Masterclass embossing techniques

Studio DIVA in Antwerp (B) is giving a masterclass embossing techniques wit Patrick Storme. Embossing is a technique used to shape precious metal and apply decoration. Rather than striking the metal with a hammer, the silversmith uses a punch to refine the form of the article and add subtle detail, ornamentation or figures. If you are a professional silver or goldsmith, jewellery designer or student with a good grounding, sign up for our masterclass by September 27th and draw inspiration from master silversmith Patrick Storme. The spoken language of the masterclass is Dutch.

Practical information
The masterclass will take place at Studio DIVA from 9:30 am till 4:30 pm; Saturday 31 October – Wednesday 4 November. The number of participants is limited to 6. Applying is possible until 28 September.
Cost of the workshop: € 550 (incl. lunch and entry to the museum; excl. VAT).

For all further enquiries please visit the DIVA website or email: tom.iriks@divaantwerp.be

Crafted Art & Design

The first exhibition of Passì Gallery in Schoonhoven (NL) on its new location will take place during the last weekend of October. Objects made by Mark Alexander, Jorinda Bruggeman, Paul Derrez, Pauline Barendse & Jan Matthesius, Hitomi Hashimoto, André van Loon, Eeelco Veenman, Carsten From Andersen, Yuki Ferdinandsen and Paul de Vries will be on show.

Crafted Art & Design
23.10.2020 – 25.10.2020 : Passì Gallery, Schonhoven (NL)

Sweet September – Sarah Perkins

Sarah Perkins in New Mexico is considered one of the best enamelists in the United States. She continues to amaze viewers with her superb forms, brilliant colors and stylistic surprises which include stitched seams, gemstones and unusual textures. With great technical skills, Perkins raises the silver or copper forms which then serve as a canvas (inside and out) for the extraordinary painterly surfaces she creates.

Perkins’ vessels and containers are intimate treasures that are decorative, expressive works which are both beautiful and emotive. Nature and culture often inform her designs. Recently named the 2019 Master Metalsmith, Perkins was honored with an exhibition of her work at the Metal Museum in Memphis Tennessee, October 2019 thru March 2020.

Visit the online exhibition at Mobilia Gallery

London Craft Week

London Craft Week celebrates outstanding British and international creativity. This year the festival brings together over 250 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world.

Events with silversmithing during the event are:

For further information please visit the London Craft Week website.

Isabelle Enders 9th Hanau City Goldsmith

Every two years the City of Hanau appoints a City Goldsmith, who spends a number of weeks working in Hanau at the Staatliche Zeichenakademie and holding a workshop for the students there. In August the jury chose Isabelle Enders(* Nuremberg 1979) to be the City Goldsmith for 2021.
A silversmith by training, Isabelle Enders is committed to functional ware. She has a particular predilection for pepper and salt grinders: classic everyday utensils that are still mandatory features on the table or in the kitchen today. The artist impressively shows us that this ubiquitously familiar equipment can be transformed into a whole array of art objects that function.

Further information: www.isabelle-enders.com

Workshop forging silver spoons



Due to the Covid-19 virus precautionary measures the workshop is cancelled



Studio DIVA in Antwerp (B) is giving a workshop forging spoons. During this workshop you will learn the basic techniques for forging a silver spoon. You start from a bar of silver that is gradually forged into a shape using an anvil and a heavy forging hammer. You will learn step by step everything about how to shape and finish your spoon. No prior knowledge is required for the workshop and it is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. You would be well advised to sign up without delay, because places are limited to 6 a day.
The workshop is given by silversmith Max Gielis (° 1977), who is a teacher at the RHoK Academy in Brussels and worked as an independent silversmith for i.a. Gijs Bakker and Koen Wijngaerden.

Practical information
The workshop will take place at Studio DIVA from 9:30 am till 4:30 pm. Participants choose at least two days from the available dates (Monday 24 till Friday 28 of August 2020) and register for the workshop via the online ticket shop of DIVA. The places are limited to 6 participants a day. Do you want to register for more than two days? Just select the extra days you want in the online ticket shop.
Cost of the workshop: € 105 a day (10% discount for friends of DIVA). Materials to make one spoon are included. If you want to make several spoons, you can purchase materials from DIVA or bring your own.

For all further enquiries please visit the DIVA website or email: tom.iriks@divaantwerp.be