The field of contemporary jewellery and object-making holds a peculiar place within the world of the visual arts, crafts and design. This ambiguous position can be seen as inspiring and offers artists and designers a perfect framework for innovation and a critical attitude. In this ever-changing context students are encouraged to break free from fixed ideas and existing trends, so that they can develop their personal artistic profile. We consider methodology and approach to be more important than style.
Regular debate supports the selection and development of each student’s theme. Our main subjects for discussion and exploration are: relevance of craftsmanship; presentation context; unique pieces versus serial work; the significance of materials; tactility; functionality, and the expressive potential of techniques.
In this master program students are encouraged to shift between being in the flow of making and taking a step back to think about their work. Making, reflection and theoretical study are key elements, without losing eye for tacit knowledge and intuition.
Through presentations and discussions students practice their ability to reason and communicate about their work and its context, preparing themselves for the demands put on a professional in the field.
Students are supported by a team of renowned artists and academics with exquisite and divergent expertise to be able to cover most areas in the field of Object & Jewellery: Patricia Domingues, Gésine Hackenberg, David Huycke, Audi Pauwels and Bert Willems. On top of this students are being offered a wide range of (international) guest-speakers and guest-tutors.
For more detailed information, please download our information brochure.
Contact: David Huycke, David.Huycke@PXL.BE