Matthias Dyer

Matthias Dyer

Matthias Dyer is a contemporary jewellery artist living and working in Germany. Intuition is the driving force behind his work, focussed on finding innovative ways of using stones.

What have you rebelled against in the past, and what are you rebelling against now?
In the past beauty, and now environmental degradation.

Do you need to be a rebel to enjoy your plates?

Do you use your own plates?
I put my keys inside.

Do you think dishware can still be improved? If yes, in what way?
Not really.

What was the inspiration for your Steinbeisser series?
I like rough and unusual ways of working, so I follow my intuition to see what happen.

Describe your work in 3 words!
Investigation of anarchy.

What kind of materials do you use and where do you get them from?
For this project I used slate that I got from Birkenfeld in Germany.

What are you working on right now?
I work with CAD and on my jewellery.

What excites you about tomorrow?
Working, playing, learning, everything with an -ing!

What has been your favourite dinner experience?
The Steinbeisser dinner, I´m not an experimental cook but I love eating.

What further ambitions do you have?
Do it or leave it but don’t speak about it.

What are you 3 favourite pieces on Jouw…?
The Gold Crown Fork by Nils Hint, the Shovel Plates by Joe Pintz, and the Playful Spoons by Laia Ribas Valls.