Mrs Elsa SARANTIDOU was born in Athens where she finished school. She then left to England where she studies jewellery, ceramics, sculpture and stained glass at KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA COLLEGE.
She went on to study design, jewellery design and silversmithing at London Guildhall University under the guidance of very famous professors (such as Bob Risch, Joel Degen, Bryan Marshall). She also attended design lessons at Hetherley’s School of Arts in Kensington,LE ARTI ORAFE (FIRENZE ): Micromosaic in metal, with Stefano Marchetti.
A valuable role in her course of action in the area of jewellery played her apprenticeship next to Joel Degen, a designer who significantly influenced Elsa’s technique and the style she later on developed.
Elsa has collaborated with well known galleries in London such as :
ELECTRUM GALLERY (U.K)
AURUM GALLERY (U.K)
KATH LIBBERT JEWELLERY GALLERY(U.K)
ALTERNATIVE GALLERY (ROME – ITALY)
LA BASILICA GALLERIA (BARCELONA-SPAIN)
ELENI MARNERI GALLERY (ATHENS - GREECE )
NEW BENAKI MUSEUM (ATHENS - GREECE )
NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM (ATHENS – GREECE)
and was presented with the following award :
FIRST PRIZE ''BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE LIVE ART'' FOR RING ''BLOSSOMS''.
JEWELLERY OSCAR CRAFTSMANSHIP AND DESIGN AWARDS (GCDC AWARDS) ( 3D )
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION
SIERAAD AMSTERDAM (NETHERLANDS) 2009
SCHMUCK MUNICH ,GERMANY (2010)
ORIGIN CRAFTS COUNSIL LONDON , UK (2011)
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE LIVE ART (VIRTUAL EXHIBITION)
EXHIBITION (ELENI MARNERI GALLERY) 8/5/2015 - 7/6/20159 (TABURE - FLOW -BEYOND PARADISE )
'EXHIBITION ''TRINITY'' (ELENI MARNERI GALLERY) : (3-11-17 / 28-2-18)
''IN THE GEMS WORLD'' (3-11-17 / 30-11-18)
''METTALOGUES'' (1-12-17 / 31-1-18 )
''CONTEMPORARY STORIES" (2 -2 -18 / 28-2-18)
GOLDSMITHS FAIR (LONDON ,U.K) (1-6 OCTOBER 2018)
INHORGENTA (MUNICH,GERMANY) ,(22 -26 FEBRUARY 2019)
LOOT (MUSEUM OF ART AMD DESIGN )(MAD MUSEUM), (8 - 13 APRIL 2019)
GOLDSMITHS NORTH (10 - 15 JULY 2019) SHEFFIELD
GOLDSMITHS FAIR (1 - 6 OCTOBER 2019 ) LONDON
ELEMENTS (INCORPORATION OF GOLDSMITHS) ( 8 -10 NOVEMBER 2019)