Sunday, February 10th at the new gallery-store D.Di Mauro in Cava de’ Tirreni, took place the new project by Daniela Di Mauro in collaboration with The Fashion Atlas that will take you around the world to discover innovative and emerging jewelry designers.
The temporary exhibitions dedicated to jewelry design are intended to give people the possibility to admire craftsmanship, precious materials, unique shapes often influenced by the ancient traditions of distant peoples. The events represent unique opportunities to admire and even buy unique pieces of high craftsmanship.
The first Jewelry Temporary Exhibition is dedicated to a Turkish designer that defines herself as a jewelry artist, Aisegul Telli.
Precious materials mixed with bright micro-spheres give life to unique pieces inspired by the underwater world.
For two months you can admire and buy her exclusive creations at the D.Di Mauro store.
On the occasion of the vernissage we interviewed Aisegul Telli to get to know her world better.
Let’s discover the designer Aisegul Telli together.
Tell me something about you and your brand.
Since very young age, I was keen on arts and literature; I always dreamed to make a living with it.
While attempting for this, I wanted to get away from everything that was habitual and ordinary. It is not a surprise that I have found a peaceful spot for myself in contemporary jewelry. It is unconventional and a sort of art to wear. My family runs a jewelry business, so jewelry was always a part of my life and now I say to myself: “What was I thinking ? Why it got me so long to start my own atelier?”
I believe life brings you things when you are absolutely ready, when you have the strongest story to tell and you reached the ability to share it in your own words. My intention was not to establish a brand but to be recognized as a jewelry artist. I wanted to be known with my own techniques and way I use the materials.
What inspired you for the collection at D. Di Mauro?
It is a time of my life that I can never get back to. It is about an unknown world that is discovered; the silent beauty of the underwater world.
And, in general, what inspire you?
My greatest inspiration is the ocean; the life and colors it consists. I have unique pieces other than this concept but for sure I am known with coral like shapes.
Can you describe me techniques and materials you use? How you create your jewels?
In this collection called Undersurface, I work with brass, silver, gold, resin, pigments, glass and natural stones.
I used lost wax technique to make forms looking like coral reefs. With micro glass spheres, I depicted the textures on them. They shine with daylight and feels alive. At first I had lots of questions if those were real corals.
It was an approval that I succeeded.
Your favorite piece of your collection?
I can’t separate actually. I love each of them.
Your favorite colors?
I love all the shades of blue.
Designers that inspire you.
I am too focused on my own work so I can’t say that I follow any designers or else. I mean as a muse.
For you, what is a jewel? I mean what represent for you?
It is a statement. A way to show who you are. It gives clues of your personality. It may be emotional, rational or political; what stirs your mind the most. The best compliment I have ever had was from someone who told me that she was at the beach early in the day and remembered about me and my work. She also attached a photo of collected sea shells in the palm of her hand. A jewel can also be described as a shared moment.
Close your eyes, a shape or object that reminds you of your Country?
A peninsula surrounded with beautiful seas.