Agneta Bugyte is a jewellery designer and artist based in Brightwalton, Berkshire.
She studied at the National Arts Academy in Lithuania where she received her professional degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2012. Her education was focused on craftsmanship as well as conceptual thinking.
Agneta makes jewellery inspired by nature's bionic shapes and plant anatomy at her studio, which is like a laboratory for experimentation. Agneta carefully analyses, sketches and transforms organic formations into collections of earrings, brooches, rings, pendants, bracelets, necklaces. Each piece is individually handmade, authentic and unique.
Agneta strives for formal and textural diversity, delicacy and distinguished originality. She uses precious metals. Silver is one of her favourite metals with which she explores oxidation techniques, whitening, matt finishing or polishing. By using diverse methods to treat silver she is able to create the contrasting look and reveal different aesthetic properties of the material, from shiny and glossy to an aged, smoked and darkened expression. She does it for the purposes of striking the viewer at the same time revealing subtle properties of silver. She is constantly looking for unexpected in her work. There are a lot of things which are hard to control in the process of making jewellery and exactly this aspect of her creative work thrills and motivates her to continue making individual pieces and getting closer to revealing the secrets of silversmithing.