Elisabeth Habig, born in Baden (near Vienna) in 1989. Since her childhood she was interested in art. She frequented the fashion school Vienna in Hetzendorf, where she specialized in millinery. After her A-levels, she enrolled in the Master degree program of theatre, film and media studies at the University of Vienna and graduated in 2015. Simultaneously she pursued her passion for art and design attending an evening college, which she graduated in 2012. She refined her skills through jewelers’ workshops. From 2013 to 2015 she worked as a goldsmith for the “Jewellery Studio Alja 9er”. Together with Alja Neuner and Angelina Kafka she launched the artist community “Alja & friends” in 2015. Since 2006 pieces of jewellery and hats have been exhibited in many exhibitions worldwide. In 2012 she had her own exhibition in connection with the “long night of the Art of Jewellery Vienna”. In 2016 she won the “28th German Young Talent Competition for Gemstone and Jewellery, Idar Oberstein“, won the “Homi Maker Award“ in Milan and was nominated for the “Enjoia´t“ competition in Barcelona. She was nominated for the “New Traditional Jewellery” award in 2014 and won the recognition award of the “26th German Youth Competition for Creation of Jewellery Idar- Oberstein” that same year. In 2010 she won the third prize of the “Juvenarta” competition.
“Into the blue”
For this was used the technique of casting. Made a mould from the sea urchins, let it cast in wax and transformed. When she made the wax forms she just let things be.
The work series “into the blue” is inspired by the sea and the mysteries, which it has inside. It’s the play of contrasts of the visible and invisible, the known and unknown, the calm and the force, life and death,… that fascinate the designer. It is a changing organism. Like Heraclitus said: “You cannot step into the same river twice.” For the two rings she took her memories from the life at the sea and transformed them into jewellery. Only the structure still refers to the ocean and its inhabitants.