About Pikaya – Pikaya Jewellery

About Pikaya

 

 

Pinar Kaya De Biasio is designing and making handmade contemporary jewellery from her studio in central London. 

She comes from a family where almost all males of her family are traditional jewelers who considered this occupation as “men’s job” and through her work she is challenging that belief. 

After a degree and master in psychology and the first part of her career in the field, at a certain point in her life Pinar decides to go back to her roots and explore her family passion. 

Her jewellery works started at Kensington and Chelsea College in London. Her first collection, Positano made it is launch at Fuorisalone-Milan Design Week.

She has a passion for metal work and simple geometric forms. Her pieces are characterized by clean lines and unique textures. She enjoys observing emotions of people around her and shapes them into jewel.

Pinar is determined to build a conscious brand which she can be proud of and she thinks that in today’s world it is possible to produce jewellery while respecting people and the environment. Pinar is focused on reducing the impact of her activity by producing small batches of jewellery, through the usage of recycled materials and packaging to the extent possible and by cooperating with small family businesses whenever she needs to outsource a service, such as gold plating, which cannot be performed at her studio.    

Pinar is a proud advocate for slow fashion movement and aiming to design and produce timeless, good quality pieces which will stay for generations in the family. 

 

 

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EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS 

Craft FestivalCheltenham Town Hall, 26-27 November, 2022

HANDMADE Oxford, The International Contemporary Arts Festival, 23-26 June, 2022 

AutorInternational Contemporary Jewelery Fair, Bucharest, 28-29 May, 2022

Made Brighton, The Design and Craft Fair, November, 2021

The London Artisan, December, 2021

The Winter Jewellery Show, The Craft Centre & Design Gallery Leeds, November, 2021 

SAMPLE AUTUMN, HemingwayDesign, Design District London, September, 2021 

The Re-Incarnation of Andy Warhol, At Work Gallery, London, 2020 

Retrospective, joint exhibition with Clare Crines, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow, 2019

Around the World in 80 Days, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow, 2019 (Charity Exhibition to empower women in construction industry).

Fuorisalone-Milan Design Week, Artistar Jewels, Milan, 2019