Maria Militsi

"Ballet to Remember", is a series of fourteen pendants molded by fourteen overused and primarily discarded objects. The collection is choreographed by a childrenís book titled Ballet to Remember and published in 1944, the book beautifully illustrates a young girl performing basic positions of ballet. Accordingly ballet feet emerge from broken, damaged, violently compressed and lost items. These body parts complete and recover through delicate gestures that bring together the experienced (old) with the innocent (new), the accidental with the intentional and the mistaken with the precise.

2008- Self-employed Jeweller
2006-08 Royal College of Art-MA GSM&J
2003-06 Middlesex University-BA (Hons) Jewellery
first class degree
1993-96 MoKume (Institute of Vocational Training in the Art
Jewellery, Thessaloniki, Greece)-Diploma of Post Secondary Vocational Training
1993-02 Full time Jewellery Desigher/Maker

2006 London New Designers Association for Contemporary Jewellery Award
2008 Theo Fennel, Overall Excellence Award

Selected Exhibitions
2009 "Collect 2009" (Electrum Gallery), Saatchi Gallery, London
2008 "From Hand to Hand", Mudac Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland| Theo Fenell Awards Exhibition, London, "Masters and Proteges", Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan
"Schmuck 2008", Munich, Germany
"Non Stop", Esthonia Museum of Applied Art and Design, Talin, Estonia
2007 "Then and Now" Barrett Marsden Gallery, London Curator: Caroline Broadhead
"Lost Found and Imagined Exhibitition", Saltprojects, London
2006 "Personal Treasure", Riverhouse Gallery, Surrey,  "International Graduate Shows" Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands
1999 Biennale of Young Artists in Europe and Mediterranea", Rome, Italy





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