Schmuck Wander


This dandy project came up as a crazy idea of my colleague Bety and me sitting in a coffee house and brainstorming a little :} Our idea was that many people can work in tandem on one piece of jewellery. The inspiration for the Schmuck Wander project was drawn from our experience of creative symposiums but shifted into new locations via the invention of travelling jewels.

We started with fifteen pieces made by local jewellers who thereafter sent it to some friends from abroad. The next link in the chain presents another creator, so two, three or four jewel makers created an ultimate jewel. In the end 47 authors from 11 different countries joined Schmuck Wander.
The project was running against all expectations. We lost track of a few pieces bumming somewhere around the world just before the termination date but we already have thirteen pieces back home. In these days just two pieces are missing but still wanted.


The idea of jewels and objects created in cooperation with a number of artists is already very interesting but what is more each piece of jewellery has its own story to tell as well as its own transit network. We succeeded in joining participants from many different countries for one astonishing mission. We hope that all jewellery artists who joined our project had great fun and that they will be looking forward to the next round of Schmuck Wander.


Meet Our Jewellery Wanderers

All 15 jewels have a passport to remember their journey and their creators. So a passport likewise inspired the concept of the catalogue ;)
Our wish is that the project will continue in the future and that there will be more enthusiastic artists who would like to participate.
The presentation of Schmuck Wander took place in the Gallery Medium Bratislava, Slovakia at the beginning of December 2009


Mária Nepšinská

deviser and curator of the Schmuck Wander project


List of participants

Karol Weisslechner (Slovakia)
Sona Némethová Kabaňová (Slovakia/ Czech Republic)
Petr Vogel (Czech Republic)

Lucia Bartková (Slovakia)
Inga Pelzel (Germany)

Sylvia Jokelová (Slovakia)
Susanne Matsche (Austria/Germany)
Birgit Wiesinger (Austria)
Viktoria Münzker (Austria)

Mária Nepšinská (Slovakia)
Ursula Guttmann (Austria)

Ruudt Peters (Netherlands)
René Hora (Czech Republic)
Kata Kissoczy (Slovakia/ Czech Republic)

Kristýna Španihelová (Slovakia/ Czech Republic)

Pavol Prekop (Slovakia)
Deganit Stern Schocken (Israel)
Michal Oren(Israel)

Anton Cepka (Slovakia)
Vratislav Karel Novák (Czech Republic)
Lída Šikolová (Czech Republic)

Hany H. Kašičková (Slovakia)
Petr Hůza (Czech Republic)
Shino (Japan)

Ján Sajkala (Slovakia)
Gisbert Stach (Germany)
Nedda la Belge (Belgium) + Chris Le Suisse (Switzerland)

Alena Timkovičová (Slovakia)
Stefanie Klemp (Germany)
Danny Swaag (Germany)

Radka Kovačíková (Czech Republic)
Serena Holm (Sweden)
Gertrud Heinerud (Sweden)
Özay Emert (Sweden)

Blanka Cepková (Slovakia)
Rita Oliveira (Portugal)
Alexandra Lisboa (Portugal)

Bety K. Majerníková (Slovakia)
Monika Strasser (Switzerland)
Sofia Björkman (Sweden)
Jan Michalisko (Czech Republic) + Monika Hanečková (Slovakia)

Matej Bezúch (Slovakia)
Jana Machatová (Slovakia)
Lucia Gašparovičová (Slovakia)