Anna Vlahos is an Australian jeweller, currently living in Athens, Greece.
“Ancient artisans broke down the natural world around them into patterns and motifs. The jewellery and art objects they created come out of the ground as though they grow down there. Living in Athens, these become my replacement for the natural world I left behind in Australia. I take these simple pattern elements, borrowing from vase and amphora and rhyton, turning them into three dimensional objects cast from wax. Using these pattern puzzle pieces, I can build a nature of my own, drawing on the flora of my memories and my home, but built using the visual language of those artisans. With nature being one of the main inspirations for my work, I make every effort to be as responsible with my practice as I can be. My pieces are made with recycled silver, and, due to the nature of casting, any failed pieces can be refined and recycled infinitely.” – Anna Vlahos.