The Estonian Academy of Arts is the only institution in Estonia that educates professionals in the jewellery and blacksmithing fields at the BA and MA levels.
Our aim is to provide the students with a general knowledge in the humanities; to develop their abilities in the visual arts; and their self-expression skills in the jewellery and blacksmithing arts. And also, to provide them with the knowledge and skills for specialised work, by developing their talents and creative thinking.
• The faculty members in the jewellery and blacksmithing department are working artists, who actively show their work in Estonia and abroad, participate in specialised projects, deal with professional development, write and publish articles and books, and participate, as experts, on panels and in decision-making bodies.
• Generally, the orientation in design is on unique jewellery, and in blacksmithing, on architectural details and monumental art objects.
• The people who significantly shape our environment should be more than simply artisans, but professional artists and designers, who can be equal partners with architects and interior designers – the department’s blacksmithing side deals with this.



Darja Popolitova Metanoia XII
Sofia Hallik Homeosis_III 2015
Rait Siska ja Risto Tali

OPEN LECTURE_Jewellery artist Philip Sajet `THE BATTLE FOR BEAUTY`

On Wednesday, 4 Oct at 5.30pm will be open lecture “The Battle For Beauty” by jewellery artist Philip Sajet (The Netherlands/France).
The lecture will take place at Estonia pst 7, room 426.

Philip Sajet was born in the Netherlands in 1953. His studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, were followed by an apprenticeship with Francesco Pavan in Padova, Italy. Over the years he has been invited to lecture at the most prestigious institutions worldwide. Philip currently lives and works between Germany and France.

“I decided making Jewellery when the first snow fell in Amsterdam in 1977.
Since that day nothing has changed, I still always look to catch that elusive Beauty.”

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Opening of OBSERVA(C)TION – contemporary jewellery exhibition students of Estonian Academy of Arts at Russian theatre on May 18th

Contemporary jewellery exhibition OBSERVA(C)TION will be opening on Thursday, 18th of May at 3 PM in the Russian Theatre. The exhibition displays the works of the second course students of the Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts.

OBSERVA(C)TION is an analysis of human behavioral patterns and everyday rituals. Whether it is a candid or public observation, whether oneself or others are being observed, or whether one allows oneself to be observed – all these questions will be expressed in the displayed works.
The exhibited jewellery has been produced from iron, glass, silk, ashes, brass, precious wood, porcelain and gems.

The exhibition features the following artists: Anastassia Nikitina, Claudia Lepik, Liisbeth Kirss, Liina Lelov, Kätlin Kokk, Veronika Ovsyannikova, Sigrid Kuusk, Ljubov Kedrina, Marilin Laas (glass art), Kaia Ansip, Liisbet Linntamm.

The works have been supervised by: Eve Margus-Villems, Nils Hint, Urmas Lüüs, Piret Ellamaa, Jens A. Clausen, Fred Truus.

Special thanks to: Russian theatre, Estonian Academy of Arts, PrintGate, Library of Tallinn English College, Talu&Deli, Dodo Pizza, HeyDay Juices, Lekker, Anti Lepik, Valdek Laur, Üllar Kalmus, Jaanus Odras.

The exhibition will be displayed in the Russian theatre from 19th of May til 4th of June, from Tuesdays to Sundays at 2 PM – 6 PM.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380428765332945/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/observa_c_tion/?hl=en

Exhibition Observa(c)tion is part of the satellite program of the 7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial. The Triennial constitutes an international art event within the framework of which applied artists and designers give meaning to time and varied approaches thereto. “Ajavahe. Time Difference”, the main exhibition of this year’s Triennial, is open at the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design from 21 April 2017 through 23 July 2017. The voluminous satellite program is featured in Tallinn’s galleries, cafes, open studios and other exciting places from the end of March until the beginning of August.

For further information please contact:
Liina Lelov
E-post: Liina.Lelov@artun.ee
Tel: +372 56 241 164

Liina Lelov
Precious wood, oxidised copper
Photo: Liina Lelov

Sigrid Kuusk
Ash, silver, caotchouc
Photo: Sigrid Kuusk

Claudia Lepik
Silk, brass
Photo: Claudia Lepik

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Open LECTURE / Prof Ryo Saito_Tue, March 21 at 5pm, room 426

On Tuesday, March 21 at 5pm open lecture in Estonian Academy of Arts
by Prof Ryo Saito from Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo.

Lecture will be held in room 426 (Estonia pst 7 4.floor).

Everybody is welcome!

1974 Born in Saitama, Japan

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TSIRKUS – exhibition of Jewellery & Blacksmithing Department in Saaremaa Kunstistuudio

TSIRKUS – Contemporary Art Jewellery – Objects
March 17 – April 17, 2017 / Saaremaa Kunstistuudio / Saaremaa, Estonia

“They are enthusiasts, devotees. Addicts. Something about the circus stirs their souls, and they ache for it when it is absent. They seek each other out, these people of such specific like mind. They tell of how they found the circus, how those first few steps were like magic. Like stepping into a fairy tale under a curtain of stars…when they depart, they shake hands and embrace like old friends, even if they have only just met, and as they go their separate ways they feel less alone than they had before.”
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Eleven international artists from the Jewellery and Blacksmithing department at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn present Tsirkus: a spectacle of contemporary jewellery and modern metal objects that simultaneously celebrate, contradict, and conjure reality and our experiences within it.

The quiet intensity and curious desires that have drawn these artists together creates an inviting milieu to seek the magic, to find the connections, to create beyond the expected. The compelling results, both collectively and individually, are radically diverse, materially deceptive, and conceptually provocative. Surprising opportunities are manifested where the corporeal becomes fantasy, the imagined becomes possible, and questions are raised though left unanswered – perhaps best left until the circus meets again.

This unique collective brought together by chance includes: Erinn M. Cox (US), Sou Inoue (JP), Alexander Kamelhair (US), Moonika Kase (EE), Triin Kukk (EE), Timmo Lember (EE), Merlin Meremaa (EE), Anneli Oppar (EE), Hansel Tai (CN), Hannes Tōnuri (EE), and Hanna-Maria Vanaküla (EE).

Tsirkus opens Friday, March 17 at 17:00 and runs through April 17, 2017.

Saaremaa Kunstistuudio / Lossi 5, Kuressaare, 93819 / M-F 12:00 – 18:00, Sat 11:00 – 16:00, Sun Closed / +372 453 3748, +372 511 6740, info@kunstistuudio.ee

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12.10-13.10.2016 – Experimental casting masterclass: Type of Pain or P.I.T.A

On Wednesday 12th Oct and Thursday 13th Oct is possible to see results of experimental casting workshop in hall of Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia pst 7.
Keywords of masterclass:
Ache, hurt, grief, sorrow, world-weariness, sentimental pessimism, Weltschmertz or just P.I.T.A (the most prevalent pain in the world)?

Participating students of jewellery & blacksmithing department: Kaia Ansip, Natalia Araya, Georg Arnold, Stella Marie Alice Bakhoff, Helen Ehanurm, Annika Hint, Mariliis Hopp, Sou Inoue, Ljubov Kedrina, Liisbeth Kirss, Kätlin Kokk, Lotta Koov, Oleksandra Kotliar, Iris Krantsiveer, Olga Tea Krek, Sigrid Kuusk, Liina Lelov, Liina Lemba, Indrek Linnamägi, Liisbet Linntamm, Sille Luiga, Reeli Lüütsepp, Kersti Mark, Anastassia Nikitina, Veronika Ovsjannikova, Rauno Paju, Erki-Eric Pillmann, Helina Risti, Maris Selmet, Kristin Sepp, Kairi Sirendi, Jaan Škerin, Oleg Šubitšev, Taavi Teevet, Helena Maria Manner, Stefanie Thalhammer, Teemo Tress, Agnes Veski, Kaur Virkebau, Anni Voll, Alexander Kamelhair, Erinn Michell Cox, Noga Rachel Harel

Supervisors/organizers of masterclass: Nils Hint, Piret Hirv, Timmo Lember, Hannes Tõnuri, Viktorija Domarkaite, Risto Tali, Miikael Danieljants, Bruno Lillemets, Fred Truus

Everybody is welcome to have a look!

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Art jewellery exhibition at EAA Gallery, Tallinn

A symptom is a sign, peculiarity or a deviation from the normal state and is usually considered as independent and uncontrollable. This is something frightening and strange that shall be relieved, liquidated or suppressed. A symptom is a superficial manifestation of an underlying cause, however humans and their bodies form an integral whole, perceiving the world around themselves. Therefore, the sign may be a result of a cause from the more intimate moments of the person’s body and experiences. Jewellery born of such moments combine pain and pleasure, that may be mutually exclusive in other contexts. The process is patient enough for dealing with existential topics like life, death, soul and sexuality.

Artists are Hanna-Maria Vanaküla, Sofia Hallik, Merlin Meremaa, Darja Popolitova

OPENING EVENING: Thursday 6 October, 5pm

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II year students are opening the Gates of Hell at Patarei Prison

Estonian Academy of Arts’ II year students are opening the Gates of Hell at Patarei Prison on the 12 th of May, 6 PM.

We will bring the medieval vision of Hell out of the books, take a look at what is around us in the world today, and ask: what is sin, what is punishment, and what is infernal in our lives right now? Has Hell changed? Or, are some tortures unchanging and everlasting?

The exhibition features II year students from the Jewellery and Blacksmithing, and Ceramics departments of the Estonian Academy of Arts: Mariliis Hopp, Iris Krantsiveer, Olga Tea Krek, Sille Luiga, Reeli Lüütsepp, Ulrika Paemurru, Kairi Sirendi, Anni Voll and Aleksandra Kazanina.

The journey through the underworld, from idea to objects and jewellery, was supervised by Eve Margus-Villems, Jass Kaselaan and Anna Jõgi.

Sponsors: Estonian Academy of Arts, Patarei Prison Museum, Patarei Beach Cafe, CRONIMET Eesti Metall OÜ, Prindi.me, Sisustuspilt.ee, VILED Svetotronika, No Bananas, SEMU Juice, Löfbergs Lila AB, Õllenaut OÜ, Veinisõber OÜ, Eesti Pagar AS, Valdek Laur, Johanna Müürisepp.

Exhibition PÕRGU / HELL is open at Patarei Sea Fortress-Prison (Kalaranna 2a, Tallinn, Estonia) from the 13th – 26th of May 2016, every day 12 noon – 6 PM.


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ESTONISHING ! Estonian jewellery exhibition

SCHMUCK 2016, Handwerksmesse, Munich
Curators Thomas Cohn and Tanel Veenre

The best of contemporary Estonian jewellery art will be on display as part of the Schmuck 2016.
Altogether 13 artists are repesented in the ESTONISHING ! with more than 50 works. The artistic intersection of artists is a quest for jewellery’ s primary elements through a contemplative approach, as well as the way they divorce themselves from the hubbub of the world by way of sensory subjectivity and clarity of thought. Jewellers are connected by a mutual sense of recpect, in wich the coexistence of mental spaces diverges like scattered villages.
13 Estonian jewellery artists: Kadri Mälk, Tanel Veenre, Nils Hint, Julia Maria Künnap, Piret Hirv, Kristiina Laurits, Eve Margus-Villems, Villu Plink, Maria Valdma, Ketli Tiitsar, Maarja Niinemägi, Sofja Hallik, Darja Popolitova
Curators Thomas Cohn, Tanel Veenre

The invitation to participate in exhibition came from Thomas Cohn, who runs a leading contemporary gallery in São Paulo that represents many of the top jewellery artist around the world.

The exhibition is accompanied by catalogue designed by Asko Künnap.

Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Arists` Association, Foundation Young Estonian Jewellery, Law Office Ehasoo & Partners, Thomas Cohn, Mart Kalm, Helena Pahlman, Susan Cummins

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