Kristina graduated from The Cass, Sir John Cass Faculty of Art in Design, Jewellery and Silversmithing. After a long gap in pursuing another career, she set up the Ark Jewellery in 2019 to contribute to a sustainable movement she feels part of.
Kristina uses recycled or fair-trade materials with sustainable histories to produce limited edition artisan jewellery that she hopes will be passed down generations.
She loves working with a variety of materials using the latest technologies such as laser engraving and 3D printing and casting.
In the Silver Leaf Collection, Kristina delves into the relationship between nature, plants and women. The design of the Arabesque Collection is inspired by Middle Eastern Architecture. Decorations make frequent use of geometric patterns and are often built on combinations of repeated squares and circles which she uses to create intricate patterns etched and painted on sustainable wood.