Claudia Hoppe

Claudia Hoppe. Jewelry design Joyería Barcelona Diseño Barcelona Arte Barcelona

Born 1972 in Kiel (D)

Claudia Hoppe specialises in jewellery for the wrist. Her pieces can be seen as sculptures in their own right, but it is through their interaction with the body that they unfold their full expressive power. It is this dialogue that fascinates her and which she continues to explore with new works of minimalist geometry and bright colours, as a counterpart to the organic line of the female body.

Education
1993 – 1996 apprenticeship as goldsmith in Düsseldorf (D)
1996 – 2002 studies for product and jewellery design at the University of Applied Arts in Düsseldorf (D), the Escola Massana in Barcelona (E)
2002 Diploma at the University of Applied Arts, Düsseldorf (D)
2010 – 2011 studies at the department Object & Jewellery, PXL-MAD, Hasselt (B)
2011 Master of Art, PXL-MAD, Hasselt (B)
Since 2003 working as a freelance jewellery designer in Düsseldorf (D)

Awards
2004 + 2008 Inhorgenta Innovations Prize, award for outstanding contemporary jewellery design
2010 – 2013 annually awarded Art Aurea magazine’s Winner Modern Jewellery Collection commendation
2017 Nominee for German Design Award
2014, 2015, 2017, 2019 winner Design Award, Schmuck Magazine

Designs in production
2004 – 2009 Gebr. Niessing – kubus bracelets

Promotion
2001 MSWWF program SAFE, application for a patent

Teaching assignments
2009 at the University of Applied Arts, Düsseldorf, fundamental design skills
2014 – 2018 teaching at the department for Object & Jewellery at the PXL-MAD, Hasselt, Belgium

Exhibitions
Since 1998 exhibiting at galleries in Europe and the USA