Ria Lins

I love what I love and I love the jewellery of Ria Lins

Belgian born (1952) Lins opened her studio in Mechelen in 2009 after completing studies at the School of Art & Design in Sint-Lucas, Antwerp (1969-1972) and the Institute for Arts and Crafts (IKA) in Mechelen, Belgium (1995-2009)

The wonder of interpersonal relationships and the adaptability to the diversity of our society has always been the guiding through my work.

Unexpected colours appear, changing over time as metals oxidise, be it through impureness, mixing, contamination or pollution. As these changes emerge so does each items individuality … ‘ (via Klimt02.)…

Perhaps a metaphor for what drives her work, Lins’s pieces feature fine metal links or thread woven together, which, like human relationships require maintenance and sometimes repair. There’s something resilient about that approach, something enduring. And let’s not forget just plain beautiful.

You can find out more about this maker on her website and on Instagram.

Necklace- C4H6O5, 2019 Silver, oxidized and coppered by electroforming. 50 x 3 x 1 cm Photo by- Dries Van den Brande
Brooch- Holy water II, 2015 Silver, enamel
Goat bells – silver, silk thread, 120 x 10 x 2 cm
Knotted Silver
Ring – wool, textile, embroidery thread, color
Ring – wool, textile, embroidery thread, color
Silver Necklace (Until Now)

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