Celebrating Twenty Years at Salts Mill
20/20
A Fantastical Array of International Art Jewellery

14th July - 25th Sept 2016

Chua – necklace in paper tape, epoxy, silver and stainless steel

Chua – necklace in paper tape, epoxy, silver and stainless steel

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Lucie Houdkova

I see designing new jewellery as an experiment and play with material, I try to go to the limits of its possibilities. In recent years, my inspiration has been based especially on natural organic forms and structures. I try to find a certain kind of harmony and balance in my work. The main idea for jewelry from serie called "Chua" is coming from chinese applied art “carving in red lacquer”. Reflects flowers ornament. Symbolism of red color is also very important it should scare away evil spirits and bring joy and happiness.
I work with paper tapes from which I make variously twisted shapes which combine to create jewelry. I prefer manual work then machine. Individual shapes I model by my hand as a sculptor models his sculptures. Entire workflow is very important for me. It is like meditation in which I try to revive my ideas. 

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.