MARINA VAN DIJKE
Nature has a unique ability to overwhelm the senses and refresh the spirit. I find inspiration in the fascinating shapes and structures found in the natural world and seek to translate them into wearable pieces, working quite intuitively. I aim to fuse the organic and the more abstract shape into a contemporary piece, while keeping wearability in the back of my mind.
My jewellery leans to the raw, not too polished side. Each design is hand carved and every piece is cast by hand in my studio in Amsterdam, in sterling silver or solid 14 or 18K gold (on request). Any small, natural imperfections in the surface that come with the casting process I embrace. Therefore each piece has unique variations.
I don't work by seasons, but I like my collections to form and grow organically, so more items may be added to them over time.
Marina van Dijke (Leiden, The Netherlands) studied fashion design at art academy (ArtEZ, Arnhem) and subsequently took a course in goldsmithing. She is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.