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2010 – 2012 M.A. in Metal Design, Adellab, Konstfack University, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 – 2010 B.A. in Jewellery Design, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Academy of Art Architecture & Design, K.O.V. Prague, Czech Republic
2004 – 2005 Art Portfolio Course, Galway Technical Institute, Galway, Ireland
2013 House of Vostrovska, London
2012 Forty7Coco Gallery, London
2012 House of Vostrovska, London
2012 Konstfack, Graduate Exhibition, Stockholm
2012 Gustavbergshall, Group Exhibition, Stockholm
2011 Konstfack, Adellab, Group Show, Stockholm
2011 Galerie Slavik, Group Show, Vienna
2010 NCAD Graduate Exhibition, Dublin
2010 Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair, Amsterdam
2010 New Designers, Graduate Exhibition, London
2009 Czech Centrum, Works in Progress – Group Show, New York
Ivča Vostrovska is a Czech jewellery artist trained at NCAD, Dublin, UMPRUM, Prague, and finally Konstfack, Stockholm. She specialises in creating unique, expressive, wearable and portable objects, and her work has been exhibited in New York, Amsterdam, Dublin, Prague, Vienna, Stockholm, and London where she also ran her own gallery – House of Vostrovska – which exhibited a constantly rotating selection of work from an international range of up-and-coming painters, sculptors, photographers, and jewellers.
More recently, Ivča has taken a three-year sabbatical from exhibiting and curating to focus on creating an entirely new collection of jewellery – one made entirely from rubbish.
Her work is characterized by playful, creative design as well as focus and discipline. It’s experimental in terms of the materials used and the process of manufacture. And it’s informed by both the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi which finds the new in the old, and the old in the new, as well as the Czech determination to never let anything be wasted.
All that glitter and no litter.
You can follow Ivca’s blog or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest to see her most up-to-date work as well as the pieces that inspire her. Also, most of the work on this website is available for purchase. If you want more details on any piece, or to arrange a commission, please send an email to:
ahoj [at] ivcavostrovska.com