Retrospective 2019

Well …. I started 2019 in slow motion and ended up high speed. The last week of December I had time to contemplate and yes; 2020 is a new year with lots of opportunities. I think more unique single pieces and limited series. No casting; all handmade from scratch (from melting sterling silver pellets to the shaping of every single piece).

The second line (recycling) is in an upwards trend amongst the group between 40 and eternity.

Another activity is workshops where groups between 5 and 10 participants learn to make jewellery from treasures of the sea such as shells, driftwood and kelp. The first bookings (including from overseas) are in. It’s an ideal opportunity for people who want to celebrate their birthdays in an unusual setting, for corporate functions and for more adventurous travellers who want to avoid the tourist traps, etc. etc.

Anyways here a compilation of a few new designs of last year, some ‘bestsellers’ and activities such as workshops and displays at art events and so on.

Workshops

98 Sarel Cilliers Street
7270 Napier
060-7124001
Offers Workshops Jewellery Making, Fabric Painting and Photography during the Festive Season.
Jewellery Designer Yvonne de Wit introduces you to the art of sculpturing jewellery of beach findings (shells, kelp, etc.). 
Carin Maehr is widely known for her ability to work in a variety off mediums. In this workshop you will be given the opportunity to experience watercolor, Fabric paint, oil, charcoal, acrylics. Fabulous tips, techniques to get you going. For beginners. 
Photographer Herman van Bon learns you the basics of how to use your eyes. Your photography will drastically improve after his practical introduction.
We offer 3 day workshops with all subjects for R 2000.00 pp. For people who prefer to do only one of the workshops: R 800.00 pp
Rates, include light lunch and drinks
Minimum 5 and maximal approx. 10 participants.
For private workshops (functions, Birthdays, etc.) at a location of your choice contact us for more details.
 

This weekend at the Tulbagh Arts Festival

This weekend I’n exhibiting in tow places during the Tulbagh Arts Festival in Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa.
Manley Wine Estate:
The Coddiwomplers
With the theme “Broken” in mind, I picked up minerals from
different areas in the Western Cape and twigs from the Catawba vine.
The tendrils of each twig embrace their distinctive stone and
became their own narrative objects, metaphorically telling the story
of the cycle of life; the purposeful journey towards an
as-yet-unknown destination; stillness in motion; here and there;
now and then…
 
The Earthquake Indicator
With the slightest vibration the Iron Crystal house on the edge
will slide and likely fall off the copper plate.
 
In the Town Hall:
Yvonne de Wit studied Fine Art in the Netherlands and lives in South Africa since 2000.
Inspired by the Overberg mountains she collects minerals.
For this exhibition she challenged herself expressing her delicate relationship with the elements transforming these into interactive objects.
Her previous Land Art projects led her to combine minerals with Sterling Silver into unique designs.
Yvonne exhibits her ‘Down-To-Earth’ Jewellery Collection in the Town Hall.