I think it’s the fact that it has such a strong connection to the imaginary of glamour, I almost mythicize food. When you eat an oyster, it’s like if you were swallowing part of the sea. They have a strange shape, almost like stones hidden in the sea, but when you open an oyster, it’s magical in its beauty with the white, grey, beige shiny mother of pearl, like porcelain made of nature.
As a material, it isn’t the easiest because the oyster shell is quite soft and chalky, but I have found my ways. I’m also a fan of the outside that has this stone with different patterns that I find mysterious. It has also two sides, one flat and one bulky, they stick hard together like a treasure box which contains this amazing food inside the white porcelain and sometimes even a pearl. I have chosen not to work with the pearl because it is such a common part of the jewellery expression and I prefer to take care of the waste.