Nicole Walger



Jewellery

Shape changing
Werden wachsen wandeln
Stab
Würfel
Quader
Perle
Bohne
Pilz
Gold am Ring und Gold an der Kette

Shape changing


A simple geometric form...

 


...punching, splitting, stretching.

The jewellery is created by changing metal shapes. The focus is not on filing, but on techniques like punching, splitting or expanding, the kind of techniques that started out in wrought iron work. By working with precious metals, these "old" techniques are used in a new context. The jewellery arises exclusivly from the process of changing shape, and after that, no further processing takes place.


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Werden wachsen wandeln







The egg, symbol of fertility and life is the fundamental element of this work.
Symbolic for the growing up of man the golden egg grows also and finally, a piece of jewelry is created.
Later a ring can be made out of the golden egg.



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Stab







Material splitting produces gently swung deformed edge portions, which obtain a notion of the basic form.
Material: Gold, Silver, Iron.


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Würfel







A cube is punched and expanded to a ring. This produces a very clear and elegantly balanced symmetry.
Material: Gold, Silver, Iron.

 

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Quader








Strong material splitting produces an asymmetrically organic form.
Material: Gold, Silver, Iron.


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Perle







The basic form is created by material splitting. It is ornamented with punched, reflecting deepenings that are looking like pearls.
Material: Gold, Silver, Iron.


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Bohne







Melted metal solidifies in form of a bean in the melting pot.
Strong material punching creates a characteristic uneven form.


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Pilz







A ring is created out of a mushroom like form.


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Gold am Ring und Gold an der Kette







1 gram gold nuggets are punched.
They can be attached in different numbers on the ring or the necklace.


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Nicole Walger
Diplom Designerin
Hölderlinstr. 17
D-70174 Stuttgart