The Directors

Eric Loubser

Co-owner of Studio Loubser

Co-owner of Tinsel Contemporary Jewellery

Director of Tinsel Gallery

Education and Employment:

2008, Graduated from Stellenbosch University.

2008, to present working as jewellery designer.

2008 - 2010, apprentice at Liz Loubser designer jewelers.

2010,2011, Design and manufacturing mentor for PlatAfrica awards at the University of Stellenbosch.

2011, Technical and manufacturing lecturer for 3rd years at University of Johannesburg.

2012,2013, Design and manufacturing mentor for PlatAfrica awards and platinum technical lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch.

Exhibitions:

2008, Inventions: The University of Stellenbosch at the Gold of Africa museum, Cape Town, South Africa.

2008, GradEx 2008, Stellenbsch, South Africa

2009, Six Small Stories,Artspace, Johannesburg, South Africa

2009, Design Idaba, Cape Town, South Africa

2010, Cute show, salon 59, Cape Town, South Africa

2010, Dichotomies in Objects: Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2010, Dichotomies in Objects: Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area, The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH, USA

2010, Dichotomies in Objects: Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area, The National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, USA

2011, “LAGD I VERDEN” (MADE IN THE WORLD), Oslo, Norway

2011, Design Idaba, Cape Town, South Africa

2012, Welkom/Welcome, Liz Loubser Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2013, 68 Earings/68 Artists, liz Loubser Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2014, 55 Necklaces/55 Artists, Liz Loubser Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015, Tableaux, Tinsel gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015, Precious Obsessions, Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015, Fix, Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Prizes:

2008, PlatAfrica, Technical excellence award, student category

2010, PlatAfrica, Technical excellence and manufacturing award, Professional category

2012, Nominated for most beautiful object in South Africa by Chris Roper (Mail & Guardian online editor).

Permanent collections:

The National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, Oslo, Norway

Tinsel Gallery Collection, Johannesburg, South Africa

Publications:

2013, Contemporary jewelry in perspective, Lark books

2008, Compendium finale of contemporary jewellers, Darling Publications

Liz Loubser