studio2I3Q

Fine porcelain jewelry. Classical and exquisite style

Pardés H̱anna Karkur, Israel

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About studio2I3Q

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Hey!
I’m Vera - the only person behind the studio 2I3Q brand. My small porcelain studio is located in northern Israel, near beautiful Caesarea. All the jewelry (and other products) have been designed by me and created by my own hands one by one, making the process from the idea and initial sketch to the finished product a long and complicated one. I also carry out all the work that goes on in the background, like photography, shipping the orders and communication with the customers.

In 2013, after graduating B.Design with honors, I began searching for a job in my field. My friends asked me if I wanted to help in their ceramic studio while searching. So, for the first time in my life, I entered a ceramic studio. There I encountered different clays, glazes, details of the process and various techniques. I entered a whole new world, and I was enchanted by the unlimited possibilities of ceramic. I learned to feel the clay. I liked to touch it with my hands and to turn raw material into something useful. I got the opportunity to expand the boundaries of the imagination, by creating new forms.
Now I understand that porcelain itself found me, and all I had to do was just fall in love with this wonderful material.

The process of working with porcelain is very long and complicated. The key to success is paying absolute attention and fully concentrating on the material, as well as understanding the technological and chemical processes, like glazing and firing. And of course, having patience. A lot of patience. A journey from a raw lump of grey wet clay to elegant earrings or pendants sometimes takes weeks or even months.
To maintenance my porcelain studio I need special equipment, like a high-temperature kiln. Each product, each piece of clay is fired three times at different temperatures (980C for the first firing, 1260C for glaze and 750C for luster (overglaze painting with 23K gold) and spend a total of 3-4 days in the kiln. In addition, there are intermediate stages to the process - like drying, sanding, drawing with underglazes, glazing, overglaze painting and assembly of the finished product. That's why porcelain jewelry is more expensive than that has been mass-produced.

I am a strong believer that LESS is MORE. So why not acquire one astonishingly beautiful piece of jewelry that will look fashionable and stylish over many years of wear and will complement many different outfits? Just look at porcelain creations from Ancient China that have survived to the present day - they still amaze with their elegance and impeccancy.
Porcelain brings you into the world of slow fashion, delicate processes and unhurried contemplation.
The idea behind it is a careful attitude to nature, to the resources of the planet.

I hope that my jewelry will serve you for many years and bring you great joy and pleasure, all while becoming a staple item in your closet and your most beloved piece. This jewelry can also be inherited by the generations to come :)

Behind studio2I3Q and the porcelain, I’m the mother, a cat lover, a bookworm and an endless dreamer.

Sincerely and always yours, Vera.

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