Johan Van Aswegen

Johan van Aswegan is an enamelist and jeweler born in Namibia, Africa. He studied under the famed Professor Hermann Junger in Munich, Germany before moving to the US in 1996 to teach at RISD. Van Aswegen’s work encapsulates an age-old tradition in jewelry – that of a personal marker or monument. The scale and tone of his work is monumental; subtle arrangements of historical references and classic forms are combined with desert-like tonal variations in color to embody the purity of contemporary ornamentation. His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, including the Museum of Art and Design, NY; Nitskana Gallery, South Africa; Stadt Museum, Munich, Germany and Deagu, Seoul, Korea.

    Fall 2017 Courses

  • J&M-4417-01 Sophomore Jewelry 1
  • J&M-3217-01 Stones & Gold

    Spring 2018 Courses

  • J&M-4433-01 Sophomore Jewelry 2
  • BA, University of Stellenbosch
  • MFA, Akademie Bildenden Kunst

Departments

Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles