Manon van Kouswijk, <em>Making Faces</em>, necklace, 2019, ceramic
Manon van Kouswijk, Making Faces, necklace, 2019, ceramic

Manon van Kouswijk, <em>Making Faces</em>, necklace, 2019, ceramic
Manon van Kouswijk, <em>Making Faces</em>, necklace, 2019, ceramic
Peter Bauhuis, <em>Policast</em>, object, silver 800, brass, fine silver
Peter Bauhuis, <em>Flavedo</em>, brooch, 2018, tumbaga 4kt

 

Manon van Kouswijk
A Jewellery Playbook - ACT 3

From a beaded object that looks like a face to an abstract ornament that frames the face: Am I wearing you or are you wearing me? MAKING FACES – A Jewellery Playbook is a new project by Manon van Kouswijk, that consists of 65 beaded necklaces and an artist publication in which the multiple appearances of beads are revealed. Each necklace acts like a secret companion, its disguise as a face is known exclusively to the wearer and is invisible when the necklace is worn. A playbook is a document that serves as a scenario or script for a theatre play, a ballgame or a business transaction. A Jewellery Playbook presents the necklaces as actors on the stage of the publication. The necklaces are activated by the playbook, and become objects that are more than just ornaments.


Peter Bauhuis

Policast

To make his Policast vessels, Peter simultaneously pours more than one metal into the mold. The involved alloys oxidise into a painting in metal. Then a third alloy pervades the form, and the ongoing oxidation during this process produces the final coloration of the pieces. One of the Policast vessels has recently received the Schoonhoven Silver Award. Casting is the connecting link with two groups of jewellery Peter will also be showing. The Flavedo pieces are based on pulled, dried and cast tangerine peel. These face-shaped brooches are made from tumbaga, a copper-gold material that was used for Pre-Columbian masks and objects from Central America and South America. Chains and Flowers – chained and unchained. A chain is cast in one pour, forming a fascinating plant-like structure with the potential to be ‘unchained’ and set free. But there is no going back.