About my work:
I am a goldsmith with a huge passion for traditional techniques. I developed my style by experimenting and trying different techniques I have read about in books or learned during my education. My inspiration comes fom the materials themselves. Looking at texture, prints, shapes and forms of (for example) textile or lace. Right now I am making jewellery with granulation; an old technique used by the Etruscan.
I am using the granulation not just as an decorative technique, but I also use the granulation to set gemstones with. Textile and lace, and then especially the print it leaves in the metal after milling it into the metal, is also a technique I use in my work. This in combination with colorful gemstones and the granulation. Also reticulation plays a huge part in my designs.
I am also looking into 3D and how I can combine this with traditional craftsmanship.
2000-2004: ROC Zadkine, Schoonhoven the Netherlands.
Direction: level 4 goldsmithing
2005-2006: University college for the creative art, Rochester, England.
Direction: BA Hons jewellery design.
Materials: 14KT gold and a pink tourmaline
14KT gold ring with a pink tourmaline. The tourmaline is set with 14kt gold granulation.
Photo credit: Studio Redlab