NEVER ENDING SILVER MEDAL BY JENNIFER HOES ACQUIRED BY TEYLERS MUSEUM
"I am honoured that Teylers Museum, the oldest and most high regarded museum in The Netherlands, has acquired my 'Never Ending Silver Medal' for their medal collection", says medalist and designer Jennifer Hoes. "Their numismatic cabinet is renowned worldwide, so I am naturally thrilled that my latest medal is part of their collection." This is the second medal by Hoes that is in the collection of Teylers Museum. The medal 'Sterveling', acquired in 2008, is now on display in the museum itself.
"I started of by designing a model with computer software. The model resembles a Mobius design, but this one has four plains instead of two, turned into one plain. This model is 3D printed in plastic to use for a casting mold made of silicon. The wax model of the casting mold is used to pour silver through lost wax method. The silver medal is hammered for a nonporous plain, for hand engraving. The circumscription is set out by hand and then meticulously shaped in Illustrator to make it fit exactly on the plain. The hand engraving of this model by Daniel Houwer, took several days. Especially engraving inner curves is hard to do."
BIRTH MEDAL: PERFECT MEMENTO OF THE BIRTH OF YOUR (GRAND)CHILD
The Birth Medal of Jennifer Hoes is an innovative medal to commemorate the birth of your (grand)child. The medal can be taken apart and can stand upright on the smallest part. Modeled with 3D software and the master model made with a 3D printer, the final model is cast in bronze or silver, finished by hand and engraved by master engraver Daniel Houwer in a simple or intricate design as shown on the pictures. Diameter 70mm.