Tair Littman

Volcanic Jewelry


In September 2016 and July 2017 I participated in the international exhibition "Basalt- Volcanic Jewellery", curated by Jean-Yves Le Mignot. Gathering 25 designers from 8 different countries around the theme: Basalt.

"The Trail"

Basalt, sterling silver, gold plated, 24K gold leafs, polymer, black pigment. 2.5 x 3.5 x 3
The exhibition was originally shown in Agde, France (a city built from basalt) in 2015 and was re-curated for the Geological Museum in Ramat HaSharon, Israel.
2 years later (2018) the exhibition took place at Chateau of Saumur, France.

“Taïr Littman simulates the pieces of basalt stones to be a mountain range, where she created an artificial hiking trail made of a pure gold leaf.
The ring integrates a delicate gold drawing, a path, on the edge of a miniature wild and untamed nature.”

“Basalt – Volcanic Bijoux” is an international exhibition that reunites 25 artists from Europe and Israel who have created jewelry especially for this show, utilizing basalt as the central motif.
Taking into consideration the unique properties of this igneous rock – its natural structure, color and texture – the artists have created pieces that provoke questions about preciousness, aesthetics, mythology and beliefs.

Jean-Yves Le Mignot, Curator
Rachel Sasporta, Curator in charge

Name of the exhibition: “Basalt – Volcanic Bijoux”
Place: The Geological Museum, Ramat HaSharon, Israel
Dates: September 26th – January 31th:
management person: Rachel Sasporta

Artist list:
Vered Babai, Christian Balmer, Yakov Bloch, Brune Boyer, Esther Brinkmann, Seliena Coyle, Ramón Puig Cuyàs, Johanna Dahm, Taïr Delia Littman, Clara Denidet, Georg Dobler, Marine Dominiczak, Pia Farrugia, Sophie Hanagarth, Naama Haneman, Noga Harel, Margit Jäschke, Lia Kirel, Florence Lehmann, Stefano Marchetti, Eliane Michel, Renzo Pasquale, Philip Sajet, Ilona Schwippel, Annamaria Zanella.

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