A masterclass with international jeweller Manon Van Kouswijk
Traditionally jewellery is meant to last forever and it functions as a marker of time for important moments in our lives. During the two days of this workshop we will work with ephemeral materials like newspaper and magazines on a series of models for temporary jewellery, trying to materialise something of our time and place.
This will be a process driven workshop that reflects on the relationship between jewellery and time and on how we as makers relate to time. We choose to work in a slow medium within a fast world; how does our work represent this world? What do we value?
Manon Van Kouswijk
International contemporary jeweller Manon van Kouswijk graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam in 1995 following her original training as a goldsmith. Her work is exhibited in international galleries and museums and is part of private and public collections worldwide. Manon has recently relocated to Melbourne from Amsterdam.
Manon is interested in the value and meaning of jewellery and personal objects. Her interest extends to the different roles they perform in exchanges between people as gifts, souvenirs and heirlooms.
Manon’s hand crafted jewellery and objects reveal aspects of the way they are made and the way we use and handle them.
Manon’s diverse use of materials and range of techniques employed are often defined by her subject matter and the type of object she is designing and crafting.
Price: $285 for 2 days (includes materials)
Date: Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July,10am – 4pm