“One beautiful summer day in 1996, we took a boat from Saaremaa island to the small island of Allirahu, which locals also call “Seal Islet”. After a couple of hours, we arrived at a rocky little island covered in thistles where there was nothing but a tiny lighthouse and a rusty old bus (!). While the adults had a picnic on the beach, our daughter, who was 3 years old at the time, played with straws and pebbles. To our great surprise, she returned after a while, with her tiny palm full of amber. Twenty years later, a set of jewellery for an exhibition marking my 50th birthday was created out of those tiny pieces of amber.” – Caius Kull at the A-gallery exhibition MEMORY CARDS (2019)
In the book “A-Gallery. Estonian art jewellery gallery for 20 years” (2014)
Caius Kull (b. 1966 in Tallinn)
1993 Tallinn Art University
I studied 1988–1993 in the speciality of jewellery and have improved my skills in Denmark and Finland. 1993–2000 I worked as a diplomat. Last 13 years I have been dealing more seriously with jewellery.
I like to experiment with various technical possibilities, both traditional as well as author’s techniques, including more complicated and time-consuming options such as enamel, window enamel, engraving, bone and wood carving, embossing.
I use any materials that come to my hand – piece of wood found in the forest or on the sea shore, chip of glass polished by sand, fossil, animal bone or horn. Together with my wife I have also made jewellery of felt.