We have yet another interview today on the blog. Let me introduce you an artist and jewellery designer from Israel Noy Alon, whose creations are truly unique. Noy makes statement jewellery pieces with an urban industrial look. It seems like her artworks once belonged to a wall of a building and now hold a story within. Story expressed through the mix of materials and textures. These works are somewhat special!
And this is what the artist tells us about her creative activities and process:
What do we need to know about you?
I am a jewellery designer, a graduate from Shenkar college of Engineering, design & art and currently a Master’s degree student at the multidisciplinary program at Shenkar. I show my work at galleries and exhibitions around the world and recently launched my online shop of one of a kind jewelry collection.
What are your daily inspirations? What motivates you?
My inspiration can be something visual as a painting, a photograph, a shade of colour or a piece of material, and it can be something internal and imaginative as a thought or a memory. As a designer you are always motivated to think, feel, observe and create, even in times you are not trying to do so – it’s a part of being a creative person I guess…
Describe your creative process. What is your favourite part of it?
My creative process is a direct continuation from my inspiration process. I start from a feeling or an instinct, I see something that interests me and I make an outline, I draw it or write it down. From there I start to build the piece. I decide what it will be, what kind of piece – if it will be a ring or a bracelet. That is all part of the process of turning an idea into a piece of jewelry. I think my favorite part is the beginning when anything seems possible and you are flooded with ideas, it is a rush of feelings and thoughts that usually ends when you start to confront the problems of your first idea and try to solve them through the design process.
How does your workspace look like? What do you like about it? What would you change?
I have a nice studio at home with my jewelry bench, a computer and a large worktable so I can go back and forth between them. I have a large window that leads to a balcony, which makes the room airy and full of light. I store some design books, catalogs and different pieces from exhibitions I have been on or inspirational pieces from different design work I never showed. Of course, at the end of the day it is quite messy with all the tools and different materials I work with.
Describe your typical day.
A typical day is one that I sit at my bench and make jewellery, whether it is new pieces or orders, as a curious person I always love to research, read and learn different subjects, and of course being up to date with the different social media accounts that I manage.
Your tips for fresh artists, designers and makers.
I think that in today’s world when we are so flooded with information and images and as a result good design everywhere, I would encourage designers, artists and makers to find their own DNA and aesthetic. Try to bring something new and fresh to the world so you will have a unique voice in this vast field of creativity.
All the images used in this post belong to the artist.