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From Greece, Erato Kouloubi Geometric & Architectural Jewelry

Erato Kouloubi

« Experimentation!
Forms that enter one through the other. Circles and squares.Incomplete shapes.
Metals that are mixed. Silver fused with copper and bronze, titanium encased in gold.
Expore and expand the concept of recycling. Phonecards. Colour. Semiprecious stones.Resin. A peculiar finish. That of the old one, the used one. The feeling of immediacy, of intimacy.
Forms complicated and forms simple.
Shapes anthropocentric and abstract too.
Ispiration throughout the whole life. The nature. The love. The death. » (

« My work is inspired by architecture and geometry. I design jewelry that assembles in an abstracted form, creating a multitude of viewpoints plus a multitude of applications. Originally what leads me in making innovative forms is that I am interested in the reflection of the viewer. »

Erato Kouloubi Erato Kouloubi  « Tubism » necklace – « The origin of symmetry » serie

Erato Kouloubi presents "The origin of symmetry"  Gold, platinum, bronze and silver - will be at JOYA 2013Erato Kouloubi presented at JOYA 2013 « The origin of symmetry«   Gold, platinum, bronze and silver

« The Origin of Symmetry » « In this work, I explore architecture influenced by the avant-garde art movements of Cubism & Constructivism that later influenced trends as Bauhaus & Destijl movement. I design jewelry that assembles in an abstracted form, creating a multitude of viewpoints plus a multitude of applications. Originally what leads me in making innovative forms is that I am interested in the reflection of the viewer. The collection is made of gold-platted bronze, rhodium-platted bronze and oxidized silver. Bronze is cut, fold and soldered to express the three dimensions. Oxidized silver chain is used to present the bronze sculptures. »

 Erato Kouloubi jewellery -Collection  "The origin of symmetry" serie : "irreversible"Erato Kouloubi - at Joya Barcelona’13 – fotos by Alexis Kamitsos – « The origin of symmetry«   serie : « irreversible »

Erato Kouloubi – Geometric & Architectural Jewelry. -Erato Kouloubi – Geometric & Architectural rings – « The origin of symmetry«  serie

Puis elle est passée du très lisse au « rugueux » ….

« Deconstructing the Cube » and the « Cities In Dust » :  « After I studied the austere geometry of the formal, my work led me into something different: The concept of Deconstruction. I started by deconstructing the cube (2014) .For me, deconstruction is not simply the fragmentation of the structured form, but the dematerialization of the material itself. What at the end of the process seem like a solid base, are the results of both: controlled tempering and the unexpected outcomes of experimentation with the fusion technique. Finally, the white color of the metal symbolizes the dynamics of a new beginning. »

Collection ""Deconstructing the Cube"  - Erato Kouloubi - ring "deconstructing the Faith"Erato Kouloubi – Collection «  »Deconstructing the Cube«   -  ring « deconstructing the Faith »

Erato Kouloubi - Cities In Dust – Collection, “Zion76″ Ring. 2014.Erato Kouloubi - « Cities In Dust » Collection – “Zion76″ Ring. 2014.

Erato Kouloubi. "Cities In Dust" Collection - “Su″ brooch. 2014.Erato Kouloubi. « Cities In Dust » Collection – “Su″ brooch. 2014

Erato Kouloubi. "Cities In Dust" Collection - “Iyali″ brooch. 2014Erato Kouloubi. « Cities In Dust » Collection – “Iyali″ brooch. 2014

Exploring the art of jewelry, Erato graduated from Mokume (Jewelry School Athens). She specialized in Chemical Coloring and Patination of Metals in” Camberwell College of Arts “ and Manipulating Glass in “St.Martins College” London,U.K. In the meantime, she worked with the jewelry designer Yen Duong in Cockpit Arts Center. Returning to Greece she creates her own studio. Through her work she was established in handmade jewelry art.

AND She opened a very active jewelry gallery, « Popeye Loves olive » : actually, a solo exhibition by Jorge Manilla,  »Beyond the Limits II« , until May 9th 2015 . To visit if you are in Athens !



EXPO ‘Current’ – el.marneri galerie, Athens (GR) – 14 janv.–14 Fevr. 2012

“Current”, el.marneri galerie, Athens


EXPO 'Current' - el.marneri galerie, Athens (GR) - 14 janv.–14 Fevr. 2012 dans Connie OCHOA (Col/GR) Current-el.marneri-galerie-12-450x314


el. marneri galerie in cooperation with Orizzonti , a group of contemporary jewelers from Japan and two contemporary jewelers from Greece, Rallou Katsari and Poly Nikolopoulou, present the exhibition “Current”.

Participant artists:  Elisa Deval, Italy — Meiri Ishida, Japan — Karin Kato, Japan — Rallou Katsari, Greece — Yoriko Mitsuhashi, Japan — Poly Nikolopoulou, Greece — Connie Ochoa, Colombia/Greece — Yoko Shimizu, Japan/Italy — Yuki Sumiya, Japan –

poly%202 dans Elisa DEVAL (IT)Poly Nikolopoulou « Gialiskari » brooch 
 dans Exposition/Exhibition
Rallou Katsari « keeping » necklace


el.marneri galerie
Exhibition opening: Sunday 14 January 2012, 12:00
Exhibition period: 14.01.2012 – 14.02.2012


la Méditerranée comme lien de création …. petit tour par la GRECE

l’Expo est passée, mais j’aime cette idée (étant moi-même profondément méditerranéenne…) de la Méditerranée comme lien entre des créateurs et des créations …..

exposition « Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo » (Pescara, Italy, juin 2009)

…….. Et plein de créateurs GRECS à découvrir,que je ne connais pas encore !! :-)

la Méditerranée comme lien de création .... petit tour par la GRECE dans Adrean BLOOMARD (IT) robanvelika
Nenad Roban (Croatia) necklace (voir plus sur Flickr)

The artists that have joined the project are: Amandine Meunier (Morocco), Estela Saez Vilanova (Spain), Marc Monzó (Spain), Yiannis Siotis (Greece), Ljudmila Stratimirovic (Serbia), Anda Klančič (Slovenia), Alidra Alic,  Andre de la Porte (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ramon Puig Cuyas (Spain), Augousta Themistokleous (Cyprus), Constantinos Kyriacou (Cyprus), Polytimi Nikolopoulou (Greece), Adrean Bloomard (Italy), Rallou Katsari (Greece), Selen Ozus (Turkey), Maud Traon (France), Sophie Robbe (France), Rana Mikdashi (Lebanon), Frederic Braham (France), Nenad Roban (Croatia), Pilar Cotter Nuńez (Spain), Ammal Labib (Egypt), Marijana Zebelijan (Montenegro), Petra Bole (Slovenia), Natasa Grandovec (Slovenia), Romi Bukovec (Slovenia), Fabrizio Tridenti (Italy), Giovanni Sicuro (Italy), Maria Rosa Franzin (Italy), Mirjana Rankovic (Serbia), Rossella Tornquist (Italy), and Maurizio Stagni (Italy).


aglea2-big dans Alidra ALIC (DK)
Rana Mikdashi  (Liban) ‘Algae’ serie – ‘clearing’ earrings, silver, fired enamel -
« On the beaches of Tyr there are huge black rocks, which become covered by vibrant green algae in May.  »

[poly1.jpg]poly+2 dans Amandine MEUNIER (FR)
Poly Nikolopoulou (GR) brooches
Maud Traon (FR) – bague ……. bleue comme la mer !

« The main topic of the event is the Mediterranean as the “sea between lands, border and connection sea between these lands”.
The Mediterranean is the line where north-west and south-east of the world meet and a crucial area for the future of humankind.
This point of contact may become, as the writer Samuel Huntington says, “the starting point for dialogue between civilisations”, where common features are mixed with differences and the respect for “diversity” is based on understanding and knowing other people’s nature.
Each community should learn from the others and teach to them: it is possible to break the “game” aiming at creating monolithic cultures only through these connections.
This was probably not understood in the past, but now a defined direction should be outlined and followed to achieve this objective.
Therefore, the “voice” of the Mediterranean is not coming from the past, but from the future, according to that balance between land and sea, belonging and freedom, where a living model does not demonize our need for establishing links or our need for freedom.
If it is true that hope is in the future, then assigning this message to an extremely contemporary and innovative art expression can help us achieving this objective.
This is the reason why Contemporary Jewellery was selected, as this is a sector of advanced research and experimentation halfway between design and tradition, as an expressive language to disseminate this message.

Through Contemporary Jewellery research, it is possible to highlight and give value to the cultural diversities characterising all communities living around the shores of this Sea.
This project has several purposes: promote the cultural heritage that has always characterised the Municipality of Nocciano, i.e. its Medieval Castle and Picture Gallery beyond the regional and national borders.
At the same time, this event includes the possibility to create a tourist-cultural movement between the Mediterranean Village and Nocciano, which are a few km far from each other.  »

Rallou Katsari (GR) – ring

EXPO Mediterrannee
Augousta Themistokleous (Cyprus) (page du catalogue)


The exhibition catalogue includes the contributions by Rita Marcangelo – president of the Contemporary Jewellery Association (AGC) of Trento, Bianca Cappello – jewellery historian from Milan, Rita El Khayat – awarded with the Palma per la Pace and official patroness of the Mediterranean Games, and Ivan D’Alberto, director of the MAAAC of Nocciano

EXPO - Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo- catalogo
Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo
Pescara: 2009 – 44 pp

n827530180_4159920_8827 dans Argiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR)
Yiannis Siotis - ‘Naturally Natural’ – Back Piece – Necklace


Autres créateurs GRECS découverts :

* Loukia Richards (découverte sur le blog d’Amy tavern)
tout un travail naïf, attendrissant, méticuleux, basé sur les techniques textiles, couture, broderie… une « petite Pénélope » des temps modernes …..

137290 dans Artemis VALSAMAKI (GR)137289 dans Augousta THEMISTOKLEOUS (CY)
’17th Century Embroidery Interpretation ‘ cuffs, silk, cotton, pearls -  Embroidery sewing
Triple knecklace  – silk cotton semi precious stones gold and silver elements and plastic

« My work is inspired by old-fashioned activities such as sewing and embroidering. I admire how children transform ordinary materials into valuable assets and try to pay tribute to their game. I use natural materials – silk, wool, cotton, semiprecious stones. I produce small quantities because I work on my own. Every piece is unique and tells a story: of a couple meeting, a flower garland, and happy home. I search for vintage materials – buttons, textiles, stones. I want my jewellery to be funny but also detail orientated. I often use old garments, buttons and stones just to show that every material can carry a memory and still have a second life. » (Loukia Richards) (on CraftsCouncil page)

Theodora Pantazopoulouearrings

(découverte sur le blog d’Amy tavern)


* la galerie Sagiannos (Athènes)
Makriyianni 3, Makriyianni, Athens, 18742
tel : 210/362-58223


* sur le site WEB de « MY PRECIOUS« , destiné à promouvoir le bijou contemporain GREC :
voir, entre autres,  Argiris AGGELOPOULOS :  (j’aime surtout sa série de bijoux mariant argent et textile), Christina NIARCHOU (TRES beaux bijoux de papier)

32189_1344248884006_1164764452_30824004_4056714_n dans BOOKS / BIBLIO27801_1314396697720_1164764452_30752018_7272804_n dans Christina NIARCHOU (GR)
Christina NIARCHOU – bague & bracelet

christina niarchou alternative jewellery
Christina NIARCHOU necklace


Argiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR) bracelet - oxidised silver, textileArgiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR) necklace - oxidised silver, textile, citrine
Argiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR) bracelet – oxidised silver, textile
Argiris AGGELOPOULOS  (GR) necklace – oxidised silver, textile, citrine

* of course,  Melanie GEORGACOPOULOS dont je vous ai déjà parlé , avec ses perles revisitées :

9622_167289865688_565065688_3277197_398095_n dans Chryssa DAMIANIDOU (GR)

(voir article :  COUP de COEUR ! Melanie Georgacopoulos – Deconstructing the pearl necklace)


* M C P- Maria Christina Papaleontiou

2657_58729799126_55579249126_1477197_3000089_n dans Constantinos KYRIACOU (CY)
M C P- Maria Christina Papaleontiou  jewelry – AMAZING !!! :-)

* Maria APOSTOLOU, découverte sur « kit&caboodle » – j’aime beaucoup ce mélange « naïf », « enfantin » d’argent brodé de coton rouge …… un joli « coup de rouge’ ! :-) allez voir son site !

photo dans COUP DE COEUR
Maria APOSTOLOU-  felted ring – silver, felted merino wool   –  red thread earrings

Chryssa Damianidou, who just had an exhibition of her jewelry at the Municipality Gallery of Mykonos (from 25 june to 1st July 2010 : « QUEENS » exhibition )

18379_1276242999684_1638259298_708674_6928298_n dans Dora HARALAMBAKI (GR)28835_1408222739095_1638259298_984028_41485_n dans Estela Saez VILANOVA (ES)
Chryssa Damianidou necklaces

* Artemis Valsamaki :

Earrings<br /> Silver, image applied on wood, amethyst, cat’s eye<br /> 2009<br /> Photo: Myrsini Mokka » src= » » width= »259″ height= »203″ /><img alt= Silver, thread, image applied on wood, agate, mother-of-pearl, amethyst
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Artemis Valsamaki - Earrings – Silver, image applied on wood, amethyst, cat’s eye 2009 – (Photo: Myrsini Mokka)
Artemis ValsamakiPendant – Silver, thread, image applied on wood, agate, mother-of-pearl, amethyst 2009 - (Photo: Myrsini Mokka)

* Dora Haralambaki : récemment découverte, avec ses bijoux en porcelaine

Ring<br /> Earthenware clay with underglaze stains<br /> 2009<br /> Photo: Dora Haralambaki » src= » » /><br />
<font size=Dora Haralambaki – Ring – Earthenware clay with underglaze stains  2009



* ECOLES : voir le réseau Européen, avec les écoles « Galileo School » à Athènes, le « Mokume Institute » à Thessalonique (dont je vous avais déjà parlé, cf article Projet Européen «Quand la pierre brute devient bijou !» 2009) et la « DIEK jewellery school » à Volos.


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