Ana Andras. Madrid / Miami / Barcelona. “ WEARABLE ART “
Ana Andras was born in
Madrid, and after years dedicated
to drawing and oil painting in United States
and England, returned to
to live in Comarruga. Spain
From 1994 to 2005, takes course in vitreous enamel at
El Vendrell. Meanwhile she continues working on painting and exhibiting her art
work. Apelles Fenosa
In 2005, takes a course of Silver Jewelry Making at the
School in . And she works with enamel at
the studio of other enamellist, Esther Heras and Carmen
In 2006 established her own studio in Comarruga, stars designing and producing jewelry with enamel fussed onto sterling silver o copper, creating a new lines and designs every year.
In 2011, she opened and art gallery in Calafell, Cataluña. Where she exhibited her own work and other artist as well.
INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST - More about her work .
How and when do you start in the world of designed jewelry?
My initiation to designed jewelry was by accident, after year of painting and drawing I decided to learn another technique, so I started learning vitreous enamel, creating big pieces at the beginning, later I worked on small pieces that I would take to a jeweller to be mounted on silver.
I received a lot of compliments when I was wearing these pieces, so I realized I should started making them for others. So in 2005 I took a course in Jewelry Making at the
School in .
While I was learning more enamel technique in the studio of other
By 2006 established my own work place, and started with my first line of silver vitreous enamel jelwelry, and each year after had a new line.
What motivates you to create a piece?
Art can not only hang on the wall. Art can be wearable. This is my motive to create pieces of art to be around a woman neck o hand. There are a lot of ladies who love art and they like to go to art exhibitions, museums, concerts, so I can offer them to wear this art.
Then, your inspiration is to breath art?
As a child attending school in
my field days were to visit the museum El Prado, each year we had about thee or
four trips, I grow up with art surround me. I have spent my life visiting
galleries and museums, at each city I have travel. Madrid
My inspiration is based on a lot of the impressionist artists, neoclassic o cubists.
Also nature inspired me a lot, I have a line based on trees, green or autumn leaves. I cut these leaves from a piece of copper and I believe this line will never end.
The art in general?
Yes, art in general, but maybe I would like to emphasizes the collection I have based on the work of Gustav Klimt. I have choose The Kiss because I found a lot of ladies loves this romantic moment captured by Klimt, with a lot of elegance.
How do you promote your art pieces?
I have always sold my jewelry at exhibitions, art galleries and artisans fairs. But today I believe I have to promote more on line.
What do you highlight about your career in designed jewelry?
I know when I started but I do not know when I will finish, never. One way or another I will be creating art pieces in enamel, could be for wearing as jewelry or picture to be hang o both ways as the same time.
But I f I have to highlight an exhibition from my biography is the participation in the 26th International Competition of Jewelry, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan , en April of last year.