Introduction to Art Nouveau Jewellery Seminar
This seminar will introduce Art Nouveau jewellery and highlight important jewellers and trends during the period between 1890 and 1910. Nature was the main inspiration for Art Nouveau jewelry, and many jewellery pieces featured animals like dragonflies or butterflies, flowers such as roses and orchids, plants including ferns and leafy trees, and other organic shapes that came to define this jewellery aesthetic.There was a strong emphasis on metalworking elements and the use of materials like enamel, shell, and semi-precious gemstones to decorate each piece of jewellery. Famous designers during this period were Rene Lalique and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Participants will also learn about the history of Art Nouveau as an art movement and its influence upon future jewellery designers and trends.
About the speaker
Born in USA and raised in Hong Kong, Lydia Siu's designs echo her own multi-cultural upbringing and the exotic integration of grandiose Eastern and Western concepts and ideologies. Working with the likes of the internationally renowned Vivienne Westwood and Stephen Webster, the Jewellery design company heralded for its cutting edge and remarkable designs, Lydia's career flourished. Lydia graduated from the MA Design: Jewellery at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, and is Gemological Institute of America (GIA) qualified in Graduate Color Stones and Pearl Grading.
* A complimentary $100 Loupe Teahouse cash voucher will be offered per pax for enrolment in this seminar.
* Participants are required to print their tickets or show their e-tickets after enrollment. Please arrive 15 mins before the session, with your tickets at our reception.
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* No Refund.