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Monday 12 November 2012

Workshop enamel

A couple of weeks ago the new workshop of enamel took place and I still owe you guys a little report! Well, it was a very lively workshop to say the least... :)

Here are some of the objects made during the workshop:
Rings by Marie Geeraerts & Malvine Marichal
Tests by Marie Geeraerts
Earrings by Marie Geeraerts
Tests by Marleen Van De Vijver
Face by Malvine Marichal
Origami flower from a previous workshop by Lieve Boon

The next workshop of enamel takes place on the 26th and 27th of april 2013. There are 3 places available at the moment!
Sunday 14 October 2012

New workshop of enamel

This week I'm teaching a completely new workshop of enamel. It's always exciting to teach it for the first time and as usual it's always a race to get everything done on time. But all orders have arrived, the leaflet is written, the examples are finished, the slideshow ... yeah that's one thing I still have to do.
I am really looking forward to the workshop and to the results of this week. This year's workshop is full, but you can already register for the workshops of 2013! The new program is online.
Saturday 13 October 2012

Today at the bench...

... just finished three Nobo orders!
Friday 12 October 2012

From old to new

Nathalie and me got a nice order: we received nine old wedding rings and had to make a whole new set of jewellery. We could use all the gold, well we almost did it! Just 1 gram left...
Thank you for the order, An!
Sunday 30 September 2012

Workshops 2013

I am busy updating the new programme. All the topics are online for the moment, the last missing info will be up to date by wednesday evening!
Wednesday 19 September 2012

our Fall display

Thursday 6 September 2012

Workshop chasing and repoussé

Two weeks ago I teached a new workshop, which is always really exciting! Repoussé is a technique, which allows you to transform flat metal sheet into a 3D relief. You hammer at the backside of the sheet. Chasing is the finishing work you do at the front side. During this workshop we started by making some brass and wooden tools and hammering some simple forms. After that the students started working on their own design.
Celine Clossa working on a big brooch.
Marleen Vande Vyver hammering a pendant. The two small stripes will be bent into little rings.
Roos De Krom hammering a twig motive into a silver bracelet. (Click on the photo to see the enlarged image, it's worth it!)
I have always been fond of this technique myself. I started making some wings as an example for the workshop, but I like it a lot. So I'm thinking about designing a new collection based on these wings. I only have one problem: too many designs and not enough hours in one day!! Well, I'll just add it to my to do-list...
This workshop will definitely be back on the programme next year. And then I'll make it three days in stead of two! Time passes so fast when you're hammering :)

Here is a picture I forgot to post last time, but I like it so much I really wanted to share it with you. This pendant was made by Naomi Van Varewijck during the phototechnique workshop. Nicely done! She will also be our intern this school year :)
Monday 6 August 2012

Phototechniques on polymer clay

We had a full house during the latest workshop of phototransfers. Get a whiff of all the hard work:
Flames in black and white by Annelies Servaes.
A look at the workbench of Tine Sibbens.
Fitting and sawing a claw setting by Marianne De Maeyer.

On a side note, I have bought a bunch of the liquid polymer clay (liquid sculpey), because it is not always easy to find. As of now it is available in the gallery.

Soon I will start working on the workshop programme of 2013. The goal for this year is to get it finished in september!! Really... I'll try to make the deadline this year :)
Monday 6 August 2012

Meeting Amy Tavern

A few weeks ago, Amy Tavern visited our gallery. She is a jewelry designer from the USA. She resides in Antwerp for a couple of months to work on a new project.

I really love her work and when I saw on facebook that she was in the country, I sent her a message. She is currently working at the Beyond FashionGallery, just a couple of blocks from our place. In September she will have an exhibition there and she will also give a lecture about her work. That will be worth a visit!
On her blog you can follow how her project is evolving and what Belgian influences will determine her work. I also find it quite amusing to read how a foreigner experiences our cities, shops and chocolate. Take a look at her blog.
Thursday 28 June 2012

Workshops

Here are a couple of pictures that students send me of the jewellery they made during the workshops:
Lucia Oosterlinck: phototechniques in polymerclay
Willie Camerman: lost wax technique 2 - moulds and settings
Thursday 28 June 2012

More press for TWEE

Our gallery was featured in last month's edition of the Antwerp city magazine.
The photographer took some really nice pictures. You can see all of them through this link.
Thursday 17 May 2012

Holidays!!

Time for holidays! I am travelling to the lovely Andalucia. I will be back to work on May 30. If you have any questions, you can contact my collegue Nathalie by mail: studiotwee@gmail.com
Thursday 17 May 2012

Workshops

Some changes have been made to the workshop program of 2012. In the second half of the year, you can also take the full basic training at a discount. This training consists of three workshops: soldering with silver wire, technical skills and soldering with wire and plate.
Extra workshops of the lost wax technique and silver for kids have been added. The descriptions of the workshops enamelling and chasing have been updated.
A taste of the workshop "lost wax technique 2: moulds and settings"
Thursday 17 May 2012

On TV

At the end of April we received Zoë Van Gastel in gallery TWEE. She made a report for the program Hotspot on Antwerp television. Take a look in our gallery and get a little preview of our workshop "ring in lost wax".



Would you like to give it a try yourself? Take a look at our workshopprogramme.
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