Studio member Paula Ortega will exhibit her debut collection, Liminal, at Platform in Hatton Garden.
August 18th: 12-6 pm
August 19th: 12-20 pm
31 Greville St, Hatton Garden EC1 8AF, London, UK
About Paula Ortega
Paula Ortega, jewellery designer-maker, first studied experimental electro-acoustic music and audio-visual communication and then worked for over a decade as a Web user experience designer. Paula Ortega brings these intangible but highly creative prior
bodies of work to her jewellery designs.
Child of the Argentinean plains and attuned to the Metropolis in which she lives and works, Paula Ortega is inspired by strong aesthetics and simple pleasures. Coffee in the sunlit garden. Walking to her riverside studio. Vegetables that glow. Kinetic
memory. Everything that tells a story.
As a self-taught jewellery designer-maker, Paula Ortega is relentlessly curious, precise and passionate about products and processes. Multidisciplinary training and a holistic outlook are Paula Ortega’s greatest assets in her life of design, and provide
the setting for her grounded yet edgy aesthetic.
Paula Ortega is proud to run her practice in an ethical and sustainable way. The 100% recycled silver she uses is from traceable sources, she is committed to substituting toxins in the jewellery-making process with ecologically-sound alternatives wherever
possible, her studio is within walking distance from home, and even her packaging is recycled. Paula Ortega’s studio jewellery promotes beauty in harmony with the planet.
Paula Ortega’s debut collection, Liminal, is a synthesis of curved, 100% recycled silver and nature’s fractal designs from vegetable sponge cores hand-coloured with dyes from plants and everyday fair-trade foodstuffs.
Inspired by the structural beauty of the materials themselves and her own childhood memories, Paula Ortega’s pieces are grounded in a robust consideration of what is precious and how we assign meaning and value to wearable objects.