Manon van Kouswijk

The Netherlands-Australia, b. 1967

Manon van Kouswijk studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and in 1994 was a guest student at the Munich Academy studying under professor Otto Künzli. Manon has gone on to work internationally and teach at institutes such as Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo, Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and Monash University in Melbourne where she is currently the MADA jewellery studio coordinator. Utilising a diverse range of materials such as paper, porcelain and wood, she explores the meaning and associations imbued in everyday objects. Manon has exhibited internationally and has work included in permanent collections of the NGV Melbourne and Musée des Arts Decoratifs Marseille France.



Bisou brooch, 2012, porcelain, glaze

More work by Manon van Kouswijk

Pearl Grey by Manon van Kouswijk Pearl Grey, 2009, porcelain, glass
Bisou brooch by Manon van Kouswijk Bisou brooch, 2011, porcelain, glaze
No Worry Beads by Manon van Kouswijk No Worry Beads, 2011, porcelain, glaze
Room Service objects by Manon van Kouswijk Room Service objects, 2004, porcelain, glaze
Soap with pearl chain by Manon van Kouswijk Soap with pearl chain, 1995, soap, pearls
Heartbeads by Manon van Kouswijk Heartbeads, 2006, wooden beads, silk
8 courses (Australia) set of 8 serviettes by Manon van Kouswijk 8 courses (Australia) set of 8 serviettes, 2004, fabric
Perles d'Artiste by Manon van Kouswijk Perles d'Artiste, 2011, porcelain, glaze
Out of the Office by Manon van Kouswijk Out of the Office, 2012, plastic, thread
Ornamental Residue by Manon van Kouswijk Ornamental Residue, 2014, porcelain, glaze
Reverse necklaces by Manon van Kouswijk Reverse necklaces, 2014, porcelain, glaze
Re:model necklaces (faceted) by Manon van Kouswijk Re:model necklaces (faceted), 2011, porcelain, iron oxide, glaze
Ornamental Residue by Manon van Kouswijk Ornamental Residue, 2014, porcelain, glaze, silver
Ornamental Residue by Manon van Kouswijk Ornamental Residue, 2014, porcelain, glaze, silver
Trophées necklaces by Manon van Kouswijk Trophées necklaces, 2012, porcelain, glaze

Exhibitions

2 minds, 4 hands

February 11 to March 8, 2014

Two renowned Dutch jewellers present an exhibition of their recent work. Manon van Kouswijk, who currently lives and works in Melbourne, explores fragmentary forms in porcelain.

Bead the System

July 5 to 30, 2011

In her latest work, Dutch artist Manon van Kouswijk explores the idea of a strand of beads as a cycle without a clear beginning or end.

New Edition

April 23 to May 18, 2013

To launch Gallery Funaki’s new interior, we’re pleased to present New Edition; a curated exhibition that explores the multiple/edition in contemporary jewellery.