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Mirka Janeckova

MA work

Seeing Blue

My work is informed by the flow between two worlds – reality and imaginary, underwater realm. I create objects which are functional as jewellery or eyewear but they also carry the traces from the ‘other’ world.

Seeing Blue is a range of glass eyewear designs which enable the wearer to experience underwater vision while being on the land as a metaphor for seeing differently.

Jewellery collection ‘Subterrain Rivers’ transforms fictional maps into chain neckpieces. For this collection I developed an innovative technique of fusing glass and Swarovski crystals with metals.  

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Material

    Programme

    MA Jewellery & Metal, 2016

  • I am a Czech jeweller, living and working in the UK. I am interested in the expressive potential of materials and their use in the field of jewellery. I like to combine materials in unexpected ways and develop my own techniques. My recent research is concerned with glass–metal connections.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery, Glasgow School of Art, 2013
  • Experience

  • Director, Mirka Janeckova Jewellery, 2013–2016; Sales and social media assistant, Studio Fusion Gallery, London, 2016; Jewellery illustrator, Cora Sheibani, London, 2015–2016; Sample maker, Pall by Nabla, 2015–2016; Teaching assistant, Glasgow School of Art, 2013–2014; Art tutor, Crowhill Art Academy, Glasgow, 2010–2014
  • Exhibitions

  • International Jewellery, London, 2015; Where is the Gold? Royal College of Art, London Design Festival, 2015; Made in Clerkenwell, London, 2015; BKV Prize finalists & pricewinners, Munich, Germany, 2015; Tall Tales, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK, 2015; JOYA Barcelona, Spain, 2014; DJG, Barbican, London, UK, 2014; Selected, Dovecot, Edinburgh, UK, 2014; Talents, Tendence, Frankfurt, Germany, 2014; Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER, Poland, 2014
  • Awards

  • 100% Optical – RCA Eyewear Competition – Ready to Wear, 2016; Scottish Craft Awards, Finalist, 2016; The Most Innovative New Collection Editor’s Choice Award, 2015; National Association of Jewellers Centenary Trust Award, 2015; BKV Price, finalist, 2014