MANON VAN KOUSWIJK
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Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and in 1994 was a guest student at the Munich Academy studying under professor Otto Künzli. Manon has gone on to work internationally and teach at institutes such as Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo, Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and Monash University in Melbourne where she is currently the MADA jewellery studio coordinator. Utilising a diverse range of materials such as paper, porcelain and wood, she explores the meaning and associations imbued in everyday objects. Manon has exhibited internationally and has work included in permanent collections of the NGV Melbourne and Musée des Arts Decoratifs Marseille France.


Manon on her work:
It all starts with the presence of the object. In a way objects are just like people; some of them put a lot of effort into drawing your attention, by dressing up and making a lot of noise.
Others are just there, unobtrusive, leaving it up to you to discover them (or not).
I envy their ability to infiltrate, to make themselves almost invisible. (Maybe I can do the same)
My making moves around them, I pick them up and turn them upside down, questioning their function and materiality.

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Public collections:
Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam, Røhsska Museet, Gøteborg, Dutch Textile Museum, Tilburg, National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, ABN/AMRO Collection, Amsterdam, Foundation Françoise van den Bosch, Amsterdam, FNAC, Paris

Solo exhibitions (selection):
2007 Gallery Ra, Amsterdam.
2006 Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, “Heart Beads”.
2006 Gallery Deux Poissons, Tokyo.
2005 Gallery So, Solothurn, Switserland.
2004 Gallery Funaki, Melbourne.
2003 “RE:Place”, gallery Ra, Amsterdam.
2001 “Horizon table”, gallery Ra, Amsterdam.
2000 “gallery Funaki, the 2nd Floor”, Melbourne.

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JEWELS by MANON VAN KOUSWIJK

 Chunky Daisy no.5  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Necklace: Chunky Daisy no.5, 2016.
Porcelain, glaze, thread..
41 cm long.
Photo by: Fred Kroh.
Price: 1050 €.
 Figures  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Necklace: Figures, 2016.
Porcelain, pigment, glaze, thread..
42 cm long.
Photo by: Fred Kroh.
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 Figures  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Necklace: Figures, 2016.
Porcelain, pigment, glaze, thread..
34 cm long.
Photo by: Fred Kroh.
Price: 1000 €.
 Bisou  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Brooch: Bisou, 2011.
Porcelain, pigment, glaze, silver, steel..
6 x 2 x 2 cm.
Photo by: Jeremy Dillon.
Published at: Findings by Manon Van Kouswijk.
Price: 400 €.
Stamped in the back MK.
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 Figures  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Necklace: Figures, 2016.
Porcelain, pigment, glaze, thread..
43 cm long.
Photo by: Fred Kroh.
Price: 1000 €.
 Figures  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Necklace: Figures, 2016.
Porcelain, pigment, thread..
39 cm long.
Photo by: Fred Kroh.
Price: 1000 €.
 Reverse Beads  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Necklace: Reverse Beads, 2016.
Porcelain, pigment, glaze, thread..
39 cm long.
Photo by: Fred Kroh.
Price: 1140 €.
 Pearl Grey Revisited  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Necklace: Pearl Grey Revisited, 2015.
Glass elements (saucer, hand formed cup handle with attached glass beads), diverse glass and plastic beads, polyester thread, glue..
34 cm long.
Price: 2300 €.
Work designed for Klimt02 Gallery for the exhibition To Recover in 2015
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 Pearl Grey  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Necklace: Pearl Grey, 2009.
Porcelain, glass, ivory, plastic, pearls.
31 cm long.
Price: 1500 €.
 Perles d'Artiste no 5  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Necklace: Perles d'Artiste no 5, 2009.
Modeling porcelain, ceramic pencil, glaze.
Beads are made with 10 fingers.
34 cm long.
Price: 950 €.
 Pink Pair  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Earrings: Pink Pair, 2009.
Porcelain, Silver.
ø 1,2 cm.
Price: 260 €.
 Egg spoon  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Object: Egg spoon, 2003.
Porcelain.
4,5 x 18 cm.
Price: 450 €.
 Re:model  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Necklace: Re:model, 2004.
Porcelain.
31 cm long.
Price: 750 €.
 Nose  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Pendant: Nose, 2012.
Porcelain, thread.
3 x 2 x 2 cm.
Published at: Findings by Manon Van Kouswijk.
Price: 240 €.
 Egg Spoon  by Manon van Kouswijk
Manon van Kouswijk.
Object: Egg Spoon, 2003.
Porcelain.
3 x 13 cm.
Price: 350 €.