Klaus Bürgel…

by Abigail Percy on 17/05/2007

in Jewellery+Accessories

Something that I absolutely love to see with any applied art work, is the artist/makers process drawings alongside their finished pieces…I think it adds such richness to the work, and gives you the most wonderful insight into the artists thought process.

Since first seeing Klaus Bürgel’s work I have visited his site many times to view his beautiful jewellery, paired alongside his deliciously complex drawings of facets and form. I particularly admire his aesthetic, which successfully fuses simplicity and complexity – that wonderful contradiction that makes work shine and always grabs my attention.

Klaus studied at the Akademie d.B. Künste, in Munich {as did Bettina Speckner who was the first jeweller I wrote about here!} which is a wonderful institution that produces some seriously amazing jewellery talent {I have visited the jewellery department there, and the workshops alone are inspirational!!}…and he has since gone on to teach at some of the most prestigeous art schools in America {including Maine College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and Parsons School of Design in New York}. You can read a brilliant interview with Klaus on his website here which gives a little more insight into his work, his inspirations and his background.

I hope one day to see this amazing man’s work in person…I really do admire it a lot!

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 susan May 19, 2007 at 4:25 am

thank you for the introduction to this amazing artist! i am going to look him up as he has taught so close to where i live! thank you so much!


2 SweetJen May 19, 2007 at 6:24 am

How interesting!

Now, I hope this doesn’t sound like an insult, because it’s not, but…it reminds me of the little golden rock the squirrel in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” picks up and tries to take a bite of. lol I’ve always wanted to make a golden rock of my own because of that scene…


3 Delia June 3, 2007 at 8:56 am

I took a class with Klaus at Westchester Community College and he is truly amazing and a very giving instructor. He has so much to offer as a instuctor and a artist.


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