Meet the designer: Roberta Vrubliauskaité – VARVA

Meet the designer: Roberta Vrubliauskaité – VARVA juuni - 2020. 10

Kutsume sind tutvuma disaineritega Eestist ja mujalt, kelle tööd on meil au Les Petites disainipoes pakkuda.
Esitleme Leedus tegutsevat ehtekunstnikut Roberta Vrubliauskaitét, kes jäädvustab metsas leiduvat materjali läbikumavasse vaiku – tulemuseks on nostalgilised ja lummavad neobalti ehted. Loe kuidas valmib VARVA.

Kuidas jõudsid ehtekunstniku ameti juurde?
Ma otsustasin, et minust saab ehtekunstnik juba koolis, arvan et 6ndas klassis. Olin alati piinlikult täpne ja pöörasin tähelepanu detailidele, nii et õpetajad julgustasid mind ehtekunsti eriala avastama. Kunstikoolis õppimise ajal oli meil  külas asendusõpetaja Vilniuse Kunstiakadeemiast. Tema õpetas meile ehtekunsti ning sellest hetkest olin armunud. Ma ei suutnud end ette kujutada tegemas midagi muud! Pärast ehtekunstniku ameti õppimist sain pakkumise luua ehteid ühele Leedu kõige suuremale moemajale, mis andis mulle enesekindluse iseseisvalt ehteid valmistada. Nii sündis VARVA.

Mis on Su esimesed mälestused ehetest?
Mu ema ja vanaema kandsid ehteid vähe, aga mäletan et lasin kõrvaaugud teha 5-aastaselt. 7-aastaselt sain esimese sinise kiviga hõbedast sõrmuse tädi käest kingituseks. Teismeeas otsisin põnevaid ehteid kirbuturgudelt. Mul oli palju ehteid, oli aeg mil kandsin sõrmust igas sõrmes. Unistasin päevast mil saan ise valmistada unikaalse ehte.

Mis on su disainifilosoofia?

Mul on selge nägemus kuidas konkreetne ehe saab välja nägema ning selgus tuleneb erinevatest kogemustest, väärtusest, sündmustest ning minu enda või teiste kunstnike eelnevatest töödest. Kõik sulandub kuidagi üheks ning tulemuseks on uus kunstilooming. Protsess ise on nagu meditatsioon. Tihtipeale metsas või rannas jalutades korjan kauneid tükikesi loodusest: veidra kujuga puu, ebatavaline sammal või paar huvitavat taime. Kõik ilus, kuid ajutine ja habras. Ilu talletamiseks kasutan epoksüvaiku, mille kaasamisel muutub ehe kindlaks ja ajatuks. Ehte valmistamisel kaasan üksikuid detaile, mis on tähelepanu keskpunktis, seetõttu on ka üldine kuju lihtne.

Tihtipeale talletan vaiku kliendi soovil mõne neile erilise mälestusega eseme. Sellised ehted kannavad endast veelgi rohkem emotsionaalset väärtust. Mul on väga hea meel luua nii isiklik talisman.

Tee või kohv?
Hommikul tass kohvi ja hästi palju teed!

Tutvu VARVA ehetega!

 

Introducing designers from Estonia and elsewhere whose work we have the honor of carrying at Les Petites design shop. First off we’re talking to Lithuanian jewellery designer Roberta Vrubliauskaité who captures pieces of nature in epoxy resin – the result is enchanting and unique jewellery. Read here how VARVA was created.

How did you end up making jewellery?

I decided that I would become a jeweller when I was still in school, I think in 6th grade. I was always meticulous and paid a lot of attention to detail, so my teachers encouraged me to choose this profession. While I was going to art school there was a period when we had a substitute teacher who was a jewellery student at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Telšiai Faculty. She told us a lot about the art of jewellery making and my infatuation with it grew from there. I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else. After I graduated from my jewellery studies, I received an offer to create jewellery for one of the biggest fashion houses in Lithuania, which gave me the confidence to begin creating independently. That’s how VARVA was born.

What’s your earliest memories about jewellery?

My mother and grandmother wore hardly any jewellery at all, but I remember having my ears pierced when I was 5. Then, at 7 years old, I got my first silver ring with a blue stone from my aunt. I also remember looking for interesting jewellery in flea markets and market places during my teenage years. I had a lot of jewellery – there was a time when I wore a ring on every finger. I dreamed of one day creating my own one-of-a-kind jewellery.

What’s your design philosophy?
To me, it is clear how a certain piece of jewellery will look like and that clarity comes from different experiences, values, events, my own or other artists’ previous works. They all somehow merge together and result in new artwork. The process itself is a sort of meditation. I would often pick up different beautiful titbits of natural materials on my walks in the forest or on the beach: a strange sliver of wood, some unusual moss or a few interesting plants. All beautiful but temporary and fragile. I use epoxy resin to preserve this natural beauty. The inclusions thus become secure and dateless. Each inclusion is singular and at the centre of attention, that’s why the shapes of the pieces themselves are simple. I also often preserve in resin an object given to me by the client which holds a special memory to them. Such pieces of jewellery carry even stronger emotional value. I am very glad to be able to create such a personal talisman for someone.

Tea or coffee?
A morning cup of coffee and lots of tea.

Take a look at VARVA jewellery.