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My name is Menno van Hooff. I was born in Amsterdam in July 1957.
After the high school I did the classical goldsmith school in Schoonhoven Holland.
I was more interested in the art side of the trade so I did a few years of art school (Rietveld academy)
In 1984 I started with three friends an atelier/workshop in Amsterdam under the name of “WAT” (Working Apart Together) where I used to design and create directly with the customers.
In 1993 I moved to the south of France where I still work and live today. I have organized many exhibitions with other artists which I enjoyed doing.
I work in a special playful way using a variety of different materials in combination with sterling silver and gold. I like to use the idea of technique and humor to give color and interest to my work although I feel that what I make should stay wearable. Besides my goldsmith…

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  • Born on July 12
  • Joined December 3, 2008

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Gold, silver, gemstones, wood, ebony, silk, non ferro metals, dental steel, perls, peridot, zirconia, aquamarine, lapis lazuli

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Menno
Modern, playful contemporary jewelry design

About

My name is Menno van Hooff. I was born in Amsterdam in July 1957.
After the high school I did the classical goldsmith school in Schoonhoven Holland.
I was more interested in the art side of the trade so I did a few years of art school (Rietveld academy)
In 1984 I started with three friends an atelier/workshop in Amsterdam under the name of “WAT” (Working Apart Together) where I used to design and create directly with the customers.
In 1993 I moved to the south of France where I still work and live today. I have organized many exhibitions with other artists which I enjoyed doing.
I work in a special playful way using a variety of different materials in combination with sterling silver and gold. I like to use the idea of technique and humor to give color and interest to my work although I feel that what I make should stay wearable. Besides my goldsmith work I create furniture, lamps, sculptures and photography.

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