Precious? / UK
Claudia Lepik is a jewellery artist who is intrigued by how to push boundaries in jewellery through her use of scale and materials. She is specifically interested in face and nose jewellery but is heavily inspired by theatrical fashion, as it gives her the opportunity to investigate the whole body.
Claudia chooses her materials carefully, in order to create a dialogue with the body. By taking time to create each piece, she is able to communicating her emotions and her interest in fashion. The main material in her large-scale work is brass, which she manipulates to create an almost garment-like feel from afar but when seen close up you’re aware of the stiffness of the metal. She is in love with her hands and lets them dictate almost the whole process, from sketch to final piece.
2015 – 2018 Estonian Academy of Arts, design faculty, contemporary jewelry (BA)
16 Feb -19 May 2019 2WO+1NE=1, Fashion Brand Athens, Greece
11 Jun – 11 Jul Cluster London Jewellery Residency, 1 month long London, UK, 2021
13 Aug – 16 Sep 92Y International Jewelry Residency program, 1-month long New York City, USA, 2019
18 – 24 Nov 2019 About Face, curated by Jonathan Wahl, Hall of Mirrors, 92Y NYC Jewelry Week 2019
21 Feb – 28 Jun 2020 The Anatomy of Estonian Art Jewellery 1953-2019 curated by Ketli Tiitsar, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
22 – 29 May 2019 Ek-kinesis: Jewelry Schools, Start Ups For New Artists Athens Jewelry Week 2019
20 – 28 Oct 2018 VI Artishok Biennial, curated by Sten Ojavee passenger terminal of the Baltic railway station, Tallinn
18 Oct 2018 AS Noor Ehe Special Prize
21 Jun 2018 EAA Young Applied Artist Prize (BA)
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