Transforming Non-traditional Materials into Jewellery with Nicolas Estrada

Workshop  /  Technics   ProfessionalPractice  /  17 Feb 2020  -  21 Feb 2020
Published: 26.11.2019
Nicolas Estrada. Ring: Spring, 2016. Wood, silver, pearls.. 5 x 3 x 1 cm. Photo by: Joan Soto. Nicolas Estrada
Ring: Spring, 2016
Wood, silver, pearls.
5 x 3 x 1 cm
Photo by: Joan Soto
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The transformation of non-traditional materials into jewellery has been a key part of my practice; present through works since the start of my career in 2000. From my first pieces –light containers made from vegetable ivory and exotic seeds, necklaces seeing horn and wood adorned with gold and silver– to the rough stones that take focus in my most recent jewellery. I continually explore non-traditional materials. Learning ways to take advantage of an objects’ energy, finding ways to create the artistic, wearable outcome I seek. Forever allowing myself to delight in the surprise of the unexpected…