he Belgian artist Salima Thakker illustrates fine and delicate craftsmanship. This is reflected in the beauty, diversity and quality of her creations.
By proceeding directly from material, experimenting and making large numbers of samples, Salima Thakker has already created several collections of intriguing pieces. Their ingenuity only becoming clear the moment they are worn and follow the movement of body, arm or hand. The diversity of techniques she uses to translate her ideas, give life to her jewelry. Unit constructions, elemental actions, deforming and distorting are some other means to add vitality and tension to her work. Where some pieces are tactile and rough, others are dynamic, soft and more approachable.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp and the Royal College of Art, London, she is exhibiting her jewellery at exclusive galleries across Europe and North America, including some of the world’s most prestigious fairs and salons.
Some of her pieces include aquisitions by international musea.
She was a lecturer teaching at the Goldsmithing & Metalwork Department at the Academy of Fine Arts.
Salima Thakker has designed collections for the Italian’s foremost exclusive jewellery brand Damiani and Salvini and she received prestigious awards from the jewellery industry including the Worshipful Goldsmiths’ Craftmanship & Design Award, Henry Van De Velde Award for Best Product and a finalist place at the International Diamond High Council Award.
Her jewellery receives regular coverage by international press and specialized magazines.
Salima Thakker is currently based in the heart of the city of diamonds, Antwerp.
At her store she offers design services for private clients and receives her customers that share her love;
precious things for precious people.