Margit Jäschke sees herself not as a goldsmith but as an artist who works with collage, jewellery, objects and drawing, blurring the boundaries between such rigid categorisation. She composes fascinating forms with disparate materials, juxtaposing metal and minerals with corrugated cardboard, epoxy and plastic. Details become meaningful, evoking a plethora of associations for the wearer or viewer. Sometimes richly pictorial, sometimes spare, this jewellery conjures imagined worlds and things long since forgotten.
Margit Jäschke was born in 1962 in Halle (Saale) in Germany, where she also studied at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design under Renate Heintze and Dorothea Prühl. Her work is exhibited internationally and is represented in a number of public and private collections, including the Marzee Collection, the Grassi Museum of Applied Arts in Leipzig, the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus in Hanau, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Newark Museum of Art in New Jersey.