After a competitive public vote, International Jewellery London is excited to announce that Marina Skia has been named the eighth annual People’s Choice Award winner.
Marina will receive a free stand in the IJL Design Gallery in 2017, together with a supply of bespoke own-branded jewellery cleaning cloths from KickStart supporter, Town Talk Polish.
IJL event director, Sam Willoughby, says: “Many congratulations to Marina who mounted a very successful social media campaign. A big thank you also to the industry for their considerable support which has helped promote all of this year’s KickStarters. We are all looking forward to seeing their work at IJL 2016.”
Marina Skia is currently Artist in Residence at Sir John Cass, London Metropolitan University. She cleverly identified people and organisations with large groups of followers, mainly through Facebook, to engage their support of her campaign. This included several fashion bloggers as well as Cass students, staff and friends on Facebook.
On being chosen, Marina said: “I am delighted and honoured to win the People’s Choice Award. The competition provided the perfect opportunity to promote my work to a bigger audience and winning it is a great step forward for my brand. I was so surprised by the enthusiasm and support I received during the campaign and am very grateful to all who helped me win the People’s Choice Award.”
Marina’s pieces combine brass and silver using hand-making skills she learnt during her training as a jeweller in Greece. Since moving to London, she has added a mastery of contemporary technologies to her repertoire, producing jewellery that mimics the movement of water.
For more details about this year’s KickStart line-up, please click here.
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