Špela Čuk, born on September 27th 1994 in Slovenia. Since she was a little girl, has always enjoyed drawing and handwork, thus the most natural and logical choice for her was to enroll in Secondary school for design and photography. After that she decided to continue her education at the Academy of fine arts and design in Ljubljana. The field of study was industrial design, in which she met her interests in design fields such as jewellery, furniture, bags, shoes and packaging design. Her biggest passion is designing jewellery, fascinated by the emotions that a small piece of adornment can manifest in people. Since the realization of her own first collection of wood pendants, the love and passion continued to grow. She has been using materials as wood, kerrock, metal, glass, ceramics for experimenting and making different designs and sometimes even combining them. She has also been training in CAD jewellery design for the past few years.
“Memories in the water”
The glass was cut with a diamond wire saw, after which she used the grinder to grind and polish the edges. Engraving is form of decorating the glass surface. It is executed with bows with diamond tips or grinding wheels of various sizes. This technique was used to form bubbles inside the glass.
The remembrance of a moment in our life is set in our memory. The memorable moments of our lives are set in our long-term memory. She wanted to capture a moment of air bubbles trapped in the water and turn it into a memorable piece. To make this moment eternal, like freezing water into ice she made an unforgettable glass piece.
Špela Čuk won the student prize of VDW Jewelry Selection 2017