Contemporary Jewellery exhibition/seminar in Greece

By following my passion for promoting and inspiring people in regards to making, this summer I organized for the very first time a creative seminar followed by a contemporary jewellery exhibition in my hometown (Larisa) in Greece. 

As someone who started from a local college and managed to escape (as many say the crisis period), by going abroad and study further in the field of jewellery making, I wanted to meet up with fellow creatives and discuss all the wonders and possibilities of the great beyond, as well as the future of a maker that is based in Greece. 

The exhibition was in collaboration with the fellow jeweller, Kyrana Ntikoudi; and took place on a wonderful rooftop that overlooks at the main ancient theater in the city center. Kyrana, is an upcoming jeweller that her work is based on simple lines and mainly on geometrical shapes. 

The events were hosted by the beautiful Linto Organisation. A truly remarkable, creative space that supported our actions to high standards. 

A massive thanks needs to be said at the Eleutheria newspaper for their wonderful support and lovely words in the article they did for these events. Find it here!

Hopefully, the first event of many to come, since as I feel committed to education, and I would love to see more workshops and exhibitions coming together in the nearest future.

 

Ethical Jewellery workshops with Ute Decker and Greg Valerio

Outstanding opportunity to learn more about sustainable practice and ethical material sourcing.

"These courses are designed and run by two leading proponents of ethical jewellery, Greg Valerio MBE & Ute Decker, and is about sustainability and ethical awareness. It is aimed at those involved in designing, making, selling, learning or teaching jewellery.

The courses will explain the ethical issues in jewellery making and the significance of Fairtrade and Fairmined gold. You will learn about different approaches to ethical jewellery making as well as ethical sourcing options for metals including Fairtrade / Fairmined gold, coloured gemstones and diamonds. You will learn about alternative environmentally-friendly studio practices and chemicals."

source: facebook

Scotland: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jewellery-ethics-for-the-21st-century-a-practical-workshop-tickets-30116640683?aff=erelpanelorg

London: http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/jewellers-talking-ethical-jewellery

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Athens Jewellery Week highlights

All good things come eventually to an end.. A massive thank you to anticlastics for bringing together amazing artists, under the Athens Jewellery Week experience! It was an honour to be a part of this truly unique event, that celebrated creativity for 5 days in over 10 locations through out Athens. 

 Main exhibition opening-Nikolas Adam Manaios photo credits

 Main exhibition opening-Nikolas Adam Manaios photo credits

Anastasia Kandaraki (anticlastics) looking at Nikos Karakostas rings at everything flows exhibition-Orestis Rovakis photo credits

Anastasia Kandaraki (anticlastics) looking at Nikos Karakostas rings at everything flows exhibition-Orestis Rovakis photo credits

Athens Jewellery Week preparation

June is just around the corner and we are getting ready to pack our, one off jewellery for a trip to beautiful Greece! On the 29th of June, you are all welcome to join us for the grand opening of the first Athens Jewellery Week, for more jewellery and a taste of the Greek summer!

For more information on the event please visit: https: //www.facebook.com/Athens-Jewelry-Week-955854744502984/ 

Below: Olympus earrings & Ionmes neckpiece; to be unveiled at the AJW 2016

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Saying a distant h-e-l-l-o to Dubai through crafts council Directory makers stand!

Design Days Dubai is currently on, and I am delighted to be selected among other talented makers to have one of my pieces exhibited. Their sample stand is an ongoing marketing initiative, therefore the sample pieces will participate in various events all over the country!

Flux Conference

So -FLUX- fair luxury conference happen this week, and I was so privileged to just be there! Amazing speakers, inspirational talks, presentations, and an over all positive atmosphere for the remarkable changes about to come on the ground, in regards to all mines. If you are still reading this, yet have no idea what I am talking about let me explain: Flux is a short cut for Fair-Luxury, and it is a small team with interest to promote fair trade actions; as you probably guessed so far, this was the long anticipated first responsible jewellery/S-G smithing conference in the UK! Featuring a lot of devoted people from all disciplines within the jewellery industry, that volunteered to educate the general public about the importance of fair trade and ethical sourcing. 

An excellent event that hosted a variety of workshops, with the opportunity to exchange tips and information with key speakers, jewellers and activists, while holding a generous glass of wine or coffee.

Not to mention that Greg Valerio (known activist/jeweller), Ute Decker (architectural jeweller/artist), and Orsola de Castro (fashion revolution/activist) were just some, of the talented speakers.

More info on the event and the team can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/fairluxuk

Above photo-Flux members-source: http://www.annaloucah.com/  Jane Barnett of Estelle Levin Ltd David Crump of Cockpit Arts Amanda Li Hope of Amanda Li Hope Jewellery Anna Loucah of Annaloucah Fine Jewellery Stuart Pool of Nineteen48 Gary Seneviratne of Nineteen48 Rachel Sweeney of Cox + Power

Above photo-Flux members-source: http://www.annaloucah.com/ 

Jane Barnett of Estelle Levin Ltd

David Crump of Cockpit Arts

Amanda Li Hope of Amanda Li Hope Jewellery

Anna Loucah of Annaloucah Fine Jewellery

Stuart Pool of Nineteen48

Gary Seneviratne of Nineteen48

Rachel Sweeney of Cox + Power