Müller
Object: Hidden secrets, 2017-2018
Clear quartz.
5.3 x 2 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Gina Nadine Müller

On Body.
BFA
Mouth object, to be held between the lips.

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Kun Zhang. Pin: Untitled, 2018. Ebony. Photo by: Qi Wang. MFA. Kun Zhang
Pin: Untitled, 2018
Ebony
Photo by: Qi Wang
MFA

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Kun Zhang. Object: Untitled, 2018. Pink ivory.. Photo by: Qi Wang. MFA. Kun Zhang
Object: Untitled, 2018
Pink ivory.
Photo by: Qi Wang
MFA

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Kika Rufino. Brooch: Swing C, 2018. Agate, steel.. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. MFA. Kika Rufino
Brooch: Swing C, 2018
Agate, steel.
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi
MFA

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Kika Rufino. Brooch: Swing C, 2018. Agate, steel.. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. Alternative view.MFA. Kika Rufino
Brooch: Swing C, 2018
Agate, steel.
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi

Alternative view.
MFA

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Felicia Mülbaier. Necklace: Vom Auffinden, 2019. Lapis, textile, silver.. MFA. Felicia Mülbaier
Necklace: Vom Auffinden, 2019
Lapis, textile, silver.
MFA

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Mia Čopíková. Necklace: Lilu, 2017. Mirrors, glue, silver, textile.. 27 x 15 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Nima Ashafiri. MFA 2017. Mia Čopíková
Necklace: Lilu, 2017
Mirrors, glue, silver, textile.
27 x 15 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Nima Ashafiri
MFA 2017

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Valerie Wagner. Object: Temps, 2017. Stone, ink.. 50 x 40 x 3 cm. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. BFA 2017. Valerie Wagner
Object: Temps, 2017
Stone, ink.
50 x 40 x 3 cm
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi
BFA 2017

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Sharareh Aghaei. Necklace: Untitled, 2017. Aventurine, metal nets, silver, malachite powder, cement, resin.. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. MFA 2018. Sharareh Aghaei
Necklace: Untitled, 2017
Aventurine, metal nets, silver, malachite powder, cement, resin.
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi
MFA 2018

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Carolin Denter. Neckpiece: Exploding Grandma II, 2017. Pearls, textile, glass beads, vintage glass stones, nylon, rose quarz, silk, fake fur, agate.. 45 x 28 x 4 cm. Photo by: Qi Wang. From series: Kitsch. BFA 2017. Carolin Denter
Neckpiece: Exploding Grandma II, 2017
Pearls, textile, glass beads, vintage glass stones, nylon, rose quarz, silk, fake fur, agate.
45 x 28 x 4 cm
Photo by: Qi Wang
From series: Kitsch
BFA 2017

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Yftah Avrahamy. Necklace: Untitled, 2016. Agate, finesilver, fishing wire.. Yftah Avrahamy
Necklace: Untitled, 2016
Agate, finesilver, fishing wire.
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Edu Tarín. Pendant: Mold D1, 2016. Granite, Silver, stone cutting, CNC maschining, electroforming.. Edu Tarín
Pendant: Mold D1, 2016
Granite, Silver, stone cutting, CNC maschining, electroforming.
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Qi Wang. Object: Injection, 2015. Ready mate object, stone.. Photo by: Qi Wang. Qi Wang
Object: Injection, 2015
Ready mate object, stone.
Photo by: Qi Wang
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Stephie Morawetz. Neckpiece: 60233040, 2014. Stone, magnets.. 40 x 35 x 10 cm. Photo by: Stephie Morawetz. Stephie Morawetz
Neckpiece: 60233040, 2014
Stone, magnets.
40 x 35 x 10 cm
Photo by: Stephie Morawetz
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