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Wearable Art moves to Mexico!


Dear Wearable Art friends

Things often change more quickly or more slowly than we are ready for. During the past year I have accompanied many wonderful women on creative jewellery journeys, made many unique miniature landscapes and explored new technical avenues.

But now it’s time for a change.

Exciting times

In early 2018 I will arrive in my new home in Mexico. San Miguel de Allende to be more specific! It’s an artists’ town and I can’t wait to begin exploring. Time to immerse myself in a new world!

While an intercontinental move is a massive change in one’s life, it’s a change that I am very positive and excited about. Mexico is a colorful and culturally rich country; full of promise and mystery.

Already I look forward to discovering new sources of inspiration, exploring a beautiful natural world and connecting with amazing people. With so many amazing artists, past and present, it is bound to be a significant time of creative growth for me.

You’ll find blogs and news on my adventure here on my website. Keep coming back to read them and share my experience.

A word of Thanks

Especially important are the people that supported me during my time in Europe. Some more active (my beautiful customers, my technical and emotional supporters), while others stayed in the background more often. While I hope our strong bond will stay, I realize that some of you may drift away somewhat.

So, to all of you, thank you! Without you I wouldn’t have the energy to do this. Most likely, it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun as it is.

Please stay in touch – this is simply a detour until we meet again.

Reflecting on the Munich Jewellery Week 2017


A hectic afternoon

On a cool March afternoon more than 10 strangers met in a bare room. Or rather, were busily unpacking, sorting, measuring and hammering. Jewellery pieces emerged soon enough. Each finding their temporary resting places on the walls and surfaces of Galerie Trampler. Three miniature landscapes containing my jewellery pieces were placed on their pedestals near the entrance.

Few of the participants knew each other before being brought together by the organizers of ‘Initiation 2017’ for the Munich Jewellery Week from 8-11 March 2017. By the time the exhibition opened on the evening of the 8th, first introductions had been made and my curiosity had been stirred. A mixed bunch we were, all from different backgrounds and from 6 different countries!

 

Into the rhythm

Typically changeable Munich weather luckily didn’t prevent any visitors from finding us. Whether in driving rain or under clear sunny skies, come they did!

From Thursday to Saturday we saw a continuing stream of art critics, collectors, jewellery lovers, students and fellow jewellers marvel at the unique pieces on show. And not only English was spoken. Lively conversations were held in Italian, Spanish, German. When all else failed, we used the internationally understood language of gestures and simple words.

It felt as though the wonderful people that stopped by to listen to my passionate narrative of how the human landscape completes the natural landscape, left as friends. A common understanding, of jewellery not only as adornment, but also as bearer of emotion linked to nature, now joined us as if belonging to a secret club of ‘the informed’.

 

Walkabout

What impressed me most about the Munich Jewellery Week was the vast and diverse range of materials, manufacturing methods, exhibition methods and artists that participated. Just a short walk from our gallery, one could see artists from Japan, Australia, England, America, etc. etc. etc! No two artists produced even vaguely similar work. A feast for the eye and truly inspiring, not only for me, but also for other artists exhibiting during the event.

 

Finale

After these few but intense days, it was with a sense of relief and sadness that we, the artists of Initiation 2017, joined each other in a celebratory glass of wine on Saturday evening. I have made new friends, expanded my horizons and met so many wonderful people during this time. Already the effects are visible in my work – keep an eye out on my website and social media accounts for new pieces.

I’m already looking forward to next year’s Jewellery Week. Save the date! 07–13 March 2018.

 

For more about the artists at the ‘Initiation 2017’ exhibition, click here.

About the Munich Jewellery Week

Parallel to the Internationale Handwerkermesse (IHM) in Riem, Munich, Current Obsessions Magazine facilitates the Munich Jewellery Week. They produce a newspaper and map on which all registered exhibitions are shown. They also arrange artists meetings and other networking events.

At the IHM fair one hall primarily houses art jewellery, galleries and art institutions. Several competitions culminate with prize giving events at the IHM at this time.

Marions Erfahrung


Bird Shadows as exhibited at the Vernissage showing pendant and bracelet.

Ich habe lange nicht mehr so außergewöhnliche, einzigartige Schmuck-Designs gesehen wie die von Marie Pretorius.
Man fühlt sich beim Tragen versetzt in die afrikanische Landschaft und bekommt Urlaubsgefühle. Darüber hinaus bin ich begeistert von dem Service und der Qualität. Alles Unikate, auf die ich häufig angesprochen werde.
Ich kann Frau Pretorius, auch für eine persönliche Beratung, nur empfehlen.
(November 2016)

Would you like to share your experience? Please contact me.
Möchten Sie Ihre Erfahrung teilen? Kontaktieren Sie mich.

CMP’s first Vernissage


A first event!

On 9 July 2016 CMP celebrated her first Vernissage in the picturesque suburb of Schwabing, Munich.

Invited guests and impromptu visitors joined each other in the spacious gallery to view the miniature landscapes that held the jewellery pieces. The hot summer’s day was ideal for mingling and pondering the intimate connection between oneself and nature.

On view

Consisting of drawings, photographs and ceramic objects, the miniature landscapes each had its own character. Some jewellery sets were joined in sharing their landscapes, such as Winter Nest and Spring Nest, whereas others occupied their own private spaces. It was a truly magical afternoon with jewellery friends.

More to see

See the collections and individual pieces by following the ‘Explore the Landscapes’ link.