I studied art history and archaeology in Paris, went to almost all the museums, studied ancient pottery in Mycenae (Greece), wrote a thesis on travelling artisans in Late Bronze Age Greece and discovered silversmithing in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham.
Through material exploration and experimentation, I try to capture the worn appearance but also precious nature of ancient artefacts. The textured effects are a reminiscence of the state of decay of archaeological objects dug up from the ground. My aim is to bring out the preciousness of imperfections and the magic of small objects.
My creative process also comes from my sensory response to the materials I use. The way they look and feel will influence the design along the way, so that some of the times, the end result is different from the initial idea. I like to use texturing effects, stones with contrasting deep colours or more muted and iridescent ones (opal and labradorite) and play with shadows and negative space.
Guided by memories of inspiring places I have visited or quotes from books and poems I have read, I like to explore themes such as emotions, redefining aesthetic or the passing of time to produce poetic pieces that are sensitive, etheral and elegant.