Handmade Jewellery Inspired by African narratives and Myths
Using simple tools – the hammer, the torch, the drill - to shape the silver in patterns echoing those seen in textile and sculptures in Congo, M.Kala creates statement pieces of jewellery that have a rough but tactile beauty. "Sand and Fire" is her first collection...
© Photographer: Julia Skupny, 2021
M.Kala is a silversmith & jeweller who lives and works in London.
Creating is a process in which the artist hopes to find the bounds between her, history and the world.
In the "land of the palm", a poetic name for Congo, the cycle of life ressembles the cycle of sun - a perpetual new beginning. Simple, repetitive patterns hide complex intent.