Jan Wege

1964 Born in Hamburg
1981–1985 Trains as a dental technician
1987–1990 Trains as a goldsmith under Thomas Schlede, Hamburg
1990–1996 Studies under Professor Erhard Hössle and Professor Ulla Mayer at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg; class for jewelry and implement design; Diplom
1994 Appointed Master class student
Since 1996 Independent workshop in Hamburg
1999 Silversmith workshop at Schloss Salzau, overseen by Wilfried Moll
2000–2002 Design advisor for mid-sized jewelry firms in Tunisia; works in conjunction with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
2006/07 Design workshops for the Hanseatic Parliament in Gdansk, together with Thomas Schleede
   
 

Awards (Selection)

1993–1996 Grant from the German National Academic Foundation
1994 International "Dinner for Two" competition, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Honorable Mention "Die Teekanne" (The Teapot) competition, Deggendorf, first place
1996 Prize of Honor of the Danner Foundation
Prize of Honor of the Erdwin Amsinck Foundation
1997 Justus Brinckmann Sponsorship Prize, Museum for Art and Industry, Hamburg
1999 Sponsorship Prize of the Förderkreis Bildende Kunst e.V., Hamburg
2008 "Hafenstücke" (Harbor Pieces), Hamburg, second place
2009 Justus Brinckmann Prize, Museum for Art and Industry, Hamburg
2010 Bavarian State Prize

 

 

Works in Public Collections

  Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
  Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  Kolumba, Köln