a ring is a ring is a ring student interview - Praveen Hettiarachige | BAJ

a ring is a ring is a ring student interview – Praveen Hettiarachige

a ring is a ring is a ring student interview – Praveen Hettiarachige

a ring is a ring is a ring showcases the work of a year-long collaboration between students of three leading European Jewellery Schools: Alchimia: Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy, Hochschule Trier, Idar Oberstein, Germany and British Academy of Jewellery, London & Birmingham, UK. In this series, we interview the students who participated in the project.

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Can you tell us a little more about the piece you have on display in the show?

My ring on show at the exhibition ‘a ring is a ring is a ring’,  is inspired by a fan vaulted ceiling, made with wax carving, cellet making and stone setting.

So the show is titled A RING is A RING is  A RING, can you tell us what a ring is to you?

For me, a ring is a body adornment.

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Launch night at 'a ring is a ring is a ring' exhibition with a room full of guests looking at the pieces

This was a collaborative project and included 3 other schools, what was the experience like and what have you learned from it?

Through this collaboration with three difference schools, I have learnt different types of jewellery styles, which is very beneficial for me personally.

What is your background?

Hi, I would like to introduce myself, I am Praveen. I am an Italian born, half Srilankan and half Portuguese.

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Why have you become a jeweller?

The reason why I want to be a jeweller is because of I have great passion for making jewellery pieces.

What are your plans for the future?

My future plans are hone my skills further.

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Why should someone visit the show?

People should visit this show because this show represents the future of the UK jewellery industry.

Where can we find more information about you and your work?

To find more information about me, you can contact me on hp9244@hotmail.com

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