Contemporary Jewelry

photography: Marc Woltering

Artist Statement

The time and environment we live in has a major influence on what we eat, drink and breathe, it all has a direct connection with our body’s complex systems. The chemical process in our body is responsible for our feelings, our inclinations to do things – our awareness of the qualitative nature of our senses.

 

I'm interested in investigating to what extent can I make autonomous decisions? Is it the chemical process in my body making the decisions and to what extend am I going on native instinct? Do I feel different and do I make different choises when I for example imitate a gather and hunter diet?

 

In my artistic process I investigate and comment on human behavior, evolution and native instinct. Notably as a comment on the society of today.

Handcrafted 
Jewelry Artist 
Based in Amsterdam 

About Me 

As a specialist in jewelry making I have a preference to work with material with my own hands. 

My affinity with craftsmanship is what defines my work. 

 

Because jewelry is worn in contact with the body I choose to work only with sustainable skin-friendly materials like porcelain, stoneware ceramic, 925 quality silver, gold or RVS steel. In my work as an artist or designer my affinity to process material with my own hands therefore my affinity with craftsmanship holds an important position. The clay I always shape by hand giving a certain quality and this makes every object unique and slightly different: my approach is to work in dialog with the material.

 

​Work experience

2014 - Today Entrepreneur, Fine Art, Amsterdam NL
2017 Goldsmith, Gassan Diamonds, Amsterdam NL 

2011 - 2014 part-time Goldsmith, Jantine Kroeze Atelier, Amsterdam NL
2010 Guest Teacher on making Jewellery, University of the Arts Utrecht NL

Education

2014 Bachelor of fine Art, The Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Ceramic Department, Amsterdam NL
2008 Goldsmith/entrepreneur, ROC Zadkine, MBO level 4, Schoonhoven NL 

2004 VMBO Technology, Metalworking, ROC De Borgen, Leek NL

Internships

2007 Goldsmith, Jantine Kroeze Atelier, Gouda NL 

2006 Goldsmith, Goldline, 's-Hertogenbosch NL 

The necklaces is part of a small series named Gather or Collect. Within the common theme of this series all the individual jewelry items are one of a kind. The porcelain parts are all shaped by hand, fired and sanded and lock I made specifically to fit this design.

Materials: Porcelain, Ceramic pigments, Stainless steel.

 

Year: 2019

Gater or collect?

Asymmetry and

Evolving porcelain

Year: 2019

Material: Porcelain, Ceramic pigments, Stainless steel, Silver.

Technique: All the individual jewelry items are one of a kind. The porcelain parts are all shaped by hand, fired and sanded.

asymmetry

The From Color Jewelry Collection is a celebration all about timeless materials, craftsmanship, design and of course colors. Every item in this collection tells its own individual story with a one of a kind pattern and color palette.

 

Product description:

The materials are porcelain, ceramic pigment's, oxides and stainless steel.

I like to work with these materials because of their sustainable en skin-friendly qualities. 

 

This unique necklace or earrings are handmade in Amsterdam.

The lenght of the necklace is 43 cm.

 

You are welcome to contact me for all personal wishes or variations

FROM COLOR

Making the WIRED jewelry all comes down to timing and perfect consistency of the porcelain. The design speaks for itself: no item is the same or can be repeated.

 

Product description:

The materials are 925 eco-silver combined with porcelain.

These one of a kind necklaces and earrings are handmade in Amsterdam.

 

The size of one earring is approximately length 4 cm x width 2 cm. You are welcome to contact me for personal wishes, such as red, yellow or white gold.

collection Wired

The CALVINISTS earrings are a colorful wink of an eye to the Dutch culture. Straightforward minimalistic designed being perfect for daily use.

 

Product description:

The materials are stainless steel combined with Porcelain. These one of a kind earrings are handmade in Amsterdam.

 

The size of one earring is approximately length 2,5 cm x width 1,2 cm. You are welcome to contact me for personal wishes, such as red, yellow or white gold.

 

Price € 60,00 

CALVINISTs

Steenmannetje - Cairn earrings

The materials are RVS Stainless Steel and Stoneware Ceramic. I like to work with these materials because of their sustainable en skin-friendly qualities. This unique earrings are handmade in Amsterdam.

The Size of a single ceramic part is approximately Ø 5-18 mm x width 0,8-1,8 mm. The Size of one Earring is Ø 0,8 x 3,5 cm hight.

You are welcome to contact me for all personal wishes or variations.

Price € 75,00 

Steenmannetje

WIRED - Red