Wednesday, 27 July 2016

plastic bags..

New experiments trying to make the 'Priceous Air' series transparent.

Experimental piece @ Eva Fernandez
Experimental piece @ Eva Fernandez

Sunday, 17 July 2016

about contemporary jewellery

I have come across an interesting view from Maria-Jose Van Den Hout about what is contemporary jewellery:

"I tell them that these artists studied at an art academy and that it is as important a discipline as painting and sculpture. I also show them what, in my view, is the artistic value of each piece. Wearability is an important issue for me; whether it is comfortable to wear the pieces or not is not important. And I tell them about my 3 H's: Head, Hand and Heart. These three should be in balance. Too much head would make the piece only intellectual, conceptual if you like; too much hand would make it just technical and nice; and too much heart would make it sentimental."

I like her view on how there should be a balance between the art, craft and sentimental aspects in jewellery making. In the last two years, I have been questioning myself about where can I place what I do, design? craft? art? and I think I really need the head in what I do, and probably following the head is the heart.

Monday, 4 July 2016

New Designers 2016

An amazing week in New Designers in London. Such a nice atmosphere! I met great people!

I was a bit skeptical about how my work would be received in the fair: conceptual, low value materials, simple and dark… Not quite craft, not quite design, not quite art… I was utterly delighted to see a lot of interest especially from young people who stopped to look, to read, to touch… 

I think I managed to transmit my message and I believe many people feel the same attraction as me for simple gestures taken from the man-made world. Such a rewarding feeling!! Definitively was worth it!!!

New Designers 2016 @ Eva Fernandez

Air Bags, New Designers 2016 @ Eva Fernandez