Monday, 12 November 2018 08:25

HOMO FABER - Crafting a more human future

HOMO FABER - Crafting a more human future, the first major cultural exhibition dedicated to the very best in European craftsmanship. BEST OF EUROPE, curated by Jean Blanchard 14/9/2018-30/9/2018

Online catalogue:

Exhibition Guide: HOMO FABER, Crafting a more human future, Venice: Marsilio Editore, 2018

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 00:00


8e Triënnale voor Vormgeving

Gent is van 19 november 2016 tot 5 maart 2017 helemaal Hands on Design en dat is niet zomaar. Ambacht leek tot voor kort een oud, beladen woord, maar is vandaag overal. Nieuwe machines en technologieën maken handwerk opnieuw economisch rendabel. Door het creatief gebruik van deze nieuwe mogelijkheden, krijgt handwerk nieuwe verschijningsvormen. Dat zorgt er ook voor dat meerdere startende designstudio’s hun eigen ontwerp zelf uitvoeren. En die handmade slaat aan. Eén van de redenen is ongetwijfeld de virtuele wereld die mensen doet snakken naar echte, tastbare producten. Objecten met een duidelijke maker en een duidelijk verhaal. 

Sunday, 18 October 2015 00:00


Lecture at European Craft Summit / 24 October 2014

The Moment of Truth: Structural Granulation.

The lecture of the Belgian object artist David Huycke will present his finished PhD project ‘The Metamorphic Ornament: Re_Thinking Granulation’ (2010) where the contemporary relevance of the ancient goldsmiths technique of granulation is explored. More specific the possibilities on structural granulation and methods on how a technique can reach beyond the technical applications towards a more abstract and poetic dimension will be discussed. 

David Huycke & students: The best of 10 years MAD-faculty

Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau

October 4, 2015 – January 17, 2016

In the fall the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus in Hanau will show an overview of the work of the Belgian silversmith and object-artist David Huycke. This exhibition takes place at the silver room in the museum and will cover 20 years of his work. Alongside this exhibition a selection of jewellery and objects is shown from David Huycke’s master-students and colleague researchers, with whom he has worked during the past 10 years at the MAD-Faculty in Hasselt, Belgium.

In the exhibition of David Huycke three different periods can be distinguished. First there will be the objects from the beginning of his career as a silversmith, dating the mid 90’s. Next to his more known works such as his bowl sets, the Bolinder-series and the first objects made in granulation he will show pieces that have not been exhibited in Germany before. The second part of the exhibition will have a clear focus on the works he made in the project The Metamorphic Ornament: Re-Thinking Granulation for which he received his PhD in art, conducted by the Hasselt University (B) and the University of Louvain (B). In this project Huycke questions the contemporary relevance of the ancient decorative technique of granulation, a project that was basically initiated by the exhibition held in the Goldschmiedehaus in 1996, Ganulation96. The third part of the exhibition will show his most recent work. All together approximately 70 objects will be on display.

The second part of the exhibition is a selection made by David Huycke covering 10 years of work produced by his master students (department Object & Jewellery) and colleague researchers (research-group Manufracture) of the MAD-faculty Hasselt (B). About 25 students and researchers will show 100 pieces of jewellery and objects.