Perhaps it is her background in sculpture that leads Melanie Georgacopoulos to look at materials in such a unique way. Her exploration of the pearl, which started during her studies at the Royal College of Art has seen her slice, drill and facet pearls, fearlessly experimenting with them as a material and continually pushing the pearl to its upper limits through her skillful understanding of materials and training in traditional jewelry techniques.
In a natural progression, Melanie recently extended her explorations to include the often overlooked waste product of the pearl industry, MOP. Throughout the duration of her practice Melanie has striven to challenge existing preconceptions of these organic materials. She hopes to showcase the stunning properties of MOP and to infuse this natural material with new life and modern relevance. This specific curation of new work focusses on the beautiful deep, dark tones of peacock freshwater pearls, Tahitian pearls and black nacre.