Jewellery should be inspired by anything but jewellery.

Saskia van Es JOYA 2021 Jury Member interviewed by Klimt02, May 2021

What is the specific aesthetic you are looking for and what criteria or visions do you have for your selection?
My specific aesthetic as a personal taste, I’ll try to leave at home. It is useless anyway because it is very inconsistent. An example: I always thought that using words in jewellery was unnecessary and a bit silly. Too literal, too verbal. Until a ring by Paul Adie, with the words ‘mother’, ‘other’ and ‘her’ scratched into it, touched me deeply. []

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Photo: Paul Adie, Ring: Mother, 2019, Silver, aluminium, paint. Image Courtesy Galerie Rob Koudijs Amsterdam.