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A Bit Of Clay On The Skin: New Ceramic Jewelry

Thu May 16 to Aug 11, All Day

May 16 – August 11, 2013

Focus Gallery

A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewellery explores the appeal of ceramics, especially porcelain, in jewellery. Organized by the Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud and curated by the renowned German-born goldsmith and jewellery artist Monika Brugger, the exhibition showcases the versatility and allure of the medium, which can be modeled or cast, used alone or with metal, wood, and stone, and vary in color and texture.
The exhibition presents 140  works and features the work of 20 cutting-edge jewellery artists, including creations by such notables as Peter Hoogeboom (The Netherlands), Ted Noten (The Netherlands), Gésine Hackenberg (Germany), Marie Pendariès (Spain), and Shu-Lin Wu (Taiwan). While some make reference to traditional jewellery in materials and symbolism, others altogether redefine it in substance, form, and matter.


A Bit of Clay on the Skin, From Egyptian Craftsmen to European Artists
Thursday May 16, 2013 | Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Lecture 6:30 – 8 pm
$25 General, $20 Members


This Exhibition is part of the Toronto International Jewellery Festival in conjunction with the Meta-Mosaic, the 2013 SNAG Conference


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HEADER PHOTO: Marie Pendariès, La dot, 2008 (detail), Installation, photography, 28  porcelain pieces, © Marie Pendariès
GALLERY PHOTOS: Hoogeboom, Peter 1, Spanish Collar, 1995, necklace, Earthenware, silver, 63 x 7 x 2 cm, Collection privée, © photo : Henni van Beek
Marie Pendariès, La dot (The Dowery), 2008 (detail), Installation, photography, 28  porcelain pieces, © Marie Pendariès
Yiumsiri Vantanapindu 2b, My mind II, 2011, Porcelain, iron, 45 x 20 cm, © Yiumsiri Vantanapindu