ADDRESS Interview with LACAR.
Define your craft in 3 sentences or less. Modern jewelry equally influenced by past and present with an eye to style from the streets.
Describe your creative process. Lots of scribbling on note pads, napkins, book jackets, etc, until the vision coheres. Then we choose stones and chains, before paring it all down to a cohesive collection. We are always reinventing with each collection, but despite that movement our aesthetic always has a through line.
Where do you find inspiration when experiencing a creative block? Whenever we are feeling blocked, nothing gets the creative side flowing better than other people’s art, particularly non jewelry art. Going to a gallery or watching old films. If this fails, then simply the act of doing can help. Just getting into the studio to get our hands dirty. This can lead to new ideas or ways to do things better or differently.
What advice would you give to young designers / makers / artists / creatives aspiring to make it in their field? Start right away. Don’t hesitate. Meet people, learn what they can teach you. In 5 years you may be doing something completely different, but what you do now will influence your design choices in the future. Morgan started in sociology and film at school, Shira studied art history; learning is never wasted time.
What’s your dream project? We hope to continue doing what we do but to expand into other forms of metal design. We’ve been dreaming about making a metal handbag. We’ll see what the future holds.
What design trends are you excited about? We definitely more often lean towards bold statement jewelry so we are happy to see trends shift back towards this and away from the very delicate and minimal aesthetic that has dominated the jewelry world in recent years.