Raili Vinn (b. 1943 in Tallinn)
After graduating high school I practised the work of a goldsmith in ARS for two years, which were followed by studies in SAIE. Since then until now my greatest joy is making jewellery.
Member of the Estonian Artists’ Association and the Estonian Jewellery Artists’ Association since 1977; 1979–1989 an artist in Ajakirjanduslevi, 1989–1992 the chief artist of advertising company Antiikva, 1994–1996 the chief artist of Ars-Juveel, 1996–2013 the founder and head of OÜ Kuldgraal. Since 2013 freelance artist. Personal exhibitions: 1977, 1987, 1994, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2013 in Tallinn, 1992, 2004 in Kuressaare, 2006 in Paide, 2007 in Tartu.- In the book “A-Gallery. Estonian art jewellery gallery for 20 years” (2014)
“WE WALK ON OUR LIMESTONE LAND WE ARE SURROUNDED BY LIMESTONE BUILDINGS GREY AND EVERYDAY LIMESTONE CONTAINS INCREDIBLE TREASURES ANCIENT FOSSILISED LIFEFORMS WHEN YOU FIND THESE BEAUTIFUL FOSSILS YOU ARE ENCHANTED BY THEIR DELICACY BEAUTY AND VARIETY. IN THIS WAY, IN MY JEWELLERY I HAVE JOINED SAAREMAA ISLAND FOSSILISED CORAL WITH SILVER AND A LIGHT GREY STAR SAPPHIRE TRYING TO LET THE FOSSIL’S CHARM SHINE THANKS TO THE JEWEL’S SUBDUED FORM” – Raili Vinn at the A-Gallery exhibition MEMORY CARDS (2019)