Hans Stofer


I am intrigued by the magic and power of things –and their ability to be transformed into something else through little incisions or juxtapositions. I like the fact that these little revelations can change our worlds and that of others.


1981-1984 MA Jewellery and Design, Zurich School of Art
1972-1976 Precision Engineering degree, Brown Boveri Technical College Baden, Switzerland

1995 Herbert Hoffmann Prize
1994/91/89 Swiss Applied Arts Prize
1987 Zurich Applied Arts Prize

2008 ‘Small Things’, Gallery Detail3, Duesseldorf
‘The Secret Life In The Office (Uncanny2)’ - Art & Business, London
‘Sassoniers’, Raum, Bern
‘Schmuck 08’, Munich (Touring; School of Jewellery Birmingham, Gallery  Willa Lodz)
‘In response to…’, The Foundry, Munich
‘Ten Years Innit’, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London
‘Collect’ 08, V&A London ( with Galerie SO )
2007  ‘RE:collection (of making)’, Gallery Marzee, NL
‘Domestic Things’ –The HUB, Sleaford
‘It Starts From Here’, with Jair Straschnow (as part of 57:65),
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
‘Hidden Treasures: Metal’, The HUB, Sleaford
‘Domestic Things’, Gallery FLOW London, as Curator and participant;
International Contemporary Design Show
2007 ‘Collect’, @ V&A London, Represented by Galerie SO, Switzerland
‘Think Tank’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2006 ‘Hans Stofer’s Design Wilderness’, Galerie SO, ‘Switzerland Breakers’, contemporary ceramic, PM museum and house, London
‘KORU2’, contemporary jewellery, South Karelia Art Museum
Lappeenranta, Finnland
‘Collect’ 06, represented by; Galerie SO, Switzerland, V&A Museum, London  

Public Collections
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Birmingham Museums and
Art Gallery, Birmingham
The Crafts Council Collection, London
Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham
Danner Stiftung, Munich
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
The Potteries Museum, Stoke on Trent, UK
Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
Louis Koch Collection, Switzerland

2008 Schmuck 2008, Handwerksmesse Munich
Collect 08, Crafts Council
2007  500 Wedding Rings, Lark Books, 2007
Marzee Publication, nr 58, 2007
It Starts From Here, catalogue, De La Warr Publishing
Blueprint, July 2007, 256
Breaking The Mould, new approaches to ceramicNatasha Daintry, Rob Barnard, Clare Twomey; Black Dog Publishing
HUB magazine, Volume 2 Issue 2 –May –August




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