ORANGE, WHEN I WAS HORTICULTURIST #3
Porcelain, silver, plastic
My works are one of a kind contemporary jewelry – mostly necklaces, brooches and earrings – created around precise themes. My creations are intimately related to environment as well as to my particular interest for horticulture and the notion of landscape. The collection of natural elements, their conservation, the observation of their changing nature and form over time, are part of my creative process. These natural elements are then moulded into porcelain. By using different pigmented layers of porcelain, I create colour overlays that are then discovered in a subsequent step, where I come to rework the forms. The whole process unfolds in a manner similar to that of the Japanese technique Mokumé Gané. The porcelain elements are assembled with metals, (silver, oxidised silver or aluminium) and they represent intentions and memories.