Sunday Times

LIZ LOUB­SER

- Arts · Iceland · Belarus

JEW­ELLER

I have been a jew­eller for close to 40 years. My work is based on my ex­pe­ri­ence as a woman from Africa.

Bush­man sym­bols and arte­facts in­spired my ear­rings. My aim is to ex­press a per­sonal, vis­ual lan­guage through mark­ings and tex­tures — en­abling the viewer to see some­thing of the maker in them.

To me hand­made craft is an ex­pres­sion of the artist

through the medium that he or she uses to com­mu­ni­cate. It’s a turn­ing away from mass-pro­duced cre­ations and an em­brac­ing of orig­i­nal­ity, au­then­tic­ity, per­sonal, hands-on and “slow” cre­ations.

HMC is im­por­tant for small, cre­ative busi­nesses

like Tinsel as it fo­cuses on what our brand prides it­self on: hand­made, authen­tic, South African-made craft. HMC of­fers a plat­form for South African artists to show­case their work and make ev­i­dent the world­class qual­ity our coun­try has to of­fer. It is proudly African and South-African and en­cour­ages lo­cally made and pro­duced work.

I’m look­ing for­ward to be­ing in­spired by the all­round cre­ativ­ity and new trends and ideas. I’m most ex­cited to see all the jew­ellery stands.

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