q) Please tell us your name and where you practice.
a)My name is Kasia Piechocka. I am a Polish born, London-based Jewellery Designer.
q) Why do you make art?
a)I’ve been doing creative things since I can remember. It gives me great amount of pleasure and satisfaction. I can’t really imagine my life without it.
q) How do you work?
q) What´s your background?
a)I have a heavy background in Fine Art. I studied Fine Art at college from the age of 15, learning many disciplines including drawing, painting, photography and sculpting. I took up jewellery design three years ago and just graduated from Central Saint Martins two months ago.
q) What was a seminal experience for you?
a)Although I grew up wanting to be a painter, during my final year at college my tutor told me that "I should try Jewellery Design". That was a decisive moment as it was one of the reasons that I decided to take up Jewellery Design.
q) Has your practice changed over time ?
a)I have only been involved in Jewellery Design for three years, and those years were spent at university. My techniques and practices are constantly changing and improving as I learn and develop. I think that I will continue to develop in this manner for a while to come.
q) What themes do you pursue?
a)I really like basing my collections on real people. There is something about hearing somebody talk about a person that they look up to that inspires me. I am also heavily influenced by architecture and the works of Beksinski.
q) Describe a real life experience that inspired you.
a)My memories of my father and his passion for fishing inspired my new collection, About the Man Who Loved Fishing.
q) What responses have you had to your work?
a)I have had some really positive comments from art lovers and fashion lovers alike. I think the great importance that I place on the themes and inspiration behind my work appeals to people.
q) What research do you do?
a)I spend a lot of time researching into the character of the person that I am designing around. Their hobbies, jobs, life goals are all subjects that I want to find out about before 'putting pencil to paper'.
q) What´s the best piece of advice you have been given?
a)Anything is possible.
q) What makes you angry?
a)I am bit of a neat freak. I am addicted to tidying and keeping everything in the right order. Mess makes me ANGRY!!
q) What is your worst quality?
a)As much as perfectionism is a very good quality to have, I think it can also easily become the worst one. I believe this is the case with me.
q) Dogs or Cats?
q) Making art is a lot like being on lsd. Know what I mean ?
a)Ha! Ha! Ha! I can't say that I personnaly know what you mean, however some of my artistic friends would definatly agree with that statement!