Nicole Walger



Free Works

Twist Off
Erdreich
Ein Esslöffel Silber
Erdschale

Twist Off

Jewellery is Communication - in this aspect these works were created. Climate change with all its consequences is a matter of concern to me. The works are especially dedicated to the extinction of species.

The motifs as well as the choice of material are intended to draw attention to the extinction of species and insects and to provide an opportunity for conversation. The works are created from 2 standard Twist Off caps. The motif is carved into a cap. This removes the paint and reveals the metal underneath. The second cap serves as a "frame".



Twist Off, Brooches
Since the caps are magnetic, a magnet is used to attach the brooch.



Twist Off, Chain (front)
The chain consists of commercially available key rings. This makes the Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys rubicola) a key animal, a key figure. It is the first recorded mammalian extinction due to anthropogenic climate change.


Twist Off, Chain (back)
The expiry date has expired.


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Erdreich

Earth-bound is the source of nutrition and life, is absorbent and fertile. Roots spread, providing stability and strength. It stands for growth, change and transience, for the cycle of life.

Gold or silver are poured into earth. Structures arise. Natural and rough, gentle and smooth.

Gold (900/000) and Silver (935/000).



Gold or silver is poured into earth.



The metal has solidified.



The metal is forged. Spoons are made.




Rings are formed and connected.




Connections have been made. Partner rings.




Compostable spheres made of earth encase and protect the rings.


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Ein Esslöffel Silber

Working as a goldsmith produces silver cuttings. A tablespoon of these silver cuttings is mixed with gelatine and poured into a new object - a tablespoon of silver. The tablespoon of silver dries and solidifies.

It will dissolve at dinner, to a tablespoon of silver.


"Ein Esslöffel Silber" and the tablespoon of silver cuttings.


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Erdschale

A handful of earth is mixed with gelatine and formed to a bowl. The bowl dries and solidifies.
The wall is thin, the bowl is delicate and fragile. When it comes into contact with water it will disintegrate and return to the cycle of life. An object for eternity.


Erdschale (Diameter approx. 16 cm)



Erdschale (Diameter approx. 16 cm)

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Nicole Walger
Diplom Designerin
Hölderlinstr. 17
D-70174 Stuttgart