DOMINIKA KUPCOVA

Complex, eye-catching jewellery with an element of optical illusion, inspired by the aesthetics of DNA and its unique linear patterns and structures. Handmade in Scotland using modern materials and techniques seamlessly combined with traditional metal work.

Dominika Kupcova blue twist pendant

artist's Statement

Dominika Kupcova is a jewellery designer and maker based in Glasgow, who aims to create complex, eye-catching structures carefully constructed using repeated layes of linear pattern. The work is informed by the aesthetic properties of the DNA double helix, inspiration generated through an interest in science and genetics since childhood. A fascination with the intricacies of human genetic make-up, uniformly structured yet individual, is echoed in the unique hand crafted jewellery objects.

Dominika's work is created using a combination of hand and manufacturing processes - time-consuming and repetitive skills of metal work alongside innovative, modern techniques of laser cutting and spray painting. The resultant body of work, the LINES Collection, pursues to seamlessly combine precious metals, with non-precious materials of paper and card, which are transformed through a variety of processes into a material that is sturdy and waterproof. Dominika's Silver Collection is a diffusion line using the same visuals as the main body of work on a smaller scale, working exclusively in precious metal, predominantly silver. The sculptural jewellery is highly original and extremely suitable for everyday wear.

Further Images

Cylinder Ring

Cylinder Ring

Materials: laser cut card, spray paint, oxidised silver

Yellow Twist Pendant and Pin

Yellow Twist Pendant and Pin

Materials: laser cut card, spray paint, oxidised silver, oxidised snake chain

Curve Frame Pendant

Curve Frame Pendant

Materials: hand cut paper, spray paint, oxidised silver, oxidised snake chain


Linear Rings

Linear Rings

Materials: silver/oxidised silver

Twist Brooch

Twist Brooch

Materials: laser cut card, spray paint, silver brooch back, steel pin

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