I have been engaged in jewellery since high school, which is more than fifteen years. In the beginning, I only copied the patterns they gave us in school. Later on, after obtaining the necessary experience, especially in the field of theoretical use of materials and their processing, I was able to start working individually. I still have been unconsciously influenced by what interests me or I like. In my case, it is mainly the architecture of the 20th century, Czech painting of the 60s, and contemporary Japanese design (chiefly Japanese sports cars design). Their elements are reflected in my work, both from the high school and college.
The basic geometric shape that pervades my work was a triangle. It reflected in my other works, too (painting, graphics, and design). I had used this theme until I came to the conclusion that for my further creative growth it had to be changed. I felt that this particular source of inspiration had been depleted. Still, I couldn't find anything new that would appeal to me. And this had lasted until I discovered the works of Czech painter Mikuláš Medek. His paintings made a great impression to me, especially his geometric theme of squares. I searched for more information about him and studied his work with paint on canvas. After watching a documentary about his work, having learnt that he used to lay canvas on the floor and worked using only a palette knife, I was determined to try out this method as well. And then I started to work solely using this tool. Using a palette knife to directly apply colour to canvas literally encourages a painter to create straight lines and regular geometric shapes.
And so I got a new source of inspiration: the square! That is why my new jewellery sets are square-based. I originally designed sets containing a bracelet and rings, in which the bracelet was dominant. A bracelet, in my view, should be both attractive and functional. It has to catch one's eye with something special. Therefore, in each jewel I create, I try to incorporate something no one has used so far. I aimed to make the rings smaller copies of the bracelet.
Rings: All my rings are designed to be worn on the little finger. This particular finger has been, in my opinion, neglected by jewellers. Wearing a ring on the little finger enables the ring to be admired from multiple angles, and rings can also be made more robust.