"I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. I studied Graphic Arts at Liverpool John Moores University and took a Master’s Degree in Publishing Production at the London College of Communication. I worked for several years as a Project Art Editor at the Dorling Kindersley Publishing House in the UK. I have been interested in jewellery from a young age. I started by creating small “artless” things from everyday materials such as cards, wire and beads. Later, I attended classes at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art in London, and had also the opportunity to study under renowned artists.
From the very beginning I was attracted and defined by two elements: Colour and Material. Naturally, I was also enchanted by the feeling of immediacy between artist and creation, as well as the special relationship that grows between the former and the person who chooses an object of their creation; a relationship both personal and physical. The jewel decorates the body and satisfies the soul, through vision and touch. Of course, nature functions as a source of inspiration. Nature challenges and invites. It teaches us. By means of its visible and concealed lyricism, its symbolism and transformations.
Butterflies are nature’s most beautiful creatures, with the absolute symmetry of their shapes and the banquet of their colours. They have become my inspiration lately and also my trademark.The butterflies I create are in 3-D shape, made by silver and gold with semi-precious stones and garnets. I combine the materials, constantly experimenting with the details, trying to capture their elusive mobility, persisting with the materials which try to resist me and the colours that trick me. All my jewels are unique, be it wall ornaments or objets d’art; each piece is one of a kind, it cannot be replicated, it is designed and created exclusively by myself, because authenticity for me is a way of connecting with the wearer and transmitting them the pleasure I feel in the moment of artistic creation."
30/11/2020 - 02/12/2020
Peruvian artist Lucia Laredo Paz is the winner of a one year Online Promotionship with mydaybyday gallery
“17 years ago I started my journey in jewelry; the jewelry of precious metals and exact calibers.
With time, investigation and experimentation, I learned contemporary jewelry; making free jewelry, that does not judge, that does not separate, that it does not distinguish between precious and non-ferrous; anything goes, everything counts and tells what transpires in that unrepeatable moment when a jewel is created.
Jewelry is exciting because it encompasses chemistry, physics, history and technology; as well as art and crafts.
The metal because of it multiple properties, manufacturing processes and surface treatments is my favorite material, it is always present in my work, together with different materials that generate something in me… a piece of plastic, a button, stone or paper…
Today I can work with a material, tomorrow on a subject ... that makes contemporary jewelry a diverse and endless world. My jewelry is me, sometimes it highlights, sometimes it hides, sometimes simple, sometimes complex; but always free...”
"The Natus jewelry collection represents to me, man immersed in modern society. Man that is depicted by a thick vegetation. A vegetation where he finds himself immersed into, as in a mysterious jungle full of pitfalls. He is in fact measuring himself everyday with a harsh reality. His mechanism, is defense. A defense, which leads him not to see the hidden messages that life puts in front of him. He is blind. Thus, he acquires the appearance of a chameleon.
By camouflaging himself, he adapts to the environment and defends himself against hostilities, while trying to eat the little fly: seen as an annoying insect that must be eliminated. The metaphor in life is clear and evident. The fly, actually buzzes around you only to be heard, it pokes you, it stares at you, it excites you, it persuades you. The fly is provoking a reaction and this leads us to reflect on all the things that are in fact causing damage to our daily existence, such as yielding to the pressures of society, or to indifference and ignorance. However, it reminds you that you reap what you sow; a clear reflection on actions, thoughts and words. At last new answers and a different awareness prevail, the dragonfly is seen as an evolution or metamorphosis. The symbolic change of position, now on the bracelet, now on the pendant, or its transformation into a brooch, is the clear expression of that thought.
Its teaching is for me to go beyond appearances, encouraging us to change. The introspection and the expansion of consciousness, is vital in order to find our own identity and to in order to affirm our own personality."
"Natus rappresenta l’uomo immerso nella società moderna raffigurata da una folta vegetazione, dove si ritrova immerso come in una giungla misteriosa e piena di insidie. Misurandosi tutti i giorni con questa realtà, il suo meccanismo è la difesa che lo portano a non vedere i messaggi celati che la vita gli mette di fronte. Cosi acquisisce le sembianze di un camaleonte, si mimetizza, si adatta all’ambiente e si difende dalle ostilità, mentre tenta di mangiare la mosca che viene vista come un insetto scomodo e da eliminare. In realtà lei ti ronza per essere ascoltata, ti pungola, ti fissa, ti eccita, ti persuade. Questo porta a riflettere su tutto ciò che sta causando danni alla propria esistenza, ad esempio cedere alle pressioni della società e all’indifferenza. Tuttavia, prima di liquidarla, ti ricorda che si raccoglie ciò che si semina, una chiara riflessione su azioni, pensieri, parole. Arrivano quindi nuove risposte e consapevolezze: la libellula come evoluzione o metamorfosi. Il simbolico cambio di posizione ora sul bracciale, ora sul pendente o la sua trasformazione in spilla è la chiara espressione di tale pensiero.
Il suo insegnamento è andare oltre le apparenze, incoraggiandoci ai cambiamenti, all’introspezione e all’espansione della coscienza per trovare la propria identità e affermare la propria personalità."
13/02/2020 - 15/02/2020
"The fundamental principles of my work are colors, movement and contrast. Using the kaleidoscope as a metaphor, I combine traditional materials with innovative, often forgotten or unusual for jewellery. I am the absolute precursor of the incorporation of horsehair in the Chilean contemporary jewellery.
My dynamism and personal curiosity, is transferred to my collections, thematic series with its own history, all prolific and generous. This perpetual motion gives as results suggestive jewels that are read between the lines and conducts always to a personal interpretation of the wearer and the onlooker, transforming reality into a personal paradise.
About the particular collection I am showing at Myday-Byday gallery in Rome:
This story is about me, my body, my soul and my essence. Just like it, is scattered, a bit chaotic and without a thread. Starting with a skein of wire, I untangled it and tangled it up again obsessively. I merged and fused zones. I laminated and forged these weaves, taking the material to the limit between being and non-being, seeking the balance between building up and destroying, showing that permanence and control are illusions and fragility is tangible; we are changeable and perishable. I did not plan the result; I only weaved for a long time, an act that unconsciously led me to feel and reflect without the urgency of the assignment. Here I present the biography of my soul, my “Animagraphy” narrated at my fifty two."
Monica Perez, "Monoco"
02/12/2019 - 04/02/2019
CB is a Chilean brand based on values such as respect and environmental awareness.
CB uses sustainable materials with experimental processes that mix analog tools and digital technologies.
CB is inspired by nature and the observation of its natural patterns and structures.
28/10/2019 - 30/10/2019
After his studies at the Technical School of of Silversmithing and Goldsmithing Techniques in Athens Greece, Konstantinos worked for years in various jewelry workshops. It took him a long time for the next step, his own workshop. Driven by his passion for jewelry, Konstantinos is experimenting mainly with metal. But what if a traditional metalsmith “abandones” metal and starts working with other materials? Is this transition easy and does he/she need to use different tools and machinery? Following his love for jewelry, Konstantinos is constantly trying to prove that there must not be “limits and labels” on creators. Devoted to his principles of simplicity and minimalism, his designs are statements of what “jewelry-creation” means to him: symbols of personal meaning.
16/12/2019 - 18/12/2019
We often let ourselves swept away by sounds of music, singing or dancing. And very often, we discover that inspiration is closer than we think. And in this case it was Bolero, a one-movement orchestral piece by the French composer Maurice Ravel, that triggered me to compose a one-movement pieces that follow the rhythm, the pianissimo and fortissimo of the melody, the emergence and the dive of each musical instrument, until the end, where all instruments come together for the final accompaniment. A real depiction of human emotions, with ups and downs and at the very end, the revelation.
"In my work I embrace both traditional as well as modern techniques and find great inspiration in their ensuing dialogues, love transforming simple objects into art and the surprise caused by the unexpected, charge objects and surfaces with human personalities and traits, generate new materials with a child's curiosity, weighed down by time melancholy. The outcome is contradictory, personal and political, a cry for freedom.
I don't always see limits between different disciplines as I restlessly experiment on new art practices, try to push the limits of how jewelry is still produced and perceived as an "object" and how it is connected to a limited understanding of beauty."
22/10/2020 - 24/10/2020
"Jewelry has always been important for me, my mother is a jewelry designer as well. Because of this I started to make rings and wearable pieces you can wear, at a very young age. Since then I have never stopped.
I studied jewelry design in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I live in the mountains and the forest. I have always had a strong connection with nature. This also comes from our culture, here it is very important to have a strong connection with her. So she is my main inspiration for creating my jewelry.
My pieces are very organic. I want to represent the shapes, the movement and the texture of flower petals, trees, branches in a very raw, delicate and abstract form."
15/10/2020 - 17/10/2020
Agostina Laurenzano received a Fashion Designer degree from the University of Buenos Aires. While studying one of the subjects, she got in touch with the contemporary jewelry world and this led her into her true passion and vocation in 2014. Her bold designs are groundbreaking as she creates one-of-a-kind jewels experimenting with diverse natural materials. This is her premise. Once a new natural element draws her attention, it awakens her imagination and she turns it into a functional piece of jewelry and art.
She is committed to the awareness of the environment and claims the craft world production to avoid the rampant consumption and the abuse of the natural resources. Her earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and brooches are fine and unique art pieces which are unrepeatable as their own origin is. She can´t imitate a piece as they are made from nature. “A leaf is never identical to another”
#mydaybydaypromotionship 06/05/2019 - 08/05/2019
"Golden Goose collection represent some of my work utilizing 3D printing techniques.
Many jewelry designers use 3D printing to their advantage, it simplifies the design process and enables them to create intricate designs in less time compared to traditional silversmithing techniques. In my work, instead of using the new technology to create traditional work, I am pushing the boundaries of Jewelry design and creating new kind of jewelry. I am exploring the world of toys and motion and using this new technology to design and create one of a kind [or very limited editions] and interactive jewelry that is meant to be adorned and played with.
In the Golden Goose collection as well, I attempt to create a new type of design – one that plays with the dichotomies of metal and plastic, black and gold, printed and handmade – a series of combinations that lend themselves both to the sophistication and to the playfulness of the pieces."
26/04/2019 - 04/05/2019