Tutor for the MFA2 program
She lives and works in Amsterdam as jewellery artist.
She has studied the basic jewellery techniques at the Stadsacademie Maastricht and continued her study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam where she graduated in 1989 and worked as a teacher several years until recently. Sarneel has exhibited in major international exhibitions and her work is internationally recognized in private and public collections. Since many years she also works as a teacher and mentor, delivering lectures and workshops internationally. Her work refers to culture and time.Creating fields of tension in form, idea and material, she uses familiar symbols as well as forms relating to forgotten traditions, proverbs, popular motifs and themes from folklore. The visual language of her jewellery is associative, often sculptural and inviting to freely experience thoughts and feelings. She is considered one of the most influential and inspirational artists working in jewellery today.