Hello, my name is Louise Koo. I work in architecture during the day and make jewellery in my free time.
In 2005, after several years of hard work, I graduated with a bachelors degree and masters degree in architecture from McGill University. During my studies I began taking jewellery class as alternative outlet for my creativity; a unique contrast of envisioning large spaces to working on the very miniscule.
Presently, I work as an intern architect in a small firm in Montreal and continue to design and make jewellery pieces during my weekends and evenings. I started my small business last year, gradually refining my style and aesthetic. My pieces are inspired by shapes and forms I see in nature, and reflect the rigours of my architectural studies.
I make all my pieces by hand; sawing, filing, soldering, and polishing each piece individually. I work mostly with sterling silver and occasionally integrate freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones and off-sets of copper or bronze.