young Jasperse forging the crown, ball and sceptre in
non-ferrous metals was a challenge. Sometimes they are taken
out and flaunted on Kings day. For his son Gerard he has
recently made an outfit from Zealand, collar buttons from
damask steel, a hard and tough type of metal. In some parts
of Zealand (a province of the Netherlands) the tradition to
wear regional costumes with all the accessories is kept
intact. The women are famous for their gold earrings, the
men for their matching clothes as well as their collar and
trouser buttons. Both are beautifully decorated. At the
moment the master-welder is working on a new series of
Jasperse signs his work with C.I.J.
Sjaak Jasperse in the smithy.
Smithy Sint Annaland.
As a master in
welded given he for years lessons on school. Beside his
lessons created he medals. His work is selected for the
World Congress & International exhibition of contemporary
FIDEM XXXIV 10/11 September 2016 Gent, Belgium.
He has helping
Paul Huybrechts with his medalsculptures.
His work was selected for the internationale FIDEM exhibition in Gent
from 9 t/m 12 september 2016. On the FIDEM exhibition are
two of Jasperses medals:
Tubler and Globe.
Tumbler, lxhxb, 115 x 85 x 47 mm,
Cu-Zn koper en zink
Globe, Copper ore, malachite ball
in copper container, 81 x 1,5 mm
Vitrine in Gent
As art smith
Jasperse welds his creation autogeneously; spare parts are
soldered together with an alloy of silver. There are also
medals riveted together with copper rivets. Portraits and
abstract objects alternate. He does not call himself an
artist and admires established medallists, whom he has
gradually come to know. Because of his open-mindedness and
inventiveness he has indulged in liberties. As a result his
creations attained the same artistic level of the work of
contemporary medallists. His work can be called original,
due partly to his different perspective and the shapes he
uses. Most pieces can be placed with experimental and
conceptual art. Sometimes Jasperse does consider
material-technical aspects when chasing. While silversmiths
are skilled in fine ornamental work, Jasperse is with
mini-objects. For the Centre of Vocational Training he put
together a study book in which all metal techniques are
With his dripping and welding technique he added a new road
to the one that already existed. Whether there will be other
medallists in the future who will dare to apply this
difficult technique remains to be seen. In the Netherlands
and abroad Jasperse is practically unknown, although I wrote
small a introduction for the Muntkoerier in 2015 presenting
his first pieces. Now that he will be teaching less in the
future, there will be more time to make medals, according to
the designer. Sculptors, medallists, designers, ceramists,
cineasts, silvery smiths and graphic designers are already
making medals, now a man of steel is added to the list.
You can found Art en photos of Jasperse in
bibliotheek / Beeldbank,
and many private collections in NL and abroad.
Thers are also medal-objects in Teylers Museum Haarlem and
British Museum te Londen.
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