Artists Statement - Foteini Araka
Foteini started her jewellery making career as a child in her father’s jewellery workship. Designed and hand made, her work is limtted edition pieces or unique one-off items.
Inspired from lifes experiences, her surroundings, natural structures and elements, her love of the seaside, city lights, travels and everyday simple things.
Working with sterling silver, and incorporating copper and bronze elements, she also uses gold plate with 18 and 24 carat gold, plus textiles, pearls and precious and semi-precious stones. By using semi-precious tones, these not only add colours but also lift the design, aswell as reacting with the wearer, transferring its energy.
Some pieces are have texture added, by oxidising, sanding, hammering, anything to get the required look.