Lower Saxony State Award Winners

Exhibit with winners of the recent 25 years at Kathrin Sätteles studio, who won the Prize herself in 2010

In Germany, state awards provide important impetus for the appreciation and promotion of the creative crafts. With an exhibition in her atelier, Kathrin Sättele, a jewelry designer from Hildesheim and winner of the Lower Saxony State Award in 2010, will be presenting a retrospective of the winners of this state award in the past 25 years, thus spotlighting “uniquely designed objects and the outstanding handcraftsmanship involved in their creation.”

Lower Saxony State Award Winners

Gabriele Küstner, Mosaic plate.
Glass, Ø 36 cm

The exhibition will be showing how diverse artistic craftspersons’ concepts are nowadays. Jutta Arndt’s jewelry, for example, features references to antiquity and the Middle Ages, quite in contrast to the minimalist, exquisitely hammered shapes of Kathrin Sättele’s creations and Ulrike Knab’s narrative jewelry. Gabriele Küstner has been creating inventively fused glass mosaics since her days of training, using a technique that was already being practiced by the Romans back in pre-Christian times. Featuring a sleekly modern simplicity, Maike Dahl’s silver utensils remind us of folded paper. Peter Schmitz’s wire meshwork creations are characterized by a compellingly geometrical, transparent corporeity. The pieces crafted by the wood-turner Hans Weissflog testify to his being a virtuoso of filigreed op art. Lucia Schwalenberg’s textiles fascinate us with the unusual haptics of their sculptural textures and structures. Ute Ketelhake uses remnants of certified virgin wool fabrics from the garment industry to create her Second Life Rugs. All these exquisite, artistically crafted products are complemented by photos taken by the industrial photographer Manfred Zimmermann, who also endeavors to highlight the essence of the material concerned in some of his images. Dr. Sabine Wilp, director of Handwerksform Hanover, will be giving a speech at the exhibition opening on September 1, at 7 pm.

Lower Saxony State Award Winners

Jutta Arndt, Ring. Amethyst, nuggets

Lower Saxony State Award Winners

Hans Weissflog, Stars bowl. Ø 25 cm

Lower Saxony State Award Winners

Lucia Schwalenberg, scarf. Textile

Lower Saxony State Award Winners

Peter Schmitz, Centauri bowl. Ø 32 cm

Lower Saxony State Award Winners

Ulrike Knab. Brooch

Lower Saxony State Award Winners

Manfred Zimmermann. Photography

Translation Sabine Goodman

  • Niedersächsische Staatspreisträger
    für das gestaltende Handwerk – eine Retrospektive 1991–2016
    Kathrin Sättele
    Heinrichstraße 26 / Hinterhaus
    31137 Hildesheim
    Germany
  • 02.–04., 10.–11., 17.–18.09.2016
    11–18 Uhr
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