ANAMMA is a contemporary jewelry studio targeted both at amateurs and professionals who wish to learn and develop the art of jewelry. We rely on traditional techniques of silversmithing, but also in modern techniques and materials, in order to develop the creativity that we all have inside, make our ideas come true and communicate, using jewelry as our main tool.
As part of the “Kandarakis Sisters” family business, which operates as a silversmithing company since 1993, Anastasia Kandaraki, guided by her love for jewelry, decided to create in October 2011 a new department in the company, Anamma studio. In ANAMMA we organize contemporary jewelry seminars. Our aim is to help the jewelers’ family grow, educate and also give a new perspective in jewelry as a means of art expression with modern techniques and approaches, while keeping the tradition alive.
The value of contemporary jewelry is not depended on the precious material from which it is made off, but on the idea and the message which it wishes to communicate. Thus jewelry acquires a symbolic significance, provokes reactions and becomes an open invitation as well as the beginning of a dialogue. The human body takes on a significant role, becoming a place of expression and exhibition. Jewels are intended not only to decorate the body, but also to reflect the inner self of both the creator and the wearer.
Our programme includes the following courses:
1. CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY
The contemporary jewelry course treats jewelry as a “portable” art. Traditional techniques and approaches are combined with contemporary ones in order to develop a new perspective around jewelry as an expressive means of art. When completing 2 years of the course, participants have a complete picture about that kind of jewelry and are well prepared to study abroad.
Tutor: Anastasia Kandaraki
2. HANDMADE JEWELRY
This course focuses on learning and developing the basic silversmithing techniques. Particular emphasis is placed on the properties, processing and shaping of metals, as well as on the most demanding soldering methods.
Tutor: Angelica Komis
3. JEWELRY DESIGN
This course is mainly for those who want to specialize in the design and (mass) production of jewelry. Participants learn to design jewelry with great precision in order to go into production.
Tutor: Olga Kandaraki
4. 3D MODELING : JEWELRY DESIGN
This course serves as an introduction and acquaintance with 3D modeling design through a series of hands-on sessions, starting from the basics and getting to the point to elaborate on volume and make jewelry, by using a computer and the Rhinoceros program.
Tutor: Aliki Stroumpouli
5. CAST JEWELRY
Cast jewelry, also known as lost wax technique, is one of the oldest techniques of silversmithing. Through wax sculpting and micro sculpture, participants learn how to create plastic forms by making three-dimensional jewelry and other objects.
Tutor: Dimitris Nikolaidis
6. METAL SCULPTING AND REPOUSSÉ
An introduction to the understanding of metals and sculpture. This course is addressed to students familiar with the basic silversmithing techniques, who wish to discover the plasticity of metal by making metal sculpture forms.
Tutor: Dimitris Nikolaidis
7. FROM FLAT TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL SPACE
A one-year course combining theory and practice; it studies the notions of point, line and plane through a different perspective and at the same time expands and supports the practical-technical process.
Tutor: Akis Goumas
8. INTENSIVE COURSES
In order to show various perspectives of contemporary jewelry, we organize intensive courses with distinguished artists from Greece and abroad. All seminars are suitable for adults, students, workers, amateurs and professionals who wish to learn and develop a modern view in jewelry.