Carla Maxine Germann
Chance and randomness has a lot to do with my creative thinking. I pour all my gemstones into a tray and swish them around until I see a pattern emerge that I think could work. Sometimes I interfere a little and move one little diamond from here to there, just so that everything is balanced in terms of weight and negative space.
Carla Maxine Germann was born in South Africa, and has been designing and making jewellery since the age of 14. Her first jewellery business was already exporting to the UK & USA by the time she was 16. Carla has completed a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts (Creative Jewellery Design and Metal Techniques), with Masters, at Stellenbosch University, while also interning at the Galerie Louise Smit in Amsterdam. After graduating in 2014, Carla created her own jewellery label in Cape Town, and is now based in Sydney, Australia.