Burcu Buyukunal

Title of Ring:
drinking straws, plexiglass, sterling silver
Approx. 3×2,5 cm
Artist Statement:
Burcu is my very first independent collection from 2006 that came to life as a result of my search for interesting materials for jewellery. Drinking straws became my main material and they were accompanied by plexiglass. Realizing that it is still contemporary today I added new and bolder pieces to the collection which made my working process even more meditative in a new chapter of my life as a mother.
Having graduated from Industrial Design Department of Istanbul Technical University in 2003, Burcu Büyükünal started to work at Ela Cindoruk and Nazan Pak’s jewellery studio. After receiving Fulbright Award she got her MFA in Metal at SUNY at New Paltz in 2009. She confounded Maden Contemporary Jewelry Studio in 2011 with Selen Özus. Currently, she teaches classes at Maden, İTÜ and Plato Higher College of Education.

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