Alternative Wedding Show 2010
7th Feb - 3rd May

Julie Usel

Julie Usel
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About Us

Julie Usel

Born on the 19 of july 1982 in Geneva


september 06 Diploma in section design jewellery-objects and accessories
2003-2006 « HEAA », Haute Ecole d’Arts Appliqués, Geneva, section design jewellery-objects and accessories
2002-2003 « Le Arti Orafe », jewellery school in Firenze, Italy. Diploma of jewellery designer
1997-2001 High School, maturity languages and drawing, DeStaël, Geneva

Public Collection

3 pieces of the diploma’s work at the Mudac (musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains de Lausanne) bought during the exibition of the diploma’s work of the HEAA in the gallery « Beatrice Lang - Galerie für Schmuck » in Bern, october 2006.

Exhibitions and Events

24 may 2009 Common jewellery exibition in the Swanfield Pop-Up Boutique, East London
21 february-14 march 2009 Common exibition « Vanités » in the gallery E.S.F., L’Espace Saint-François, Lausanne
December 08-february 2009 Solo exibition of the collection TRACE OF LACE in the gallery « amulett », Bern
11 december 2008 Event in the Annick Zufferey gallery. Presentation of the new ring’s collection TRACE OF LACE.
november 08-february 09 Swiss Federal Design Grants 2008, in the Bellerive Museum, Zürich *publication
june-september 08 exibition in Mudac, « From Hand to Hand Passing on skill and knowledge in European contemporary jewellery » *publication
february-march 08 exibition Talente 2008, competition intended for the creators aged less than 30 years for the section applied arts and design, as part of the IHM (International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades Munich), Germany *publication
october-november 07 participation to the event : « Les yeux de la nuit » offered by the city of Geneva in the borough of St Gervais. organisation, in collaboration with Dimitri Klopmann et Quentin Berthet, of a ephemeral light creation (video clip) with the cooperation of the public, inspired by an idea of « Graffiti Research Lab »
september-october 07 collective exhibition of ceramic contemporary jewellery in the gallery Annick Zufferey during the « 10th course of ceramic in Carouge, biennial of contemporary ceramic and glass»
march-april 07 common exibition « Jeunesse dorée #1 (jeunes diplômés de bijouterie contemporaine) » from Christian Alandete in the Solidor space, Cagnes-sur-mer, France, from the 3rd of february to the 25th of april 2007 dossier expo
october 06 diploma’s exibition in the gallery « Beatrice Lang - Galerie für Schmuck » in Bern
may-september 06 participation to the realization of accessories for the parade of the biennial of dance, Lyon 2006
may 06 organisation and participation in a common exhibition in Geneva; "A.P.O.R.T.E.R". In the « espace R de création contemporaine »
may 05 exibition in the« EPHJ , salon de l’Horlogerie et de la bijouterie à Lausanne »


march 08 Swiss Federal Design Grants 2008 *publication
6 september 06 "prix d’excellence" from the fondation Hans Wilsdorf for the realisation of a professionnal project
10 june 06 "prix d’encouragement du jury de la biennale de Design de Lucerne", organised by FormForum
may 03 Second price for the competition of drawings of a jewel for the hand organised by the « Parlement Lycéen Européen à Anvers », Belgium


september 05 participation to the workshops gaven at the HEAA

  • workshop organised by Alan Humerose on the photography and how to make a small studio

  • workshop organised by Isabelle Chladek on oral expression as part of our profession

july 05 course of fabrication of glass beads in Murano, Venezia, Artstudiomurano
september 04 participation to the workshops gave at the HEAA

  • workshop organised by Christophe Zellweger on primary materials vs new technologies

  • workshop organised by Fabrice Schaefer on the repoussé

  • workshop organised by David Bielander on scoubidous and non precious materials

june 03 workshop in Boston, USA with the Massart’s school, « Massachussets Art School ». experimentation of all differents techniques (knitting, crochet knitting...)using mainly nylon thread, with Nora Fok

Activité Professionnelle

2006 jewellery design in Aureus, Genève


Artists featured in 'Alternative Wedding Show 2010' are:
Alexis Dove; Malcolm Morris; Jo Hayes-Ward; Nicola Malkin; Sarah Stafford; Ruth Tomlinson; Jacks Design; Jennie Gill; Natalie Jane Harris; Mirri Damer; Michael Carberry; Kate Smith; Jean Scott-Moncrieff; Bex Bardon; Iain Henderson; Diana Porter; Poppy Dandiya; Sarah Collins; Julie Usel; Nicola Perkins; Sarah Lawrence; Phoebe Coleman; Hannah Peters; Tanja Ufer; Mikala Djorup; Shona Carnegie. Artists featured in 'Ten Tip-Top Tiaras' are: Alexis Dove; Malcolm Morris; Nicola Malkin; Bex Bardon; Sarah Lawrence; Nicola Perkins; Ruth Tomlinson; Katherine Grimes; Hannah Peters; Fiona Cameron.