Maya, winner of inhorgenta award, inspired by Wabi-sabi
MUNICH, Germany, March 2, 2011 – Maya (Maya Selway), winner of the 2011 inhorgenta award for Contemporary Design, is inspired by Japan’s Wabi-sabi, an aesthetic focused on the acceptance of transience. “Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.”
Maya, winner of the 2011 inhorgenta Contemporary Design award
Finished in silver, her work “Outlines” reduces the shape of vases and dishes to nothing more than a simple notion.
“After I graduated I worked in theatre, in Props and Sets. From that I developed an interest in presenting objects,” Maya told Jewellery Outlook at the London Jewellery Designers’ stand at inhorgenta, which featured other talented young designers such as Sarah Ho, Katie Rowland and Momoko Tamura.
Maya studied at Camberwell College of Arts (BA Silversmithing and Metalwork).
She now works in her studio at Deptford Creek in London.
Maya took part in many national exhibitions and received the Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design award, among others.