CRUSH of the Day x Lucy Folk x

I just discovered this artist and her way to turn food into beautiful jewels...
 Where you see a corn chip or a pasta spiral, Lucy Folk sees something to wear. She is constantly exploring the notion of food as adornment, and her latest collection of jewellery is no exception. Taqueria is a gold and silver-encrusted Mexicana feast of tacos and nachos and bones, available in store at the moment.
 What are a few of your favourite things?
Hmmm, my engagement ring by Karl Fritsch which is very special, and ‘Around the World’a huge piece of graphic art by French artist Genevieve Gauckler. It hangs in our dining room and you can easily get lost in it. It is 
made up of all the most famous sights from around the world.

Who are your favourite designers / artists / creative minds?
This is tricky too! I would say Victoire de Castellane who is the head designer of Dior jewellery. There are no limitations with her work and she dreams up the most fantastical jewels. I was lucky enough to go to the opening of  her exhibition in Paris recently and it was mind-blowing. She uses the most enormous gems and a lot of colour, creating something spectacular, while also extremely unique and fun.

What’s your background?
I always wanted to be an artist. At school I tried my hand at painting and I didn’t have a lot of talent for it and a friend of my mum’s was doing jewellery classes once a week so I decided to give it a go. Throughout Year 11 and 12 I took classes with Patsy Meares and learnt some basic gold and silversmithing skills and found that I really enjoyed making things I could wear. Following high school I studied Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT, interned with Chicks on Speed, collaborated with Arabella Ramsay, held exhibitions and started my own label in 2006.
Where do you find ideas for new collections?
My ideas are inspired by my life, travel, art and food of course.

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