KATERINA DAMILOS JEWELLERY
I see jewellery as the perfect creative outlet, combining inspiration and problem solving, left and right brain, the artistic and the engineered. It bridges my background in mathematics with my love of art.
A new design may start as an exercise in texture, shape or form. Mechanical considerations will kick in early on: how the piece will work around the body; how gravity affects the way it hangs or sits; how it would scale up or down; and how the initial idea translates from type to type.
Throughout the design process, I tend to explore inherent dualities in shape and form: curviness in linearity, symmetry in asymmetry, softness in hardness, order in chaos. A deliberate tension which creates contrast and stronger visual impact.
The resulting jewellery is bold yet delicate, understated yet impactful. Designed to make you stand out, day to evening.
As well as my ongoing collections, I work on bespoke jewellery. Find out more about commissioning a piece.
All my pieces are handmade at my studio in south-west London and hallmarked at London Assay Office.
The Apprentice stops by, now and then. Here she is doing a tool inspection.
My Greek heritage. Centuries of intricate metalwork as discovered in archaeological finds.
My Orb collection, translating the ancient art of granulation into contemporary jewellery, is a direct inspiration.
Mathematics. Exploring rhythm and scale, geometry and asymmetry. Most of my designs have offset elements, or incomplete shapes, leaving the viewer to fill in mentally the missing parts. My latest collection, Silhouette, explores the grace of sinuous forms.
Decorative & graphic arts. Anything housed in V&A, typography, textiles and more. I draw inspiration from intricate shapes and rich textures, the play of light and shadow, positive and negative space.
The left brain
I’m an independent designer and maker. Studied mathematics and built a career in marketing, before deciding to act on a life-long passion for design. Since embarking on a second career in jewellery, I have used my entrepreneurial drive and marketing skills to create several successful collaborations for joint exhibitions and pop-up shows.
Founding member and Director of JeDeCo Jewellery Designers’ Collective Ltd, a not for-profit company set up to support independent jewellers in building successful businesses and to trade individually under one roof.
My collections are on permanent display at the collective's independent gallery at London's iconic OXO Tower Wharf, a fabulous design hub at London's riverside.
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