Ceramics as methaphor of the emotions: fragility and resistence
In the beginning Raluca Buzura created jewels in bright colors.
In her latest collections, the brilliance and neatness of white and the sophistication of black with touches of gold are predominant and they seem to complete a “whole”.
Among the elegant and original beads of her wraparound necklaces (forms that resemble feathers of birds, scales, tentacles, leaves, seeds, arteries, needles, tears and others) gold appears between the black and white enhancing the piece with flashes of light.
Born in Tasnad (Romania) Raluca Buzura completed her undergraduate and graduate studies (Master’s degree) at the Faculty of Ceramics-Glass-Metal of the University of Art and Design of Cluj-Napoca in Romania between 2003 and 2009. During her studies she participated in numerous projects and exhibitions and also did an academic stay (Erasmus exchange programme) at the University of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland.
In January 2007 she initiated her career as contemporary jewelry artist by participating in a collective exhibition (ceramic installation) in Wroclaw, Poland. From then on she went on actively participating in several exhibitions and events.
Events and Exhibitions
2007 (May) Collective exhibtion, Days of architecture, Cluj-Napoca
2007 (October) Project “Interferente” Museum Keramion in Frechen-Köln, Germany
2008 (November) Biennial of Ceramics Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca
2009-2016 “Autor”, Contemorary Jewelry Exhibition (1st to 5th edition) at the Carturesti Gallery and Dalles Hall, Bucarest
2009 (July) Collective exhibition, ceramics installation, Expo Transilvania, Cluj-Napoca
2009 (November) “Hitchcock. Remise”, Individual exhibition, installation, at the Visual Kontakt Gallery in Oradea
2012 (March) Collective exhibition at the Silver Business Center, Cluj-Napoca
2012- 2014 “Avanpremiere”, Fashion Show, National Contemporary Art Museum, Bellagio House, The One Club, Bucarest
2012-2013 “Feeric” Festival, Fashion Show, Sibiu
2013 (May) Exhibition of Rumanian Cotemporary Design at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium
2014 (February) Inhorgenta Premium Order, International Jewelry Fair in München, Germany
2014 (December) “Marche de Noel”, University House, Bucarest
2015 (Junio) “Caolin” Ceramics Contemporary Fair (2nd edition), Ethnographic Museum of Cluj-Napoca
2015 (October) “Cluj Design Days”, collective exhibition in Tiff House, Cluj Napoca
2015 (October) “EUNIC” fashion and design exhibition, 2nd edition, De Markten Cultural Centre, Brussels, Belgium
2015 (November) “Zain Design Expressions”, collective design exhibition / fashion show Cluj-Napoca
2016 (March) “Le printemps des potiers”, collective exhibition of contemporary jewelry in Ravaisou Gallery, Bandol, Francia
2016 (October) “Joya” – Contest Alliages, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona
2016 (November) “Sieraad Art Jewelry Fair”, Gashouder Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016 (December) “Irreversible”, Individual exhibition in Popeye Loves Olive Gallery, Athens, Greece
2017 (April) Collective exhibition Lijn 3 Gallery, Hofstede, The Netherlands
2017 (April) “Loot: Mad about Jewelry”, Art Jewelry Fair at the Art and Design Museum in New York, USA.
2017 (July) “Where the almond trees and wind mills are”, individual exhibition in Bot-Terra Alta, Tarragona
2017 (November) “Sieraad Art Jewelry Fair”, Gashouder Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The most relevant contributions in art and jewelry publications are:
Suitcase Magazine London, 2013, p. 161
Etiquette Magazine, September 2014, cover
Goldschmeide Zeitung Hamburg, image of the month, March 2015, p. 16
Le Vif Weekend Bruxelles, October 2015, p. 26
Le Printemps des potiers, March 2016
New Necklaces by Nicolas Estrada, March 2016, cover
“AutorAwesomeAward”, 2018, “Autor”- Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 17th edition, National Theatre, Bucharest, Romania