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Fancy a creative challenge? Then check out
our jewellery-workshop competition.
You are cordially invited to enter an unique design project hosted August 1st - 12th 2011
in Schwaebisch Gmuend.

Delving into hundreds of precious ‘glass gems’,
you may try out daring mixes, test out unusual combinations or discard them and indulge in experiments with the infinite possibilities sparking copiously from colours, shapes and materials – as if a dream becomes true. It is the drawers, shelves, card-board boxes, down to tiny envelopes, all meticulously labelled and sorted, that hold the immeasurable treasure trove of the formerly Gablonz Bijouterie Company Prade.

You are invited to hunt through a magical source collection, one of the kind that one always wanted but is hardly given access to, whether in ones own studio or in academic institutions. You will have the support of tutors, which have been smitten since first laying eyes on the treasure chest in all its dazzling and invigorating splendour, radiating from hundreds of vibrant glass ‘gems’ in all colours, opaque or translucent, smooth or facetted, as well as an abundance of accessories, findings, chains and bobbles.

The three finest works will be awarded a prize donated by the Prade family, of the Gablonz Bijouterie Company founder, thus:

1. Prize: 3.000 Euro
2. Prize: 2.000 Euro
3. Prize: 1.000 Euro

However, workshop spaces are limited.

So do not hesitate to enter your application immediately accompanied with a short written proposal. Just kindly outline what attracted
your interest in our project and its aim or what ideas you might have in mind.

Finally some administrative detail you want to be aware of:

The workshop-projects are tutored by

Beate Eismann, Halle

Sabine Klarner, Hamburg

Ulrike Knab, Hanover

Iris Koehnke, Schwaebisch Gmuend

Doris Raymann-Nowak, Schwaebisch Gmuend

Terms and conditions
Participation in the workshop-project is charged at 300 Euro. This covers the use of all accessories and findings donated by Prade. Likewise participants may supplement their designs with any material at pleasure. Each participant should bring their personal hand tools. A range of generic appliances will be available to all at the college workshop,
where the ideas will take shape.

Entries are invited from Goldsmiths and Silversmiths as well as Jewellery designers. The competition is also open to students of colleges and other academic institutions in their 3rd semester or later. Naturally any magnificent entries from practitioners preferably of other areas of design will also be considered.

The number of participants is limited to 48.

August 1st - 12th, 2011 (workshop)
Summer 2012 (exhibition)

Schwaebisch Gmuend, Vocational College for Design, Jewellery and Equipment,
The Arenhaus, Marktplatz 35

Monday, August 1st , 2011, 9:00am

Fees are due in advance and to be paid after
the successful applicant has been notified in writing.