A message of encouragement to all people fighting depression!

Contemporary jewellery artists defy stereotypes regarding modelling – otherwise they would not have been “artists”. My mother is not just an old lady modelling my latest piece “St.Barbara-Patron saint of artillerists” (left) and Christoph Ziegler’s “Fragments” (right) – both to be viewed at WAR_POLEMOS, 11-14 March 2020 at Galerie WELTRAUM, Munich; she is a person […]

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TAMA

TAMA_Φωτογραφίες από ένα τάμα. 16 χιλιόμετρα Λεωνίδιο-Ελωνα, Αρκαδία-27 Ιανουαρίου 2019. Ta’ma is a deal with God. A sacrifice for a favor. In my case, sacrifice means: valuable time, physical exhaustion, a piece of jewellery I like.   The latter is aka “votive”. Leonidio-the monastery of Elona in Arcadia is appr. 5 hours/ 16 klm. More […]

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THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF JEWELLERY: Offering jewellery to the ones who can not wear it

THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF JEWELLERY: “Offering jewellery to the ones who can not wear it: Burying the dead with jewellery, adorning icons with jewellery in contemporary Greece.”  A pitch by Loukia Richards for the JEWELLERY MATTERS International Symposium at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 16 November 2017. Photo credit: Loukia Richards + Christoph Ziegler “Cosmos means universe and […]

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Holy bitch

Holy bitch, 2009. Textile book, embroidery, silver. Made during my artist residency at Ted Noten Atelier for RED LIGHT DESIGN funded by the City of Amsterdam. To be shown at The Sacred & The Profane group show at #Galerie_Weltraum Munich during #Schmuckwoche_München_2019 (#Munich_Jewellery_Week) #design #art Credit: Studio Kominis Athens

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THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF JEWELLERY: “Offering jewellery to the ones who can not wear it: Burying the dead with jewellery, adorning icons with jewellery in contemporary Greece.” Part 4/7

A pitch by Loukia Richards for the JEWELLERY MATTERS International Symposium at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 16 November 2017. You may read Part I and Part II by scrolling down blog updates. Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler/Loukia Richards Picture #1. Greek spirituality reflects a culture of public argument and reasonable doubt, an intellectual tradition that gave citizens a […]

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THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF JEWELLERY: “Offering jewellery to the ones who can not wear it: Burying the dead with jewellery, adorning icons with jewellery in contemporary Greece.” Part 3/7

A pitch by Loukia Richards for the JEWELLERY MATTERS International Symposium at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 16 November 2017. You may read Part I and Part II by scrolling down blog updates. Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler Picture #1. Icons tell of a perfect world illuminated by the sun of justice. You see: Golden candle holders and a […]

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THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF JEWELLERY: “Offering jewellery to the ones who can not wear it: Burying the dead with jewellery, adorning icons with jewellery in contemporary Greece.” Part II

A pitch by Loukia Richards for the JEWELLERY MATTERS International Symposium at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 16 November 2017. Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler Picture #1. In modern Greece “miraculous icons” inside a church are decorated with identity jewellery: wedding rings, crosses, engagement earrings, as well as silver or gold plaquets. The votives or the jewellery is placed […]

Read More THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF JEWELLERY: “Offering jewellery to the ones who can not wear it: Burying the dead with jewellery, adorning icons with jewellery in contemporary Greece.” Part II