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POP-UP groupshow MASieraad In Flux Current Obsession Jewellery Festival!



On 18 and 19 November Liesbeth den Besten opens her house for the pop-up groupshow MASieraad In Flux, showing new work of alumni and present students of MASieraad.

All participants are living in temporary places and countries, forging collaborations, and considering ways how to position oneself.




MASieraad Alumni Exhibit during Current Obssesion Jewellery Festival! 

Opening event: 10 November 19-22 hrs
Opening hours: 11-12 November 12-20 hrs
Location: Berenstraat 17, Amsterdam

huis / dům / בַּיִת / casa
Surrounded by our life we are at home.

House as naked foundation which change into home when we paint life on the walls.
House as a shield, a container for the sacred moments of the personal.
House as a shelter for togetherness, a place of welcoming, a glimpse into the other.
House as a metaphor of belonging.

Three alumni students and one teacher from MASieraad present an installation of four constructed spaces, a co-living scenario for exploring the relationships of jewellery and habitation.

Within a neighborhood, each one stands on their private plot, alongside, creating a conversation.

Artists
Ruudt Peters Huis
Daniel Jirkovsky Dům
Yotam Bahat בַּיִת
Ana Escobar Casa





Spring school is in April, join us! 


LIESBETH den BESTEN - RUUDT PETERS - TED NOTEN - ALDO BAKKER
assistant: KOEN JACOBS

The springschool is a new initiative of MASieraad, intended for students or graduates of art academies, and artists/designers/teachers that seek to deepen their work. We are looking for an international group of participants. At the first spring school Aldo Bakker, Liesbeth den Besten, Ted Noten and Ruudt Peters give each one day of teaching.  MAGNITUDE takes place in the Dutch countryside.



MAGNITUDE
In astronomy, MAGNITUDE  is a unitless measure of the brightness of an object in a defined passband, often in the visible or infrared spectrum, but sometimes across all wavelengths. An imprecise but systematic determination of the magnitude of objects was introduced in ancient times by Hipparchus.

In this springschool MAGNITUDE we learn how to look, work, write, and talk. The tree artists and art-historian guide you on the way to delve deeper into your own visual language and get a better understanding of your artistic language.

In MAGNITUDE we emphasize an awareness of your place as artist/jewellery-maker in the jewellery field. MAGNITUDE is about strength, we will positively convert this energy into art and art- jewellery.

It can be difficult to stick clearly to your concept until the very end – critics, former teachers or the wearer are always looking over your shoulder.  In MAGNITUDE we will silence those inner voices and celebrate the making, trying to discover MAGNITUDE in all its possible entities. You learn to think open minded in MAGNITUDE and give shape to your own dreams.

The MAGNITUDE springschool is built on a step-by-step process of education in which an end product is not the most important goal. The emphasis lies on personal guidance and development. The participants are given the tools with which to continue this process on their own. By means of direct action people learn to take steps.

OPEN CALL BA STUDENTS
We arrange an ‘open call’ especially for BA students from art-schools who are in their final BA program, they can apply to attend MAGNITUDE for a reduced price of € 1275,-- exclusive 21% VAT tax. There are only 3 spots available, Deadline 1st of February 2023. How to apply? Please send with your application: 1, Letter of recommendation from your professor. 2, Official certificate of registration from your university. 3, statement about why you want to attend the workshop and what you want to learn.

APPLICATION
- Dates: 11 till 14 April, 2023.
- Arrival: Tuesday, 11rd April, 2023, 9.00 hrs at the train station of Ravenstein.
- The course starts: Tuesday, 11rd April, 2023, 10.00 hrs at the summer studio.
- The course ends: Friday, 14th April, 2023,
- Departure: Friday, 14th April, 2023, 19.00 hrs. at the train station of Ravenstein.
- Place: Summer studio, Ravenstein the Netherlands
- Accommodations: 2 / 4 person rooms, de Maasgaarde, Megen.
- Price: Including accommodation, food, drinks, wine, and insurance.

€ 1775,- exclusive 21% VAT tax

Non European participants don't have to pay 21% VAT tax
European participants with a valid VAT number do not have to pay VAT

REGISTRATION Please mail to: info@ruudtpeters.nl 

- application form
- 6 images of your work, only in 72 dpi.
- photo of yourself
- curriculum vitae
- statement of motivation: why you like to participate

Amount: ±12 persons can participate in the course

Language: English, German, Dutch  

Registration closes: 1st of April 2023

Participation: Registrations are processed in the order in which they arrive.

PAYMENT
Total payment: The total springschool fee has to be paid 1st of April 2023 before the workshop starts. This sum confirms the participation and is non refundable. Please transfer at : M.P. PETERS with mention of MASieraad - IBAN NL12 ABNA 0590 4588 41  -   BIC-Swift  ABNANL2A - ABN AMRO BANK, Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1082 PP  Amsterdam, the Netherlands (We send you an invoice, we don’t accept cheques)

DISCOUNT
If we receive your application and total payment before the 1st of February 2023 a discount on the price will be given, discount price: € 1575,--  euro exclusive 21% VAT tax

INFORMATION
For more information: info@ruudtpeters.nl

We would be very grateful if you would pass on this information to other interested artists & jewellery makers.    



POTLUCK BACK AT MUNICH JEWELLERY WEEK 2023


Potluck by MASieraad will be back at Munich Jewellery Week this March at the same place as in 2022, but with an extended programme.
Join all of our students from 8-11 March at the Alte-Westend-Apotheke.
Potluck will be open:
9:00—20:00 everyday from the 8th to the 10th of March
10:00—17:00 on the 11th of March.

Special events:
Opening party from 20:00—23:00 on Thursday (9th) evening
Early bird coffee from 7:00—9:00 on Friday (10th) morning

Stay tuned!




Q&A SESSION 2023-2024 - FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS


Mark your agendas. 
Monday the 27th of February you can ask our teachers and students all about the 2-year MASieraad Master's Programme. All your questions about the application, master’s programme, teaching vision, and MASieraad philosophy will be answered during an online Q&A session. Sign up before Friday the 24th of February via: info@masieraad.com  

See you then! 

Monday the 27th of February at 6PM (Amsterdam Time)
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SPIRIT OF LIFE


The “SPIRIT OF LIFE” course by Ruudt Peters and Estela Saez Vilanova intends to stretch our mind, take advantage of the potential lying in ‘groupthinking’ as well as to facilitate the ground for fresh possibilities of practical experimentation.

“SPIRIT OF LIFE” will be taken as a starting point for this course, attempting to explore and therefore perceive new outlooks within our creative process, making interdisciplinary assignments in order to expand our boundaries while creating.

Life is precious by defect and sometimes we tempt to forget about the spirit within. Our aim is to achieve meaningful results and experiences in a metaphorical way.

All photos were taken during the “SPIRIT OF LIFE” course at MASieraad in Hasselt. 










EVALUATION WORKSHOP GIJS BAKKER AND
LOUISE SCHOUWENBERG 


In December 2022 the first year students had their works from the workshop by Gijs and Louise evaluated at the PXL-MAD building in Hasselt. Here are some images of that day and of some of the works. 

Diana Kirdeeva in conversation about her work with Louise

Diana Kirdeeva 
Diana Kirdeeva



Jeannette Krigge  

Jeannette Krigge  

Jeannette Krigge  



Jiawei Xu


Jiawei Xu
Jiawei Xu



Mengying Sun

Mengying Sun
Mengying Sun


Yili Zhao (with Jeannette Krigge in the back)


Ruudt Peters taking a nap on Yili Zhao’s work
Yili Zhao



SPRINGSCHOOL IS THE NEW INITIATIVE BY MASIERAAD, JOIN US THIS SPING! 




LIESBETH den BESTEN-RUUDT PETERS-TED NOTEN-ALDO BAKKER 
assistant: KOEN JACOBS


The springschool is a new initiative of MASieraad, intended for students or graduates of art academies, and artists/designers/teachers that seek to deepen their work. We are looking for an international group of participants. At the first spring school Aldo Bakker, Liesbeth den Besten, Ted Noten en Ruudt Peters give each one day teaching.  MAGNITUDE takes place in the Dutch countryside.

MAGNITUDE

In astronomy, MAGNITUDE  is a unitless measure of the brightness of an object in a defined passband, often in the visible or infrared spectrum, but sometimes across all wavelengths. An imprecise but systematic determination of the magnitude of objects was introduced in ancient times by Hipparchus.

In this springschool MAGNITUDE we learn how to look, work, write, and talk. The tree artists and art-historian guide you on the way to delve deeper into your own visual language and get a better understanding of your artistic language.

In MAGNITUDE we emphasize an awareness of your place as artist/jewellery-maker in the jewellery field. MAGNITUDE is about strength, we will positively convert this energy into art and art- jewellery.

It can be difficult to stick clearly to your concept until the very end – critics, former teachers or the wearer are always looking over your shoulder.  In MAGNITUDE we will silence those inner voices and celebrate the making, trying to discover MAGNITUDE in all its possible entities. You learn to think open minded in MAGNITUDE and give shape to your own dreams.

The MAGNITUDE springschool is built on a step-by-step process of education in which an end product is not the most important goal. The emphasis lies on personal guidance and development. The participants are given the tools with which to continue this process on their own. By means of direct action people learn to take steps.

OPEN CALL BA STUDENTS

We arrange an ‘open call’ especially for BA students from art-schools who are in their final BA program, they can apply to attend MAGNITUDE for a reduced price of € 1275,-- exclusive 21% VAT tax. There are only 3 spots available, Deadline 1st of February 2023. How to apply? Please send with your application: 1, Letter of recommendation from your professor. 2, Official certificate of registration from your university. 3, statement about why you want to attend the workshop and what you want to learn.


APPLICATION

Dates: 11 till 14 April, 2023.
Arrival: Tuesday, 11rd April, 2023, 9.00 hrs at the train station of Ravenstein.
The course starts: Tuesday, 11rd April, 2023, 10.00 hrs at the summer studio.
The course ends: Friday, 14th April, 2023,
Departure: Friday, 14th April, 2023, 19.00 hrs. at the train station of Ravenstein.
Place: Summer studio, Ravenstein the Netherlands
Accommodations: 2 / 4 person rooms, de Maasgaarde, Megen.

Price: Including accommodation, food, drinks, wine, and insurance.

€ 1775,-- euro exclusive 21% VAT tax

Non European participants don't have to pay 21% VAT tax
European participants with a valid VAT number do not have to pay VAT


REGISTRATION Please mail to: info@ruudtpeters.nl
 - 6 images of your work, only in 72 dpi.
- photo of yourself
- curriculum vitae
- statement of motivation: why you like to participate

Amount: ±12 persons can participate in the course

Language: English, German, Dutch  

Registration closes: 1st of April 2023

Participation: Registrations are processed in the order in which they arrive.


PAYMENT

Total payment: The total springschool fee has to be paid 1st of April 2023 before the workshop starts.

This sum confirms the participation and is non refundable.

Please transfer at : M.P. PETERS with mention of MASieraad

IBAN NL12 ABNA 0590 4588 41  -   BIC-Swift  ABNANL2A

ABN AMRO BANK, Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1082 PP  Amsterdam, the Netherlands

(We send you an invoice, we don’t accept cheques)


DISCOUNT

If we receive your application and total payment before the 1st of February 2023 a discount on the price will be given, discount price: 1575,--  euro exclusive 21% VAT tax


INFORMATION

For more information: info@ruudtpeters.nl

We would be very grateful if you would pass on this information to other interested artists & jewellery makers.     
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ALDO BAKKER JOINS MASIERAAD AS THE SUCCESSOR OF GIJS BAKKER




MAsieraad welcomes Aldo Bakker as a new teacher for the master programme, he succeeds Gijs Bakker from january 2023 on. 

Aldo Bakker (1971) is an internationally acclaimed designer of objects and products in various materials and techniques.

The self-taught designer works in close collaboration with various craftsmen and manufacturers. His work is represented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery (NY/Paris/London/LA), Karakter (Copenhagen), Thomas Eyck (NL), J.Hill's Standard (Ireland), Lobmeyr (Vienna), among others.

Aldo's work is regularly exhibited around the world and his work has been included in several museums, including MoMa and Cooper Hewitt in NY, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Boijmans in Rotterdam, Mudac in Lausanne and CID in Hornu/Belgium. He won several international design awards. He taught at the Design Academy Eindhoven from 2002 to 2016.







APPLICATION REGISTRATION MASTER PROGRAMME
2023-2025 IS NOW OPEN!


To all the jewellery birds out there: our application for the master programme 2023-2025 is now open.



MASieraad offers a unique and extensive two-year master in contemporary jewellery design.

The student body, international with diverse cultural and creative backgrounds, together with teachers from different artistic careers and methodologies, allows for a fascinating dynamic where ideas and collaborations flourish. The additional guest lecturers at the campus throughout the year are invited to bring exposure to new ideas, mediums and techniques, and to help the students network with globally connected professionals.

We are MASieraad, we are approachable, and we are highly independent. Our programme is aligned with the official international standards for higher art education, which is guaranteed by our collaboration with PXL-MAD in Hasselt.

Successful completion of the programme leads to a master’s degree in Visual Arts specialization: Jewellery Design, Gold and Silversmithing and a certificate MASieraad H-A.

Admission Requirements
To be admitted as a student to the Masterclass Program MASieraad H-A, students must be able to present minimally a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the field of jewellery or another relevant field such as design, fashion, visual art, or architecture. Students who have no prior education in jewellery will take a number of courses specifically focused on technology in the first year.

Application and Registration
The registration procedure consists of the following steps:

Application deadline : 1 Feb — 15 March 2023
• 16 March – 23 March 2023 (interviews)
• August 15: Payment balance is due

Application deadline: 1 April — 15 Juni 2023
•16 June – 26 June 2023 (interviews)
• August 15: Payment balance is due

The student applies here.
The student is assessed on education level, proficiency in the English language and quality of portfolio.

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GIJS BAKKER LEAVES MASIERAAD AS A TEACHER



After years of his loving energy while teaching at MASieraad Gijs Bakker has decided to make way for someone new (but more on that soon). Gijs will support and stay involved with MASieraad, but will no longer teach after his last workshop with Louise Schouwenburg in december 2022. 

Gijs will be missed greatly by the students and board of MASieraad. 




THE FIRST WORKSHOP OF THE NEW YEAR AT RAVENSTEIN


In September of 2022 the students and teachers of MASieraad came together at Ravenstein for various workshops with Ruudt Peters & Estela Saez Vilanova and Ted Noten & Kalkidan Hoex. 









THE CLASS OF 2021-2023 END OF YEAR ASSESSMENTS


The first year at MASieraad ended with an assesment for all of the nine students in June 2022. Below you will find some images of the works presented at the End of Year assesment. 


















PARTNER TEACHER KALKIDAN HOEX JOINS MASIERAAD




Kalkidan is a jewellery designer exploring the meaning of identity as posited through current trends and style. In her multi-disciplinary work Hoex examines the pervasive feeling of living between two worlds that has followed her for most of her life as a Ethiopian adopted and raised in Netherlands. Her work speaks directly to those she considers a part of her own identity: youth of mixed descent, who were adopted out of their country or origin or had to flee with their families from their birthplace. As a person and an artist, she values how jewelry can communicate with us. For her being interdisciplinary gives her the ability to tell ones story different ways. 
Hoex will join MAsieraad as Ted Noten’s partner teacher. They met once and it hitted off straight away. Their workshop is aimed at social urgency and relevance. ‘We will focus on the context. Solutional thinking and making are very important in our view. We will also focus on marketing strategy, and ways to learn how to position yourself as a designer in a diffuse market.’
Welcome to MASieraad, Kalkidan. 
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The students of MASieraad Hasselt-Amsterdam are present in MUNICH JEWELLERY WEEK 2022

Nine creative bodies from within the space time continuum of MASieraad want to talk to you. They want to introduce themselves as a stew. They are one entity, one cluster. These creative bodies have furthered each other’s ideas and outcomes, bubbled together, growing more together than they ever could apart.

PotLuck presents the raw ‘outtakes’ of their time in the MASieraad program. The space will contain jewellery, wearable objects, works in progress, material studies, sketchbook entries, video, photography, music, failures and successes. The works of individual artists will overlap in the exhibition space, creating mystery and demonstrating their interrelation without giving away too much about their final collections.

They invite you to join their celebration of crafting, questioning, materialising, laughing, crying, creating, curiosity, confusion, delusion and grandeur.



POTLUCK
06.07 – 08.07.2022
Open: Wed 11:00-19:00, Thu 11:00-21:30, Fri 11:00-19:00
Adress: 
Alte WESTEND Apotheke — Ligsalzstraße 12, Munich, Germany

Extra events:
Thursday display performance 11:00-20:00, opening event 19:00-21:30
Friday talks, starting at 14:00
Liesbeth den Besten : ENERGY
Jana Brevick: This Infinity Fits in my Hand
Laila Marie Costa : Unpacks the interior bezoar
Ruudt Peters : The power of MASieraad

powered by MASieraad and PXL-MAD: Yotam Bahat, Jana Brevick, Laila Marie Costa, Daniel Jirovskỳ, Meeree Lee, Jinzi Liu, Into Niilo, Ana Escobar Saavedra, Yifan Zhang

FOLLOW THE PROJECT ON INSTAGRAM @potluck_by_masieraad

https://www.instagram.com/potluck_by_masieraad/





The Auto-Ethnographic Turn in Design

Partner teacher Louise Schouwenburg, in collaboration with Michael Kaethler, recently published The Auto-Ethnographic Turn in Design (Valiz, 2021)



Auto-ethnography gives an authority to the designer as someone with something to say and a means to say it. Puts forward a broad scope of what auto-ethnographic design entails: situating the designer at the heart of the research and connecting this position to the culture of design and the broader cultural realm. Contains a wide variety of both conversations as well as practices related to this important turn within design


MASieraad Alumni 

Challenging Jewellery alumni Eva van Kempen reworked her Master thesis on filigree (2020) at the Sandberg Instituut and published it in the peer reviewed Journal of Jewellery research (May 2021).The title of her article is The Filigree Ambassador: A Strategy to Revive an Intangible Cultural Heritage & Preliminary New Theory on the Origin of Filigree

Find Eva’s research published in theJournal of Jewellery Research – Volume 04
The Filigree Ambassador: A Strategy to Revive an Intangible Cultural Heritage



MASieraad online Q&A session


Want to know more about the
MASieraad Hasselt Amsterdam Masters Programme?

Join us for an online Q&A session with Gijs Bakker, Ted Noten,
Liesbeth den Besten & Ruudt Peters.

21 January 2022 at 5.00 PM Amsterdam Time via Zoom

Subscribe by mail: info@masieraad.com




NEW PARTNER TEACHER - ESTELA SAEZ

We are happy to introduce you that Estela Saez will be joining the MASieraad team.
She will be the partner teacher for Ruudt Peters. Together they will be giving a 6 week intense MAStudio workshop. 

See more of her insights via the interview below.




APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-23 ARE OPEN! 

APPLY NOW!             APPLY NOW!             APPLY NOW!             APPLY NOW!             APPLY NOW!             





2022-2023 Applications Opening for MASieraad Hasselt-Amsterdam





MASieraad has officially started its international two-year Masterclass Programme MASieraad Hasselt–Amsterdam, or MASieraad H-A. The integrated educational Programme is in collaboration with PXL-MAD School of Arts Hasselt.

Follow the academic year and programme on instagram or contact info@masieraad.com for more information.

The application rounds have started for the new academic year 2022-2023.

The registration procedure consists of the following steps:
  • 20 November 2021 – 17 January 2022: The student applies via the link  https://apps.pxl.be/forms/MASieraad_HA. The student is assessed on education level, proficiency in the English language and quality of portfolio.
  • 18 January – 6 February 2022: After admission to the second round, the student has a personal interview with teachers from MASieraad H-A and may or may not be admitted to a definitive enrollment.
  • 1 March – 16 April: Definitive registration subject to simultaneous payment of an advance of € 3500,-
  • August 15: Payment balance is due

APPLY NOW!             APPLY NOW!             APPLY NOW!             APPLY NOW!             APPLY NOW!             



Mingler Scholarship, deadline 1 March 2020

A Mingler Scholarship will be made available once a year for a collaboration between a scientist and an artist. The Scholarship is intended for artists (from all artistic disciplines) and scientists (researchers from the Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences) who want to start a research project together. Only collaborations between art and science are eligible for the Scholarship

The Scholarship consists of a sum of € 10,000 (ten thousand euros).

Application form

The application form must be sent to avk@knaw.nl before March 1, 2020.



Challenging Jewelry students workshops in Shanghai, december 2019





Challenging Jewellery presented a lottery "The Slow Reveal" on the 8th of November 2019

With this lottery, the students wanted to raise money to finance their artist in residence in Shanghai. Both the graphic design of the invitation, and the presentation were of a very high level. On social media and by email, interested collectors and buyers were invited to come to the party / performance. In this disco-like setting, every piece of jewelry was displayed in a very disruptive manner. A gray walking curtain, with one arm held out, presented each piece of jewellery or object, while a distant automated voice praised the work to the public. The anonymous curtain with the jewellery, danced to the music through the room. It was a totally different way to promote jewellery: it was playful, entertaining, original and effective.

Ruudt Peters







Working session, 23rd of October 2019
A busy day and good vibes today at the Trippenhuis, seat of the KNAW (Royal Academy of Science and Society of Arts), to discuss the future of MASieraad. With Ruudt Peters, Leo Versteijlen, Liesbeth in ‘t Hout, Liesbeth den Besten, Ted Noten and Gijs Bakker.









Challenging Jewellery assesments, 12th of June 2019
MASieraad's first project started at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, as a temporary experimental 2-years Master called Challenging Jewellery. 








Hangzhou
MASieraad is at present in conversation with China Academy of Art, Hangzhou about their educational program.

Antwerp
On the 29th of March 2019 Board members Ruudt Peters en Leo Versteijlen organized an excursion with the MA students of Challenging Jewellery (Sandberg Institute Amsterdam) to Antwerp, where they visited the Wunderkammer created by Axel Vervoordt at the DIVA Museum, and got a private tour at Het Kanaal, in Wijnegem, Axel Vervoordt’s architectural project, where living, working, culture and art merge in an industrial and architectural
environment.

Schoonhoven
On the 15th of January 2019 Board member Gijs Bakker organized an excursion with the MA students of Challenging Jewellery (Sandberg Institute Amsterdam) to Schoonhoven, where they visited Studio Jan Matthesius, the Silvermuseum and the Vocational School of Gold-, Silversmithing, and Watch Making (Zadkine College, Schoonhoven).




Studio visit Jan Matthesius


Foundation
Since October 2018 MASieraad is a foundation, aiming at the promotion of jewellery in a broad sense, through the organisation of education, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and publications. The board consists of Gijs Bakker (chairman), Leo Versteijlen (treasurer), Liesbeth den Besten (secretary), Ted Noten and Ruudt Peters. Liesbeth in ‘t Hout is a supportive collaborator of the board.