One of my favourite places in the world is not a spot that you stand on, but rather gaze upon: the numerous mountain ranges that encircle my hometown Canberra, Australia. In their absence, I appreciate how much I miss them, and how the mountains have made a mark on me. The hills and mountainscapes are a landmark, as well and an anchor, to that place.
My practice is based in jewellery and small metals. At the core of my practice is the exploration of the connections made between objects and people; and how the object itself plays into those connections by representing on-going narratives. I am interested in the mark that the owner of an object contributes to a piece. A thread that runs through my body of work is that cherished objects, in particular jewellery, have the potential to act as a souvenir, an aides de mémoires, of a special event, beloved person, or a particular place. Through my current body of work I further explore the equally important mark the object makes upon the wearer, and viewer alike. There is a recognition that feelings for and about a specific place are deeply personal. Through this physical mark making I explored the deepening of a relationship to place. The thread of souvenir evolved from drawing on environment of a specific place for inspiration for the physical marks made. The terrain inspiration or line gestures are taken from a specific place and superimposed onto an object. What makes a souvenir powerful its removal from the origin. Whilst drawing on the dots, lines, forms, patterns and textures of a specific place to create the objects, there is an understanding that in the same moment these locations pattern our emotions and memories. My hope is that by gazing at these objects the viewer is transported to a specific place, and are reminded that they are connected to the ground on which you stand and the world at large.
18/10/2018 - 20/10/2018
"I’m interested in ways our mental endowment reacts to contrasts. How familiarity with some concepts decides category inclusion or exclusion (intuition is mere recognition). By way of its construction, our mind tends to work best when filling in the rest of a pattern: a melody, an expression, a word association. I try to remind myself the potential pitfalls of this ‘auto’ mode. My work tries to break that. I consider myself a creator of visual doubt."
22/11/2018 - 24/11/2018
Leather, 3D. A soft material where the shape, dimension and the way
the leather is cut and joint makes it hold its structure. There is no frame. The metallic parts only bind together different pieces, and also connect them to you. This is the theme. There are different things that correspond to this property cluster, a unicept in the language of thought: recent trials, future ideas, abandoned ideas, related ideas and the objects in this collection all belong to this new mental entity.
“Each piece in this limited edition series of rings is a unique piece. The person who wears it will experience strength and gentleness at the same time, while feeling the synergy of two creative minds blending and becoming one”
Letizia Maggio, Fabrizio Bonvicini
27/09/2018 - 29/09/2018
Brazil based in Sweden
"Carla Vaz changes her life after moving to Asia and discovers a new world of possibilities to express her feelings throughout the ancient art of metal knitting and crochet jewelry. Moving back to Brazil, Carla Vaz starts a new career as a jeweler combining crochet and metalsmith techniques.
Currently based in Sweden, Carla Vaz brings her timeless and delicate pieces to Europe.
Her jewelry has been exhibited at The Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, at the Dubai International World Trade Center, Art Galleries in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília and Art exhibitions in Singapore. "
11/10/2018 - 13/10/2018
A Napoli, uno studio atelier come casa, spazio per lavorare, esporre, vivere. Qui si esprime Alba Rosa Mancini che all’attività di architetto affianca quella di designer. Nelle sue opere c’è storia, c’è passione, c’è l’esperienza del passato pregna del sapere futuro. Le sue creazioni invitano al dialogo, mettono in comunicazione il sentire del fruitore e del loro ideatore, suscitano curiosità ed emozione anche attraverso il linguaggio dei materiali, utilizzati in modo da coinvolgere ed indurre al contatto fisico con l’oggetto: al design razionale e funzionale affianca il piacere della decorazione che fa spuntare un sorriso. Qui l’artigianato, come per incanto, sconfina nell’arte: materiali di antica memoria, rame , ferro, legni, scogli, argento si combinano all’acciaio, alla carta, alle resine, plasmati danno vita ad una morbida e rigorosa eleganza. Ma c’è di più. In queste opere c’è il sapore del Mediterraneo, i suoi colori, i suoi silenzi e la voglia di trasmetterli: ci sono le radici dell’autore -Alba Rosa è nata a Manduria (Taranto) - e l’eredità di tutti noi. Tutti i progetti di Alba Rosa sono racconti che nascono nella gioia di una creazione : gioielli dal segno essenziale che avvolgono lo spazio. Ogni monile ha un nome, un significato non è solo un ornamento, ma dialoga con la persona, fa parte del suo modo di essere e di sentire: pezzi unici progettati per creare un forte legame con il committente.
24/10/2018 - 26/10/2018
"A lot of people ask where inspiration crating my jewelry comes from. It is hard to answer straight but mainly it comes from inspiring nature when I travel. It leaves deep imprint in my imagination. I try to find beauty in imperfections of nature, More irregular and curvy, more beauty I see. All the landscapes and surfaces of stones, erupted lava formations – it is just amazing natural beauty.
The simple regular form and imperfect surface makes it unique and different jewelry. It is extremely hard to make surface look like this. And then the Moment comes. Moment which is very important in the process. Moment in which piece of jewelry turn to failure or to masterpiece. Here it is my perfect imperfections."
17/12/2018 - 19/12/2018
Kinna Sturesson lives and works in the little town of Malmö, in the south of Sweden. She runs her own workshop as a goldsmith and jewelry designer since 2001. The customers that come to her, often want her to make a special unique piece. Besides the custom made jewelry, she also makes different collections that often can be seen in exhibitions. Last year she was one of the participants in Artistar jewels 2018 in Milan, during the fashion week.
She sees jewelry everywhere in her environment, and likes to give the material a new meaning in a new context.
The LINE collection in brass is especially made for Mydaybyday Gallery. This collection is made in Kinna Sturesson’s summer cabin during her "Vacation". Inspired by the bull Ferdinand's horns and the spider web, behind the toilet house.
”My collections of jewelry carry their own stories and their own language. They come from different worlds, where they transform themselves in endless variations, as if they have a life of their own.”
29/10/2018 - 31/10/2018
"Maybe I can describe my work as poetic interpretations of reflected pieces from my inside to the outside.
I like to use colors, different textures and to make new discoveries with them.
Making jewelry is a journey for me... to an exotic place full of color and variety that has still not been discovered...and this journey continues..."
10/12/2018 - 12/12/2018
" Is it so hard to conspire the simple?
Clarity, clearness, plainness, simpleness, intelligibility, comprehensibility, understandability, lucidity, lucidness, coherence, directness, straightforwardness, accessibility".
27/12/2018 - 29/12/2018
"Ho sempre amato creare con le mie mani. La porcellana è il materiale che ora prediligo , per via della sua naturale bellezza, per la delicatezza ( tattile e visiva ) e la raffinatezza che sa trasmettere.
Mi piace perdermi nella ricerca e nello studio di forme che possano dare vita a creazioni indossabili. Ma sono l’istinto e la spontaneità, le principali spinte che preferisco seguire, perché è così che riesco a tradurre le mie emozioni quotidiane, a trasferirle impulsivamente in ciò che creo.
L’aspetto materico che la tecnica della porcellana all’osso evidenzia, mi permette di realizzare dei gioielli di eleganza minimale, a tratti poetica. Uso pochi colori, il bianco, il nero , le sue gradazioni di grigio. A volte tenui colori pastello , e lustri come l’oro e l’argento."
05/12/2018 - 07/12/2018