Substance and Absence Workshop – November 2015
by Jorge Manilla
SUBSTANCE AND ABSENCE consisted on an intensive five-day workshop dictated by the Mexican teacher, visual and jewelry artist Jorge Manilla and was aimed at jewelry designers who desired to work on conceptual assignments using jewellery as a media.
The workshop was based on the study, conceptualization and execution of a jewel which considerate the substance and absence as equally relevant players on the narrative of the piece. The object was the result of careful analysis and discussion on topics such as Public and Private, Show-off and Hide, Tradition and Invention.
This workshop sought to provide the participants with a more liberal approach to jewellery-making and with an understanding of its relation with other creative disciplines.
The workshop focused strongly on the development of conceptual thinking and the encouragement of experimentation, combining this with the technical abilities of the participants.
At the end of the workshop the participants have created a piece of conceptual jewellery. They have gained a wider understanding on conceptual of contemporary jewellery and sharpened their ability to evaluate and critique their own work.
Joya Art Jewellery Fair – 2015
For more info about Joya 2015 click here!
CORPOREO in CORPOREO consists on an intensive three-day workshop dictated by the Mexican visual and jewelry artist Jorge Manilla. This workshop is aimed at jewelry of industrial designers, visual artists, who either work professionally or are in the last year of their studies and who desire to work on conceptual assignments using jewelry as a media.
The workshop will be based on the study, conceptualization and execution of a jewel and the relationship with the body
The workshop focus strongly on the development of conceptual thinking and the encouragement of experimentation, combining this with the technical abilities of the participants.
At the end of the workshop the participants will have created a piece of conceptual jewelry. They will have gained a wider understanding on conceptual of contemporary jewelry and sharpened their ability to evaluate and critique their own work.
Jorge Manilla (Mexico)
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Jorge Manilla is an active international artist and teacher. Manilla works in bold and sculptural ways exploring a wide range of materials and different aspects of jewellery; from conceptual art projects to fashion and design.
Jorge Manilla, the son of a family of Mexican goldsmiths and engravers, studied visual arts at the Academy of San Carlos, in Mexico. He received a highly technical jewellery training at the Academy of Craft and Design from the Mexican Institute of Fine Arts. He later studied conceptual jewellery at the Karel de Grote Academy in Beligium.
Jorge Manilla is a teacher at the Jewellery Department at the Royal Art Academy in Antwerp, Belgium and has given workshops and lectures in England, Germany, Sweden, Finland and Estonia. His work has been shown and sits in private collections all over the world.
Professional and last year students on the fields of jewellery and industrial design, visual arts, with an interest in contemporary jewellery as a medium.
From Tuesday 14th to thursday 16th April, 2015
Contemporary Jewelry Designer
24 hours in 3 days
Popeye Loves Olive – Art Space
5 Libona Str.,10560
Spanish and English
For more information, please contact
m: 0030 6944 871 569
Developing Your Own Script / Workshop
by Charon Kransen
Charon Kransen’s master class “developing your own script” is based on the concept of encouraging jewelry artists to work from their unique talent instead of relying on the more common route of commercial work that is often dictated by main-stream demand/taste.
This involves insight in the often psychological and emotional barriers we consciously or unconsciously have put up within ourselves.
His premise is that most artists are ill prepared in matters relating to professional life in their relationship with galleries, dealers and clients.
The seminar focuses on issues of: identity, recognition, success, clients, collectors,” the market”, ethics, presentation and galleries.
To that end, he directs discussion around central themes of dealing with how galleries work, what their motives are, how they select work, how they develop a vision
and how the artΕs develops contacts with the gallery, with the client and with the dealer.
It also touches on the difficult issue and the criteria as to how to select a gallery to work with.
Other topics include:
How to have a good relationship with this population and discuss issues freely?
How to solve problems as they arise and learn how to deal with them and/or avoid them?
How to develop skills to have a more satisfying, creative and rewarding (also financial) professional life?
How to focus attention on questions such as “where would I like to be in the field”.
How to be part of an international marketplace.
The 3- day seminar has received critical acclaim for its inspiring and empowering discussions and career development.
For more information about Charon Kransen click here!
25 October 2014 – 27 October 2014
@ Popeye Loves Olive – Art Space
Joya Art Jewellery Fair – 2014
On the 9th – 11th of October I will be showing my new work in Joya Art Jewellery Fair in Barcelona!
For more info about Joya 2014 click here!
Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair – 2014
On the 6th – 9th of November I will exhibit in Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair in Amsterdam!
For more info about Sieraad click here!