“Two sides – one story”
Workshop on brooch back design and pin mechanisms
by Daniela Malev
Date: Nov 28th- Dec 2nd, 2017
Enrolment deadline: Oct 15th, 2017
In the field of contemporary jewellery the brooch is the most common and also much discussed form of jewellery. One of the special challenges of making a good brooch is to find an adequate solution for the pin which connects the piece securely to the body but goes beyond being a mere functional and invisible something on the backside and becomes an essential part of the brooch in terms of content and aesthetics.
Daniela Malev is convinced that mechanism and attachment of a brooch hold a tremendous potential for the design of a brooch in its entirety and need to be developed with equal importance.
This workshop will initiate and encourage a conscious approach to the design of the brooch back and its mechanisms. The participants are introduced to a variety of brooch back mechanisms and learn how to realize them technically. They will be guided through exercises on different needle techniques and ways of thinking about what a needle can be and how it can be solved. But moreover the participant will learn and understand, that the brooch back mechanism should be thought of and integrated during the whole creative process of a brooch.
So, please don´t bring finished pieces which are “just missing the pin”. Bring different materials and fragments or tryouts which you would like to turn into a brooch and which could become a prototype for pieces you will do after the workshop.
Daniela Malev is a jeweller and teacher. Trained as a goldsmith in her hometown Dresden, Germany, she also holds a Master Craftman´s Certificate for Gold- and Silversmithing and studied Jewellery Design at Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau. She concluded her formal studies with a BA and MFA degree in Gemstone and Jewellery Design at the University of Applied Sciences Trier/Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
Her jewellery work is inspired by a sense of order behind all things. Her jewellery pieces are made of contrasting materials and complementary elements and aspects which become a unity.
Daniela Malev has travelled a lot and likes to gather and exchange ideas and knowledge. She has lived, worked and studied abroad in the USA, Mexico and Italy.
One of her special fields of interest are brooch backs and pin mechanisms and their integration into the design of the whole brooch. She is convinced that mechanism and attachment of a brooch hold a tremendous potential for the design of a brooch in its entirety and need to be developed with equal importance. She has been invited internationally to give workshops on this subject. Her workshops initiate and encourage a conscious approach to the design of the brooch back and its mechanisms. The fact that there is a great interest in this field, but hardly any literature, inspired her to publish the book “To The Point – pin mechanisms and brooch back design”.
Language: English, German
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: Oct 15th, 2017
Applications are registered in the order in which they come in.
Please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org:
– Completed enrolment form *only in English*
– Copy of Identity Card or passport
Upon acceptance, the fee of 16,900 THB must be paid immediately.