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Kaat De Groef

MA work

Starting from the bead’s touch on the skin, this collection aims to rethink the classical pearl necklace. Trough an exploration of the so familiar and simple, yet perfect spherical shape of the bead in relation to the body’s surface, it plays with the tactile experience of wearing jewellery, triggering a heightened awareness of the body.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2015

  • Starting from the bead’s touch on the skin, this collection aims to rethink the classical pearl necklace. Trough an exploration of the so familiar and simple, yet perfect spherical shape of the bead in relation to the body’s surface, it plays with the tactile experience of wearing jewellery, triggering a heightened awareness of the body. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Jewellery Design & Metalwork, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • Who’s Who, Werkstatt Galerie, Munich, 2015; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; A Touch of Steel - Stahlpreis 2014, Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels, 2014–15; Marry Ted Noten- Sieraad Art Fair, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, 2013; To tie or not to tie, Adrian Greiter Photo Studio, Munich, 2013; No Gold Please, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, 2012
  • Publications

  • ‘A Touch of Steel - Stahlpreis 2014’, Kolloquium Nordrhein Westfalen & Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Solingen (DE) & Antwerp (BE)