Find out a little more about Tine


Tine is a jewellery designer by training.  Her first degree at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Antwerp taught her jewellery techniques, there she also learned how to design conceptual work.  She then went on to the Royal College of Art in London where she finished her MA in 2001.  During her two years there, she invented an innovative folding material: a combination of metal and textiles.


After finishing her MA, Tine returned to Belgium where she set up as a freelance artist-designer of jewellery and accessories.  She trained as a teacher, and briefly taught at the “Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten” in Sint Niklaas in 2005.


Later that year she started a PhD at the Royal College of Art.  Her research was a further development of the material she invented during her MA.  She investigated production methods and folding patterns as well as the design possibilities for wearables (jewellery, accessories and jewellery-fashion hybrids).  In 2010 Tine finished her PhD, officially making her a doctor in the subject.


Tine enjoys making work in those two different ways: either reacting conceptually to a brief, or creating flexible folding objects as beautifully as possible.  


Tine loves sharing knowledge with people of all ages, she teaches at Lincoln University and as avisiting lecturer at a range of colleges.

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