Training

2017
Studio Valentin Yotkov, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria
Chasing and repoussé, private training
2016-2017
Technicum Noord Antwerpen
Gemstone setter
2010
Akademie für Design und Gestaltüng, Münich, Germany
Workshop: Hacking ideas by Stefano Marchetti
2010
Roos De Krom, Atelier Lotte De Mey Antwerp
Workshop: Filigree
2010
Nathalie Perneel, Atelier Lotte De Mey Antwerp
Workshop: Origami in silver
2009
Technicum Noord, Antwerp
Lost wax techniques
2009
Technicum Noord, Antwerp
Lost wax techniques
2005
Sint Lucas Hogeschool, Antwerp
Symposium Artefact
2005
Dr Ghuislain Museum, Ghent
Symposium Art Brut
2003-2006
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp
Initial teacher training of academic level
2001-2005
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp
Master in Three Dimensional Art
Option: gold and silversmithing
2000-2001
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp
Ceramics
1999-2001
Technicum North, Antwerp
Goldsmith

Work Experience

2009-present
Full-time independent jewelry designer
 
2009-present
Workshops jewelry techniques in own studio
 
2007-2009
Private class in own studio
Painting for people with a mental handicap
2007-2008
Academy of Fine Arts, Herentals
Teacher
2006-2007
Groenlaar school, Reet
Teacher painting and decoration
2006
Technicum North, Antwerpen
Interim teacher jewelry drawing

Work experience

2016
DIVA Antwerp Home of Diamonds, Antwerp
workshop chain making and workshop ring forms
 
2013-2016
Argentor Essayeurs, Antwerp
Examination and validation of precious metals
 
2011
Foundation of Studio TWEE, Antwerp
foundation of the gallery and studio with Nathalie Perneel
 
2009-now
Independent jewellery designer
 
2009-now
Workshops jewellery techniques in onw studio
 
2007-2009
Private lessons in own studio
painting for people with a mental handicap
2007-2008
Academy of Art, Herentals
Art teacher
2007
Amaranto Joies, Barcelona, Spanje
reading about my collection 'Penelope's Verbs'
2006
Technicum Noord, Antwerp
teacher jewellery drawing

Awards and selections

2016
Gustave-Sofina Grant for handicraft
2015
Antwerp's Most Brilliant label since 2015
2014
Handmade in Belgium label since 2014
2010
Grant by Design Flanders to participate in the workshop by Stefano Marchetti
2008
Design Vlaanderen, Flanders
Autumn 2008 Selection
2007
Orfebres FAD, Barcelona
Enjoia't Professional Artistic Award
2006
Orfebres FAD, Barcelona
Enjoia't Student Award

Expositions

2016
Diamond pavillion MAS, Antwerp
Antwerp's Most Brilliant, group exhibition
2015
Diamond pavillion MAS, Antwerp
Antwerp's Most Brilliant, group exhibition
2010
Eunique, Karlsruhe, Germany
participant fair
2009
Studio 20/17, Australia
Paper and Text Jewellery, group exhibition
2009
Design Flanders gallery, Brussels
Design verpakt, group exhibition
2009
Design Flanders gallery, Brussels
De nieuwe oogst, group exhibition
2009
Alliage 925, Lille, France
Au fond d'une heure oubliée, solo exhibition
2008
Alea Galeria, Barcelona, Spain
Hivern 2008, group exhibition
2008
Galeria Hipotesi, Barcelona, Spain
Metamorphosis, solo exhibition
2008
Koningin Fabiolazaal, Antwerp
Spring, vers afgestudeerd beeldend talent, group exhibition
2007
Amaranto Joies, Barcelona, Spain
Penelope's Verbs, solo exhibition
2006
FAD, Barcelona, Spain
La incubadora del FAD, group exhibition
2006
Alea Galeria, Barcelona, Spain
Tot junts per Nadal, group exhibition
2005
Alea Galeria, Barcelona, Spain
Contemporary Romance, duo exhibition with Juni Lin
2005
Silver museum Sterckshof, Antwerp
Zilvertalenten, group exhibition
2004
Museum for Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan
The Enchanted Man, group exhibition
2004
Yan Huang Art Museum, China
The Enchanted Man, group exhibition
2003
Castello di Sartirana, Italy
The Enchanted Man, group exhibition
2002
Silver museum Sterckshof, Antwerp
Gentle Reminders, group exhibition