How is your craft linked to your home region?
Barcelona has a century-old tradition in jewellery making. Today, I feel connected to my city and neighbourhood, because I have a shop at “street-level” and I make more and more personalised orders that involve a lot of communication with people.
What do you consider to be your key skills?
I like to think about the piece before making it, asking myself questions and looking for solutions on an aesthetic and a technical level. For this reason, I would say that I am more skilful in design than in other aspects. However, the symbiosis between design and craftsmanship is vital.
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How do you express tradition and innovation in your work?
I express both by unashamedly mixing traditional methods with more contemporary ones. I believe that today there is great freedom in this sense, and this has made the craft evolve. Craftsmanship has many layers of tradition and much wisdom that we must know.
Do you see your craft as endangered?
No. Human beings have worn jewellery since they lived in caves. This need will remain alive. Some specific techniques may be endangered because we do not use them in current designs, or we replace them by digital processes. The traditional ones are part of our cultural heritage, and we must do everything to preserve them.