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Annemie De Corte

Annemie De Corte Silversmith
Contact
Dutch, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+32 478 64 28 68
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Poetry woven in silver wire

  • • Annemie creates jewellery and sculptures in silver wire
  • • It can take her 1,000 hours to make one piece of jewellery
  • • She teaches at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp

Annemie De Corte was 12 years old when she decided to become a jewellery artist. She graduated in goldsmithing and jewellery design from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 1989 and the National High Institute of Antwerp in 1992. She started creating her first silver wire works after several journeys through Indonesia: she was deeply influenced by eastern crafts and applied arts made by local craftspeople, who employ native materials to create their unsigned objects, which anyone can then use for everyday purposes. “I discovered the presence of beauty in these forms and techniques,” she says. Now, using traditional methods, she painstakingly shapes her own, delicate world of proportion, movement, light and shadow.

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Works

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Wirework, mobile baskets

Annemie’s interest in Eastern crafts inspired these two baskets crafted from hundreds of loops of silver wire attached to a thicker thread. Thanks to the design, the baskets are flexible, and the shapes can be changed.

Annemie De Corte Silversmith
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Choker

This necklace is composed of 630 gold wire staples and 35 links, each one made of 18 smaller staples. The intricate weaving of gold wire is characteristic of Annemie’s passion for Eastern crafts, also including basketry, which is a strong influence on her work.

Diameter 15 cm
Thickness 1 cm

Annemie De Corte Silversmith
Photo: © Annemie De Corte
Cocoon

Seven segments made from sterling silver wire make up this sculpture inspired by bamboo structures common to Indonesian architecture as well as by bamboo fishing baskets. Annemie’s keen interest in these constructions has driven her to expand the possibilities of jewellery design to more sculptural forms.

Height 50 cm
Diameter 20 cm

Annemie De Corte Silversmith
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Chain

The 35 links of this sterling silver necklace are made up of 5,250 staples and small rings. The intricate weaving of silver wire is characteristic of Annemie’s passion for Eastern crafts, also including basketry, which is a strong influence on her work.

Diameter 17 cm
Thickness 2 cm

Annemie De Corte Silversmith
Photo: © Stanislas Huaux
Wirework, mobile object

Silver wire rings of various sizes were connected by clusters of small rings to craft this flexible structure that can be placed in different positions. Annemie’s inspiration comes from her journeys through Indonesia. Her infinite admiration for the nature, architecture and crafts of that country stimulates her creativity and motivation.

Height 22 cm
Diameter 22 cm

Annemie De Corte Silversmith

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