Being inspired by Mexico’s traditional folk crafts it was inevitable that Iris would want to pursue a creative career.
In 2003 Iris travelled to London to pursue her dream to study Jewellery Design at Sir John Cass Department of Art and Design at London Metropolitan University, followed by a Master’s degree in Jewellery Design in 2010 at Central Saint Martins.
Her interest for plastics started when she was 4 years old and she was given a pair of Jelly shoes. This fascination developed later at university when she realised that plastic materials would dictate and reference work.
Iris’ inspiration comes from a variety of sources: the folkloric spirit of Mexico (its vast arts and crafts mainly) its naïve identity and vibrant combinations of colour. Another big influence of hers is 1960s graphic design for its use of bold colour, form and geometric shapes. She is also influenced by pattern repetition, early plastic jewellery, everyday things and objects and the way they work, London, modern technology, inspirational people, beauty from nature: flora and fauna.
Iris believes that her jewellery designs and the way is constructed speaks an aesthetic language that captures graphic excitement and colour, which embodies fun, delight, spectacle and enthusiasm.
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