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Iro Kaskani

Jeweller
Published: 18.04.2017

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Recently I realized that my curiosity is the most powerful motivating factor behind my work. I’m curious to see things that I visualize becoming facts, to elaborate an idea, to experiment on a certain technique, to see how this or that material is treated, to investigate on however a vision can be a wearable object and yet to see how others perceive my work.
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Place
Katsoni 4c
1082 -  Nicosia
CYPRUS
Mail:
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Iro Kaskani. Ring: The space in between #13, 2007. Silver, threads. 3.5 x 2 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: The space in between. Iro Kaskani
Ring: The space in between #13, 2007
Silver, threads
3.5 x 2 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: The space in between
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Iro Kaskani. Bangle: Plan B#9, 2008. Silver. 15 x 5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: PlanB. Iro Kaskani
Bangle: Plan B#9, 2008
Silver
15 x 5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: PlanB
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Iro Kaskani. Bangle: All shall change again, 2009. Silver, plexiglas. 7 x 0.7 x 9 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: You’ve got a message. Iro Kaskani
Bangle: All shall change again, 2009
Silver, plexiglas
7 x 0.7 x 9 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: You’ve got a message
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Iro Kaskani. Ring: Why not#5, 2010. Silver oxidized, felt. 1.5 x 1.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: Why not?. Iro Kaskani
Ring: Why not#5, 2010
Silver oxidized, felt
1.5 x 1.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: Why not?
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Iro Kaskani. Ring: Why not#15, 2010. Silver oxidized. 4 x 4 x 4 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: Why not?. Iro Kaskani
Ring: Why not#15, 2010
Silver oxidized
4 x 4 x 4 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: Why not?
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Iro Kaskani. Ring: Yes or No, 2017. Silver oxidized, polyester sheet laser printed. 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: No news, Good news. Iro Kaskani
Ring: Yes or No, 2017
Silver oxidized, polyester sheet laser printed
3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: No news, Good news
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Iro Kaskani. Brooch: My colony, 2014. Silver oxidized, cocoons. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: CoCoon. Iro Kaskani
Brooch: My colony, 2014
Silver oxidized, cocoons
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: CoCoon
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Iro Kaskani. Necklace: Untitled, 2014. Silver oxidized, cocoons. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: CoCoon. Iro Kaskani
Necklace: Untitled, 2014
Silver oxidized, cocoons
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: CoCoon
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Iro Kaskani. Earrings: Red shades of 20edron, 2013. Silver, felt, heat transfer on felt. 7x 2 x 2 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: Missing pieces. Iro Kaskani
Earrings: Red shades of 20edron, 2013
Silver, felt, heat transfer on felt
7x 2 x 2 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: Missing pieces
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Iro Kaskani. Bangle: Happiness’ diary, 2010. Silver, polyester sheet, thread. 10 x 10 x 5 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: You’ve got a message. Iro Kaskani
Bangle: Happiness’ diary, 2010
Silver, polyester sheet, thread
10 x 10 x 5 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: You’ve got a message
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Iro Kaskani. Set: Untitled, 2015. Silver, Jesmonite, porcelain, resin. 36 x7 x 9 cm. Photo by: Panayioa Gregoriou. From series: just codswallop / virtual play. Iro Kaskani
Set: Untitled, 2015
Silver, Jesmonite, porcelain, resin
36 x7 x 9 cm
Photo by: Panayioa Gregoriou
From series: just codswallop / virtual play
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Iro Kaskani. Brooch: Rook#16, 2016. Silver, Jesmonite, stainless steel. 8 x 8 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: just codswallop / virtual play. Iro Kaskani
Brooch: Rook#16, 2016
Silver, Jesmonite, stainless steel
8 x 8 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: just codswallop / virtual play
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Iro Kaskani. Brooch: Nobody’s perfect, 2016. Copper oxidized, jesmonite, stainless steel. 3 x 0.7 x 9 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: When I grow up…. Iro Kaskani
Brooch: Nobody’s perfect, 2016
Copper oxidized, jesmonite, stainless steel
3 x 0.7 x 9 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: When I grow up…
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Iro Kaskani. Brooch: Far away off center, 2016. Copper oxidized, silver jesmonite, stainless steel. 2.5 x 2 x 9.5 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: When I grow up…. Iro Kaskani
Brooch: Far away off center, 2016
Copper oxidized, silver jesmonite, stainless steel
2.5 x 2 x 9.5 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: When I grow up…
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Iro Kaskani. Ring: Give me a reason, 2016. Copper oxidized, silver jesmonite. 3 x 1 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. From series: When I grow up…. Iro Kaskani
Ring: Give me a reason, 2016
Copper oxidized, silver jesmonite
3 x 1 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
From series: When I grow up…
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Intro
She completed her studies in architecture, at the Università degli studi di Firenze, in 1994. She attended jewellery design courses and received training in goldsmithing, at the Scuola professionale dalla Regione Toscana.
She has worked as an architect until 2007 and also presented three personal exhibitions on contemporary jewellery in Cyprus. She is fully dedicated to studio jewellery since 2008.
She has taught jewellery design at the "Aigaia School of Art and Design" from 2006 to 2013.

Statement

Some years ago I used to believe: “my education and experience in architecture is guiding my creativity and my work is mostly determined by the interest to compose fine metals with alternative material and define new forms.”

Later on I concretised my thoughts stating: “Architecture is built environments, planned and designed to function as shelter or vessels of activities and thus it is fostering a physical relationship with the user, inhabitant or viewer. Jewelry takes this physical relationship further into intimacy by the change of scale and placement on the body. Through my work, I find it intriguing to explore ideas of space, scale and absence of symmetry, enabling me to combine precious metals with non-precious elements. Designing jewelry feels like investigating form, structure, and balance to derive a piece of art which will have an intimate physical relationship with the human body and will be completed only when it becomes part of the wearer’s experience and expression. A piece of jewelry is a powerful vehicle for communicating our identity.”

Recently I realized that my curiosity is the most powerful motivating factor behind my work. I’m curious to see things that I visualize becoming facts, to elaborate an idea, to experiment on a certain technique, to see how this or that material is treated, to investigate on however a vision can be a wearable object and yet to see how others perceive my work.

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2017:
Exhibition  17 May 2017 - 05 Jun 2017  The After Joya Effect IV.
Exhibition  07 May 2017 - 17 May 2017  Gioielli in Fermento – Master collection 2017.
2016:
Fair  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016.
Meeting  29 Jun 2016 - 03 Jul 2016  Athens Jewelry Week 2016.
Exhibition  08 May 2016 - 22 May 2016  Gioielli In ...Fermento 2016.
2014:
Exhibition  03 Oct 2014 - 15 Nov 2014  Creativity Contest: The Posing Jewel.
2012:
Fair  11 Oct 2012 - 13 Oct 2012  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2012.
2011:
Fair  15 Sep 2011 - 17 Sep 2011  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2011.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  New Earrings: 500+ designs from around the world. Estrada, Nicolas.  Thames & Hudson:  Untied Kingdom,  2013
Book:  500 plastic Jewellery designs: A groundbreaking survey of a modern material. Lark Books:  2009
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