Julia Obermaier

Born in Landau a.d. Isar, Germany. 2009 to 2012 apprenticeship to a goldsmith at staatliche Berufsfachschule für Glas und Schmuck in Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz, Germany. Since 2012 studies Bachelor of Fine Arts in Gemstone and Jewellery at University of Applied Sciences Trier, Department Idar-Oberstein. Made during her studies an exchange semester at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Lives and works in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

Agate is one of my most favorite materials. The huge secrecy and variety of agate as a stone and its use over centuries is attracting me in my work. Studying the layers and druses of agate amazes me and makes me curious. What is happening? What is in there? I want to arise these feelings as well in the wearers and viewers of my pieces. You can find sensitivity, strength and multifaceted sides not just in agates, as well in every other living creature.

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Untitled (No.3) – Necklace – Agate, Steel, 18kt Gold – 450 x 120 x 70 mm – 2014 – Photo by Julia Obermaier

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Druse #4 – Pendant – Agate, Steel, Resin, Brass – 100 x 70 x 30 mm – 2014 – Photo by Julia Obermaier

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Untitled (No.1) – Necklace – Rockcrystall, Paint, Steel, 8kt Gold – 250 x 130 x 20 mm – 2014 – Photo by Julia Obermaier

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Untitled (No.2) – Bracelet – Agate, Silver – 100 x 80 x 50 mm – 2014 – Photo by Julia Obermaier