the webbiverse has my number

Melissa goes gaga about a Klimt02 newsletter. Yeah, it’s over the top, trust me.

I woke to the regular Saturday Klimt02 email newsletter in my inbox, like most good jewellists. This edition is a doozy though, and made me think for a second that I’m being watched…

Lets go down in order then:
I purchased a catalogue from a jewellery book fair (from Charon Kransen Arts at the 2008 JMGA conference) specifically for Gésine Hackenberg‘s work, which I then even attempted to copy as I loved it so (with little success mind you).

I spoke on the connections of architecture and jewellery at this year’s JMGA conference, during which I used an image of Fritz Maierhofer‘s work to illustrate jewellers who work with architectural materials, and who also make sculpture. (And for which I wrote to him for permission to have it published, which he kindly gave me – he takes his own photos!)

OK, this one is more than tenuous – but I love Marc Monzo‘s ring. If I was ever going to wear a solitaire…

Finally (apologies to Tore Svensson, who’d I have probably had to include with the last two, except I’ve only just heard of him) I wrote about Manon van Kouswijk and Benjamin Lignel in my MFA thesis (and in Lignel’s case, on the work featured for the newsletter) as the contemporary context for my work. They are possibly the two jewellery artists in the world who I know most about, or at least, the two who I have most  studied and analysed in an in-depth fashion.

Waddya know, in my world, it’s all about me…