SIERAAD ART FAIR
NEWS: Over the past few months we have seen many developments that gave us hope with regard to the organization of our fair. Many of you, our visitors, have received a vaccination by now, including ourselves. Unfortunately, the worldwide vaccination situation is such that it will be impossible for us to enjoy jewellery art in Amsterdam in November in a carefree state of mind. Just like you we were so much looking forward to SIERAAD ART FAIR.
It is with many regrets, therefore, that we have to let you know that the 19th edition of SIERAAD will not take place this year either. It must be possible for everybody to visit our fair, young and old, from the Netherlands, but also from many other countries in the rest of the world – that is SIERAAD’s concept. We are always so proud to receive both international visitors and participants in Amsterdam. Sadly, we have had to acknowledge that this will still not be possible in 2021 and obviously safety has the highest priority.
During the past few months we have worked very hard to try and plan another fair, but unfortunately we will have to move the 19th edition to another moment, we hope somewhere in the spring, APRIL /MAY 2022.
We send you our best wishes, stay healthy and hope to see you all at the moment we can all enjoy a beautiful, carefree day out, without restrictions, with jewellery creations, exhibitions and lots more.
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.
SASKIA VAN ES – March 25 2021
Have you also seen an unbelievable amount of jewellery lately? Flat ghostly apparitions on our screen that evaporated back into the cloud? Yet, some of them I have not only seen, but also felt. I could imagine their surface, or their weight. Bronze has a smell. Links make a sound.
Our sensory memory completes the picture. To do this, you need to have built up an archive of jewellery that you once picked up, turned over, clasped or pinned and put away again. Dutch designer Gijs Bakker wonders whether we still make enough physical contact with the materials used to make jewellery. His earrings make you aware of the specific mass of the materials. This little ball of rock crystal weighs exactly 4.0 grams, as does the much smaller piece of gold. The rod through your ear is the balancing stick of the tightrope walker.
Saskia van Es – 20 apr 2020
Mid March – the virus was in the news already – the annual jewellery week in Munchen took place. Despite cancellations there was still enough to see. Such as the remarkable performance ‘Passenger’, where I got on a van with a group of American jewellery makers. We passengers were allowed to take the pieces from the boxes while a story was being read. We wore blue gloves, part of the act of course. But I am sure I was not the only one on that van thinking of something medical.
Golden chemistry between clients
Goldsmiths and Sieraad Art Fair
By: Esther Doornbusch
Every year jewellery designers and goldsmiths Mirjam Jakubowski (1958) and René Vlasblom (1955) are present at Sieraad Art Fair: they have been participants from day One. Regular visitors of the fair recognize Mirjam by her wild, red curls and René by his unusual shirts.
The two of them make their own, individual work and work together under the labels Casjèh and Mayestic Muse. Both brands are a guarantee for unusual, yet very wearable rings. The two goldsmiths also create jewellery together commissioned by private individuals. They share a studio in Culemborg and their new shop with adjoining studio will shortly open in the heart of the friendly, historical town of Buren.
Lecture Wallace Chan
By: Saskia Kolff- van Es
A technological tour de force – that is what Wallace Chan’s jewellery is. The pieces are large, colorful, studded with hundreds of precious stones and popular among royals and other rich people. The Hong Kong artist is a master in working with titanium and has invented a series of unique techniques and materials.
photo: : Erwin Maes
Stadsringen in roodgoud, witgoud en roodgoud 14 k met pavézetting onderrand
Brooch Last Dance Last Chance
silver-recycled polyethylene in Red
Hoogenboom & Bogers
photo: Erwin Maes
one of a kind statement earrings with natural Edison pearls.15.5mm in size combined with 8 natural light pink diamonds_a total of 0,81ct _ in 18k gold.
Jabukowski en Vlasblom
photo: Carola Doornbos
Rings from the collection: Casjeh
Necklace, 2018, silk, 925
_CTHRUIT | KANA UMEDA
Necklace, glass and nylon-coating wire
Photo: Erwin Maes
Bracelet, white gold