arthellasMrs Elsa SARANTIDOU was born in Athens where she finished school. She then left to England where she studies jewellery, ceramics, sculpture and stained glass at KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA COLLEGE.
arthellasShe went on to study design, jewellery design and silversmithing at London Guildhall University under the guidance of very famous professors (such as Bob Risch, Joel Degen, Bryan Marshall). She also attended design lessons at Hetherley’s School of Arts in Kensington.
arthellasA valuable role in her course of action in the area of jewellery played her apprenticeship next to Joel Degen, a designer who significantly influenced Elsa’s technique and the style she later on developed.
arthellasElsa has collaborated with well known galleries in London such as :
arthellasELECTRUM GALLERY, AURUM GALLERY (ENGLAND),
arthellasALTERNATIVE GALLERY (ROME – ITALY)
arthellasELENI MARNERI GALLERY AND NEW BENAKI MUSEUM (ATHENS – GREECE)
arthellasand was presented with the following awards :
arthellasthe WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF GOLDSMITHS AWARD, and the BRITISH JEWELLER’S ASSOCIATION AWARD.
arthellasThe fourth in circulation newspaper of the country called “Apogevmatini” referred to Elsa’s work with the title “Taming titanium”.
arthellasThe article describes the uniqueness and technique of the jewellery and her revolutionary style.
arthellasTitanium is a unique and unruly material that amazes every single time due it’s colour differentiation. Therefore each piece of jewellery is absolutely unique and is impossible to reproduce exactly the same one.
arthellasJewellery made of titanium are extremely hard to make, it takes approximately 50 hours to make one. Other times with strict mechanical shapes and other with curves that catches the eye of both men and women regardless of age.