Tatjana Giorgadse

Tatjana Giorgadse

Tatjana Giorgadse is an applied artist and contemporary jewellery maker living and working in Germany. Each one of us has their own perception of the reality. You could even say, your perception is your reality. The artist’s works are a transformation of her perception of the reality.

What have you rebelled against in the past, and what are you rebelling against now?
When someone limits me.

Do you need to be a rebel to enjoy your pieces?
Sure somewhere hidden in me is a rebel, while I‘m making the pieces. When I create I don’t have a fixed idea about how the pieces should look like. During the creation process I get new ideas and build from there on.

What kind of materials do you use and where do you get them from?
The intention was to take as much as possible from the stone valley in Idar-Oberstein, I was also searching for other stones in different German mines. From the waste of a stone factory I recycled stones and other materials.

What was the inspiration for your Steinbeisser series?
When i was thinking about the dishes, the first thing that come to my head was: I want them big, and sculptural.

Describe your work in 3 words!
Subconscious. Slow. Fast.

What motivates you to get up in the morning?
My children wake me up in the morning!

What are your current obsessions?
My children, haha, I’m such a boring mama! Plus I love to make from big pullovers little pullovers.

What brings your greatest happiness when you think about your work?
The process of creation. Also I like this moment when I look at the pieces that I have created and realise what went on in my mind.

What has been your favourite dinner experience?
Food from my parents. I love figs!

What further ambitions do you have?
Let’s see what time brings, and don’t stop creating!

Which are you 3 favourite pieces on Jouw…?
My favourites are the Erica Iman plates, the Caliper Spoon by Nils Hint and the Branch Spoon by Stuart Cairns.