Layered geometric 18ct gold shapes catch the light at different angles. A vibrant deep pink tourmaline sits in the centre of this contemporary brooch.
Daphne established her studio practice after leaving Middlesex University in 1980. Metal is her language and she loves using oxidised or coated silver, and recycled gold. Colour is important in her practice and she often uses translucent stones in her work.
She is inspired by cities, architecture and art. She enjoys photographing buildings, construction and demolition sites. The photographs by Bernd and Hilla Becher, as well as sculptures by Donald Judd, and numerous modernist painters are an inspiration.
Having grown up in Greece she attributes her love of making to her grandfather who was a poet, always surrounded by creative and inspiring people. Spending time with him, made her learn to appreciate materials, colours, and shapes. She was able to put all these early influences into practice after completing her design training.
Daphne has always strived to push herself forward with her bold and distinctive work and develop new ideas.
18ct Gold, Pink tourmaline