| věra nováková

Jewellery maker Věra Nováková (born in 1973) – Studied at the Secondary School of Applied Arts and College for Metal Work and Gemstone Jewellery in Turnov. Graduated in 2001 from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (VŠUP) in Prague, where she studied with professor V. K. Novák in his studio Metal and Jewellery.

Since 2001, Ms. Nováková has been designing original jewellery in limited editions. Her work was selected for the international exhibition of contemporary jewellery d'auteur, Schmuck 99, in Munich, and claimed major prizes in the Silver Jewellery contests in 2003 and 2004. In 2008, her designs won the "Jewellery of the Year" award in the Art category. In 2009, Ms. Nováková was included in the Top Thousand global jewellery designers, as short-listed by the prestigious publication Compendium.

Věra Nováková's creations use traditional techniques and materials, as well as a novel approach. Her work is rooted in experimenting, in a casual search of form and figure, which is then distilled, so to speak, to take the shape of more or less traditional jewellery, with the focus being on the comfort of the wearer. For Ms. Nováková, this small niche for a new concept has been holding the promise of a particular challenge.  

| Educational Background:

1988 – 1992
Secondary School of Applied Arts, Turnov (Main Subject: Gemstone cutting and engraving);

1993 – 1995
Visual Arts Institute, Ústí nad Labem (Glass Workshop);

1995 – 2000
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, Professor V. K. Novák (Studio Metal and Jewellery)

Visual Arts College in Bratislava, studies with Professor Karol Weisslechner; Internship at the studio Metal and Jewellery;

Graduation thesis

Training Course: Stone setting and basic gold work, Solunka, Prague

Training Course: "Studna těla" (The Fountain of Our Bodies), Helena Šalátová, Prague

Aroma therapy & shiatsu, 5 elements, Vlaďka Naušová, Prague


| awards

Silver Jewellery, A1 category, First Prize, Turnov

Silver Jewellery, A1 category, Second Prize, Turnov

First Prize in the Jewellery of the Year contest – Art category