"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."
23/03/2020 - 25/03/2020