Seminar will take place in the Faculty of Design, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Kuopio, Finland.

Participation fee: 1 day 40 € / 20 € for students.

Sign up by 4.9. 2016.





10:00 Registration

10:30-10:35 Welcome!

10:35-10:45 Risto Nylund, Savonia UAS

Risto Nylund is a Finnish silversmith and lecturer at Savonia University of Applied Sciences, which is the co-operative school during the KORU5-seminar and workshop in the city of Kuopio. He will introduce the department of jewellery design of Savonia UAS.

10:45-11:30 Kristiina Laurits: The Happy Few. Some reflections of idealistic and bit melancholy wisdom of senses in jewellery.

Kristiina Laurits is a jewellery artist from Estonia. She’s been working and exhibiting internationally since 1995. She gained the master degree from Estonian Academy of Art 2003. Her works include jewellery and objects.

11:30-11:45 Jenni Sokura: about The Jewellery Art Assocation in Finland

Jenni Sokura is the chairman of The Jewellery Art Association. The association aims to promote contemporary jewellery in Finland and to improve its recognition as an art and design form. Another goal of the association is to increase awareness about Finnish jewellery internationally. Jenni Sokura will share some of the ideas and latest projects of the association.

11:45-12:45 lunch

12:45-13:30 Matti Mattsson: Something else. Recycling art, to solve problems with recycling ideas are the most interesting things for me.

Matti Mattsson is a metal artist from Finland who uses recycled materials. He names his specialities to be jewelry, cutlery and bowls, lightning features, weather vanes and performance art, tutoring, workshops and lectures. He has exhibited since 1985.

13:30-14:15 Gésine Hackenberg: Where jewellery and everyday life meet

Gésine Hackenberg is an artist using diverse techniques to explore the conceptual intersections between jewellery and objects of everyday life. She was trained as a goldsmith in Germany and graduated in 2001 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (NL). In 2013 she earned her MA from the PXL-MAD in Hasselt (B) where she is currently teaching. Since 2008, she is also tutoring at the Vakschool Edelsmeden in Amsterdam. Hackenberg received three grants from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, among other awards. Her work is included in various public collections such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (UK) or the MAD in NY (USA).

14:15-15:00 Nelli Tanner: A Peace of Jewellery.  A spider brooch and other classical jewellery inherited from grandmother fight their way to the working table. Untold, unseen and unfinished. Where is the peace of jewellery?

Nelli Tanner is a visual artist also known for the contemporary jewellery. She lives and works in Imatra, Finland and exhibits and teaches worldwide. In 2014 she received the prize of the Federation Wallonia Brussels, European Triennale of Contemporary Jewellery. She graduated in 2003 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (NL). Tanner gained the degree of Master of Culture and Art in 2012 from Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, Finland.

15:00 Closure

After the seminar we’ll head to the Kuopio art museum and visit KORU5-exhibition with the artists. The museum is open until 17:00.


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