Question: The talent you've shown during your career is well known, but where does that ability to create come from?
Answer: Honestly, I have never given It much thought. As a child I always loved to draw and do arts and crafts. People were surprised by the things I did. Maybe having had a happy childhood, with the support of my family, I was free to develop my creative capacity.
I wanted to study fine arts in Granada but, due to the high cost, I remained in Córdoba to study the art of designing and making jewelry.
My high school teacher of Plastic Arts recommended me to “The Consortium of Jewelry School” although I had no previous relationship with the guild. For me it was an invaluable experience because I learned how to both model and design in wax.
It was there that I also learned the secrets involved in the production of jewelry from the design phase to finished product.
With the passage of time I learned that, despite not being able to study what I wanted, life always opens up other opportunities. I also learned how important the advice of a good teacher can be.
Question: What do you feel when you are in the process of creating a new collection?
Answer: It is an incredible mix of intense feelings. Frenzy, uncertainty, passion, fear, joy, and a hundred others ... all together and at the same time. When I am in that groove, that zone, it is difficult to disengage until completion. The happiness it brings to me is indescribable!
Somehow I am able to understand what would be felt by Michelangelo, Picasso, or Ives Saint Laurent when they were creating their works of art.
Finally, what it means for me to design jewelry is to honor the artisan heritage of my city, Córdoba, one of the most important cradles of jewelry manufacturing worldwide.