Kay Eppi Nölke
|1960||Born in Bielefeld, Germany|
|1993–1998||University of Arts and Applied Sciences, Pforzheim|
|Since 2005||Has run his own atelier, located today in Constance|
Kay Eppi Nölke’s creations bespeak primal as well as present experiences in adornment. The models for his Grass and Band-Aid rings are twisted grass and adhesive plaster, sometimes first “worn in” before being cast in metal. Sources of inspiration for his pieces of jewelry are everyday activities. “Every ring while being worn,” says Nölke, “is the basis for a new story – your story.” He also designed archaic-looking iron vessels. These bowls, christened …Aus dem Feuer nehmen… (“Taking out of the Fire”), are filled with molten silver weighing between 200 grams and one kilo. Crafted in small size as pendants, these little vessel variants are one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. In 1995 Kay Eppi Nölke won the first prize for his Band-Aid rings in the “Kunst der Serie” (“Art of Serial Manufacturing”) competition.