When did you first consider being a jewellery maker?
I was studying at the Kintai School of Art, spending the entire summer making a large scale enamel project. And at that moment, I started thinking about how I would like to feel the same in the future – to fall into the creative world inside my mind and drown in it, and then resurface with a result in the end.
Do you use any specific techniques?
I like any technique that requires using your hands, not machines. I have favourite materials too: gold, enamel, and all kind of amber – black, white, yellow, transparent and without lustre.
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What inspires you?
My biggest inspiration is my life. I try to live in a way where everything is consistent: creativity, holidays, life, relationships. I‘m excited by nature, travelling, mountains, untouched and undiscovered places, especially nature, with all its micro beings and micro worlds.
Can you recall a special moment in your career?
The most extraordinary part was the beginning, when I had just decided to commit to studying jewellery, even though I was encouraged to study something more 'serious'. Every day I chose to survive somehow, but do what I believe in. I am thankful that I chose to stay true to my heart.