« (…) form does not act as a superior principle that models a passive mass, since it could be said that the material imposes its own form in this forming process. »
Henri FOCILLON (1881-1943), The Life of Forms in Art, Zone Books, 1992.

Between bio-design and archaic forms, between body and elementary/simple volume, between shaped clay and direct mounting metal. This plastic approach will take place in 3 phases:

1. by clay modelling, discovery of different volumes with a soft and flexible material.
2. by observation and drawing, representation in space, by outline drawing and then also by perspective with colour.
3. by analyse of the drawing expression and the meaning of the relation between shape and body, research of the right way to create a wearable object in accordance with technique related to metal or clay.

The workshop suits for those who would like to experiment new techniques relate to an in  depth analyse of the connection between shape and body. This workshop will be a way to create step by step, from the development of a shape to its construction according to the most appropriate metalsmith technique. The result could be forms made of clay, fired or not, and/or forms made of metal, or both, mixing clay and metal.

Language : English, French, German, Thai

Workshops and studio hours: 10:00-17:00

Maximum number of participants: 10

Price: 16,900 THB (approx. 448 Euro)

Note: Exchange rate as of Jan 30th, 2017 is € 1 = 37.7 THB

Enrolment close: July 21st, 2017

Applications are registered in the order in which they come in.

Please e-mail to info@atelierrudee.com:
– Completed enrolment form *only in English*
– Copy of Identity Card or passport

Upon acceptance, the fee of 16,900 THB must be paid immediately.

Additional Information:


Sophie Hanagarth lives and works in Paris and teaches at the jewelry workshop of the HEAR (High School of Arts of the Rhine) in Strasbourg since 2002. After a goldsmith apprenticeship in jewellery by Pierre Bersier in Lausanne, graduate of the High School of Applied Arts in Geneva in 1995 with Esther Brinkmann.

Sophie Hanagarth creates an ambiguous object directory (ornaments), where the shaping of materials and their relation to the body create a nature-related questions jewelery as an attribute. The originality of her approach lies in its approach to both carnal and corrosive that unfolds through the expertise specific to the metal.

She received the Herbert-Hoffmann prices in Munich in 2011 and the Foundation van den Bosch prize 2014 in Amsterdam. Her works have included the collections of the Victoria and Al bert Museum in London, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Museo Internazionale delle A rti Applicate Oggi Turin, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Mint Museum in Charlotte, CODA Museum of Appeldorn Schmuckmuseum in Pforzheim, MUDAC Lausanne Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris and Montreal.

Yiumsiri Vantanapindu Born in Bangkok, lives and works in France. She studied and worked in the artistic domain in Thailand before moving to France in 2005 with the ambition to study art and design. In 2011 she graduated from the École Supérieure Des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg where she studied in the jewelry studio, obtaining the DNSEP (Master in Art) with Honors. After completing her studies, she worked as an assistant in jewelry studios in ESAD of Strasbourg.

She also worked as an assistant to French artists working in contemporary Art, sculpture and installation. Currently, her work in France and Europe ( Artist in residence : Visual art) is centred around sculpture, installation and contemporary jewellery, confronting and connecting different artistic traditions such as the Western and Asian artistic approaches. Her works have included the private collections.