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About the Artist

Since my early childhood I am interested in creative projects, drawing and nature. Drawing was my creative medium for many years before I started a professional goldsmithing training and came to work with tree dimensional shapes and different materials than I was used to. I was working in the fine jewellery field for a couple of years. But the urge to be more creative and express myself grew over the years, so I decided to take the next step and started my studies at Trier University, Campus Idar-Oberstein. Not knowing what to expect but open for everything new, I dived into and fell in love with contemporary jewellery. I was especially interested to combine my technical background with a more free and sculptural way of expression.

I like the idea of jewellery as a medium of expression and communication. I want to share

I strife for exchange openness for subjective perception and self-reflection. My work is about interchange and interaction between nature and culture as well as objects as a medium of expression.


Photo by Lisa Villinger


Photo by Florian Schmidt

Short Bio

Natascha Frechen was born in Jülich, Germany in 1990 and lives in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. She studied at the University of Trier, Campus Idar-Oberstein, Germany and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Gemstones and Jewellery in 2023. Coming from a goldsmith's background specialising in fine jewellery, Natascha Frechen combines technical knowledge with the sculptural qualities of stone. The works are characterised by a tension between the archaic and the technical. The result is a dialogue between the raw originality of the stone and the man-made artefact. She has received awards for her work and has participated in exhibitions throughout Europe. Between 2020 and 2021, she was part of the female artists' collective `from the jauntiness of absence`, which organised travelling exhibitions in France, Estonia and Germany, accompanied by the publication of the same name.



Winner of the New Talents Award by Klimt02 (ES)


Finalist 20th Silver Triennal (DE)



Finalist Friedrich Becker Preis (DE)


Dterra Award /Artist in Residence, Sant Cougat (ES)


Förderpreis Rheinland- Pfalz (DE)

Fairs and Exhibitions


Rockstars BeCraft, Mons (BE)

MK&G Messe, Hamburg (DE)

Broschen im Dialog, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau (DE)

Unfolding Graduation Group: Intergem, Idar-Oberstein (DE)

Graduation Show at Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)

Unfolding Graduation Group: Sieraad Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL)

Unfolding Graduation Group: Inhorgenta Fair, Munich (DE)

Unfolding Graduation Group: IHM Fair, Munich (DE)



20. Silbertriennale

Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau (DE)

Inhorgenta Munich (DE)

Silberwarenmuseum Ott-Pausersche Fabrik, Schwäbisch Gmünd (DE)

DIVA Museum voor Edelsmeedkunst, Juwelen en Diamant, Antwerpen (BE)

Museum Zons/Dormagen (DE)

Lithomania, Kunstgewerbe Museum Berlin (DE)

LET THERE BE ROCK, The Museum of Bohemian Paradise, Turnov (CZE)


from the jauntiness of absence, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau (DE)

from the jauntiness of absence A*Galerii Tallinn (EST)


ROCKStars at Schütt, Pforzheim (DE)

Friedrich Becker Ausstellung, Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf (DE)

Friedrich Becker Ausstellung, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau (DE)

from the jauntiness of absence, Atelier de Artist Paris (FR)


Joya Barcelona (ES)

ARENA, ChromXI, Idar-Oberstein (DE)

Staats- und Förderpreis Rheinland-Pfalz (Group exhibition) (DE)


Design Days (NL)


A Ring is a ring (GB)

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