Katrin Spranger

Katrin Spranger

Conceptual jewellery designer/artist commenting on consumer culture

Biography

I create stories that comment on consumer culture, environment, science fiction and focus on resources that might become depleted in the future.

As a conceptual jewellery designer/artist, Katrin creates stories that comment on consumer culture, environment and science fiction. Focusing on resources that might become depleted in the future, she explores natural materials including crude oil, water and honey to develop wearable but also time-based and interactive jewellery.

As her hybrid practice touches several disciplines like fashion, food, photography, performance and installations, she occasionally collaborates with other artists.

Katrin is developing smaller wearable collections, based on her art-led work, which enable her ideas to be worn in a broader context.

jewellery precious

Katrin's bold, industrially styled pieces appeal to the androgyny of contemporary society. Cold, oxidised silver and matt gold are shaped into cable ties and diamonds adorn bottle parts exploring ideas of value and quality.

jewellery non precious

Exploring natural materials including crude oil, water and honey, Katrin develops wearable but also time-based and interactive jewellery.

site specific and art led

As part of Collect Open 2015, Katrin created a jewellery sculpture made from dehydrated edible honey. The work was executed with a 3D printer, together with Julian Sing, a food scientist in the Netherlands.