Charon Kransen ( b. Holland 1950, resides in New York City) has
worked in the field of contemporary jewelry since 1969. He received
his training at the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts Jerusalem Israel,
Fachhochschule fuer Gestaltung Pforzheim Germany and at Juhls Kautokeino
Professor of Jewelry (and Enamel) Design at the University of Utrecht
Holland; Head of jewelry and enamel department at the Art College
Amersfoort Holland; President of the VES ( Dutch Jewelry Designers
Organization) and lecturer at universities, colleges and art organizations
Curator, art-dealer and agent for over 150 international contemporary
jewelers (mostly non-Americans) in North-America at various galleries
and art fairs such as the Chicago Art Fair SOFA, New York Art Fair
SOFA, International Art + Design Fair in New York, and Palm Beach
3 SOFA Art Fair FL. And SOFA West Santa Fe.
Charon Kransen also distributes about 800 titles of books and catalogs
in the field of jewelry/metal/design and his array of international
titles are considered the most comprehensive in contemporary jewelry/metal/design.
He has juried Talente and Schmuckszene in Munich for many years.
For the past 15 years he has lectured on contemporary jewelry and
gives master-classes to students and professionals in the USA, Europe,
Australia and South America, His master class is based on the concept
of encouraging jewelry artists to work from their unique talent
instead of relying on the more common route of commercial work that
is often dictated by main-stream demand/taste.
His premise is that most artists are ill prepared in matters relating
to professional life in their relationship with galleries, dealers
and clients. The seminar focuses on issues of: identity, recognition,
success, clients, collectors, the market, ethics, presentation
To that end, he directs discussion around central themes of dealing
with how galleries work, what their motives are, how they select
work, how they develop a vision, and how the artists develops contacts
with the gallery, with the client and with the dealer.
Other topics include:
*How to* have a good relationship with this population and
discuss issues freely?
*How to solve* problems as they arise and learn how to deal
with them and/or avoid them?
*How* to develop skills to have a more satisfying, creative
and rewarding (also financial) professional life?
*How to* focus attention on questions such as where
would I like to be in the field.
*How to* be part of an international marketplace.
The 2-3 day seminar has received critical acclaim for its inspiring
and empowering discussions and career development.
Language: English, German, Dutch, French or with translator.
Size group: 25 max. Time: 10am 4pm
A third day can be added in which the work of participants are critiqued.