Ayşe Daga is a jewellery designer from Istanbul Turkey who graduated from Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Design in 2019.
With her passion of carving stones and collecting materials, Ayşe’s collection is inspired by objects seen on Sigmund Freud’s desk at the Freud Museum in Hamstead, and by pareidolia, the subconscious tendency to see familiar patterns- particularly faces- in unfamiliar objects. In her jewellery, items such as sea glass, agate and orthoceras fossil are mixed with amulets and parts of an antique clock.
Sourced from markets and beaches she has visited on her travels, she found materials defy traditional classifications such as man-made and ‘natural’. The journeys that they have undergone coalesce within the pieces to suggest underlying connectivity.