Andrea Rojas Córdoba (Creating Things)
1. How long have you been working on the workbench you currently using? Does it have a story/history?
In the years that I have been working on my bench the process of acquiring, modifying and creating my own tools has inspired me and continues to inspire me. For me tools are like the extension of your hands and body when you are in the process of making any object. It is essential that they adapt to my needs and the technical requirements of the pieces.
2. Which is your favourite tool, and why?
It's a very difficult question because I like all of them, but I think the jewellery saw and the pliers are the tools I work with the most and that I master quite well. They allow you to explore an infinite number of shapes and achieve very precise work.
3. What is the jewellery making technique/process you enjoy the most, and why?
Cutting, fretwork and bending are the techniques I currently use the most. My designs are very geometric so, precision in cutting and folding are very important in the creation of a piece.
4. Anything else you want to tell us about your jewellery bench?
It is my workspace and where I spend most of my time. I have a desk for the creative process and the bench for fabrication. Evenings are the time of day where I am most inspired and creative. But daylight allows me to be more precise and detailed.