Series 7. Eco Icon No.2

Peter Hogeboom’s iconic porcelain piece ‘ Spanish Collar ‘

Dutch designer, Peter Hogeboom’s iconic porcelain piece ‘ Spanish Collar ‘ takes centre stage as part of the ‘A Bit Of Clay On The Skin’ exhibition currently showing at the Museum of Art + Design in New York.

New Ceramic Jewelry explores the manifold appeal of ceramics, especially porcelain, in jewelry. Organized by the Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud and curated by the renowned German-born goldsmith and jewelry artist Monika Brugger, the exhibition showcases the versatility and allure of the medium, which can be modeled or cast, used alone or with metal, wood, and stone, and vary in color and texture. Best known as the stuff of the luxurious and the mundane, of fine tableware and technical equipment, when used in jewelry, porcelain sparks the visual and physical sensations to become an object of desire.

The exhibition showcases the scope and ingenuity of the more than one hundred works on view and features the work of 18 cutting-edge jewelry artists, including creations by such notables as Peter Hoogeboom, ( whose work is pictured above)

“Ceramic jewelry embodies the creative transformation of a humble Earth material by art and industry into a wearable object of great refinement and sensuality,” comments MAD’s Jewelry Curator Ursula Ilse-Neuman

Peter Hogeboom’s hand crafted ,one -off necklace piece is spectacular in its concept and its boldness of vision. Using such a delicate material as 100% natural porcelain  to make such a dramatic statement piece, is clearly inspired.

Findingeco loves artists  such as Peter who push the boundaries of the capabilities of the materials they use in the creation of directional avant garde works to challenge our existing perceptions and forever pushing us forward to view things from a new perspective.

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