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Material Stories – Neutral Materials? There Is No Such Thing

Introduction to a series of articles on jewellery materials for Klimt02, early 2021

The jewellery you are now wearing, what material is it made of? Silver, wood, glass? Eggshell or 3D-printed algae by any chance?
A jewellery maker needs materials, but boy, they are tricky! They hold beautiful stories but embarrassing ones too. On your work bench or around your finger, they throw dilemmas about the environment and social inequality in your face. []

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Katharina Dettar, 1.540 = 0,0021kg, ring and its spoil, 2016. Photo: Guillem Trius.