It was summer, it was warm, and the air smelled of algae and salt when my first artworks came into being.
I follow the tradition of my ancestors and their sustainable relationship to the sea: respectfully taking only as much from it as is necessary. For me personally, it is the inspiration from the ocean's inexhaustible magic. I like to think jewelry reflects a woman’s inner strength, her female side and her self-perception. The woman makes a statement to the outer world and at the same time connects with her interior; it’s her talisman.
Perhaps because I was born on an island, I have always felt myself powerfully drawn to the sea. I can rarely resist the urge to collect things that come out of the sea. From every journey, from every visit to the beach, I return home loaded down with new riches. Back at my studio, I mentally connect to nature again and enter into a feeling of richness and harmony. The final step is a personal interpretation of this natural event, a consequence of the harmony I feel. I turn this moment into a concrete idea, which I put on paper while meditating upon the material that I am going to use, the size, the connection between materials, the setting...
Thus I create the prototype for a new piece of jewelry.
Carme García Cirer
All our jewelry is handmade with traditional techniques in our Berlin based atelier. The pieces arrive in a black jewelry box.