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Maija Vitola

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Published: 28.09.2020

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Maija Vitola. Brooch: Blossom, 2020. Hand-carved ebony wood, gold plated sterling silver, garnet.. 7.5 x 4 x 2.2 cm. From series: Enlightening Everything. Maija Vitola
Brooch: Blossom, 2020
Hand-carved ebony wood, gold plated sterling silver, garnet.
7.5 x 4 x 2.2 cm
From series: Enlightening Everything
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Maija Vitola. Brooch: Enlightening Everything, 2020. Ebony wood, gold plated sterling silver, black pearl.. 8.8 x 9 x 2 cm. From series: Enlightening Everything. Maija Vitola
Brooch: Enlightening Everything, 2020
Ebony wood, gold plated sterling silver, black pearl.
8.8 x 9 x 2 cm
From series: Enlightening Everything
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Maija Vitola. Brooch: Enlightening Everything, 2020. Ebony wood, gold plated sterling silver, black pearl.. 8.8 x 9 x 2 cm. Photo by: Otto Zitmanis. From series: Enlightening Everything. Maija Vitola
Brooch: Enlightening Everything, 2020
Ebony wood, gold plated sterling silver, black pearl.
8.8 x 9 x 2 cm
Photo by: Otto Zitmanis
From series: Enlightening Everything
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Maija Vitola. Ring: Above, 2020. Hand-carved buffalo horn, gold plated sterling silver.. 4 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm. From series: Enlightening Everything. Maija Vitola
Ring: Above, 2020
Hand-carved buffalo horn, gold plated sterling silver.
4 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm
From series: Enlightening Everything
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Maija Vitola. Ring: Black Sun, 2020. Hand-carved ebony wood, oxidized sterling silver, white sapphire.. 3.7 x 3.7 x 2.9 cm. From series: Enlightening Everything. Maija Vitola
Ring: Black Sun, 2020
Hand-carved ebony wood, oxidized sterling silver, white sapphire.
3.7 x 3.7 x 2.9 cm
From series: Enlightening Everything
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Maija Vitola. Necklace: Mother Night, 2020. Hand-carved ebony wood, gold plated sterling silver.. 17 x 25 x 1.7 cm. From series: Enlightening Everything. Maija Vitola
Necklace: Mother Night, 2020
Hand-carved ebony wood, gold plated sterling silver.
17 x 25 x 1.7 cm
From series: Enlightening Everything
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Maija Vitola. Ring: Nakedness, 2019. Hand-carved camel bone, sterling silver, pearls, white sapphire.. 2.9 x 4 x 3 cm. From series: Enlightening Everything. Maija Vitola
Ring: Nakedness, 2019
Hand-carved camel bone, sterling silver, pearls, white sapphire.
2.9 x 4 x 3 cm
From series: Enlightening Everything
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Maija Vitola. Brooch: Bright Sadness, 2019. Hand-carved camel bone, sterling silver, pearl.. 3.2 x 6.3 x 0.9 cm. From series: Lightness of my Childhood Memories. Maija Vitola
Brooch: Bright Sadness, 2019
Hand-carved camel bone, sterling silver, pearl.
3.2 x 6.3 x 0.9 cm
From series: Lightness of my Childhood Memories
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Maija Vitola. Brooch: Family Roots, 2019. Hand-carved buffalo horn, ebony violin peg, sterling silver.. 12.5 x 4 x 0.7 cm. From series: Lightness of my Childhood Memories. Maija Vitola
Brooch: Family Roots, 2019
Hand-carved buffalo horn, ebony violin peg, sterling silver.
12.5 x 4 x 0.7 cm
From series: Lightness of my Childhood Memories
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Maija Vitola. Earrings: China Rose, 2019. Gold plated sterling silver, garnet.. 4.9 x 5.3 x 1.2 cm. From series: Lightness of my Childhood Memories. Maija Vitola
Earrings: China Rose, 2019
Gold plated sterling silver, garnet.
4.9 x 5.3 x 1.2 cm
From series: Lightness of my Childhood Memories
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Maija Vitola. Necklace: China Rose, 2019. Gold plated sterling silver, garnet.. 17 x 21 x 1.8 cm. From series: Lightness of my Childhood Memories. Maija Vitola
Necklace: China Rose, 2019
Gold plated sterling silver, garnet.
17 x 21 x 1.8 cm
From series: Lightness of my Childhood Memories
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Maija Vitola. Earrings: Desire, 2017. Hand-carved camel bone, sterling silver.. 2.8 x 4.5 x 1.3 cm. From series: Lust. Maija Vitola
Earrings: Desire, 2017
Hand-carved camel bone, sterling silver.
2.8 x 4.5 x 1.3 cm
From series: Lust
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Maija Vitola. Brooch: In the Beginning, 2017. Sterling silver, hand-carved bone.. 2.7 x 10.5 x 2.2 cm. From series: Lust. Maija Vitola
Brooch: In the Beginning, 2017
Sterling silver, hand-carved bone.
2.7 x 10.5 x 2.2 cm
From series: Lust
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Majia Vitola. Ring: Lust, 2017. Hand-carved camel bone, oxidized sterling silver.. 2.6 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm. From series: Lust. Majia Vitola
Ring: Lust, 2017
Hand-carved camel bone, oxidized sterling silver.
2.6 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
From series: Lust
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Maija Vitola. Necklace: Thou Shalt Not, 2017. Hand-carved camel bone, oxidized sterling silver.. 17 x 24 x 1.7 cm. From series: Lust. Maija Vitola
Necklace: Thou Shalt Not, 2017
Hand-carved camel bone, oxidized sterling silver.
17 x 24 x 1.7 cm
From series: Lust
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Maija Vitola. Necklace: Thou Shalt Not, 2017. Hand-carved camel bone, oxidized sterling silver.. 17 x 24 x 1.7 cm. From series: Lust. Maija Vitola
Necklace: Thou Shalt Not, 2017
Hand-carved camel bone, oxidized sterling silver.
17 x 24 x 1.7 cm
From series: Lust
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Maija Vitola. Earrings: Lust, 2018. Sterling silver.. 2.1 x 3.3 x 1.2 cm. From series: Lust. Maija Vitola
Earrings: Lust, 2018
Sterling silver.
2.1 x 3.3 x 1.2 cm
From series: Lust
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Maija Vitola. Ring: Desire, 2017. Hand-carved camel bone, oxidized sterling silver.. 2.6 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm. From series: Lust. Maija Vitola
Ring: Desire, 2017
Hand-carved camel bone, oxidized sterling silver.
2.6 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
From series: Lust
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Maija Vitola. Necklace: Sacrifice, 2017. Lamb ribs, sterling silver.. 14 x 33 x 3 cm. From series: To the Bones. Maija Vitola
Necklace: Sacrifice, 2017
Lamb ribs, sterling silver.
14 x 33 x 3 cm
From series: To the Bones
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Maija Vitola. Necklace: One Without the Other, 2017. Hand-carved bone, oxidized sterling silver.. 17 x 20 x 1.7 cm. From series: To the Bones. Maija Vitola
Necklace: One Without the Other, 2017
Hand-carved bone, oxidized sterling silver.
17 x 20 x 1.7 cm
From series: To the Bones
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Maija Vitola. Ring: 21 gram, 2017. Hand-carved bone, oxidized sterling silver, ebony wood.. 3.7 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm. From series: To the Bones. Maija Vitola
Ring: 21 gram, 2017
Hand-carved bone, oxidized sterling silver, ebony wood.
3.7 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm
From series: To the Bones
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Maija Vitola. Necklace: To the Next Page, 2018. Hand-carved buffalo horn, oxidized sterling silver, black pearl.. 4.6 x 5 x 1 cm. Maija Vitola
Necklace: To the Next Page, 2018
Hand-carved buffalo horn, oxidized sterling silver, black pearl.
4.6 x 5 x 1 cm
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Maija Vitola. Earrings: Rise, 2018. Hand-carved buffalo horn, sterling silver, pearls.. 2.5 x 4 x 1.6 cm. Maija Vitola
Earrings: Rise, 2018
Hand-carved buffalo horn, sterling silver, pearls.
2.5 x 4 x 1.6 cm
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Maija Vitola. Necklace: Birth, 2018. Hand-carved bone, sterling silver, mother of pearl, pearl.. 6.6 x 53 x 1.5 cm. Maija Vitola
Necklace: Birth, 2018
Hand-carved bone, sterling silver, mother of pearl, pearl.
6.6 x 53 x 1.5 cm
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Maija Vitola. Brooch: Birth, 2018. Hand-carved camel bone, sterling silver, pearl.. 6.7 x 3.7 x 1 cm. Maija Vitola
Brooch: Birth, 2018
Hand-carved camel bone, sterling silver, pearl.
6.7 x 3.7 x 1 cm
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Intro
I am a Latvian jewellery artist living and working in Riga. Bachelor's degree and Master's degree I acquired by the Latvian Academy of Arts in the Metal Design Department. I'm working in the jewellery art field - designing jewellery, participating in local and international jewellery and design competitions. The creative process is my inner need, without which I cannot imagine my daily life.
 

Statement

Jewellery created by me represents subtle handmade and delicately intimate message. I focus on human inner world, where without the highest fundamental values – love, respect and devotion, there are also craving and lust. The inspiration for my work is the course of a human life, the experience gained in it, the fundamental values that layer by layer makes the jewel something valuable. Mainly I am working with natural materials such as bone, horn and wood combining them with silver. I create sculptural art jewellery that becomes a link between my perception of the world and the viewer. There have always been many symbols in my works - this is the way how I express my feelings. The choice of material depends on the purpose of the work, but often when I'm carving material by hand it feels like the material tells its own story, allowing me to create works that are unique and sculptural representations of my world.

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2019:
Exhibition  06 Dec 2019 - 11 Feb 2020  Star Luster in Your Window.
Exhibition  14 Jun 2019 - 10 Sep 2019  Sunlight in Butterfly Wings.
2018:
Exhibition  05 Dec 2018 - 05 Feb 2019  Snowing a little out the window.
Exhibition  25 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018  Dandelion Fluff's Flight through the Universe.
Exhibition  03 Mar 2018 - 17 May 2018  Short Stories. Contemporary and Conceptual Jewellery.
2017:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2017 - 28 Jan 2018  Synergy. Contemporary Tendencies in Metal Art and Design.
Exhibition  24 Mar 2017 - 15 Apr 2017  Lying awake by Alise Talberga and Maija Vitola.

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Book:  Synergy. Contemporary Trends in Metal Art and Design.. Latvian National Museum of Art.:  Riga, Latvia.,  2017
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