“Harmony in life makes me happy. The beauty of life is inspiration, which becomes work.
Sound. Image. Moment. Our life is full of unique images. Photography helps to observe the world, to fix, to remember. The feeling of being in a special moment and the idea that it never could be repeated is so exciting, it takes me in and makes me admire, it inspires...
I can’t resist keeping on trying to recall it in my work. "
Daria’s unique, handcrafted jewellery, is more than first meets the eye, but it takes that soft moment of reflection as you browse her work to realise there is something more, something intangible beyond its classic roots. When it is in your hand, the underlying quality and mystery is easier to understand.
Daria too is like her work, on the surface a tall elegant beauty who can gracefully shine in any company, but like her work, you are left with a sense there is so much more, layers of unspoken depth, of lives lived beyond her years and it is only with this in mind do you begin to understand her creations. At first appearing elegant and classical but upon examination each piece has a unique hidden character that softly says ‘I am more than I first appear’. This underlying message will only be ever realised by those whom in life are the connoisseurs of art and of life, who can see past the surface and understand the subtle nuances.
From a young age, Daria found herself to be heavily inspired by nature, especially by the enchanting sceneries of her home country - Latvia. Daria’s appreciation of the beauty surrounding her energizes her creativity, from picturesque seascapes, to vast forests- she channels it into her work.
Daughter to an engineer father and an anaesthesiologist- reanimatologist mother, Daria incorporates some of the most important qualities of her parents’ professions into her own line of work- creativity and attention to detail. Daria’s parents believe in her artistic direction, and are supportive of her perusing what truly makes her happy.
In 2006 Daria graduated from Transport and Telecommunication Institute, and in 2019, she attained her MA Degree in the Art Academy of Latvia (metal design, jewellery). The same year, Daria had also met artist Giovanni Corvaja and passed practice in his atelier in Todi, Italy, giving her another strong creative impulse. Daria discovered a particular attraction to the art and technical execution of sculpture, and while studying in the Art Academy she was interested in the different subsisting metalsmithing techniques.
Based in her studio in Riga, Daria now works as a jewellery creator who is constantly looking to expand her knowledge and skills as a craftswoman. She is continuously experimenting with the ancient technique of hot enamelling, and combines wood, gold and silver with modern materials, such as polymer clay to create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery. Daria is passionate about creating jewellery that is unusual and imaginative, yet still wearable and elegant. Each piece is unique, some are a result of months of work and care.
When you augment your image with a piece of Daria’s art, you are not only demonstrating your appreciation of the exquisite surface beauty of the piece to compliment your style. There is a subtext, that you are aware of and it is when the select few around you appreciate it and sense the underlying mystery, this mystery will bring you constant pleasure every-time you wear a piece from her studio.
2020 Metalophone: Museum, Fifth International Biennial of Contemporary Metal Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
2020 Jewelry exhibition Mark, Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia
2019 Jewelry exhibition A Priori, Cesis, Latvia
2018 European Professional Doll Art Festival, Riga, Latvia
2016 Jewelry exhibition Viņas dar(b)ā, Goethe Institut Riga, Latvia
2015 Jewelry exhibition Subjektīva un perspektīva, Aluksne, Latvia
2015 International Baltic Jewellery Show Amber Trip, Vilnius, Lithuania