Ramon Puig Cuyas
Born in 1953 in Matarò, Barcelona, Ramon Puig Cuyàs is one of the greatest masters of contemporary art jewellery. Between 1969 and 1974, he studied arts at the Academy of Fine Arts and jewellery design at Escola Massana in Barcelona, where he graduated in 1969. He taught there from 1977 and became head of the department of jewellery design. As a teacher, he has been invited by schools and universities in England, France, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Italy and Portugal.
His works are featured in the permanent collections of many prestigious museums and private collections around the world. He has received the Herbert Hoffmann Prize on three occasions and the Barcelona Premis Ciutat in 2011.
Creating is my way of satisfying an indefinable need to transform, construct, illuminate, to turn the invisible into the visible and to be able to do so with my own hands. The act of creation is as though a journey to conquer an innermost sense of freedom, and to satisfy a deep desire to feel myself alive. I am impelled to commence each new work by the need to respond to a challenge, that of turning a pre-feeling into a real feeling. Planning and constructing is to live the experience of some moments of fullness and emotion.