Evgeniia Balashova was born in Murmansk, an industrial town located beyond the polar circle in the North-West of Russia. After graduating high school she pursued further studies in Scotland and graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in Silversmithing and Jewellery with a BA(HONS) in 2016. After living and working in Scotland for two years, Eve moved back to Russia in 2018. She has set up a temporary studio space in the North of Sweden, where she creates her pieces for a few months every year.
The work of contemporary jewellery designer and maker Evgeniia Balashova is a quest for finding harmony between chaos and order. She creates her unique pieces using a combination of digital manufacturing and traditional hand skills, bringing strict geometry and smooth organic flow together in unique, captivating compositions. Her designs draw inspiration from repetitive patterns and shapes found in everyday life. She takes these patterns out of their natural environment and transforms them into grid-like structures using 3d modelling software. Through further manipulation Eve gives these grids volume and vibrance, turning simple geometric shapes into living vivid objects. Eve’s metalworking skills allow her to combine 3d printed nylon with sterling silver components, creating a careful balance between two contrasting materials. Her approach to making is experimental in the sense of pushing the boundaries and material pos- sibilities of 3d printed nylon. Each piece from Eve’s collection is a careful manipulation of weight, texture and kinetic qualities of the material.