AA2A Artist

Mirka Janeckova

Artform:
Jewellery, Porcelain, Glass
Year:
2018 - 19
Location:
St Margaret's House, Edinburgh
Influences:
Sea, Surrealism, Dreams
Email:
mail@mirkajaneckova.com
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Project summary:

Mirka is a contemporary jewellery maker based in Edinburgh. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2013 and from Royal College of Art in 2016.

Her practice is based on interdisciplinary research – she works across the disciplines of jewellery, metal, glass and ceramics. She works experimentally and her aim is to broaden our perception of what materials could be used for. Mirka likes to develop innovative techniques which then allow her to produce visually unique work. Her successful research would be technique of merging metal casting with porcelain and now her main interest is in exploring the visual potential of glass/metals connections.

Since graduating, Mirka’s practice has developed and she is selling and exhibiting both in UK and internationally (Art Jewellery Biennale, China, JOYA, Barcelona, Creativity Ogetti, Italy, BKV Prize, Munich,) and her work received several awards. Mirka’s research of porcelain and metals connections resulted in 'White Collection', 2013/2014. This body of work was awarded The Most Innovative Collection Award 2015 at International Jewellery London (selected form over 500 trade exhibitors).

Her interest in glass started during my final year at Royal College of Art as a collaboration with Swarovski where she was looking at ways how to seamlessly connect glass and metals. The result was a collection of jewellery and conceptual eyewear called ‘Seeing Blue’. As a result of her research in glass jewellery she was commissioned to write a book Designing and Making Glass Jewellery by Crowood Press which will be practical with lots of images and step by step guides.

She would like to use my time during the placement to make samples, experiments or finished pieces of jewellery and to write. The aim will be to produce and document most of the visual content of the book on site focusing on kiln formed techniques.

Mirka is a contemporary jewellery maker based in Edinburgh. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2013 and from Royal College of Art in 2016.

Her practice is based on interdisciplinary research – she works across the disciplines of jewellery, metal, glass and ceramics. She works experimentally and her aim is to broaden our perception of what materials could be used for. Mirka likes to develop innovative techniques which then allow her to produce visually unique work. Her successful research would be technique of merging metal casting with porcelain and now her main interest is in exploring the visual potential of glass/metals connections.

Since graduating, Mirka’s practice has developed and she is selling and exhibiting both in UK and internationally (Art Jewellery Biennale, China, JOYA, Barcelona, Creativity Ogetti, Italy, BKV Prize, Munich,) and her work received several awards. Mirka’s research of porcelain and metals connections resulted in 'White Collection', 2013/2014. This body of work was awarded The Most Innovative Collection Award 2015 at International Jewellery London (selected form over 500 trade exhibitors).

Her interest in glass started during my final year at Royal College of Art as a collaboration with Swarovski where she was looking at ways how to seamlessly connect glass and metals. The result was a collection of jewellery and conceptual eyewear called ‘Seeing Blue’. As a result of her research in glass jewellery she was commissioned to write a book Designing and Making Glass Jewellery by Crowood Press which will be practical with lots of images and step by step guides.

She would like to use my time during the placement to make samples, experiments or finished pieces of jewellery and to write. The aim will be to produce and document most of the visual content of the book on site focusing on kiln formed techniques.

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