In the summer of 2013 I was fortunate to participate in a workshop in the jewelry department of the
Technical Museum in Berlin. There are machines on display from the time of pre-industrial serial jewelry production.
Jewelers can use the equipment to create their own designs in this wonderful place.
Since then, I have taken the time to immerse myself in the technique of guilloche or engine turning.
Guilloche is a decorative technique in which a very precise, intricate and repetitive pattern is mechanically engraved into an underlying material by machine turning. It is an extinct craft originally used for everyday objects like pocket watch covers, lighters or pens.
In my pieces I want to bring the ancient practice of guillochè back into vogue.