'I want to make work that invites the wearer to dream."
Vikki Kassioras makes work from her studio in the Nicholas building in Melbourne. She is an RMIT Gold and Silversmithing graduate and has run her own studio practice since 2002.
Fascinated by classical mythology and its ability to shed light upon the human condition Vikki uses myths to create alternative stories that the viewer and wearer of her works can place their own experience into. She links present and past through the use of material, symbols and stories referencing a shared collective understanding.
Influenced by her long interest in classical mythology and archaeology she utilises the ancient goldsmithing technique of fusing. This technique utilises the natural properties of sterling silver to bond when heated to a high temperature. This allows her to design works that contain no or very little solder and so retain the purity and integrity of the metal.
"It is a minimal way of working yet it allows me great scope for producing individual contemporary works that flirt with antiquity."