János Gábor Varga

János is a jewellery artist based in Italy. He is a self-taught artist who focuses on ferrous jewellery. After his studies at the University of Agricultural Sciences, he lived in the United Kingdom for three years, before moving to Italy, where he has lived for the past thirteen years.

Describe your approach to teaching

"I have a very strict rule in teaching: I have no secrets. Apart from all the technical knowledge I want my students to feel and understand the nature of the materials that we use, because from my point of view it is an essential part of the meaningful design process."

What inspires your own work?

"For me, design and execution is an intimate relationship with the materials I work with. It is a way to get closer to nature and culture."

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