We caught up with the talented founder of Pigment Studio and long time friend of Father Rabbit, Albertine Lello at her studio in Parnell. Preview the behind the scenes space of Pigment Studio, and read Albertine's responses to our questions about creative inspiration, how she balances work and home life, her personal style philosophy and more.
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE INSPIRATION BEHIND PIGMENT STUDIO? WHAT INSPIRES YOUR DESIGNS AND WHO DO YOU SEE WEARING THE PIECES?
WHERE DID YOUR JEWELLERY MAKING JOURNEY BEGIN?
DO YOU HAVE A PERSONAL STYLE PHILOSOPHY?
DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVOURITE PIECES OR ROUTINES IN YOUR STUDIO THAT HELP YOU CREATE/WORK BETTER?
WHERE DO YOU DRAW INSPIRATION FROM AND HOW DO YOU AVOID CREATIVE BURNOUT?
I think inspiration is not always a fully conscious thing - sometimes I find myself sketching forms or playing around with bits of metal without fully realising what I’m doing. The rise of social and digital media has also contributed to a massive amount of information entering our brains at any given time, which can be down right overwhelming! When I feel creatively burnt out, I try to step away from instagram and Pinterest, to give myself a chance to process the jumble of information in my brain. Taking a step back to allow the ideas to settle is something I am trying to be more conscious of when I work.
WHAT ARE SOME WAYS YOU KEEP THE BALANCE BETWEEN YOUR HOME AND WORK LIFE?
QUICK FIRE FAVOURITES
BOOK: This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay
FOOD: Pici’s Cacio e Pepe has my heart
MUSIC: Anything by Lianne La Havas
PODCASTS: Ladies & Tangents