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Virtual Passport Workshop with Jiro Kamata – Beyond the Lens: Making Jewelry with Camera Lens

All Levels
October 28, 2023 11:00 am - 1:30 pm View in Your Timezone
In this workshop, participants will create jewelry using camera lenses. After dismantling a used camera lens and removing the lens inside, the lens will be coated. After that, frames that match the shape of the lenses will be made out of silver, and it will be made into jewelry.
Participants will learn not only about Kamata’s goldsmith techniques, but also about the potential of camera lenses, a glass material, as a piece of  jewelry.
Meet the Instructor

Jiro Kamata

Born in 1978, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich under Prof. Otto Kunzli and holds a diploma in 2006. Since 2009, he has been an assistant professor at the Department of Jewelry at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. Sublimating non-traditional materials into jewelry, he expresses the vivid subversion of values brought about…


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