The colors, light playing on various surfaces, and the different textures and materials have always held me spellbound: they have enticed me to take adventures beyond the visible. I have for long been observing how women change as we put on a charming dress, or shoes and accessories. I am inspired by the inner transformation of the soul that follows. We all long to find and bring to the fore our inherent values. A well chosen neck-piece also expresses our personality.
During my years in Japan, the love and respect Eastern cultures have for objects and different materials became a part of me. It is this approach, rooted in tradition but recognizing the value in constant change toward the future, that I try to convey and share through my neck-pieces. I have roamed the world; now, combining various materials (wool/silk weaving, gemstones, small metal objects, glass, or even plastic) different cultures, qualities, and moods come together in each piece. I aim to create lovable neck-pieces that charge both body and soul with joy, and help raise consciousness.
Each neck-piece is different, the wearer can feel different with each one, depending on which feminine quality is being evoked. These neck-pieces have names. This name I give them often helps women find and choose the one that fits them best. The choice of a neck-piece is determined by one’s mood and the occasion. It depends on age, the given season and various other subtile inner and outer factors. The neck-pieces constitute three groups representing their basic qualities: Life-Threads, Gates of Light, and Forces of Ancient Now.
You are welcome to come to my studio and find the perfect neck-piece for you or your beloved! I am happy to counsel and help you choose the best piece.
“When you put on a tromkata neck-piece you become subtly aware of a change taking place. There is a beguiling quality that emanates through the interaction of light, colour and textures concocted through the combination of weaving, individual stones, beads and their relationship with the wearer... Kata’s knowledge or understanding of traditional aesthetics, particularly the oriental empathy for transcendent material qualities manifests itself in neck-pieces that have a life of their own. They display an ethereal quality that seems to effect the personality of the wearer, which in the grand scheme of things, is a very rare gift.” (John Wood, painter)