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Artist Statement

Hello!

My name is Militsa, I am a contemporary jewellery designer and I create most of my work quite spontaneously. I draw my inspiration mainly from my surroundings, experiences things that I love and I am passionate about .

In my practice, ​I explore various concepts and questions that intrigue me, through self-initiated projects. These challenge my creativity and give me the opportunity to experiment with different materials. I create series of jewellery and objects as a means of communicating my thoughts and opinions.

Responsibility statement

I strongly believe that the damage the human race has brought upon this planet is tremendous and irreversible. Therefore as a human I find myself responsible for producing as little waste and damage to the planet as I can.

 

Nature, sustainability and recycling play a huge role in my practice and often initiate the ideas for my designs. In my studio I use safe, non-toxic alternatives to clean my jewellery and strive to keep my brand eco-friendly. For the creation of my pieces, I use recycled and eco-silver, leftover materials and found items. My packaging is recyclable or reusable and sourced from companies or small businesses who try their best to be sustainable.

Education 

2018-2021

Jewellery Design, City of Glasgow College, UK

2013-2017

Interior Architecture, Decoration & Product Design, University of West Attica, Greece

Exhibitions 

2020

2020

2019

Istanbul Jewellery Week

Romanian Jewellery Week, Assamblage National Jewellery Association

*miscellaneous, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow, UK

Competitions

2021

2020

2020

2020

2019

 GC & DC Competition

 Gemset, Scottish Gemological Assosiation

 Student Medal Project, British Art Medal Society

 So Fresh + So Clean, Ethical Metalsmiths Students

 So Fresh + So Clean, Ethical Metalsmiths Students

Memberships

2020

2020

2019

Business Collective Scotland

Precious Collective

Ethical Metalsmiths Students

Articles

2020

Teaching during the time of COVID