Meet The Face Behind

BIKO

A BRIKA maker story

Corrine Anestopoulos

"Dream big and dare to fail."
“I love it when I can take off on a road trip and spend hours outdoors in the sunshine.”

“My favourite piece is the Kai necklace from our SS14 Beachcomber collection, which I wear almost every day.”


“The dry heat of the desert, its vast openness, and exotic vegetation were incredibly relaxing and inspiring.”


“My favourite piece is the Kai necklace from our SS14 Beachcomber collection, which I wear almost every day.”


Corrine of Biko is big on looking back—but not in the way you’d imagine. While her career continues to grow (she launched her business in 2004), she loves to find inspiration in treasures and curiosities of the past.


In her work, Corrine casts many vintage found objects. She dips them in oxidized brass and combines unexpected metals and details to further tell the story. Her favorite piece of all is the Kai Necklace - she wears it almost every day - which was first crafted using an African pendant, featuring ebony, silver and hand-etched details. Today, the piece features a new pendant with brass and gunmetal beads. "It can be worn both long and short," she says, "which makes it really fun and versatile."

What is your design background?

I graduated from Ryerson’s Image Arts New Media Program, which focused on design theory and the conceptualization and creation of multi-media digital art. This definitely helped inspire and inform my creative process.

Who inspires you to do what you do?

My mom and sister inspire me greatly—they have been cheering me on from day one and are a constant positive force in my life.

What Maker tool can you not live without?

Pliers—I use them daily!

How do you get around creative blocks?

I tend to read through artistic publications and refer to my inspiration wall in the studio.


 


“I believe in striving for a healthy balance in life and making time for travel.”
PRODUCTS BY BIKO
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