Throughout the duration of our current exhibition “Holy Tools!“, the blog of LA Joaillerie invites you to discover the artists participating in the exhibition. Through a tool-Portrait, discover their considerations on tools, their views on crafts and handmaking. Born in Haarlem in 1970, Katja Prins is a Dutch artist. After her training in traditional techniques of jewellery at the Vakschool of Schoonhoven, she studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (1993-1997). Today she lives and works in Amsterdam. – If you were a tool ? I actually consider instruments, tools and machines etc. to be extensions from us. And you can reverse that : I also consider the human body to be an instrument/machine/tool, so I am a tool ! – What is your first or most significant memory related to tools ? Not so much to tools, but when I was 15, I had to wear a back-brace for one year, because of Scoliosis : I have a small deformation in my spine. Once, a friend noticed that this was maybe where my fascination started. – Why did you choose working with your hands and what does it provide you ? It chose me in a way […]
Throughout the duration of our current exhibition “Holy Tools!“, the blog of LA Joaillerie invites you to discover the artists participating in the exhibition. Through a tool-Portrait, discover their considerations on tools, their views on crafts and handmaking. Lisa and Scott Cylinder first met while they were students in jewellery and goldsmithing at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Since 1988, they have been successfully co-directing their art jewellery studio while pursuing a teaching career. They live and work in Oley, Pennsylvania. – If you were a tool? We would be a pencil. The pencil represents everything important to us and about us. Hard and soft, additive and reductive, colorful yet capable of only writing in blacks and greys. It also represents an archaic, outmoded (by technology) tool that is still incredibly relevant to us today as makers, both as a way to put ideas on paper and as a material to incorporate in our works. – If you were a gesture? We suppose it would be a rumination, akin to Rodin’s «The Thinker.» Our works, at first glance, are layered with materials and design. It is upon a second glance or further study that a much […]
We are pleased to announce that the gallery LA Joaillerie par Mazlo will participate in the new edition of the Parcours Bijoux 2017. The group show entitled “Triptych: Life, Love and Death” will be presenting the unique and original artworks of our guests, contemporary art jewellers : Zoe Arnold (UK), Robin Kranitzky & Kim Overstreet (USA), Lisa & Scott Cylinder (USA), Asagi Maeda (JP), Barbara Paganin (IT) and Robert Mazlo (FR). Echoing the jewellery exhibition, the gallery will also welcome: – a selection of works (from the “Ensemble Seul” series) by photographer Éric Antoine (with the courtesy of Laurence Esnol gallery), – as well as an installation/artwork, resulting from the collaboration of Franco-Chillian artist/photographer Hector Olguin, and French designer/scenographer Cynthia Ayral. Browse our website, Instagram and Facebook accounts during the following months to find more information about the show with interviews and news about the full programme of the Parcours Bijoux. Exhibition October 14 – November 15, 2017. Opening on Saturday 14 October at 3:00 pm.
Throughout the duration of exhibition “Sacrés Outils! “, the blog of LA Joaillerie invites you to discover the artists participating in the exhibition. Through a tool-Portrait, discover their considerations on tools, their views on crafts and handmaking. Juanjo Garcia Martin is a Spanish art jeweller. He lives and works in Malaga. His artistic approach combines different disciplines that he has been practicing indinstinctely since an early age: painting, music and art jewellery. – If you were a tool ? I think if I were a tool, I would be a hammer, with the aesthetic of the video the Wall, by Pink Floyd! – If you were a gesture ? I would be a look. – What is your first or most significant memory related to tools ? A small box of wood that my father had built with a fruit box, and I remember that it used to be full of screws, nails, nuts, washers, tape, etc. All that was left to go in the drawer of surprises. – What is your favorite tool and why ? The hacksaw, for its simplicity and everything you can get with it. – Why did you choose working with our hands (and […]