The Research Project is going very well so I thought, I'd post a few bits and pieces about my Jewellery Designer.
Ela Bauer is a jewellery designer based in the Netherlands. Initially, she studied Literature and Indology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. After that she got into the jewellery department at the Technical School in Jerusalem. Her next move was to join the Gerrit Rietveld Academy of fine arts in Amsterdam.
She Graduated in July 1995 at the jewellery department. Since then she's been really busy participating in many diverse projects and exhibitions.
Bauer's work is really organic and at times rather literal. One of the things I admire most about it is the fact that Ela is not afraid to shock her audience as her pieces often relate to slightly unusual sources of inspiration, especially considering that Jewellery is still primarily seen as adornment of the body. I think Bauer is trying to challenge that perception and reinvent some aspects of our specialisation.
I added a few examples of my designer's work; these are most probably my favourite ones so far!