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JEWELRY RESIDENT STUDIOS
           

ILIAS LALAOUNIS JEWELRY MUSEUM

 

The ILJM announces the newly established Jewelry Resident Studios. The program and the two-live metalsmithing and traditional crafts studio workshops are exclusively funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

 

Artists’ Metalsmithing Studio/ ZEM

According to Greek mythology Hephaistos, the God of fire and metalsmith, tamed metals under the sacred hill of the Acropolis. As Hephaistos’ descendants we continue to educate on traditional metalsmithing techniques and support contemporary jewelry creation.

The Artists’ Studio ZEM is the first interactive metalsmithing workshop built within a European Museum. The space is refurbished to replace the model hands-on prototype jewelry museum workshop that was set up when the museum first opened in 1994, and to honor the establishment that housed the original Ilias Lalaounis jewelry workshops from the early 60’s until 1993. Today ZEM becomes a public/ live center for traditional techniques and supports contemporary studio jewelry creation abiding to the standards of modern museological educational methods.

Through a regular museum visit, spectators may watch the demonstration of ancient and modern metalsmithing techniques, the conservation of jewelry and the creation of new studio oeuvres in an inspirational environment motivated in this new artists’ hub. Traditional and new tools are revealed to educate on their use but also may be handled by visitors to appreciate their complexity and magnificence for recreating this ancient craft.

We invite local and international artists to share their experiences and knowledge with this hands-on experience. Additionally, visitors may explore the electronic touch screen Lexicon and cultivate its information for further educating generations to follow. 

In this space where Ilias Lalaounis original Jewelry Workshops resided ZEM becomes the tool for new inspiration and innovativeness.

 

Artists’ Traditional Crafts Studio/ZEDET

The Artists’ Traditional Crafts Studio advances artistic productivity and enhances the educational role of the ZEM metalsmithing workshop (in the Museum’s ground level) to promote the use of non-precious materials, traditional crafts, and new forms for contemporary studio jewelry.

Artists are challenged to explore new forms and engage the public in this creative process, seeking inspiration in contemporary debates, social enquiries, and humanitarian ideals. The studio is open to the public with an interactive relationship to discover the art of textiles, leather, wood, ceramics, clay, enamel, plastic, and recycled materials in jewelry making.

ZEDET respects the space that hosted the first Ilias Lalaounis workshops for fine jewelry and challenges artists in a process that will enable them to flourish within the international artistic community moving away from Greece’s traditional use of metalsmithing.

 

Artists are welcome to send their CVs to: administration@lalaounis-jewelrymuseum.gr for available seats and projects.

 

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  • THE DEMONSTRATION OF ANCIENT AND CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY TECHNIQUES AND THE MAKING OF STUDIO JEWELRY

  • GROUP GUIDED TOURS

  • “ONE-TO-ONE ARTISTS” EXCHANGE STAND

  • STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

  • OUR ANNUAL STUDIO JEWELRY EXHIBITIONS

  • NEW MUSEUM ADDITIONS OF STUDIO JEWELRY BY GREEK AND INTERNATIONAL JEWELRY ARTISTS

 
 
 
 
 
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