Book Making Faces: A Jewellery Play Book by Manon van Kouswijk

Book Making Faces: A Jewellery Play Book by Manon van Kouswijk

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MAKING FACES - A Jewellery Playbook is a project by Manon van Kouswijk that consists of 65 necklaces in porcelain and plastic, and this artist publication in which their multiple appearances are revealed.

From a beaded object that looks like a face to an abstract ornament that frames the face, Making Faces asks the question: Am I wearing you or are you wearing me?

The publication is designed as a manual, both a how-to guide and an invitation to the audience to create their own faces and other forms with the necklaces.

Made to accompany the artist's work for the exhibition Made/Worn Australian Contemporary Jewellery.

Manon van Kouswijk is a Dutch artist and contemporary jeweller who, since 2010, has lived and worked in Melbourne, Australia. She studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam where was Head of the Jewellery department before relocating to Australia in 2010. 

"My working methodology is based on exploring and translating the archetypal forms and motifs of jewellery, and of other types of objects that we attach a similar personal value to, through a range of diverse materials and processes".