SIERAAD ART FAIR
LOCATION: GASHOUDER AMSTERDAM.
20th edition of SIERAAD Art Fair, May 18-19-20-21 2023.
The 19th edition of SIERAAD Art Fair is over again. Not only we have been looking forward to it for a long time, but also the visitors were very pleased that SIERAAD could take place again after 2 ½ years! On the opening day, we could clearly see that, it was as if people had been keeping their money in their pockets all this time, in order to be able to buy the most beautiful and recent designs from the participating designers as soon as possible!We have very deliberately chosen for this period in May, instead of the 18 years in the first weekend of November. We don’t dare for the public and the participants to organise the event in November with the chance of a new Covid variant and have to cancel it. This is a great loss for everyone, that is now clear!
About SIERAAD ART FAIR:
SIERAAD a very special fair where artists from all over the world sell their jewellery directly and in person to shops, galleries and consumers SIERAAD Art Fair presents; unique, personally designed and crafted pieces of jewellery Here, the emphasis is on jewellery as pieces of art in which ideas are packaged in materials such as rubber, textile, photos, plastics, wood or ceramics, as well as silver and gold. Also on display will be traditional pieces of art produced by contemporary silver and goldsmiths. Artist-designers from all corners of the globe, including highly talented emerging designers from internationally acclaimed academies, will be exhibiting exciting work not found anywhere else.
Extranalities – Pictureware
Saskia van Es – 24 mei 2022
Extranalities is a group of established jewellery artists who challenge each other with unusual assignments. The participants have already sent each other something unattractive from their own possessions, to turn into something beautiful. And vice versa. All kinds of assignments, even entire mood boards, ended up on the workbenches of unsuspecting colleagues.
Unique gold and silver forgings
Saskia van Es – 18 mei 2022
SIERAAD would not be SIERAAD without offering unique gold and silver forgings. The techniques are based on centuries-old craftsmanship. But that does not mean that you cannot be innovative in gold and silver!
Saskia van Es – 18 mei 2022
The characteristics of glass give jewellery something that other materials cannot match. The makers are often double talents: they can both handle glass and make good jewellery.
Korea is hot
SASKIA VAN ES – April 4 2022
Korea is hot
If there is one country in the spotlight, it is Korea. Pop music, ceramics, design and jewellery are all equally hot. The group of six well-known Korean contemporary jewellery designers, Secon Lab, is no exception. Half of the group bases their work on traditional jewellery materials. The other half explores non-traditional materials such as leather, textiles and plastics. There is a constant exchange between new and established artists in the group. Materials and techniques are critically examined. Does all the work resemble each other in the end? On the contrary. The artistic signature of each group member is strengthened by it.
Classic with a scoop of 2022.
Saskia van Es – 5 april 2022
Some designers are lucky enough to have an exquisite sense of design plus the technical skills to execute it perfectly. These four artists work with the classic jewellery materials gold, silver, precious stones and pearls. They use age-old goldsmithing techniques. And they add a scoop of 2022.
Photos hiding stories behind stories
By: Saskia van Es
You can no longer ask the somewhat stiff-looking ladies and the occasional gentleman. For whom had they made themselves so beautiful? Or even shown some sexy skin?
Textiles and jewellery: literally a strong combination
By: Saskia Kolff- van Es
The combination of textile and jewellery remains a very strong one. Because textile is so colourful? Because it moulds to the body? Because it is comfortable and protects you? Because it is slow art, made by endlessly repeating certain actions? This year, we can indulge ourselves. At least four artists use the primal material in their jewellery.
BRUNO DA ROCHA
NOBAHAR DESIGN MILANO
My City Napoli wide cuff, Sintered nylon powder.
Photo credit= Belvedere communicazione A.
Coexistence SAB, Brooch, 925Silver,
_CTHRUIT | KANA UMEDA
Necklace, glass and nylon-coating wire
Photo: Erwin Maes
Bracelet, white gold