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Vikki Kassioras

Vikki KassiorasVikki works in Melbourne’s Nicholas Building. In 2004 she founded the historic building’s annual Open Studio event, which invites the public to explore the building and its creative spaces to gain an insight into one of Melbourne’s creative hubs. Vikki has studied a Certificate of Jewellery Design and Manufacture at Box Hill TAFE and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Gold and Silversmithing) at RMIT University. Her carefully crafted work draws on her heritage and her beliefs. The aesthetic qualities of Vikki’s pieces resonate with a simplicity that is immediately captivating, honouring the very personal source of inspiration.

Vikki has an interest in archaeology, classical mythology and archetypal symbols. She often uses the ancient gold working techniques of fusing and granulation. For Vikki, bonding metal on a molecular level speaks to the potential for purity that exists within jewellery. The uneven and textured surfaces of her pieces are the result of an array of processes, giving this contemporary jewellery the feeling of being a recently discovered artefact. Vikki’s work incorporates stories that help us understand our place in the world, as well as the human condition.