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Nella Vlachou

MA work

uprooting><rerooting

The condition of being uprooted and seeking new soil in which to grow again is like the quest of the refugees.

Roots outside of the soil and arteries outside of the body – where are the similarities and where are the differences? They are both evidence of life aren't they? They are the substance that verifies human existence. Who pulls the arteries out and who offers the soil for them to grow in?

It is the body with its warmth, pulse, vibration that opens its pores and becomes the fresh soil for the arteries to seed deep inside and nourish them, so that the blood starts flowing again.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Jewellery & Metal, 2016

  • The human body is a space. The human body takes up space. The human body is the separator of an inside and an outside space.

    How do these spaces interact with each other? Are they interconnected or out of balance? How do human beings deal with the condition of being the intermediary?

    Maybe there is no distinct answer but the exploration of these questions through the notion of materiality might be an answer in itself.

    My intention as an artist is to use jewellery as a means to express my ideas in a wearable form, using the human condition and human nature as a point of reference.

     

  • Degrees

  • MA Jewellery and Metal, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; BA (Hons) Silversmithing, Goldsmithing and Jewellery, University For the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK, 2014; Professional course at Yiannis Siotis workshop (jewellery and product design/making), Athens, Greece, 2011; Professional course at Tereza Damianidou workshop (jewellery, glyptography), Athens, Greece, 2008; Professional course at Manos Panagiotou workshop (jewellery), Athens, Greece, 2007; Professional course at Plakas School (jewellery), Athens, Greece, 2005; National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – Faculty of Early Childhood Education, Athens, Greece, 2004; Stardogs Tainers Academy – Professional Academy in positive dog training, Athens, Greece, 2001
  • Exhibitions

  • WIAD 2015, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2015; New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, UK, 2014; The Craftsmanship & Design Awards Exhibition, The Goldsmiths’ Company, London, UK, 2013
  • Awards

  • ‘Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards, Silver Award in ‘Fashion Led Conceptual Jewellery’ section at The Goldsmiths’ Company, London, UK, 2014; A Design Award, Bronze Award in Lightning section, Como, Italy, 2013
  • Conferences

  • ‘From the detection and the diagnosis to the support of students (children) with disability and special educational needs’, 6th National Scientific Conference on Special Education, Piraeus, Greece, 2010; Panorama Product Design, Athens, Greece, 2008; Casting Forms and Colours: Inside and Outside with Peter Bauhuis, Contemporary Jewellery School, Firenze, Italy, 2007; Alternative approaches of art and civilization through the school program, Athens, Greece, 2005; Dog training and modification of problem behaviours, international seminar on dog training and behaviour with Turid Rugaas and Yiannis Arahovitis, Athens, Greece, 2003; Calming Signals, international seminar on dog training and behaviour with Turid Rugaas, 2001