Flux Studio is the workshop of Greek jewellery designers and craftsmen, Evangelia Savinidis and Thanos Gattos.
We met in 1999 and shared our lives and love of jewellery making, after having both gathered experience and skills in previous projects and jobs.
Our creations are deeply inspired by ancient traditions and crafting techniques, as well as by prehistoric, archaic and folklore motifs from many civilizations throughout world history.
The plethora of artifacts of decorative, ritual and applied arts that we inherited from our ancestors are a huge treasure where one can discover endless and recurring shapes, symbols, motifs and patterns.
Our aim is not to replicate, but to reinterpret these inspirations, while at the same time maintaining the archaic feel in design as well as in textures, so that our collections give the sensation of findings of a forgotten ancient civilization.
All our creations are designed and crafted by us in our workshop.
I was born in Thessaloniki – Greece.
As long as I can remember I loved creating things with my hands (whether it was sawing dresses for my dolls or painting pebbles).
When I was about 11 years old my grandmother gifted me two old gold bangles which she had from her wedding. This was the first time I was so impressed by the beauty of a piece of jewellery. I instantly realized that this was the thing for me.
Since then I started creating pieces of jewellery with all kinds of materials that fell into my hands
After finishing highschool I immediately started working as an apprentice in a jewellery workshop along with studies in silversmithing. After a few years of working in several workshops in Thessaloniki, I started my first own workshop with a good friend of mine. A short time later I met Thanos and we soon started working together.
I was born in Berlin – Germany.
When I came to live in Greece with my family I was 8 years old. I don’t actually remember this, but I’ve been told that I was drawn like a moth to the shop-windows of the many jewellery shops in Athens.
I ‘ve always been excited about crafting things and as a teenager I made jewellery pieces mainly with leather and glass marbles.
But it was only after finishing highschool, and realising that I didn’t want to follow any kind of academic studies, that I realized that jewellery making was a craft through which I could combine my love for creativity and crafting.
I studied traditional silversmithing in Stemnitsa (a traditional gold-and silversmithing village in the mountains of Arkadia) and contemporary silversmithing and jewellery design in Thessaloniki where I also worked as a prototype manufacturer and as a jewellery design tutor.
A few years after meeting and starting to live and create together in Thessaloniki, we decided to move to the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese, where we discovered the perfect environment for our home & studio at the foothills of mount Taygetus close to the city.