The inspiration for Carla Nuis’ jewellery comes from many places – from childhood drawings to classic retail jewellery chains, wedding rings and pearl necklaces. Since her research studies at the Royal College of Art in London, she has explored the possibilities of paper-thin hollow forms in gold and silver. Etched or cut with scissors from metal sheet and laser-welded, these meticulous constructions deceive the eye, appearing simple, solid and heavy where they are in fact complex, hollow, fragile and light.
Carla was born in Barendrecht in the Netherlands in 1970. She studied at Schoonhoven vocational school and Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts & Design and holds an MPhil from the Royal College of Art in London. Carla’s work is exhibited internationally and held in a number of collections including the Marzee Collection, Museum Arnhem, CODA Museum and Design Museum Den Bosch in the Netherlands, as well as the RCA Collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Carla was awarded the Herbert Hofmann Prize at Schmuck in Munich in 2020.