October 11, 2021
Not your grandma's jewelry, artists take a classic material and turn it contemporary. Perfect for wearing next to the fireplace and adding a sparkle to winter.
Q: Where did you study Jewelry/Metalsmithing and when?
A: I studied in my home country, Greece. At the Gold-Silversmithing School of Stemnitsa.
Q: What inspires your work?
A: Mostly architecture. Shapes and forms of the Bauhaus and the modern era of art and architecture come naturally to me as my original studies were in School of Architecture.
Q: Do you have a favorite piece you've made?
A: I have several pieces but I am very strongly attached to the commissioned work I make in collaboration with my clients.
"18ct gold, commissioned piece. It has a 8,8ct, blue-green tourmaline stone and 0,25ct diamonds. It was designed by me and I had some help from Daniel Moesker for the construction of it."
Q: What made you want to start making jewelry?
A: Actually, attending the jewelry school was more of a "being at the right place the right time" than of a solid decision. It was more of an experiment. But it turned out to be the best "accident" of my life so far.
Q: What is your favorite process? Why that one over others?
A: The whole designing process is what I love the most. The making process is also something I enjoy a lot, but the whole journey of shaping an idea on a paper (and / or into a paper model) before reaching the bench, is what brings butterflies in my stomach! The whole journey of working a design on paper, the back and forth steps, the decisions that have to be made, the disappointments when something doesn't work, the technical problems that may arise and ask for solutions; this whole process is very similar to when designing a building and I guess this specific connection is what speaks to my heart the most.
Q: Who is your favorite artist/who do you wear?
A: Surprisingly enough, I don't really wear any jewelry!
Q: Is there an artist on your personal wishlist that you hope to own one day?
A: Giampaolo Babetto
Q: What is something you would want someone to know about your work that they might not know?
A: That I also work a lot with commissioned pieces. People often come to me with old jewelry they wish to give a new life to, or with lose stones they need a design for, or with requests for unique engagement ring designs. Working one in one with clients, on new, fresh ideas is something I enjoy a lot! I also hold quite some national and international design awards.
Q: When you're not making jewelry, what are you doing?
A: Life as an expat can be quite intimidating and boring at the same time. Besides spending my time with my partner and my 5 year old daughter, I also co-run (together with a friend) an interior architecture business, here in The Netherlands. So, when not doing jewelry, you will find me either in a playground or a project site!
Juno; in the Iliad, XIV, 183:
In three bright drops,Her glittering gems suspended form her ears.
And in the Odyssey, XVIII, 298:
Earrings brightWith triple drops that cast a trembling light.
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October 11, 2021
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