Una Meistere: Each stone surely has its own character, and a different relationship develops with each one.
Kadri Mälk: Of course, there are physical characteristics. Some stones are harder, some are more fragile, some are, for instance, very gentle – like tourmaline, which I’m very fond of. Tourmaline has various types. It tends to have little pieces of other materials in it, which creates physical barriers – one needs to know how to cut it properly, otherwise it can crumble. For instance, black tourmaline, which is my favourite, has lots of graphite in it.
Una Meistere interviewing Kadri Mälk in “Big Dreams in Small Packages. An interview with Kadri Mälk and Tanel Veenre” published by Klimt02.
MAISON VALENTINO, Black dress from Resort collection Fall/Winter 2015 [courtesy of Valentino.com via Pinterest] ● KADRI MÄLK, Angel in Quandary – brooch, painted cibatool, silver, gold, black raw tourmaline, prasiolite, 2015 [Courtesy of KLIMT02 via Pinterest]
MAISON VALENTINO, Blck dress from Pret-à-Porter F/W coll.2018-2019 [source: Pinterest via Orient Palms]
Stay Bark , Nichka.
“I always had empathy for objects, and in my practice in recent years, I have become more specifically interested in collecting those awkward and sometimes ugly fragments, those hidden beauties, those components that were intended for life as jewellery. I try to provide them with a new opportunity, a chance to sing again or to sing at last. I have a great clamoring collection, all demanding attention, each one such a handful that I keep them tucked away, restless in their boxes, waiting for their day to shine. Is their oily smile, their rugged gesture, the rust of their metal, the giggle of the plastics, the wink of glass, the jungle of material emotions locked in these fragments, that I am looking to give room for expression”.
Extract from PREMIO COMINELLI catalogue 2015, p. 14.
Helen Britton, Horse brooch from the CORNUCOPIA exhibition at SIENNA PATTI Gallery, 10 August – 3 September 2012
HELEN BRITTON, Knife Garden, Silver (925), steel, vintage glass, diamonds, 2012
[© By the author via KLIMT02] ● SCHIAPARELLI, Embroidered gown from Haute Couture Fall/Winter collection 2016 [source: Vogue.com via Pinterest]
Read Ted Snell’s essay on Helen Britton via Klimt02