Embrace at Sieraad 2015

From November 5 to 8 the jewelry fair attracts visitors with a Francoise van den Bosch retrospective to Amsterdam

A young Dutch noblewoman made a name for herself with her jewelry designs far beyond her country’s borders – only to die much too young. This was the fate of Françoise van den Bosch, who was born in 1944 in the country town of Hilversum 30 kilometers south-east of Amsterdam. Three years after she passed away, her family and friends set up the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation, which celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2015. This anniversary will be celebrated at the Sieraad jewelry fair in Amsterdam with the exhibition curated by Liesbeth den Besten and entitled Embrace, which will be spotlighting pieces from the Françoise van den Bosch collection of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, including her own creations and those crafted by many winners of the competition named after her.

Necklace by Françoise van den Bosch

Françoise van den Bosch, two-piece necklace, 1970

Bangles by Françoise van den Bosch

Françoise van den Bosch, bangles multiple, 1971. Anodized aluminium

Object by Françoise van den Bosch

Françoise van den Bosch, object diagonal

Sieraad Art Fair will be staged in Amsterdam for the 14th time. Aficionados of unconventional jewelry can look forward to an exciting event.

Teilnehmer der Sieraad 2015 (Auswahl)

Studio Martijntje Cornelia

Rotterdam, Netherlands / martijntjecornelia.nl

Studio Martijntje Cornelia Sieraad

Ring Number One, 2015. Zuckerwatte, Harz, 4,5 × 2,5 cm

 Judith Bloedjes

Leiden, Netherlands / judithbloedjes.nl

Judith Bloedjes Sieraad

Jewelry and objects, hand thrown Limoges porcelain, silver


London, UK / bokylee.com

Bangle by BOKY Sieraad

Lien bracelet kit. Yellow and white gold plated brass, dyed resin 7,3 x 8 x 1,8 cm

Atelier Jan Kerkstra and Marion Pannekoek

Wijnjewoude, Netherlands / thejewelrystory.com

Bracelet by Atelier Jan Kerkstra & Marion Pannekoek Sieraad

Bracelet One More. Silver, plexiglass

Carolina Bernachea

Buenos Aires, Argentina / carolinabernachea.com

Brooch by Carolina Bernachea

Brooch Soul. Natural silk yarn, silver, hand knitted, sewed, 12 x 9 x 4 cm

Dimitrii Volkov

St. Petersburg, Russia / volkovart.com

Bangle by Dimitrii Volkov

Bracelet, 2015. Brass

Christiane Wichert

Düsseldorf, Germany / christianewichert.de

Brooches by Christiane Wichert

Brooches Ein Teil von mir. Denture acrylic, stainless steel, individual fabrication possible

Sifis Stavroulakis

Chania-Crete, Greece / sifisjewellery.gr

Ring by Sifis Stavroulakis

Ring. Oxidized bronze and silver. A display of an acacia tree fruit

Emanuela Duca

New York, USA / emanueladuca.com

Ring by Emanuela Duca

Ring. Blackened sterling silver, yellow gold 750, white diamonds

Fili Plaza Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain / filiplaza.com

Ring by Fili Plaza Barcelona


Susanne Siegert

Lisse, Netherlands / susannesiegert.nl

Earrings by Susanne Siegert

Earrings, gold 750, silver, palladium, 2 peridots, 2 beryls, Mokume Gane technique. Photo Thorsten Siwitza

Hoogenboom & Bogers Edelsmeden

Bilthoven, Netherlands / hoogenboombogers.com

Ring by Hoogenboom Bogers Edelsmeden

Ring Threads of Life. Fairtrade gold, a diamond. Photo Erwin Maes

Stefania Lucchetta

Bassano del Grappa, Italy / stefanialucchetta.com

Ring by Stefania Luchetta

Ring Vacuum 12, 2013. Stellite, limited edition of 6 pieces numbered and signed

inSync design by Iris Saar Isaacs

Melbourne, Australia / insyncdesign.com.au

Ring by insync by Iris Saar Isaacs

Earrings. 100% hypoallergenic stainless steel, 916 gold plated, silicon, 3 x 5,5 cm


Taiwan / bench886.com

Jewelry by bench886

10 Contemporary Jewellery Artists from Taiwan

Preview picture: Françoise van den Bosch in her studio. Copyright Françoise van den Bosch Foundation

Read the complete article in the current print issue ART AUREA 4-2015

  • Sieraad Art Fair
    with exhibit Embrace
    Klönneplein 1
    1014 DD Amsterdam
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