Nicholas Dilaverakis and Anna Skiadaresis started jewellery design in 1999.
I studied architecture at the University of Dundee and worked as an architect in London. When I came back to Greece for national service I decided to stay in the country.
From an early age I liked handling different materials and arranging them in an expressive and meaningful way.
I attended micro sculpting seminars, started sculpting sea pebbles and moved on to semi-precious stones such as quartz and aqua marin. It is a slow process that requires total concentration which I find inspiring and restful
I was born and live in Athens
I have graduated from Vakalo school of applied arts. I have collaborated with architects, worked on furniture design, having always an artistic approach. Most of all, I have ”studied” art, growing up in an artistic environment, due to my parents. Art galleries and museums were a big part of my childhood and thereafter. I do believe that art, is an essensial way of expression in any culture.
Rephrasing a Sarandaris verse:
”Art is never absent,
if so, life would fade out
and so would wonders”
I am involved in jewellery since 1999. I seek harmony through form and I often use this process as a means to communicate ideas. Some of my jewellery draws from modernism , while others have supple forms, according to theme.
Our work has been presented at:
- Benaki central museum
- Chadjikyriakos Ghikas museum
- Museum of Greek folk art
- IANOS art shops
- Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center
- Design for Life exhibitions (Italian Intitute)
- Argo fine art gallery
- Spyros Vasiliou fine arts exhibitions
- ΑEGEAN airlines