Voula Karampatzaki Jewellery Designer
Living Postcards |
| 26 November 2020
Voula Karampatzaki is an artist working in the fields of jewellery,
textile and painting. She was born and raised in Crete. She studied goldsmithery, art conservation and textile art.
Voula had a long term cooperation with the jewelry and luxury goods company KESSARIS in Athens. Collectors of her work include international designers, such as Romeo Gigli.
Voula Karampatzaki has created jewellery for theater pieces. She has been awarded the Greek Centre of Goldsmiths Prize for the contest "Gold-Silver 2002".
She has participated in various art exhibitions in Greece and other countries.
Her jewellery is owned by various institutional and private collectors.
Voula works, since 2006, on "Synchronal Amphiaraia", a project uniting art with psychotherapy and ancient Greek medicine.
She lives and works in Athens.
''When I work on my jewellery I find myself into a different state of consciousness. I interact with my material. I look at my fibers, stones, golden threads and show them how much I admire their beauty, how much I love them.
They are not lifeless material anymore, but vibrate with my own breath and heartbeat.
The process of making feels like being under a magic spell and I am lost in time and space...
I am all eyes, ears, nose...
Pictures, sounds and smells from the past become alive. I experience the etheric, materialless substance, the everlasting entity that travels through space and time.
I call it "My Muse of Creation"; and she commands me to follow her!
My hands move on their own, independent of my will.
I am always astonished by the result, because I never know in advance how the final form will look like. However, even if I do not control it, the artwork always pleases me.
May be it is a paradoxon to say that I like "my art", for I do not know who really leads my hands or who am I while I keep working...
The way I create art makes every piece of my jewellery a unique and exclusive design and experience.''