DeligiStella Deligianni was born in Thessaloniki. She studied economics at the University of Thessaloniki, but, soon, her creative aspirations drew her into the world of jewellery. In 1984, the duo “Pleiades” was formed and, at the same time, a place under the same name was created at the centre of Thessaloniki, where she began experimenting with the materials and techniques used in the”art of jewellery”. Constant research of new materials and techniques, approached in a highly personal way, led very quickly to the creation of a distinct personal style.
In 1989, she attended the Mocume school of jewellery. From 1990 to 1995, she taught in a private school of jewellery. In 2000, after the duo”Pleiades” closed its circle, she set off on a new personal journey. Always faithful to handmade jewellery, she never stopped developing her own techniques and forms. In 2004, she becomes one of the founding members of”J.A.W.” (Jewellery Art Workers), a group of Greek jewellery designers. In the summer of 2009, she attended the training workshop”Surface in Depth” at the LE ARTI ORAFE Jewellery school, in Lucca, Tuscany with Stefano Marketti. In 2009, she started a collaboration with the Benaki Museum (Pireos Street Annexe).
From the beginning of her career she has been participating in the professional exhibitions “Kosmima”, “Chrysos-Asimi”, “Contemporary creations”. Her creations can be found at selected stores around Greece and abroad.
Exhibitions – Awards
1986 2nd Biennale for Young Artists of the Mediterranean Countries (Thessaloniki)
1992 Greek Jewellery (Belle Etoile – Luxembourg)
1993 Meeting of women creators of the E.U. – Ostend – Belgium
1994 Meeting of women creators of the E.U. in Toledo – Spain
1997 “6000 years of Greek Jewellery” (Villa Bianca – Thessaloniki) .
1997 “26 Women Creators of Thessaloniki”
2004 – 2007 “Expression and Design”, annual theme exhibition in the frame work of the Helexpo
2007 “Water”, group theme exhibition organized by J.A.W. in the “Marneri” Gallery, Athens
2007 Greek Jewellery – “Athinaida” Gallery, Athens
2008 “Traveling water”, group theme exhibition organized by J.A.W. at the “Bey Hamam” (“Paradisos Baths), Thessaloniki.
2009 “50 women – 50 jewels”, group exhibition organized by J.A.W. for the celebration of “50 years of the Greek Film Festival”, dedicated to the actresses that have been awarded a leading role prize in the Thessaloniki Film Festival.
2011 “Drama and Jeweller” group exhibition by J.A.W at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens.
2012 “Inhorgenta” International Jewelry Fair in Munich.