Esparc Jewelry

Gea Schoenmakers studied for gold/silversmith in Schoonhoven. After finishing, she worked as a goldsmith and jewellery designer. From 2010 to 2020, she owned a shop in the centre of Amsterdam. She now works from her studio and one day a week with her friend and colleague Jacquelien Beijer.

What does it mean to you to have a studio at Ruigoord? And for your work?

‘In the early 80s I met the Amsterdam Balloon Company in India. I experienced the first Landjuweeltjes and later participated in various trips and festivals. Being allowed to be part of Ruigoord, a lively and artistic community, has contributed enormously to my personal development and has given me the awareness of the power and magic of cooperation despite all the differences. Since 1990, I have had my own studio and my daughter Chandra grew up in Ruigoord.’

Atelier: Ruigoord 10-b
Tel: 06-18860853