At my work as a textile artist, I am fascinated most by joyful trying and experimenting with various materials, forms and colors. I love to create new patterns and color combinations as well as to use diverse techniques to bring materials to aesthetically pleasing forms or set them into new contexts. The driving factor and fascinating element of my work is the continuous discovery of the “new”, that is the reason why I solely create unique pieces and small series.
Inspiration for my creations is mainly the beauty of nature with its manifold treasure of forms, its richness of color and play of light. Exciting materials, patterns, structures, objects and techniques, but also interesting thoughts, phenomena and circumstances as well as fairy tales and stories inspire my creative process.
For my textile jewelry objects I use textile materials like hand-printed and dyed fabric, silk, wool, Artistic Wire Mesh, elastic ribbons and various threads, yarns and cords as well as diverse textile techniques like threading, looping, knotting, sewing, embroidering, weaving, printing etc. I love to include fabric and pearls from other cultures into my work. At the moment my special preference is to work with Artistic Wire Mesh, a mesh made of dyed copper wire, which is perfect to create filigree, light and tender jewelry objects. I also find it very interesting to include non-textile materials like metal, stone, resin and glass into my work.
Diploma in Painting and Creative Therapy
MA in Textile Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna
MA in Geography and Economics at the University of Vienna
MA in Spatial Research and Regional Planning at the University of Vienna
This place tempts me into a flow I can hardly stop…
Becoming absorbed of the world of colors and patterns through screen and stamp printing. Subsequently the textiles are further processed to smaller accessories or pieces of jewelry.
Small excerpt of my collection of pearls from around the world made of textile, ceramic, glass, wood, resin and metal.
Bust Karolina helps me to adapt jewelry objects body-accurately.
Rest and relaxation. The best ideas emerge during sleeping 😊
Webermarkt Haslach 22, Austria
June, July 2015
17th International Minitextile exhibition “Memory of textile”, Bratislava, Slovakia und Prague, Czech Republic
September – October 2011
7th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures “Vanish/Survive”, Vilnius, Lithuania
Schräger Advent, Designmarkt, Schönberg am Kamp, Austria
WeihnachtsQuartier im MuseumsQuartier, Design market, Vienna, Austria
SOFT 3, International Exhibition for fashion accessories, Barcelona, Spain
Textile Kultur Haslach, exhibition “zwischenräume(n)”, Haslach, Austria
17th International Exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art “filare il tempo” Miniartextil, Como, Italy
July, August 2007
3rd European Textile and Fibre Art Triennial “Global Intrigue”, Latvian National Art Museum, Riga, Latvia
Third Intern. Exhibition of Mini Textile Art, Kherson, Ukraine
HGA´s Convergence 2006 Grand Rapids, Make A Grand Entrance Art Fashion Show and Exhibit, Michigan, USA