Eleanor Bolton

Sailors, Scouts and Girl Guilds all know about knots, now Eleanor Bolton uses historical knotting and coiling techniques to make contemporary jewellery. Eleanor Bolton keeps these traditional crafts alive and relevant, while pushing the boundaries…


Jess Dare

How did you get from playing in the yard with berries and bugs to interpreting them in glass? There are more than 25 years of experiences, opportunities, adventures, misadventures, love and heartbreak that fuel the answer to that question.…


Francesca Vitali

How did you first become involved with paper? I have always folded paper since I was a kid. My parents' store, among other things used to run a lotto stand and the play-slips were everywhere and they were perfect to make really everything my mind…


Shimara Carlow

Can you expand on your relationship to nature and in particular seed pods in your jewellery? While studying at Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, our lecturers encouraged keeping a sketch book or scrap book, I went to what I knew, nature, and spent…


Ola Shekhtman

Explain your training in St Petersburg in Russia? I was born in Siberia, but when I was 23 I moved to St Petersburg, worked as customs specialist in large Finnish factory. Till the moment when my husband said – you have to work in sphere you really…


Michaël Cailloux

 Your work is often called jewellery for walls discuss this in relationship to your work? I decided to call my sculptures “Wall jewelry” because I have always dreamed of having jewelry on walls... It's like a childhood dream. I am fascinated by the…


Evie Milo

You began your journey with a box of vintage buttons - tell us briefly about this creative journey?   I say that and it is partly true but in reality my creative journey started when I was very young.  I've always been creative and a bit of a…


Nancy Raasch

Can you discuss the technique of mulberry paper and why you are so impressed with it? Joomchi is a traditional Korean craft. You combine sheets of mulberry paper with only water and agitation. The felted pieces of paper are strong because the long…


Vicky Forrester

Can you briefly explain the techniques you use to create an original piece from sketch book to completion? I’m quite playful in my approach to developing new pieces. Sometimes I’m inspired by the behaviour of a particular material, and I look for…


Mariolina Mascarino

Can you discuss your thoughts on the overlapping of design and fashion in your work? In my mind design and fashion are true art forms which are worth taking into consideration especially when it comes to jewellery and body adornment. Also, I…