Gallery


We always aim to improve our service and our shop. In 2016 we had the opportunity to enlarge our space and we have extended it with an adjoining gallery. We are now able to better display our jewellery in this beautiful and generous space.

We also wish to use this gallery to provide an opportunity for other creative people to showcase and sell their work.

Our next event is a vernissage with the prize winning handwriting artist, Chris Van Weidmann:

Saturday, 8. February, 17 - 20
Sunday, 9. February, 14 - 17

In our shop you can discover a number of new pieces of jewellery by Paul Brent. In the gallery, we will be presenting the unique artworks of Chris Van Weidmann. She will be at the vernissage to present her works in person.

If you are unable to make it to the vernissage, you are welcome to come and discover her artworks at our gallery until April 2020.

We look forward to seeing you!


Vernissage February 2020


Chris Van Weidmann

Elgg, ZH

Handwriting Artist, chrisvanweidmann.com

"You have to learn to open your eyes" (Galileo Galilei) and only then can you grasp the tiny letters in Chris van Weidmann's pictures. Her calligraphy creates stunning, carefully crafted and precise pieces of art. When viewed from a distance, all you see is an image, but once you get close you can see that the entire work is actually in the artist's handwriting.

The hair-fine works in ink lead the eye to see the tiny wonders of nature or stories from everyday life. Chris van Weidmann combines the subtle art of image, word, and text in her all-handwritten, unique pieces. She was only 10 years of age when she taught herself the art of calligraphy and she still remains passionate about it to this day. "With my works I want to make people take a closer look and understand that some things can only be seen at second glance."

In addition to a passion for handwriting, origami art is something that fascinates her, which is why she combines both in some of her work.

For the very first time, this exhibition will focus on Japanese folding art. An exhibition to discover, the likes of which you've never seen from Chris Van Weidmann before.

MiniMarkt 2019


Regina Manser

Waldstatt, AR

Gemischte Medien, manser-karrer.ch

In all den Jahren stand der Mensch im Zentrum, und ich habe mich ausschliesslich mit den Medien Rhythmus, Bewegung und Tanz befasst. Diese Medien habe ich mit viel Herzblut vermittelt, sowohl an öffentlichen Schulen aber auch an meiner eigenen Tanzschule, wo ich auch unzählige Aufführungen realisiert habe. Inzwischen ist diese Tätigkeit weniger geworden.

Im Kontakt sein, mit dem was ist und dem was werden will, das ist ein emotioneller, verunsichernder und beglückender Akt zugleich. Malen und Gestalten heisst für mich: Feuer bewahren. Ich bin angekommen, wo alles begann: Mein beruflicher Werdegang begann mit Malen und dem Besuch der Kunstgewerbe Schulen in St. Gallen und Zürich. Ich liebe die Natur, - und ich liebe das spontane, lebendige - dieser Liebe kann ich nun Ausdruck geben mit Form und Farbe, mit Werkzeug und Material.

Hilarie Burke

Flawil, SG

Hark Designs, harkdesigns.com

Chinesische Nonnen brachten mir bei, meine eigene Unterwäsche zu nähen als ich 10 Jahre alt war. Zwei Jahre später landete ich auf der Notfallstation wegen einer Stecknadel in meiner Luftröhre. Das Nähfieber hatte mich gepackt. Während meines Pantomimen-Studiums in Manhattan in den frühen 80er Jahren lernte ich mit Leder zu arbeiten. Dieses erneuerbare, natürliche Material faszinierte mich wegen seiner Zähigkeit, Flexibilität und Dauerhaftigkeit. Auch die Werkzeuge des Handwerks hatten es mir angetan: Hämmer, Pressen, Leim, und natürlich die robusten Nähmaschinen.

Meine Hauptbeschäftigung war dann aber während 20 Jahren das Bewegungstheater. Nebst dem Schreiben und Produzieren der Theaterstücke kreierte ich auch alle Kostüme und Requisiten. Mit 50 kehrte ich dann zurück zu meiner ersten Passion und startete Hark Designs.

Bei jedem neuen Design geht es natürlich erst mal um den Stil. Aber die Praktikerin in mir verlangt dass Funktionalität, Langlebigkeit und Liebe zum Detail einen eben so hohen Stellenwert haben. Und dann das Schwelgen in den Farbtönen! Jedes Design erfordert mehrere Prototypen bis dann alles stimmt. Instinktiv suche ich Formen, die sich angenehm anfühlen und sich dem Körper anpassen. Ich habe schon immer nur selbstgemachte Taschen getragen – und jetzt kann ich sie auch mit der Welt teilen.

Sibylle Kuhn

St. Gallen, SG

Seam, seamdesign.ch

Designerin und Inhaberin von seam bin ich, Sibylle Kuhn. Ich bin gelernte Damenschneiderin, interessiere mich seit jeher für handwerkliches Arbeiten und lasse mich in meinem Schaffen oft von der Natur inspirieren. Nach meiner Couture-Ausbildung arbeitete ich als Kunstschmiedin in London und unterrichtete an verschiedenen Schulen musische Fächer. Nach dem erfolgreichen Abschluss des Modedesign-Studiums in Zürich gründete ich 2009 mein Modelabel.

Ich mache Mode, die saison- und trendunabhängig ist. Design und Ausführung sind fliessend, wobei die persönlich ausgesuchten Materialien Grundlage und Inspiration aller Teile sind.

In einem unverkennbaren Stil wird die Naht zum Statement, gerissene Kanten zum Markenzeichen, das Spielen mit Transparenz und Reversibilität zum Erkennungszeichen.

Franz Dallmeier

Adlikon, ZH

Hoizart, hoizart.ch

Von je her hat mich der Werkstoff Holz fasziniert. Seine natürliche Schönheit, seine Individualität aber auch sein Charakter, der sich bei der Verarbeitung zeigt - mal einfach und zugänglich, mal borstig und mit viel Widerstand, aber auf jeden Fall immer wieder anders.

Mit jedem Werkstück beginnt eine Reise mit einem für mich unbekanntem Ziel, das Holz weist mir dabei den Weg. Es zeigt mir, was aus ihm werden soll, es offenbart mir seine Persönlichkeit und seine vermeintlichen Schönheitsfehler und es verrät mir seine Geschichte, die von Jahresringen, Rissen, Kerben und Astlöcher geprägt ist.

Für meine handgefertigten Produkte verwende ich ausschliesslich heimische Hölzer - wie Apfel, Zirbe, Zwetschge, Eiche oder Walnuss, die ich mit grosser Sorgfalt auswähle und verarbeite - sowie lebensmittelechte und biologische Öle.

Vernissage November 2018


JugendFotoPreis [CH]

Website

To encourage young people to venture into the world of visual arts, we organised a photography competition for the youth of Toggenbourg and neighbouring regions.

All those between the ages of 12 and 16 (students of secondary school) were invited to submit a maximum of three photographs for each of the following categories:
portrait, light, my life.

An independant panel judged the photographs and the best 10 images of each category are exhibited from November 2018 until the end of January 2019 at the Gallery.

The winners are as follows:
Category Light:
1. Leoni Rüdlinger, 2. Lara Berger, 3. David Widmer
Category Portrait:
1. Jasmin Widmer, 2. Kristijan Munegato, 3. Nuria Gaudenz
Category My Life:
1. Laurin Bleiker, 2. Leoni Rüdlinger, 3. Anastasia Grütter

You can read more about the event here (in German only):
Tagblatt - Jugendfotopreis 2018

Vernissage August 2018


Photo by Simon Schneider

Philia Schneider

St. Gallen, CH

Raku Objects

Already Philia's grandmother worked with clay and created beautiful pottery. On a trip to Japan in 2010, Philia became acquainted with clay herself. Since then, she has been honing her skills and her ability to express herself with pottery.

Philia burns hand-made tea cups in a raku oven, creates sculptures and other art objects. In between, she practices turning beautiful bowls at the potter's wheel. Important inputs for her come from friends and specialist seminars at the Lehmhuus in Aesch, where Philia draws inspiration from various European and Japanese artists.

She ventures along the path of Aikido with Peter Shapiro Sensei. The Way of Tea and the Music of the Shakuhachi, as well as the sculptures of Arp and Giacometti influence her pottery.

Vernissage April 2018


Gabrielle Gern

Lichtensteig / Zurich, CH

Images and objects

Gabrielle Gern (1957) lives in Lichtensteig and Zurich. Since she can remember, she has loved drawing and painting. From 1983 to 1986 she attended the Zurich School of Applied Arts (Kunstgewerbeschule).

Today, collages and assemblages are her favorite means of expression. She knows how to combine different elements together, as if they had always belonged together, to create something new. You will find a fine sense of humour and a pinch of profundity in her pictures and objects.

Vernissage and wine tasting - Autumn 2017


Christine Seifert

Lausanne, CH

Mixed Media, christine-seifert.com

Christine's nomadic life is mirrored in her work.
Soon after she was born in Bamberg Germany in 1954, the family moved lock, stock, and barrel to a coffee farm on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in 1957.
It is there that she spent her childhood, in the wilderness and with horses. She attended a boarding school in Nairobi, Kenya, and what followed was a life of moving: from East to South Africa, to Europe, and back to Africa.

Christine taught herself photography and sketching, and in 1987 studied at the Schule für Kunst und Gestaltung in Zürich. This experience encouraged her to step out into the world as an independent artist and to deepend her work.

With her paintings she experiments with different forms of expression. She also sculpts and enjoys working with graphics.

Since 2003, she has been represented by a number of galleries - from the UK to Europe and Africa - and her work has garnered international recognition and collectors.

Blind wine tasting experience

Julia Leijola, anthroenology.org

Discover a different way to taste wine and travel through the South African wine regions with anthroenologist Julia Leijola.

We will be blind tasting three white and three red wines as well as an orange wine. These will be conventional, biodynamic, or natural wines. The tasting will be done blind so that participants can focus on what they are actually tasting without being influenced by their knowledge of or assumptions about the wine in question.

Saturday October 14th 2017 from 4 until about 6pm.
Registration required.

Please e-mail julia@anthroenology.org with your details (number and name of participant(s)) to register for this event.

Price: 20CHF per person
Max. amount of participants: 20.

Registered participants will be invited to arrive shortly before 4pm so that the event can start promptly.
No previous knowledge of wine tasting is required.


Anthroenology is an anthropological research project on wine and issues of sustainability, morality, and the redefinition of taste.
The project asks a deceptively simple question about consumption and political economy: when beliefs or ethics come into conflict with taste or similar expectations, which one wins, and why? Or, asked in a slightly different matter: how do our beliefs about the world affect the way we taste? The project is thus concerned with key issues in contemporary economic anthropology, but does so through a lens that we believe to be unique: the intersection of beliefs and the actual sensory experiences of consumption.

You can read more about the project on the Anthroenology website.

Vernissage April 2017


Fanny Trommer

Yvonne Wertli

Winterthur/Schönengrund, CH

Aquarelle painting, wertlishome.ch

Yvonne started drawing at an early age and her skills were recognised already at school. She continued learning about drawing and painting on her own, dedicating it to her passion for dogs.
In 2003 she met Albert Schmid per chance who took her on as an aquarelle colour student and taught her the technique of wet on wet. Looking for another artist to learn from, she found Christian Schäfer a few years later and has been painting in his atelier since 2011.

Ron Hurst

Ulrich Sambeth

Effretikon (ZH), CH

Oil painting, sambeth-painting.jimdo.com

Uli Sambeth was born in 1959 in London. He was brought up in Geneva and sudied Geophysics at the ETH in Zürich. From an early age he has been interested in stones, mountains, and volcanoes in particular.
Thanks to a small house in Toggenburg, which serves as his family's refuge, he feels attached to this hilly region.
He has been painting with aquarelle colours for a long time and thanks to the help of an artist friend has been also painting with oil for some time. Next to his busy job, painting allows him to find quietude, balance, and a sense of satisfaction.

Vernissage November 2016


Fanny Trommer

Fanny Trommer

Neuchâtel, CH

Handmade lamps and decorative objects, latelierdesidees.ch

Fanny Trommer is originally from France and has lived in Neuchâtel for almost a decade. Her passions in life are creativity and science: she holds a PhD in Neurobiology and infuses her creative work in the atelier with her experiences at the laboratory.
Self-taught, she enjoys experimenting with various materials and is always looking for new ones to work with.
Fanny sees light acting as a revealing agent: by penetrating the layers, the colours, and the volumes, it unveils the heterogeneity of the materials in their entirety. Creating a lamp is creating a living object, which tells its own story.

Ron Hurst

Ron Hurst

Rapperswil-Jona, CH

Artist - painter, ronhurst.com

Ron Hurst was born in 1943 in Jackson, MI, USA and moved to Switzerland in 1972. His father discouraged him from living the "destitute life" of an artist despite Ron demonstrating artistic talent early in life. Since 1997, and after a career outside of art, he has pursued the life of an autodidact, honing his artistic skills thanks to workshops and literature.
He works with oil and acrylic. For him, painting is the pursuit of the self in relation to the world he lives in. Be it realistic portraits, landscapes, or sociocritical pieces (beautiful paintings of ugly things), he aims to create passionate responses and to communicate with a feel-good, aesthetic appeal.

Noriyuki Shimizu

Noriyuki Shimizu

Kyoto, Japan

Ceramist

Noriyuki Shimizu is from Nagahama, Japan, and has been working as a ceramist for 40 years. He trained at the renowned Kiyomizuyaki kamamoto in Kyoto.
He is inspired by the rich natural earthen tones that surround his house. He prefers using the colours that fill the natural world around us since these are the colours we never tire of: they provide a sense of warmth and tranquility.
He makes his glazes out of natural materials: pine ash, rice straw ash, and soil, which he blends himself to create the perfect texture and colour for his glazes.

Contact


Goldschmiede St. Peterzell

Paul Brent and Lucas Schweizer

Dorf 24, 9127 St. Peterzell
  +41 71 377 19 44
   +41 77 485 13 92
  paulbrent@goldschmiedestpeterzell.ch

Opening times:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 10 – 12 / 14 – 18:30
Wednesday: 14 – 18:30
Saturday: 13 – 16
Closed on Sundays