Ted Noten’s training as a jewellery designer was at the Art Academy in Maastricht and at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He gained fame with his jewellery which includes transparent acrylic objects and handbags embedded with various things, like a pinch of cocaine, precious rings, a dead mouse with a tiny pearl necklace and real guns. His work leads often to commotions. He made a tiara for Maxima (royal) as protection from rioters. He tries to stamp out the spoof of society with objects of shifting meanings. He enjoys increasingly international success with his extraordinary work. (Thanks Peter Deckers).
Ted has provided this year’s pin for Art Jewelry Forum members. To join AJF and get your Ted Noten click here.
Ted Noten is also keynote speaker at JEMposium, a 4 day symposium in Wellington New Zealand: 10 – 14 February 2012.