Rian de Jong : Contempory-Jewelry Designer, Professor, Sailor
Herman Marres : Management consultant, Politician, Sailor
Rian de Jong is that most unusual of jewellers – the travelling artist, sailing round the world while still making, still creating. Having swapped her permanent bench in a well-appointed studio in one of the most desirable new parts of Amsterdam to go on an extended voyage, she has nevertheless continued to create jewellery on board and on the move. That in itself must have greatly influenced how she went about her work, given the constraints of space and movement. Yet, her fascination with materials is still very evident. These have been sourced in new locations, perhaps in shops and stores she might previously never have expected to encounter. For her they have to be different and not readily available, so travelling the world is a great way of sourcing interesting and intriguing new stuff.
Norman Cherry 2011
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