"The origin of my creative process was the desire to change the way people see porcelain jewelry, by creating beautiful and surprising fashion objects. While I am using some established techniques like slip casting, I mix them in new ways, sewing the very light elements together for the larger dynamic pieces, as well as polishing them intensely to give them a super slick surface.
How did you become a jewellery designer?
My original background was ceramic and glass design, but I always had a great interest in fashion. After I finished my master of arts in design I thought about how to combine my passions, which lead me to start working as a jewellery artist.
What makes jewellery design so close to your heart?
I enjoy the combination of art, design and fashion with produced objects that are beautiful and not just kept in a museum, but actually worn by people.
"I aim to blur the borders between jewellery, porcelain, fabric and fashion and create an uncommon, contemporary perspective onto porcelain jewellery."
Your porcelain jewellery has a unique quality that is bold, playful and delicate at the same time. Could you elaborate on your design concept?
I want to bring the unique elegance of porcelain closer to the people and change the way people see porcelain jewellery by creating beautiful and unusual fashion items. A very light look and feel is as important to me, as a perfect and precise finishing. I aim to blur the borders between jewellery, porcelain, fabric and fashion and create an uncommon, contemporary perspective onto porcelain jewellery. The other important element are the colours, where I also try challenge the typical perception of what people expect from porcelain.
Tell us about your “Colliding Lights” works.
What happens when light rays are colliding? When they are cut or bent till they break? They transition from a plain mass of the whole to their individual pieces. Instead of plain light they explode into fragments of colours, dots that are the essence of the light itself. A simple broken or uneven piece of glass can extract the spectrum of facets and nuances of what is and could be. I took this concept of the broken fragments of light that comprise the essence of the whole and made it the theme for the “Colliding Lights” works. The same that happens
to the colliding light rays is happening when my emotions and thoughts collide and sprinkle the surface of what is I, with the various colours I have to offer. The scattered colourful dots representing the essence of all the capabilities, emotions and powers I have, the basis for all the opportunities and possibilities ahead of me. The only thing I have to do is to take these
elements that are all there and start to combine them in the right way.
"One important element of my work is to make my porcelain jewellery comfortably wearable, while still keeping the unique and precious feel of handcrafted porcelain."
I try to challenge the perception of people for fashion, jewellery and porcelain, so I try to blur the borders between them by mixing techniques, colours and patterns in uncommon ways. One important element of my work is to make my porcelain jewellery comfortably wearable, while still keeping the unique and precious feel of handcrafted porcelain. For my slip-cast porcelain elements, I use Mont-Blanc porcelain, because of its fine texture and pure
white colour. I polish the finished pieces to reach a super slick surface, which is nice to watch and wear.
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