Dries Dockx (1987°, BE) studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. During his third year, Dockx shifted his focus from jewellery to silversmithing. Professor George Cuyvers gave him a sound technical training with an emphasis on craftsmanship. Nedda El-Asmar, head of the Jewellery Department, created opportunities to participate in projects with Gallery Marzee and in masterclasses hosted by international artists such as Rudolf Kocéa, Philip Sajet, Esther Knobel,...
Dockx graduated with a master’s in Fine Arts/Jewellery and Silversmithing from PXL University College in Hasselt in 2010. This degree was the result of an instructive and fascinating year under the guidance of professor and silversmith David Huycke.
Dries Dockx went on to obtain a degree as a Fine Arts Professor followed by a teaching job at the Antwerp Steiner School. Next to copper raising and blacksmithing, he teaches students how to make wooden and stone sculptures.
He combines his job as a teacher with an artistic practice as a silversmith and jewellery artist. He works on commission-based projects and also creates objects with which he participates in competitions and exhibitions.
Atelier in Antwerp
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