Call for entries Schoonhoven 2020

Application Hammerclub Exhibition 2020
Open up

Anmeldung HammerClub Ausstellung 2020
Open up

We invite you to participate with your current and of course best piece to our exhibition ‘Open Up’- contemporary silverwork art. As you can see from the title of the exhibition, it is all about silverware. If your work contains other materials then silver or material combinations, but you consider them to be representative, then we stand open to all good works.
Wir bitten euch zu unserer Ausstellung ‘Open Up’- zeitgenössische Silberkunst ihre aktuellen und natürlich besten Stück einzusenden. Wie Sie dem Titel der Ausstellung entnehmen können, dreht sich alles um Silberwaren. Für den Fall, dass ihr aktuell in anderen Materialen oder Materialkombinationen arbeitet und diese für stimmig und repräsentativ erachtet, sind wir dahingehend für alle guten Arbeiten offen.

HammerClub Meeting Schoonhoven 2020

The HammerClub 2020 Meeting will take place from 29.05.2020 until 01.06.2020 in Schoonhoven (the Netherlands).
Das HammerClub Treffen 2020 wird vom 29. Mai bis 1. Juni 2020 in Schoonhoven (Niederlande) stattfinden.
Friday May 29, 2020

  • reception participants
  • welcome by Karin Voskamp, Director Vakschool Schoonhoven
  • forging of the common bowl
  • lectures: o.a. Auricular style by Dirk Jan Biemond of Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
  • opening exhibition
  • dinner at own expense
Freitag 29. Mai 2020

  • Empfang Teilnehmer
  • Begrüßung durch Karin Voskamp, Direktor Vakschool Schoonhoven
  • Gemeinschaftsschale schmieden
  • Vorträgen: u.a. Knorpelwerk durch Dirk Jan Biemond vom Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
  • Eröffnung Ausstellung
  • Abendessen auf eigene Kosten
Saturday 30, 2018

Samstag 30. Mai 2020

Sunday May 31, 2018

  • Exhibition in Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven
  • visit to the exhibition Silver, Masterpieces by Delft silversmiths 1590-1800 in Museum Prinsenhof in Delft
Sontag 31. Mai 2020

  • Ausstellung im Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven
  • Besuch des Ausstellung Silber, Meisterwerke der Delfter Silberschmiede 1590-1800 in Museum Prinsenhof in Delft
Monday June 1, 2020 (With Monday)
National Silver Day

  • On Whit Monday the historic city center of Schoonhoven is one big gold and silversmith’s workshop. Spread over the old town in over 140 pavilions and stands, it is silver everywhere. Participants of the HammerClub can join in in a joint pavilion and show and sell their works
  • Exhibition in Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven
Montag 1. Juni 2020 (Pfingstmontag)
Nationaler Silbertag

  • Am Pfingstmontag ist das historische Stadtzentrum von Schoonhoven eine große Gold- und Silberschmiedewerkstatt. Über die Altstadt verteilt in über 140 Pavillons und Ständen ist es Silber überall. Teilnehmer des HammerClubs können sich an einem Gemeinschaftsstand beteiligen und ihre Werke zeigen und verkaufen
  • Ausstellung im Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven
The lectures will be held in English.
Die Vorträge finden in englischer Sprache statt.
Workshop Mokume Gane
Prior to HammerClub meeting there will be a workshop Mokume Gane on Thursday and Friday May 28 and 29. The number of participants is limited to 15. More information will follow on this website.
Workshop Mokume Gane
Vor dem HammerClub-Treffen findet am Donnerstag und Freitag, den 28. und 29. Mai ein Workshop Mokume Gane statt. Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 15 begrenzt. Weitere Informationen folgen auf dieser Webseite.
Schoonhoven and surroundings has several bed and breakfast locations. You can search for them on the websites Bed and Breakfast Gids and Bed & Breakfast Schoonhoven.
Schoonhoven und Umgebung verfügt über mehrere Bed & Breakfasten. Sie können nach ihnen suchen auf der Webseiten Bed and Breakfast Gids und Bed & Breakfast Schoonhoven.

Different colours of contemporary silverwork

On the occasion off the 19th Silver Triennial DIVA invited some prominent national and international silversmiths to come and talk about their work. With the exhibition of the Silver Triennial we are looking to draw attention to and promote silversmithing today by showcasing new design ideas for hollow- and flatware. Objects like vases, dishes and cutlery illustrate the trends and innovations in silversmithing in terms of concepts, technique and design. Particularly striking in this edition are smaller objects that are both decorative and technically refined. Design takes precedence over function: what appears to be normal utility objects would in practice prove less suited to the purpose. Silver as a material is elevated to an art form. During this symposium, we let craftsmen and -women speak about some of these objects and ideas.
The program includes Juliane Schölß, winner of the 19th Silver Triennial. She will talk about her winning ensemble of colourful cups. The two Belgian candidates David Huycke and Helena Schepens will both give an artist talk. They will discuss their submissions and go into techniques and concepts used. Naama Haneman will talk about her tactile silverworks and Simone ten Hompel, silversmith and jury member of the 19th Silver Triennial, will talk about striking trends in silversmithing and will discuss some of her key works.

10:30 – registration and coffee
11:00 – artist talk by Naama Haneman
11:45 – artist talk by Helena Schepens
12:30 – lunch
14:00 – artist talk by Juliane Schölß
14:45 – conversation Simone ten Hompel and Tom Iriks
15:30 – break
16:00 – artist talk by David Huycke
16:45 – final remarks
17:00 – reception

Practical information
Language: English
Participation fee: € 50 (students € 25), including museum admission, drinks and sandwiches.

28.03.2020 – DIVA, Antwerpen (B).

Opus Interrasile – piercing techniques applied in silver

Masterclass Helena Schepens

DIVA invites silversmith Helena Schepens for a four-day masterclass on piercing techniques applied in silver. Eight candidates (professional silver- and goldsmiths, jewellery designers or ambitious students) can participate in this fascinating masterclass.

About the masterclass
The Latin term Opus Interrasile is derived from the verb interradere, meaning ‘to scrape in between’, which describes the perforations made on a sheet of precious metal. This technique produces delicate, complex openwork designs that resemble lace and give gold- and silverwork a certain lightness and transparency.
Helena Schepens will share her knowledge on how to open-up a silver surface with a lively and vibrant pattern using different piercing techniques. In what manner a silver object becomes open and transparent, emphasizing the contrast between the removed and remaining material, will be covered in depth during the masterclass. To achieve a delicate result in this rather simple technique, great skill and care are required.
This masterclass is for professional silversmiths, makers, jewellery and crafts artists, as well as ambitious students who are interested in this technique. Participants are expected to have competent bench skills and an open and inquisitive attitude.

Helena Schepens
Helena Schepens (°1981) studied silversmithing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and at the Royal College of Art in London. Since 2007 she runs her own workshop in Antwerp, Belgium. Helena is an internationally renowned silversmith. She won the Rotary International Award for Silversmithing in 2004, the Goldsmith’s Company Award for Silversmithing and The New Designers Award in 2006. She became a finalist in the Loewe Craft Prize 2017.

Only 8 candidates can participate in the masterclass, so we would like to hear your motivation for participating in the masterclass. Registrations are open until 1st of March 2020.
The museum will put together a team of experts to make a selection from the candidates. You will receive a reply before the 4th of March 2020.

Practical information
Language: English
Participation fee: €600 (excl. VAT) (including a daily lunch, one evening dinner, access to the museum and symposium 28.03.2020.
Further enquiries:

23.03.2020 – 26.03.2020, 10:00 – 17:00 : Studio DIVA, Antwerpen (B)

Werkzeuge + Kugeln

Donnerstag 13. Februar 2020 findet das Designgespräch ‘Werkzeuge + Kugeln – riskante Vorhaben in der Gestaltung’ statt in der Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern. Die Referenten sind David Huycke, Silberschmied und Prof. MAD School of Art Hasselt (B), und Nils Hint, Schmied und Prof. Akademie der Künste Tallinn (EE).
Der Eintritt ist kostenfrei. Anmeldung bitte bis 12.02.2020 an: Akademie für Gestaltung und Design,

13.02.2020 18 Uhr : Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern, München (D).

Crafting the 21st Century UK Artisan-Silversmith

At the last HammerClub meeting in Dundee Dr Gordon Hamme introduced a short summary of his PhD thesis Crafting the 21st UK Artisan-Silversmith: Exploring the Elements of a Silversmith Development Framework. A number of people expressed interest in reading the final document, and now a link to it is published on the HammerClub website.
Continue reading Crafting the 21st Century UK Artisan-Silversmith

Panta Rhei – Daan Brouwer

With silver as a base for sculptures, silversmith Daan Brouwer shows the constant change of form under the motto: ´Everything flows, nothing stays´. The objects he makes, are autonomous and applied art. In the perspective of three-dimensional arts, he honors the tradition of silversmithing with his objects.

In his studio in Haarlem, Daan Brouwer combines traditional silversmithing techniques with contemporary production methods, such as rapid prototyping. Dynamic forms and reflection of the material are central features in his work. This is expressed by surfaces that deform, curves and spheres and by geometric shapes that move and overflow into each other.

Silversmith Daan Brouwer: ‘As a little boy, the Silver Museum inspired me to become a silversmith and now I am here with my own collection. Many of my pieces consist of several parts and consecutive moments that represent an underlying idea or story. The various components interact and connect with each other in an intriguing way. This is exactly what my work stands for. ”

08.11.2019 – 26.01.2020 : Nederlands Zilvermuseum, Schoonhoven (NL)