London-born jewellery maker puts on sustainable show with artists from the capital

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Her jewellery is made with recycled gold and silver (Handout)
Her jewellery is made with recycled gold and silver (Handout)

London-born jewellery maker Kiki Karayiannis has teamed up with artists from the capital for her latest sustainable jewellery show.

The former Goldsmiths student moved to Athens four years ago to set up her studio after working on ceramic sculptures in London and Moscow and set up her firm Vasiliki named after her grandmother in the city where her mother was a refugee.

Her new exhibition, in Piraeus on the coast near the Greek capital (Handout)
Her new exhibition, in Piraeus on the coast near the Greek capital (Handout)

Her new exhibition, in Piraeus on the coast near the Greek capital, includes sculptures and paintings by artists from Athens and London inspired by her work and shown alongside it.

Inspired by traditional Greek craftsmen, she uses the ancient method of lost-wax casting where a duplicate metal piece is cast from an original wax sculpture resulting in distinctive intricate works often complete with fingerprints and other marks making each one unique.

Her jewellery is made with recycled gold and silver.

Inspired by traditional Greek craftsmen, she uses the ancient method of lost-wax casting (Handout)
Inspired by traditional Greek craftsmen, she uses the ancient method of lost-wax casting (Handout)

All the precious stones are traceable back to mines from conflict free areas where miners are paid well and treated fairly and bought from fairtrade dealers.

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