MATERIAL NARRATIVES ⭆ A workshop by Melanie Isverding

MATERIAL NARRATIVES ⭆ A workshop by Melanie Isverding

MATERIAL NARRATIVES ⭆ A workshop by Melanie Isverding 1800 1200 Dautor

Isverding Melanie Brooch

Jewelry Workshop with Melanie Isverding in Bucharest, Romania.
19.05. – 21.05.2022,

This workshop is about material – and object – related reflections. The impulses can move you towards a personal symbolic action in the context of Joseph Beuys cosmopolitan philosophy. We will look at the material semantics beneath the surface to find out how the choice of material can support your ideas on the narrative level. It is important to engage with the use and translation of material and motif. This reflection allows your own creative processes to become more conscious and make the implicit intention legible. With different methods we explore and experiment with found material. After your application/selection you will receive an email for the first impulse for the material selection.

Melanie Isverding

Melanie Isverding is a professor at HAWK – University of Applied Science and Arts Hildesheim, where she leads and teaches the Jewelry and Body-Related Objects course in the Metal Design Department. The basis of her teaching work is her own artistic practice and research as a jewelry artist. Her work can be seen in national and international exhibitions, she gives lectures and is also frequently active as a jury member.

➠ The workshops are aimed at young artists:
– who would like to experiment with a conceptual approach
– who want to work with unconventional materials
– who would like to learn more about the contemporary jewelry market in the current context

⭆ How to apply:
Please send the documents below by 01.05.2022 to:
– Portfolio with works and links which are representative of your creation
– Personal presentation (half a page) in which you introduce yourself and explain why you would like to participate in the workshops

The workshops IN THE SEARCHER’S FIELD OF STRENGTH and MATERIAL NARRATIVES are part of AUTOR Fair 2022 edition & of the exhibition I LIKE JEWELRY AND JEWELRY LIKES ME and are conducted by the German artists Melanie Isverding and Gisbert Stach. The exhibition of the same name is organised by the Goethe-Institut and the AUTOR Platform for Contemporary Jewelry and is dedicated to the centenary of the birth of the artist Joseph Beuys. The workshops will be held in collaboration with the AUTOR Platform and the ArtUp School for Contemporary Jewelry.

The exhibition I LIKE JEWELRY AND JEWELRY LIKES ME runs from 6th to 28th May 2022. Opening on the 6th of MAY, 6 PM at Goethe Pavilion.

✱ Register now via email:

05-07.05.2022, Gisbert Stach / IN THE SEARCHER’S FIELD OF STRENGTH
19-21.05.2022, Melanie Isverding / MATERIAL NARRATIVES


The 19th edition of AUTOR International Contemporary Jewelry Fair happens on MAY 28 – 29, at Oscar Maugsch Palace, in the hearth of Bucharest, Romania.