Celebrating Twenty Years at Salts Mill
A Fantastical Array of International Art Jewellery

14th July - 25th Sept 2016

The Lunar Phases – brooches in white Barrisol, dural and stainless steel

The Lunar Phases – brooches in white Barrisol, dural and stainless steel

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Klara Sipkova

“I follow the idea that there is beauty in simplicity... During the jewellery making process I input my personal ingredients of beauty, clean lines, humour and opinion into each peace and combine it with functionality and precision of craftsmanship.
Obviously I try to look at each peace of jewellery unconventionally. For me it is not just a beautiful accessory made out of expensive materials, but a wearable piece of art which caries emotions and makes a statement. I like objects with a story and I am fascinated by the idea that each user will add many other stories to the one I input in each piece of my jewellery. This is what make each jewel absolutely unique.”

Even though most of Klara Sipkova's work is rather minimalistic and based on clear forms, she is no stranger to complex geometrical shapes. In her designs she often employs hi-tech production methods while other times she stays true to her background of precise handcraft. Stainless steel and titanium are her favourite materials however in several designs she does not refrain from material experimentation – she is the first jeweller who use the highly workable hi-tech Barrisol foil in jewellery application.

Biographical Details

20/20 Featuring work by twenty International Art Jewellers:
Carina Shoshtary, Germany; Sophie Hanagarth, Switzerland/France; Tithi Kutchamuch, Thailand;
Yojae Lee, South Korea; Jing Yang, China; Hee-ang Kim, South Korea; Deborah Rudolph, Germany;
Akiko Kurihara, Japan; Christoph Straube, Germany; Esther Suares Ruiz, Colombia; Ignasi Cavaller, Spain; Julia Baudler, Germany; Niklas Link, Germany; Thanh Truc Nguyen, Germany; Nils Hint, Estonia;
Patricia Domingues
, Portugal; Makiko Mitsunari, Japan; Lucie Houdkova, Czech Republic;
Klara Sipkova
, Czech Republic; Julie Decubber, France.