An ancient craft in contemporary creation
Using the ancient clay material, the talented designer Anna Kitsou depicts in her jewelry the everlasting value of ancient Greek heritage, in a most skillful way. Her inspiration can be traced back to the techniques of the ancient Mycenaean culture which is traced in Neolithic settlements and aerial photographs of monuments, affirming in this way the influence of ancient Greek civilization in modern creativity. The Greek artist manages to revive the ancient ceramic art, which is intrinsically linked to Nature’s four elements, by giving her creations a contemporary and innovative character. “The feeling of getting an amorphous piece of clay and creating forms, shapes, and textures out of nothing, is magical”, she claims.
Mycenaean and Minoan Motifs
Each piece of jewelry is hand-crafted and hand-painted and becomes one with the human body by taking its temperature. Each piece is a unique journey through land, water, air and fire. The square pattern which dominates many designs can be traced back to the mythic Acropolis of Tiryns. The same motif is encountered consecutively at the palace, the rooms, the coves that had been opened in the wall serving as storage space and the organized city. The impressive ceramic jewelry give the impression of being attached on the clothes, reminding us of Mycenaean or Minoan sewn jewelry, which were decorating the Ancient Greek garments. The engraving and the repetition of the patters of Mycenaean grave items and jewelry are the main characteristics of many of her creations.
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«The timeless value of ancient Greek culture is part of the legacy of the global heritage. In Branding Heritage the eternal beauty of antiquity meets contemporary creation and travels to every corner of the planet. ».
Anna Kitsou Ceramic Jewelery