In 2015 I was part of 'The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange'. A lovely project where every jeweller is paired with someone working in a similar field of interest or material. The pieces are then exchanged, hence the name, and every jeweller receives the piece made for him by his/her partner. I decided to create a necklace of silver and pate-de-verre. A technique which allows to fuse tiny glass particles into a solid shape. What I love about this technique is its versatility an
An exciting workshop on glass casting. Angela Jarman's pieces are very inspiring and some of her work is on display in the V&A. After having experimented with glass casting on a very small (jewellery related) scale it is amazing to experience the process on a much larger scale. Just a few hours into the workshop it dawns on me that I am going to be hooked to this process. The range of possibilities and the precision and control over the material glass opens up a whole new pla
Visit of the Musée d'Opale-Sud in Berck-sur-Mer, France The Museum d'Opale-Sud in Berck-sur-Mer with its wonderful collection of maritime paintings of artists such as Tattegrain, Roussel et Chambon has a long tradition of combining classic and contemporary art. From September 14th until December 31 it is host to the exhibition "Mondo Vetro - Histoires Naturelles" with some of the most intricate and detailed work of Vittorio Costantini.
Since we have been fortunate to meet t
So this will be the last day our our journey. We decide to spend most of it in Venice. Again, we are lucky to have another sunny but cold day. Our short boat trip takes us to the north of Venice and we do not have to search for long until we find the shop of Maestro Vittorio Constantini. He welcomes us into his studio and invites us to have a look at his fabulous collection of glass insects, fish, birds and other animals that he has created over the last years.
Looking at some of my own beads it is easy to see that Kristina is a major inspiration for my work and I admire her style and attention to detail. It was a real pleasure to meet her in person in the Volkmann's studio in Hamburg. I was amazed to see how calm and concentrated Kristina works on every single detail. She draws a lot of energy and motivation from doing yoga. I love all the pieces she brought into the studio. The oblong beads will sometimes be ground and set into a