Marta is a trained landscape architect and goldsmith. Before moving to Iceland six years ago, she worked for the Polish army and was stationed in Afghanistan. She graduated earlier this year as a goldsmith from Tækniskólinn and currently works at Aurum as a goldsmith. Dóra Jónsdóttir, a filigree master, introduced Marta to filigree and encouraged her to pursue studies in goldsmithing. Filigree is the common thread in Marta’s works. The technique can be traced back to, ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Designers continue to explore this delicate craftsmanship in contemporary jewelry.

The residency is sponsored by Safnasjóður