Why did you choose the craft of jewellery making?
Compared to other disciplines I was experimenting with, it seemed the most rewarding. From the idea to the actual process of construction, which is always puzzling, jewellery making has different, quite independent stages. Putting the final creation on the body is the most powerful one.
How is your craft linked to where you work?
I am interested in territorial symbols. I perceive them as powerful marks from the past waiting to be discovered, encrypted messages wanting to be translated. Identifying, relating and including them in my work can be compared to a ritual of initiation and grounding in a certain territory.
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How do tradition and innovation combine in your work?
In jewellery making, tradition is something we must keep sacred, as it implies direct human contact, thus a unique type of energy and reciprocity. To keep up with progress, I started integrating both traditional and modern techniques in my creations as a symbiosis between old and new, and a form of respect.
How do you define what you do?
I transpose ideas into tangible experiences. I translate everything into a universal language. I give life to solid metal and create a numinous connection with the people that are going to become part of me. I become part of them, too.