Simple Beads and Cultured Seeds


An international two weeks workshop at the Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloß Plüschow, in Germany, which featured some of the key aspects of SCHMUCK2: site specificity, cross-disciplinarity, educational exchange, photographic documentation and its printed dissemination, and custom-made works that reconfigure both jewellery and the public space. Collaborating Artists: Kimmo Heikkilä (FI), Anja Knecht (DE), Tuija Helena Markonsalo(FI), Okamoto Mitsuhiro (JP), Susan Pietzsch (DE), Valentina Seidel (DE) and Ines Tartler(DE).

Results were presented in an touring exhibition at: the Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloß Plüschow, the Güstrow Castle and the Public Museum Schwerin(DE), the Kyoto Art Center(JP), the Triennale for Experimental Jewellery Koru at Galeria Rantapaja(FI).

Funded by the Ministry of Culture of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Cultural Office of the City of Bad Doberan, the Stiftung Kulturfonds, the Consulate General of Finland in Hamburg, the Nomura Foundation Japan and the Goethe Institute in Kyoto/Japan.