Walking into the buzzing workshop of the Design Studio by Azza Fahmy, some students would greet the guests with their avant-garde creations while others would dedicate their utmost attention to finishing a delicate curve. The promising students are currently enjoying their debut participation in the Silver Schools exhibition during Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver 2018 in Poland.
For months, the students have been working hand in hand in order to implement their interpretation of the power of jewellery as a catalyser for reflection on time and meaning. Under the name Three Rings, the show is divided into three parts: the past, present, and future. Together, the students created an interactive installation of black wax rings inviting the visitors to add their own as well as a video installation and a series of rings—each in dialogue with an artist book.
Starting from 25 April until 10 June, a number of exhibitions, seminars, lectures, and happenings are set to take place. With that said, the main event is expected to be the 27th Legnica International Jewellery Competition, along with the accompanying exhibitions.
Established in 2000, the Silver Schools series is an annual event that features the output of the world’s leading jewellery schools. Every year, two or three schools are selected. For the current season, the committee plans to present the Design Studio by Azza Fahmy from Egypt as well as the works of students, graduates, and professors of Hildesheim in Germany and Vilnius in Lithuania.