‘As a jewellery designer, I am interested to discover the different and sometimes contrasting aspects of a concept, idea or collection. Therefore, I work across categories using more than one formal language. My current and ongoing projects of changeable/variable jewellery offer a huge playground. Giving the wearer the possibility to change the look of a jewellery piece is in some way handing over the last step in the design process. This is a challenge for both the designer and the wearer and it leads to a very personal relationship to design or art.’

‘Karola Torkos creates pieces that reflect her ongoing fascination with changeable jewellery and her self-confessed obsession with circles.’ (Galerie Marzee)

Karola Torkos is a German contemporary jeweller living and working in Luebeck. She teaches, curates and exhibits work internationally. She is part of the organising team of the ERFURTER SCHMUCKSYMPOSIUM since 2012.

Initially trained in textile design she completed a degree at the Jewellery department in at Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design Halle graduating in 2002. She then moved to Norway to work at Juhls Silvergallery in Kautokeino.

In 2004, she relocated to London and completed an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery Department at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2006.