Saskia van Es

Art historian Saskia van Es (Amsterdam, 1972) writes about contemporary jewelry for Dutch and international platforms such as Klimt02 and AJF. She recently started teaching at Sint Lucas Antwerp, in Belgium. During her time on the board of the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation, she discovered that there were many more facets to jewelry than she had thought. A theme she keeps returning to is jewelry materials: gold, pearls, gems, animal materials, plastics, and other man-made stuff. Rich, often mythical stories are told about each, but the sourcing of these materials can be harmful. This fascinating tension is also part of a piece of jewelry.

Articles by Saskia van Es

Françoise van den Bosch in her studio

The Françoise van den Bosch Foundation

How It Got Its Standing

Have They Left Any Stones Unturned?

LithoMania: The Exhibition and the Book

Thank You, Simone

On Attention and Jewelry

The Curse and the Gold

MASieraad’s Polyphonic Approach to Education

Exploring the Use of Organic Materials in Jewelry

Can We Start to Ask Questions, Please?

Planet Glitter

A Review of Jewels!

Fearlessly Self-Made

A Review of Drag Power

Jewelry That Raises (Too Many) Questions about the Body

The Body Control Exhibition

View the Françoise van den Bosch Collection

An Online Trove of Contemporary Jewelry

Jewellery: Made By, Worn By

All Cultures Make Beads, Are All People Thus Connected?
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