Earrings, Vicki Zoumenou / Porpe Artifacts
Meet Vicky Zomenou, the owner of Porpe Artifacts. She started learning metalsmith techniques and art jewelry in Athens around 2006. She also took free hand painting lessons for 4 years. Vicky originally studied computer science and innovation technology management. In 2014, after 25 years in the corporate world she decided to escape and in September 2016 she created Porpe Artifacts in order to pursue what she loved most, art jewelry. She lived in England travelled around Europe and now she lives in Seattle, WA.
“Art making, for me, is an escape from everyday life, and a safe place to be. When I am into the creative & making process, expressing myself in unique ways, exploring, observing and learning is important. I get a lot of inspiration from nature, symbols and stories. I feel that, most of the times, my work is more sculptural, due to my Greek origins, and I love combining materials such as silk, stones, colors, wood, glass, steel wire with metal, due to my love for contemporary design and urban style.”
When she doesn’t seat on her bench, she is having fun with her beautiful family or hikes around the beautiful area of Sammamish & Issaquah. She really loves travelling, books on self improvement, spirituality, mediation, art therapy and anything that lights her way to a better self!