On Saturday May 27th, I got the chance to participate to one of the first workshops organised by Tereza Cermakova.
First of all, let me introduce you the artist. Tereza is a unique and authentic jewellery designer. Within the framework of Solybox, I got the chance to meet her. It has been a true breakthrough. She truly represent values I wish to spread on this platform. Values on sharing, creativity and meaning. Each of her products have a endearing and original story.
A warm welcome in one of the most enjoyable area of Prague, Vršovice. This district is green, flowery, on the outskirts of down town. His buildings and houses are different from each other by colours and shapes of their facade, which draw the eye on every detail. You enter at number 38 of Ruska street (Russian), the interior of the building is blue, which reminds me Brittany and her sea that I miss so much…
It’s with open arms that Tereza welcome you in her apartment, which is as well, her atelier. This is the place where she works every day on her new creations. We are five participants and introduce ourselves to each of us, around a drink or a cup of coffee. First improvised visit of the Atelier, enough time to admire jewellery and sketchs.
After making the introductions, each of us take a sit at his own post ! Which means at his own atelier since we all have the opportunity to use same materials and tools like true professionals. Here the magic happen: we are employing tools usually used by full time artists !
Once we got settled, Tereza introduce us techniques. She shows us models, examples and some parts with little bit more technique (which remain simple, don’t worry) : the material ! And so, the material doesn’t resume itself to three little tools doing everything. There are more than fifteen on the table, which show a huge range of variety you have access to ! Tereza shows us each tool, with his utility and how to use it in the right way. It’s very intuitive and simple.
The complex part (at least for me) was the very beginning, starting to practice. Once explanations done, Tereza is inviting us to draw a first sketch of our futur creation. Slight digression on that subject: before the workshop, she send you pictures in order to boost your imagination right the day before ! When you receive those pictures, you can think about the infinite possibilities of your futur piece of jewellery.
Once you take the « artist sit« , things are getting challenging. I decided to start with a little wax already used in order to test each of the tools previously displayed. Then, I arrive at the esthetic part. I wanted a more or less simple ring. I’m very used to wear more than one ring at a time. So, I needed something quite discreet.
Here is a video in order to show you the process of creation in high speed:
In the meanwhile, Tereza remains available for each of us. She helps us as a True Teacher. The art of advising and guiding us without doing the job instead of us ! This is that part that I particularly appreciate. Her singular way to adapt herself to our needs, ideas, in giving us much more, thanks to her experience and talent. Once our stomachs start to gurgle, the lunch break start and Tereza invite us at the table. In French it means: “à table” !
With haste we get together around a convivial table embellished with fresh salad and hot meal (typically Italian). My question asked to everyone : How did you met Tereza? Nothing more interesting than listening stories.
Right after came my favorite moment : Dessert ! Not just any… An homemade dessert prepared by Tereza herself (as everything else). A cheesecake flavoured with lemon and strawberry. What a delight. Along with a cup of coffee… we can’t imagine better ! After this sweet & salty « lunch break » all together, we are invited to get back to work in the Atelier. This break was perfect amount of time to take distance with the work previously done in the morning. I saw it with all new perspective.
Hours are going by without really realizing it. It’s quite surprising. You discover little by little the results, all around the table. It’s full of joy and very inspiring atmosphere.
The creation process can seems difficult at first but it’s worth it. So join one of the futur workshops organised by Tereza Cermakova. For subscription, contact her directly on her email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I believe it’s the perfect gift for your loved one… Tereza is my first partner Artist on Solybox. Her products are already available. To access her Solybox Shop, follow this link here. In order to get in touch about futur artists and products on this platform, you just have to subscribe, in simply giving your Beautiful Name and Sweet email Address. Doing that, you will receive exclusivities by email, plus all updates and novelty available on Solybox only 🙂 Thus, you can experiment true Ethical and Fair Shopping Experience. Enjoy !
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