Do you have other artistic interests, beyond jewellery making?
I have always felt the need of making with my hands, I was debating between painting and sculpture when I came across artistic jewellery which immediately caught my attention. It was different from the traditional form as it allowed me to create sculptural pieces on a small scale, in a basic workshop.
Have you mastered any technique in particular?
When I work metal and porcelain I have to be disciplined as I am dealing with two different crafts. For metal I use basic techniques, for assembling I use optical screws and I prefer not to enamel the porcelain to enhance its texture. What matters most to me is to give each piece a different soul.
Do you see your pieces as wearable sculptures?
Thanks to slip casting, I can achieve light volumes with porcelain, this allows me to then literally cut pieces different sizes and combine them. Jewellery is created as it is being made, in an organic and transformative process which is challenging, yet inspiring.
Do you have any memorable stories from the exhibitions you have taken part in?
Following my graduation at Escuela Messana, I received an award at the “Marzee International Graduate Show” in Nijmegen, followed by a scholarship to be a resident artist at Marie-José van den Hout gallery. I lived in the Netherlands for one year, and it was an extremely fulfilling personal and professional experience.