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92Y announces its third annual jewelry artist in residence: Claudia Lepik from EKA

92nd Street Y is pleased to announce the selection of the Jewelry Center’s third annual Artist in Residence, Claudia Lepik. She is an Estonian jeweler working in metal and mixed media with an edgy, avant-garde style. A recent graduate of the Estonian Academy of Arts, she explores connecting jewelry to the body in unusual ways, using the power of tension in her materials to hide and reveal ...

Exhibithion “Setsessioon”

The Contemporary Jewellery and Metal Art exhibition SETSESSIOON (SECESSION) will be opening on Friday, 31st of May at 6 PM in the Põhjala factory (Entrance from Ankru 8). The exhibition displays the graduation work of the BA students from the Jewellery and Blacksmithing department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. The concept of the exhibition originated from three letters and a single ...
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Student exhibition “You Must Have a Body”

On Thursday, May 16 at 6 pm, the exhibition YOU MUST HAVE A BODY by the second-year students of the Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department will be opened at the Estonian Academy of Arts Trepigalerii. The subject of the exhibition is the body and the experience of this self-existence and being a part of the world. Nine young artists interpret how bodies interact with each other, what are the ...

Erinn M. Cox artist talk at EKA Gallery

Erinn M. Cox artist talk at her solo show “loneliness is the slowest death : a requiem for longing” Join the artist for a conversation about the works from her new series titled Longing, including a personal tour of the exhibition at EKA Gallery. The artist talk is in English. For more about the artist, visit The exhibition is open until April 27. Supported by ...
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Estonian artist´s in Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial

21 Grams, 2018 Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial Under the title 21 grams Ruudt Peters has organized a jewelry exhibition where a large number of artists where asked to make a jewel with the weight and content of the soul 21 grams, to develop specifically for this exhibition. There will be an equal number of western and eastern artists invited to take part at ...


The co-exhibition of two young jewellery artists – Hanna-Maria Vanaküla and Hansel Tai– will be opened in Hop Gallery at 6pm on Friday, September 28th, 2018. Hanna-Maria (1987) is an Estonian jewellery artist and optometrist. She is currently finishing her MA studies in the department of jewellery and blacksmithing at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Hansel (1994) is a Chinese artist and ...
Julia Maria Künnap. WHY IS IT ALL OVERGROWING - brooch. Nephrite, gold. 2017

EKA Jewellery department represented in Shmuck 2018 and Talente 2018

Three artists from the EKA Jewellery department (previous and current) have been selected for Schmuck 2018 and 1 artist (current) has been selected for Talente 2018 - these are major international exhibitions that are put through rigorous selection processes, both events occurring in Munich during Munich Jewellery Week in March 2018. Schmuck and Talente 2018, held at the Internationale ...

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. * www.philipsajet.comBiographyPhilip 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, ...
  • Our Jewellery and Blacksmithing department is really strong in the field of contemporary jewellery. I learned not only technical or artistic approaches, but also the philosophy of jewellery art. In addition to being remarkable artists and teachers, Kadri Mälk and Tanel Veenre also give great business advice, like artist-gallery etiquette, image development, professionalism, etc.
    Sofia Hallik
    MA Jewellery and Blacksmithing '15
    Current PhD student