I was born in Athens in 1952. I am a contemporary jewelry maker and also a researcher in ancient goldsmithing techniques of the Aegean region. After my diploma in economics (ASOEE) I was trained as a jeweller and a silversmith, studying next to distinguished craftsmen. I have studied gemmology (1982-1986) and attended gemology courses in Hattgenstein, Germany. For 15 years (1989-2005) I was the designer for ONAR .S.A. (jewelry and object company). Since 1996 and up to now I am teaching creative jewelry at the << Eric Robbert >> Chalkis Jewellery school. Since 2017 I collaborate with ALCHIMIA contemporary jewelry school in Florence as a visiting teacher and 2017 I teach at ANAMMA jewellery school in Athens. I am a menber of the Greek Chamber of Fine Arts. Since 2006 I participate in a group of archaeologists studying and researching on three distinct categories: 1. Prehistoric metal technologies of the Aegean region, working at the National Archaeological Mueum of Athens and the Cycladic Museum of Art. 2. Hellenistic goldsmithing techniques at the Benaki Museum of Athens and 3. Minoan sealstone engraving at the University of Heidelberg. My work is greatly influenced from this research and some of my pieces belong to private and museum collections.
Exhibitions I have participated in more than 30 group exhibitions. Selected group and solo exhibitions are the following: 1991. National Greek designers exhibition Zapeio. 1997. Piraeus Street (BIS Factory). 1998. 6000 years of Greek jewellery. 2004. "5+3" Andronicos gallery. 2006. Ioannina Museum exhibition. 2009. Celebrating 30 years, Chalkis Art School. 2010. "Objects of light", Hammer club reunion Copenhagen. 2011. "Recycling", Zilmer Museum Sterckhof Antwerp. 2013. "Diadromes P 138", Museum Benaki, solo exhibition. 2013. JOYA Barcelona contemporanea, Spain. 2014. Gallery "La Basilica", Barcelona, Spain. 2014. "Symbols", Gazi, Athens. 2014. Gioielli in Fermento, "mention JOYA" award, Italy. 2014. JOYA Barcelona contemporanea, Spain. 2014. ALLIAGES "Two Parallel worlds", France. 2015. Gioielli in Fermento Premio Torre Fornello 2015 (first prize) Italy. After Joya effect II. "6000 fragments. The floating islands.", Athens. 2016. Gioielli in fermento ,R-evolucions gallery 66Mistral, Barcelona. Eyremata Gallery Martina Dempf Berlin. 2017 .Parcour bizoux Paris " Materio talk " 2018 Cominelli award 2019 Athens Jewelry Week 2019 Michalangelo Foundation HOMO FABER Publications 6000 years of tradition.The Greek jewellery .Visual Arts Athens Municipality oct. 2001. Gemstones of Mycenaean Greece . E Stamatiou .BAR International series 2004 .Visual Arts education No 24 2008 . << Nature ,limits and materials >> Art university of Prespes .Publication of my book <<Μονοπάτια γνώσεων και τεχνικών στην Κοσμηματοχώρα >>2012 LULU .Publication of group work <<Gold working techniques in Mycenaean Greece .^.Mitteldentscher Arcaologentag Vol 17 2019 .Halle Germany . Aegis 10 RA-PI-NE-U Studie on the Mycenaean world offered to Robert Lafineur for his 70th birthday
Artist statement The process of designing a piece of jewelry or an object is a journey in time. I follow a path through emotions, concepts and images. It is an ensemble of elements, powered by memories, experiences and myths. My work is a medium through which I can communicate with other people. I enjoy observing natural structures and studying prehistoric findings from excavations .I admire the natures wisdom and the resourcefulnessof the anonymous prehistoric craftmen ,who only with few tools created master pieces and enigmas . The pieces that I built are three dimensional compositions -objects designed to be worn . Techniques, materials, colors and textures are the language through which I express my self during these journeys of creating.